|Description:||B W 1900s, 1910s, 1920s|
Charlie Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell
turn of century archival footage.
VS from Publicity Pays (Hal Roach, 1924): Charley Chase steps out of hotel window onto a flagpole in order to retrieve his pet monkey, CU monkey with banana, Charley slips on banana peel, falls, but catches himself and hangs from the pole high up over the city.
MS Circa 1900 horse-drawn fire wagons rush down street.
MS Circa 1900 - crowded New York City turn-of-20th-century sidewalk shots.
MCU Sarah Bernhardt, early 1900s
MS Lumiere film showing workers leaving Lumiere factory, in 1895.
MS Soldiers dance together, early 1900s.
MS Teddy Roosevelt returns from Spanish-American War along w his Rough Riders, 1899.
MS Teddy Roosevelt addresses small crowd, 1900s.
MS Men start propellers on Wright Brothers' biplane. MS Counterweight drops, airplane starts moving. MS Wright Brothers airplane flies at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
MS Early multi-winged experimental airplane collapses.
MS New York City - New York City traffic on Broadway, 1903.
MS Early Nickelodeon movie CHRYSANTHEMUMS from France, featuring 2 girls & garlands.
(FOR RS ??)
MS French Nickelodeon feature: fairy turns winter to spring (aka MOTHER NATURE !) w wave of hand, couple emerges, gathers flowers, takes them indoors, pulls 2 babies from bouquets.
MS Nickelodeon: Escape artist Slippery Jim bound and tied in bag, like Houdini, by police
police throw bag into river, man escapes from bag and unties himself underwater in great stunt
man escapes from police, pulls entire bicycle set from suit, assembles bicycle.
MS Bicycle runs over policeman, splits him in half, his cohorts piece him back together. Early trick photography.
MS Man climbs rain gutter drainpipe. MS Policemen point, run. MS Man hides in closet, police see smoke, man opens door, flattens policemen.
MS Man finds 2 flat policemen, restores them to 3-dimensionality.
WS San Francisco's Market Street before 1906 earthquake w streetcars, horse-&-buggies, cars. MS Fires in San Francisco after 1906 earthquake.
MS pre-1910 Tin Lizzies go down deep rutted country roads.
WS 1920s stunt: Early car goes down long ramp, jumps over house or barn, crashes.
MS Late 1910s street crowded with early automobiles, a Model T and a motorcycle.
MS 1900s 1910s married couple, man pushing baby carriage
man stops in front of saloon bar (sign for Blue Ribbon Beer 5 cents in front), man goes into saloon leaving wife with baby carriage outside.
MS 1910s early movie set, showing various film productions in progress. Slow pan L to R.
MS 1926 EXT nickelodeon theater entrance & ticket booth
advertised films are The Boob, The Silent Flyer and Hearts and Spangles.
Segment from Mack Sennett's A SUBMARINE PIRATE (Mack Sennett, 1915) w Syd Chaplin:
MS 2 men (bearded, goateed, distinguished looking
they are Wesley Ruggles and Glen Cavender) sit at table in restaurant. MS Syd Chaplin as waiter, in restaurant kitchen: Syd drops dinner plate, twice, and each time catches it before it hits the floor. The third time Syd catches plate with his foot before it falls. Syd drops another plate, stomps edge with shoe, plate flips up and he catches it. Intercut with CU shots of two men talking at dinner table - one man takes small model of submarine from pouch, talks intently.
MS Waiter (Syd Chaplin) & chef argue, chef shoves waiter in face, out kitchen door. MS Syd falls, rises (still holding plates in each arm)
maitre d' slaps him down, he rolls back up
maitre d' kicks Chaplin in rear end, he serves men at table, men at table motion for beverage, waiter Syd rushes back to kitchen. MS waiter juggling champagne bottle.
Segment from Charlie Chaplin's THE FLOORWALKER (Mutual, 1916)
for complete film, see VTM-9L:
MS department store shoe store salesman Charlie walks back & forth w electric fan pointed at clients' bare feet. MS surly boss Eric Campbell orders his secretary (Edna Purviance) around, in office
she gives him top hat, he takes valise and leaves. MS Chaplin tickles pretty woman's feet, knocks over fellow shoe salesman, leaps onto ladder, slides over, slaps salesman, gracefully returns bearing pair of pumps.
MS Eric Campbell sneaks past woman admiring furs (Charlotte Mineau
she plays a beautiful store detective)
she keeps a sharp eye on Campbell. MS Campbell pauses at foot of department store escalator. MS Chaplin drops bill basket on customer's head (he's Leo White). MS Campbell recovers hat & briefcase, shakes fist. Woman's hat is almost knocked off. MS woman (Charlotte Mineau) looks suspiciously at Eric Campbell
excellent CU woman peering through lorgnette.
MS Chaplin sells Campbell's bag to French customer Leo White. MS White lifts bag, hands it to Chaplin, vehemently shakes his head NO, Chaplin tests weight, finds money inside, runs, falls up moving escalator.
MS Eric Campbell turns angrily away from couple (Tom Nelson, Charlotte Mineau). MS Chaplin goes in office, opens bag, takes out money, kisses it, drops some, dives for it, makes joyous gestures, pretends to dive into satchel. (Reaction to sudden wealth).
MS Eric Campbell stomps to office door. Campbell walks in as Chaplin is kissing money, he tries attacking Chaplin who eludes him with giddy, silly ballet-like pirouette dances, then Campbell punches & throttles him. MS Campbell & Chaplin fight crazily in office, Chaplin kicks Campbell several times. MS policemen break down door. MS Tom Nelson tries nabbing Chaplin, who eludes him, slams him in elevator. MS Chaplin tries going down an up escalator (funny).
MS Nelson hurries out of elevator. MS Chaplin tries going down an up elevator. MS angry Campbell points over banister. MS Nelson tries nabbing Chaplin who hops on escalator only to find his foe at its top
both try going down up escalator. MS frantic department store customers scatter when gun is fired (panic). MS Chaplin & Campbell on escalator. CU Nelson pushes hard on lever - MS Campbell & Chaplin come down escalator very fast. MS Campbell catches Chaplin, knocks him over. MS Chaplin sits on up escalator. MS Campbell points upstairs. MS Chaplin gets in elevator which crashes down on Campbell.
1323 MS Chaplin's THE PAWNSHOP: Eric Campbell looks in window of
store w sign: SECOND HAND GOODS BOUGHT & SOLD.
MS Chaplin sweeps, Edna Purviance crosses shop.
1328 MS Edna emerges just as Campbell tries lifting cash register.
MS Chaplin sweeps, old Jewish pawnbroker Henry Bergman leaves
MS Campbell flirts w Edna until Bergman comes to counter.
1344 MS Chaplin stops sweeping, uses broom to pretend he's
1362 MS Charlie Chaplin juggles tools, winds up clock, removed
wrist watch parts move, Chaplin hammers them, squirts them w
oil, takes Austin's hat & scrapes all off counter into
hat, hands hat to Austin who becomes angry until Chaplin
hammers him in head.
1551 MS Chaplin rises on one toe before seated Campbell & Bergman.
MS Wesley Ruggles in drag (cross dressing) impatiently waits at counter.
1598 CU Bergman shows Campbell a flat of diamond rings.
MS Chaplin looks at fish bowl & sticks his hand in water.
MS Chaplin swirls hand in fish bowl, Bergman gets angry,
shoves Chaplin out door.
1609 MS Chaplin crashes head first into cello, wanders around room
w head stuck in cello.
1614 MS Bergman apologizes to Ruggles, who swishes away.
MS John Rand & Chaplin fight, Chaplin swings cello at Rand,
knocking over Campbell.
MS Edna enters, shocked at Rand & Chaplin fighting in
MS Bergman gets angry when he sees Campbell lying under cello.
1620 MS Chaplin throws a pie, Rand ducks.
MS Pie hits Bergman & Campbell.
1625 MS Chaplin tries hitting Rand w rolling pin, it hits
MS Campbell twirls mustache, ducks into closet.
MS Chaplin rushes from chaotic kitchen, rolling pin in hand.
1630 MS Chaplin slides into room, hides in trunk.
1631 MS Edna & Rand help stunned Bergman, who revives, runs from
1640 MS Campbell holds gun on Edna, Rand & Bergman, who stick
hands up, Chaplin pops out of trunk & knocks Campbell out w
rolling pin, Bergman shakes Chaplin's hand, Edna kisses
him as he kicks Rand over.
00:02:00:10 WS America enters WWI, 1917: Crowd on steps of US Capitol Building.
MS Woodrow Wilson writing Declaration of War at desk.
MS Crowd in Panama hats waving flags.
MS Soldiers on horses ride thru crowd.
MS Civilians are issued military uniforms.
1689 CU Recruit's head is shaved.
MS Doughboys do strange exercises, duckwalk.
1708 CU Boy in uniform blows bugle.
MS Doughboys march in formation.
MS Squadrons of soldiers march past each other in opposite
1725 AV Train pulls out of crowded station.
MS Soldiers march down street.
MS Troops march onto dock.
1732 AV Ship crowded w waving sailors moves slowly past.
MS Fireworks display: BUY BONDS.
MS White-coated workers post bills: BUY BONDS.
MS Crowd at parade w many American flags.
MS Military band.
1753 MS Mary Pickford speaks at War Bond Rally.
MS Crowd at parade.
MS Man holds up arms, bows.
MS Women waving American flags.
00:03:40:02 MS (This segment from EASY STREET, 1917): Charlie Chaplin sits
between man & woman who comfort him, he rises & hands man box.
1787 MS Street brawl.
MS Injured man is carried into police station, another is
brought in on handtruck & a 3rd on stretcher.
1803 MS Chaplin tries passing policeman into doorway.
MS Street brawl, large man punches policeman.
1815 MS Police chief orders Chaplin out, he does famous walk.
1824 MS Crowd walks up street, man grabs pants from another,
shakes them out.
CU Coins falling on pavement.
1826 MS Big man breaks up street brawl, picks coins off street,
puts on police hat.
1840 MS Charlie Chaplin does walk up street, faces off w large man
1855 MS Man is brought into police station on stretcher.
MS Big man threatens Chaplin trying to use police telephone,
Chaplin pretends he's blowing telephone like horn, then
looking thru it, big man looks thru telephone, Chaplin billyclubs,
big man squares off to hit him & he kisses big man's fist.
1913 MS Big man bends lamppost to show off strength.
1944 MS Chaplin jumps on man's back & holds head in gas lamp
shade, turns on gas.
1938 MS Man w head in gas lamp passes out, Chaplin checks pulse,
replaces lamp, lays down on ground to use police telephone on
1965 CU Startled woman runs from doorway.
MS Crowds sneak out of buildings when Chaplin turns back,
they run back in when he turns around.
CU Man cheering out window.
MS Chaplin gleefully leaps toward woman, trips & falls.
1984 MS (This segment from THE RINK, 1917): Chaplin does fancy moves
at roller skating rink, aggravating other skaters, knocking down
a fat man.
2015 CU Woman laughs heartily.
MS Chaplin gets up unsteadily, runs in place on skates
struggling for balance.
2027 MS Chaplin knocks 2 skaters down, they fight each other.
2045 MS Fat man flirts w young woman at roller rink.
2063 MS Young woman slips on skates, throws arms round Chaplin to
stay up, he smiles, tips hat.
MS Young woman skates away from Chaplin.
MS Anxious young woman skater.
MS Chaplin trips fast skater twice w cane.
2074 MS Chaplin approaches young woman, flirts, they skate off
2083 MS Angry fat skater lurches forward.
MS Chaplin skates w girl.
CU Angry fat man shakes fist.
MS Chaplin flirting.
2093 MS Chaplin & fat man fight on roller skates.
CU Woman cheers, takes st Ml by bar.
MS Chaplin pushes fat man on skates round ring w cane.
2125 MS Fat man flies in cafe, knocking over tables, wreaking havoc
MS Chaplin falls at roller rink.
MS Fat man knocked out amid bar.
MS Chaplin skates off w girl.
2138 MS Cheering crowds on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.
MS Effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm is waved over crowd.
2145 CU Young women in costume.
WS Ship sails past Statue of Liberty.
MS Ship's decks crowded w waving soldiers.
2170 MS 2 men wave from portholes.
MS Deck crowded w cheering soldiers.
2180 AV Troops march beneath old Madison Square Arch.
AV Man sits on ledge waving flag far above Fifth Ave. parade.
AV Madison Square, WWI Armistice Parade, 1918.
2195 MS Old convertibles in parade.
MS Nuns pass flowers to soldiers.
MS Doughboys march by.
2206 MS Small child waves American flag at parade.
AV Parade up crowded Fifth Avenue, New York City .
2222 MS Soldiers & women dance in street.
MS Bombs explode on battlefield.
MS Movie crew shooting battle scene.
MS Film crew shoots cheering, waving crowd of extras.
2250 WS Cheering crowd walks behind camera truck.
2262 MS Man in convertible holds little girl w parasol.
NEXT SECTION: from A Lucky Dog (1921), starring Stan Laurel
first appearance of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy together, with Hardy playing a robber:
CU Door: FURNISHED ROOMS.
2273 MS Sparks fly out door before Stan Laurel is kicked out
2286 Woman swings at Stan Laurel with shovel, keeps missing as he
bends over suitcase, finally knocks him into street.
2193 Stan sits stunned dreaming of dancing angel-like women.
2206 One woman remains while others flit away, real dog is in Laurel's
arms while he thinks he is kissing woman.
2324 MS Dog sniffs at broken suitcase.
MS Stan Laurel sits in tracks, streetcar stops just behind.
MS Streetcar driver helps Laurel up from tracks, waves car on.
CU Laurel gathers clothes into suitcase.
2338 MS Laurel stands in streetcar as another stops just behind
MS Laurel turns around to get on streetcar, falls, drops case.
MS Laurel bends over to re-pack suitcase, car hits him in rear.
MS Couple get out of car to help Laurel out from between
fender & radiator.
2353 MS Angry man in top hat.
CU Laurel flirts w woman thru car window, she gives flower.
MS Laurel pins flower on, swoons.
2366 MS Laurel chases suitcase up street.
MS Robber (OLIVER HARDY) sticks man up.
MS Laurel bent over suitcase.
MS Robber holds gun in man's back.
2379 MS Robber stuffs money into pocket of man bent over suitcase
getting puppy out.
MS Victim runs from robber Hardy who turns, startled, to see Laurel
MS Funny holdup sequence with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, in their first screen
appearance together (1921).
2419 MS Laurel eludes robber Hardy, kicks him in seat of pants, runs.
MS Laurel falls, robber Hardy tries shooting gun, man gets away thru
hole in fence.
MS Laurel's dog sticks head over fence.
2432 CU Rear end of big man Hardy struggling to get thru small hole.
MS Laurel climbs over fence.
MS Laurel kicks fence-stuck man Hardy in rear end.
00:15:46:22 CU (Begin segment from THE BALLOONATIC, starring Buster Keaton,
1923): Buster Keaton lights match, blows it out.
MS Keaton tiptoes to closet, opens it, runs from skeleton
2450 MS Keaton carefully opens door allowing smoke into room.
2465 MS Keaton opens double doors while holding statuette, giant
monster head scares him, he retreats to fall thru
MS Keaton flies out HOUSE OF TROUBLE entrance, lands on rear end.
2484 MS Keaton gets up, checks out fat girl.
MS Fat girl is thrilled w ticket.
MS Keaton watches girl enter, sits to wait.
2500 MS Fat girl flies out, lands on Keaton, both fall.
MS Fat girl gets up, smiles, buys another ticket.
2518 WS Man runs toward hot air balloon.
MS Man runs, stands next to people in line.
CU Man in top hat points upward.
MS Workman sends Keaton up latter.
MS Man climbs into hot air balloon, floats off.
2544 WS Hot air balloon floats above city.
2549 MS Keaton stands atop hot-air balloon.
MS Crowd boos, waves Keaton off.
WS Man struggles down guy-lines of hot-air balloon, misses
basket, hangs from edge.
2575 WS Hot air balloon above mountains.
MS Keaton holds rifle in balloon basket w suspended decoys.
CU Bird on side of hot-air balloon.
MS Keaton aims rifle.
WS Balloon explodes.
2588 MS Keaton looks down from plummeting balloon.
WS Hot air balloon falls from sky.
MS Deflated hot air balloon hangs from tree.
MS Keaton working around campfire.
2600 MS Pretty girl in bathing suit steps from camp.
MS Keaton casts fishing rod, hooks seat of his pants & pulls
himself into stream.
2613 MS Girl acts silly on rock in stream.
MS Keaton struggles downstream.
MS Girl in bathing suit prepares for dramatic dive.
2626 MS Girl dives onto Buster Keaton in stream.
MS Keaton & girl stand amid stream & argue.
2638 MS Keaton walks awkwardly in wading boots.
MS GIrl cooks on campfire.
2648 MS Keaton guides canoe downstream.
CU White rabbit.
2663 MS Keaton walks down stream w canoe around waist & aims gun.
CU White rabbit's brown baby rabbit.
2675 MS Keaton lowers rifle, walks back into stream w canoe,
2688 MS (THE BALLOONATIC, continued): Buster Keaton riding in canoe.
MS Canoe goes over low waterfall & overturns.
MS Overturned canoe floats downstream.
2700 MS Woman wistfully washes dishes, drops one.
MS Upside-down canoe w Keaton's legs sticking up floats
MS Woman frantically gets rope from tent.
MS Woman swirls lasso around, tosses it into stream.
2715 MS Woman pitches whole rope into stream.
MS Overturned canoe by riverbank.
2725 MS Woman frantically runs from riverbank.
MS Woman uprights canoe.
CU Woman looks around in confusion.
2737 MS Keaton stands up, overturning woman in stream.
MS Keaton & canoe rigged w canopy.
2749 MS Woman chops down tree, it falls on her.
MS Woman trapped under tree trunk.
MS Keaton strolls w rifle, bear follows.
2764 MS Keaton kneels, crawls w rifle.
MS Woman hides face in hands.
2770 MS Keaton kneels nose-to-nose w bear, clobbers it w rifle
butt, shoots another bear just behind him.
2791 MS Anxious woman w outstretched hands.
MS Keaton & woman launch canoe w canopy.
MS Keaton lies head on woman's lap as they ride in canoe.
WS High waterfalls.
2808 MS Keaton gets out ukulele.
MS Keaton plays ukulele, woman kisses him.
2823 WS Canoe sails straight out into air as it passes waterfall.
MS Woman looks down hysterically, Buster points out.
2835 WS Canoe suspended from hot-air balloon.
MS Buster & woman relax in canoe, bow & prow fall off
unbeknownst to them. (End BALLOONATIC segment).
THE JAZZ AGE BEGINS:
2854 MS Early radio disk jockey at work.
MS 2 flappers sit on running board listening to old radio.
2865 MS Prohibition: man pounds liquor tin w sledgehammer.
MS Axing beer kegs.
2874 MS Bum soaks beer w sponge from gutter, squeezes it into
jar, policeman takes his jug.
MS Man knocks on speakeasy door, small slot opens, man shakes
2885 WS Times Square at night.
2900 MS Large revolving movie set looks like earth.
WS Movie crew shoots Revolutionary War battle scenes.
MS Man blows bubble w trumpet on movie set.
2920 MS Funny antics on Roman movie set.
MS Wife gives husband ax, they kiss, he leaves house.
2935 MS Man sets Christmas tree down.
MS Man smiling w ax on shoulder.
MS Pretty evergreen.
MS Man lowers ax, walks.
2944 MS Man takes swing w ax, another man walks away w tree,
man swings ax, throws himself to ground.
MS Man on lawn looks around in confusion.
2956 MS Man looks around, picks up ax & coat, leaves.
MS Man starts chopping down tree, spies policeman, pretends
to exercise w ax.
2975 MS Man spies whole grove of trees which walk away.
MS Man approaches desk: TREES 25 c WHILE THEY LAST.
MS Woman comes thru door w large flat of gifts.
2991 MS Man gets into car w Christmas tree.
MS Car w tree goes by, snags woman's glove from her hand.
CU Full-length glove.
MS Woman screams, runs.
MS Woman chasing car.
3003 MS Tree in car snags man's pocket watch.
MS Man screams, runs.
MS Tree in car snags little girl's balloons.
MS 2 men in car front seat.
MS Tree in car snags woman's little dog, she chases car.
3014 MS Tree in car snags street vendor's wares.
MS Car drops off man & tree.
MS Angry crowd runs by.
3027 MS Man begins picking articles from tree, crowd rushes to
retrieve tree-snagged items.
3040 MS Maid, woman move packages.
MS Man carries trees up steps.
3050 MS Man bends over, gets pushed over by man carrying Christmas
MS Wild party.
CU Girl on swing.
3062 MS Maitre d' shows couple to table.
CU Man (BILLY BEVAN) smoking cigar.
3070 CU Man puts cigar on girl's swing (girl is THELMA HILL).
CU Man gasps at smoke cloud.
MS Man sprays fire extinguisher.
3083 MS Crowd sprays water at girl on fire on swing.
MS Girl falls from swing, lands in birthday cake (girl is
CU Woman covered w birthday cake & frosting.
CU Exasperated girl (THELMA HILL).
3095 MS People get up, slip, slide in mess.
MS Couple turns & leaves.
3107 MS Couple sit down in booth, waiter picks up large tray of
dishes & wobbles.
CU Banana peel slips from dish.
CU Banana peel lands on floor.
MS Waiter slips, throws tray in air, another waiter (BILLY
BEVAN) catches tray, is handed another large tray, streamers
fly, waiter continues balancing trays.
3136 MS Laughing couple in booth.
MS Waiter (BEVAN) drops trays, pulls up pants.
3141 Car spins, sinks to axle.
MS Crowd of men pushes car from mudhole.
MS Car sinks to doors in mudhole.
3153 MS Man climbs from sunken car, crowd of men desert him.
3158 MS Snub Pollard waves and runs to couple in front of their
house with white picket fence and for salesign.
MS Snub shakes hands with woman and signs paper man gives him.
MS Snub leaves house.
3171 MS Couple embraces and kisses joyfully. Surprised when burst
of water rains on them from above, they rush up steps into house.
MS Husband (Snub) & wife kiss in living room, he goes out door.
MS Snub steps out front door, falls into flooded yard.
3187 MS Snub splashing in flooded yard.
MS Woman tries lighting stove, water gushes from burner.
MS Husband comes in dripping wet, checks oven, water pours
3200 MS Man climbs out window into rowboat.
MS Woman looks at top of piano.
3209 MS Water pours from painting.
MS Harried woman in living room.
MS Boat full of men w umbrellas pulls up to front door.
MS Crowd w umbrellas comes thru front door.
3221 MS Man tries moving couch.
MS Water sprays all over crowded living room.
CU Man turns around.
MS Water sprays, people scram.
MS Exasperated woman.
MS Coy woman.
MS Couples dance to piano.
3232 MS Man moves chair, gets sprayed in rear end by spurting water.
MS Water pours on woman's hat, flowers on hat grow.
CU Surprised man.
MS Flowers continue growing on woman's hat.
3244 CU Sign: THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.
MS Man pulls down sign, stream hits another man in face.
MS Man opens door, water floods in, knocking everyone down.
3255 MS People stumble out, wade thru flooded yard.
MS Man loads cat into box, floats cat into yard.
3269 MS Couple tries going to bed in flooded bedroom.
3294 MS (Segment from SMILE PLEASE starring Harry Langdon
Sennett Pathe, 1924): Family sits for photo portrait.
MS Harry Langdon as photographer lifts camera cloth.
3300 MS Langdon walks toward posing family.
CU Little boy wrinkles nose.
MS Photographer kneels by boy.
MS Photographer pinches boy's cheek, boy punches Langdon in
nose, swats him on head.
3309 CU Little boy holds nose.
MS Langdon gets under camera cloth.
MS Boy looks from side to side, jumps up.
MS Boy tugs on Langdon's pants, which fall down.
MS Husband covers wife's eyes.
3323 MS Langdon looks down, laughs.
MS Boy jumps up & down, laughs.
MS Langdon pulls up pants.
MS Mother shakes finger.
MS Little boy saws leg of camera tripod.
3334 MS Langdon pulls saw from boy's hands, picks him up by jacket,
boy grabs plunger, pulls camera over.
3343 MS Langdon seats little boy down, talks to him.
CU Old-fashioned baby bottle.
MS Boy breaks old-fashioned bottle over Langdon's head.
MS Langdon stands, mops face.
MS Camera stands back up by itself.
3355 MS Little boy goes out, drags skunk up steps.
MS Langdon blinks eyes.
MS Little boy throws skunk.
3366 CU Skunk in camera.
MS Photographer throws cloak over head.
MS Tripod legs melt, camera & Langdon fall over.
3378 CU Dog puts paw over nose.
MS Langdon holds skunk at arm's length.
CU Dog passes out.
MS Langdon holds skunk out window, drops it.
MS Skunk falls next to goat.
MS Goat lies down, rolls over.
3389 MS Langdon stands by camera.
MS Wife & husband talk.
MS Langdon tries taking picture, boy's head pops out of camera.
MS Husband hits wife in jaw.
MS Langdon walks toward CAM.
3400 MS Langdon picks up wife, drops her at husband's demand, wife &
husband begin fighting.
3408 MS Langdon goes behind drape as couple fights, wife's umbrella
hits drape, Langdon holds boy up to get spanking from
unaware mother. (End SMILE PLEASE segment).
3430 Same as AFP-8-O 2410-2740.
2541 - 2580: Same as AFP-8-O 2410 - 2740.
3679 WS Airplane leaves vapor trail which sinks & leaves white
3708 MS Roaring 1920s: Girl sits in boy's lap in car front seat.
MS Boy plays ukulele in car front seat.
CU Woman (Texas Guinan) in cloche hat talking.
MS Girls bounce balloons at wild party.
3723 CU Legs of dancing girls.
MS Couples dance in street.
CU Feet of dancing couples.
3734 MS Couples dancing.
MS 1920s wacky stunts: Man shaves while dancing w woman on
MS 1920s wacky stunts: Girl in bathing suit dances Charleston
3744 WS Times Square crowd.
MS 1920s wacky stunts: Strong woman lifts elephant.
3752 MS Acrobat lifts woman from ledge high over city traffic.
MS Woman dons white robe.
MS Woman lies down on mat.
3763 MS Series of cars run over woman (rear end)
end wacky stunts
3774 MS Klieg lights on opening night (Grauman's Chinese Theater).
MS Crowds cheer as stars arrive for circa 1927 film premiere
stars include Conrad Nagel, Buck Jones, smiling Billie Dove,
Mabel Normand (with actor-husband Lew Cody), and slow-motion
clip of Norma Shearer, Irving Thalberg, Greta Garbo, and John
Gilbert walking toward CAM.
3807 WS Times Square full of streetcars (film on marquee is Old
Ironsides, so this should be 1926. JL.)
WS Times Square at night.
3820 MS Crowds in elegant lobby of Roxy Theater (not long after
it's 1927 opening).
MS Cameraman examines equipment.
MS Cars round corner.
MS (Segment from Big Red Riding Hood, a Hal Roach film starring
Charley Chase, 1925
for complete film, see AFP-19EC):
Bicyclist (CHASE) reads book propped open in car's back seat
as he pedals beside car.
MS Angry motorists.
MS Car backs up at intersect