Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film, Vol. 8 -- Comedy, A Serious Business is this eighth installment in the documentary miniseries directed by Kevin Brownlow. Produced by Thames Television in the U.K., the 13-part series was broadcast on HBO in 1980. This volume focuses on Hollywood's first filmed comedians, led by the comedy giants Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Includes footage from Making a Living (1913) and The Pawnshop (1916), along with interviews from Hollywood legends Hal Roach, Jackie Coogan, and Harold Lloyd. Features narration by James Mason.
behind-the-scenes, comedy, filmmaker, Hollywood, silent-film