LITTLE ELF: A CELEBRATION OF HARRY LANGDON (SOFTCOVER EDITION) by Chuck Harter & Michael J. Hayde

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Harry Langdon, a comic whoappeared in Vaudeville, silent movies, and sound film comedies, held a uniqueposition in Hollywood history. After a slow start in movies, he joinedKeystone, the famous Mack Sennett studio. Langdon’s screen character was quitedifferent from the broad slapstick that was popular at the time. When pairedwith director Frank Capra in films such as The Strong Man (1926), Tramp,Tramp, Tramp (1926), and Long Pants (1927), he rivaled CharlieChaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd.

 

Chuck Harter and MichaelJ. Hayde’s biography includes a comprehensive Filmography. Lavishlyillustrated.

 

"You can hear thelaughter flowing through the book. Langdon's comic timing was about takingenough time to figure out a situation. The reader should do the same, and notrush through these wonderful pages." -Brad Linaweaver, Mondo Cult, http://www.mondocult.com/articles/langdon%20book%20review.html

 

"[The authors] havedone a great service for comedy aficionados and historians, offering up acornucopia of information on every one of Langdon’s screen appearances, rarephotos, vintage magazine articles, and more. If you have any interest in HarryLangdon, this book is invaluable. -Leonard Maltin in Leonard Maltin’s MovieCrazy


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