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  • 'Mack Sennett Collection' gathers 50 slapstick classics into one set

     'Mack Sennett Collection' gathers 50 slapstick classics into one set
    The Keystone Film Co., under the direction of producer-director Mack Sennett, is considered the birthplace of slapstick comedy. The roster included a who's who of comedy including Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, the Keystone Kops and Charley Chase. A new Blu-ray/DVD set, "The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One," released by Flicker Alley, features 50 painstakingly restored, digitally remastered classics beginning with 1909's "The Curtain Pole," directed by D.W. Griffith, and ending with W.C. Fields' 1933 "The Fatal Glass of Beer." The silent films have new musical scores. Extras include audio commentaries and Sennett's 1954 appearance on "This Is Your Life."
  • Cinecon Classic Film Festival reels in some gems at the Egyptian

     Cinecon Classic Film Festival reels in some gems at the Egyptian
    The Cinecon Classic Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre, offers hard-core film buffs a chance to see 35-mm prints of rare and obscure movies. In other words, this is not for the "Gone With the Wind" crowd. Among the...

    From Baltimore to Broadway to Hollywood

    Over the years, many noted actors, such as Mildred Natwick, Edward Everett Horton, Mildred Dunnock, Charley Chase, Francis X. Bushman, Anita Gillette and Josh Charles, have hailed from Baltimore, and their paths to stardom often began by treading the...

    L.A. firefighters won't face discipline in porn-film probe

    Los Angeles firefighters who allegedly allowed fire engines to be used in two porn films won't face discipline because of a loophole in the city charter, officials said Tuesday.

    L.A. fire chief was photographed on engine with bikini-clad woman

    Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings will perform 120 hours of community service as punishment for being photographed with a bikini-clad woman on a fire engine, he said Friday. Cummings decided to serve the volunteer time after admitting that he...