Tag Archives: Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy

Men in Drag: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Men in Drag As if it weren’t enough that men dominated silent film comedy in general there were a few male comics who specialized in drag and often played female characters. Drag was a common and sure-fire laugh getter and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Guest Posts, Silent Films | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Buster’s Girls: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Buster’s Girls The most often seen silent comediennes are probably Sybil Seely and Virginia Fox, the leading ladies of Buster Keaton, as his popular shorts, such as One Week (1920), The Playhouse (1921), and Cops (1922), are still viewed and … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Posts, Silent Films | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Neglected Clowns: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Neglected Clowns The unsung ladies of slapstick comedy are a selection of mean landladies, vamps, spinsters, flirty fat girls, mother-in-laws, society snobs, dingbats, and busybodies who performed yeoman service making up the universe of the silent comedy films. Whether fierce, … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Posts, Silent Films | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Women Comedy Directors: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Women Comedy Directors More neglected than onscreen comediennes are the women who worked in silent comedy as directors – the number of whom can practically be counted on the fingers of one hand. Alice Guy-Blache is a bona-fide cinema pioneer, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Guest Posts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Two Eves of Film Comedy: Exclusive Guest Post by Author Steve Massa (Slapstick Divas)

Two Eves of Film Comedy Currently in American films there are two female comedy stars – Melissa McCarthy and Amy Schumer. That seems like a bounty as often there aren’t any acknowledged funny ladies, but the truth is they’re always … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Guest Posts, Silent Films | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway (June 26 – July 29)

“Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy” We have TEN Copies to Give Away in July! It’s time for our next book giveaway! And, I am delighted to say that this time, we’ll be celebrating the women of silent comedy … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Posts by Annmarie Gatti | Tagged , | 36 Comments