Larry Semon - Daredevil Comedian of the Silent Screen: A Biography and Filmography

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  • 264 Pages, Paperback
  • Released: October 22, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.



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Prior to his premature death from tuberculosis in 1928, Larry Semon was one of the most popular comics on the silent screen. For a time he rivaled comedy legends Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton for fame and fortune. The son of magician Professor Zera the Great, Semon participated in many of his father's early performances. A talented youth, he worked as an illustrator and cartoonist before going into motion pictures with the Vitagraph Company. He soon became a Hollywood legend, responsible for his own stories, gags, acting and direction. The result of 30 years of research, this long overdue biography recognizes one of Hollywood's most overlooked auteurs. The author draws on numerous articles and contacts with Semon's family and friends, and screens many films previously believed to be lost.
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  • Sales Rank: 30,418
  • ISBN: 9780786498222
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