- 196 Pages
- Lightly Illustrated in B&W Photos
- Released: December 3, 2007
- Publisher: BearManor Media
Description by OLDIES.com:
From the man who brought you Talking to the Piano Player (and its upcoming sequel) comes an amazing history of the greatest comedy studio in history - Keystone. At Mack Sennett's Fun Factory it was all laughs: flying pies, bathing beauties on the beach, traintrack thrills, cliffhangers, sight gags, and rehearsed spontaniety. All that was required for the anxious distributors and eager movie audiences was A Reel a Week. Silent film pianist Stuart Oderman met and played for many of THE KEYSTONE KROWD and their contemporaries for whom making comedy was a very serious business. He also listened... THE KEYSTONE KROWD is a document of the twilight years of many of Sennett's innovators, who were still able to recall their early days when filmmaking was in its infancy. Come read their last opportunity to leave their impressions of themselves and their times from a golden era.