She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice by Anthony Slide,George Stevens PDF

By Anthony Slide,George Stevens

ISBN-10: 1496806328

ISBN-13: 9781496806321

Alice Howell (1886�1961) is slowly gaining reputation and regard as arguably crucial slapstick comedienne of the silent period. This new examine, the 1st book-length appreciation, identifies her position within the comedy hierarchy along the best-known of silent comediennes, Mabel Normand. Like Normand, Howell discovered her craft with Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin. starting her display occupation in 1914, Howell speedy built a particular sort and kooky clothes and mannerisms, effectively hiding her beauty, and used to be quickly pointed out because the �Female Charlie Chaplin.�

Howell grew to become a celeb of comedy shorts in 1915 and persevered her occupation via 1928 and the arrival of sound in movie. whereas she is this day well-known as a pioneering girl filmmaker, in the course of her profession she by no means expressed a lot curiosity in her paintings, seeing it simply as a way to an finish, together with her source of revenue conscientiously invested in genuine property. It has taken a long time for her to achieve her rightful position in movie historical past, not just as a comedienne, but additionally as matriarch of a popular American kinfolk that comes with son-in-law and director George Stevens and grandson George Stevens Jr., founding father of the yankee movie Institute and the Kennedy heart Honors, who offers a foreword.

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