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Harry LangdonKing of Silent Comedy$
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Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169651

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.001.0001

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Golden Silence

Golden Silence

Chapter:
(p.40) 2 Golden Silence
Source:
Harry Langdon
Author(s):

Gabriella Oldham

Mabel Langdon

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.003.0003

Chapter 2 notes the beginning of the film industry and the downfall of vaudeville, causing Langdon to move from stage to screen. In March 1923 at the Hillstreet Theatre, Langdon was “discovered,” and his career as a silent film comedian began. Much of the focus is on Langdon’s early contracts and films, including detailed descriptions of his performances. This chapter also touches on Langdon’s work with Frank Capra and the personal and professional conflicts that plagued Langdon’s life and career.

Keywords:   Harry Langdon, Frank Capra, Hollywood, kings of comedy, Charlie Chaplin, Mack Sennett

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