A Soldier’s Plaything (1930)

An excerpt from LITTLE ELF: A Celebration of Harry Langdon by Chuck Harter & Michael Hayde Long unavailable to most comedy fans and scholars, Langdon’s Roach shorts — at least the six available for viewing — are a mixed bag, but the majority are quite funny, and for the most part successfully integrate the Little Elf into…

The happy newlyweds, Mabel & Harry Langdon

An excerpt from LITTLE ELF: A Celebration of Harry Langdon by Chuck Harter & Michael Hayde Niagara Falls Gazette (February 13, 1934) On December 1, a story broke that Helen Langdon, according to her friends, was about to file for divorce from Harry.  The friends were mistaken; she was merely petitioning the court for a…