The Langdon Thing

By Trav S.D. – Author of Chain of Fools – Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to YouTube and No Applause – Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, and renowned blogger – http://travsd.wordpress.com  This is strictly anecdotal of course, but it seems to me there are three concentric circles to the public’s relationship to silent film…

Day 13 of 30 Days of Harry!

What a ladies man! Langdon with Ruth Hiatt in Saturday Afternoon (1926) Langdon with June Marlowe in The White Wing’s Bride (1923) The Head Guy (1930) Langdon with Una Merkel in To Heir is Human (1944) Langdon with Judith Barrett and Ethel Sykes in Marriage Humor (1933) Langdon with Dorothy Granger in His Marriage Mix-Up (1935) Langdon with Thelma Todd in The Shrimp (1930) Langdon with Marceline Day in The Hansom Cabman (1924) Langdon with Elsie Ames in What Makes Lizzy Dizzy (1942) The…

Day 4 of 30 Days of Harry!

Originally published in RADIO RECALL, the journal of the Metropolitan Washington Old-Time Radio Club – http://www.radiorecall.com The Old-Time Radio of Harry Langdon by Michael J. Hayde Those of you who blinked twice and quizzically re-read the above title may be forgiven.  Harry Langdon?  If you’ve heard of him at all, it’s as a vaudevillian-turned-motion picture comedian…

Nobody’s Baby – Part II

The Curious History of Harry Langdon, Hal Roach, and Laurel & Hardy Nobody’s Baby – Part II by Chris Seguin “Well well well well well!” Hal Roach and the Talkies With Harry’s First National contract over and done with, Hal Roach was in a position to capitalize on the opportunity: He would finally have Harry…