Mabel Normand
Silent film actress
Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand was an American silent film comedienne and actress. She was a popular star of Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios and is noted as one of the film industry's first female screenwriters, producers and directors. Onscreen she co-starred in commercially successful films with Charles Chaplin and Roscoe Arbuckle more than a dozen times each, occasionally writing and directing movies featuring Chaplin as her leading man.
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45 yıl sonra "Hudutların Kanunu" - CNN Türk
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... Ertuğrul'un 1918 yapımı kayıp filmi "Kara Lale Bayramı", "Kadın Charlie Chaplin" olarak anılan Mabel Normand'ın rol aldığı 1918 yapımı "The Floor Below" ve hiçbir kopyası olmadığına inanılan 1922 yapımı "Beyond the Rocks"un gösterimleri yapılmıştı
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Film Hitchcock yang Hilang Akhirnya Ditemukan - Vivanews
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... Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, pada 22 September mendatang. Dalam kesempatan tersebut juga akan ditampilkan dua film pendek yang baru-baru ini ditemukan, termasuk salah satunya film yang dibintangi aktris film bisu ternama, Mabel Normand
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'Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood' Starts in Fort Lee - Patch.com
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These particular Brits are all fans of early American cinema, and they were thrilled to retrace the steps of Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, DW Griffith, Mary Pickford, Roscoe Arbuckle, Oscar Micheaux and Alice Guy Blache right here on the streets of
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Pie a la Murdoch: The iconoclastic creamers - Philadelphia Inquirer
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Mabel Normand pies Fatty Arbuckle in that one. It's ritual humiliation. It deflates the pompous - and his or her stage. The pie-er yanks the pie-ee into a piece of theater that undermines the seriousness of the pie-ee. Thus its use as political protest
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Música experimental e improvisada acompañará proyecciones de cine mudo en ... - La Otra Voz
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exitosa comedia muda del estadounidense Mabel Normand. Los músicos encargados de ponerle sonido a estas cintas mudas serán Sergio Valenzuela en los teclados, Rodrigo Ríos Zunino (ex integrante de Mandali y El Bueno el Malo y el Feller), en el acordeón,
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'The Company' youth theatre to make London premiere - Creative Boom
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The plot centres on the tumultuous relationship between Hollywood Director, Mack Sennett, and Mabel Normand, a waitress from Flatbush, Brooklyn, who goes on to become one of his biggest screen stars. The glory days of the Keystone Studios are relived,
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Pijacka orgia zakończona śmiercią - Onet.pl
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... z Keystone Cops – groteskowych policjantów, jako fajtłapę, wpadającego do rowów, jako nieudacznika dostającego tortem w twarz, jako uśmiechniętą, okrągłą buźkę, kontrastującą z grobową miną Keatona, wreszcie jako partnera ślicznej Mabel Normand
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SCANDALS, SEX SCANDALS, & HOLLYWOOD - NewsTime
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and Taylor was also linked to the very popular Mack Sennett comedienne, Mabel Normand. Both Mabel and Mary had visited Taylor earlier on the evening of his death; the careers of both were irreparably damaged. A burly, heavily coated male figure had
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Pizarro: History San Jose puts a price on the past - San Jose Mercury News
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A few local folks who have seen the show -- which follows the romance of silent-movie director Mack Sennett and one of his stars, Mabel Normand -- have emailed in with kudos. audience members are discovering the show for the first time
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Musical's leading lights make a silent movie - Derbyshire Times (press release)
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Mack and Mabel is the story of the tempestuous relationship between Keystone Cops creator Mack Sennet and his leading lady on screen and off, Mabel Normand. The script calls for a silent move sequence featuring two of the Dronfield cast, so a film crew
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'Madcap Mabel' screening at Darien Art Center - Danbury News Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Penelope Lagos, who plays Mabel Normand in the 2010 film, 'Madcap Mabel: Hollywood's First Party Girl,' will be performing, along with eight other actors at the Darien Arts Center, May 20-22. Each day will feature a film screening and a staged reading
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El príncipe de las ballenas - El Correo Digital (Vizcaya)
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Arbuckle pesaba 130 kilos pero era capaz de dar volatines de saltimbanqui, trabajó con Chaplin, con Mabel Normand y con Buster Keaton y en 1917 la Paramount le contrató por cinco mil semanales y le puso en la puerta de su camerino el título de 'Prince
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Tashman, Lilyan (1896-1934) - Gayworld.be
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In 1922 kreeg ze een kleine rol in de film “Head Over Heels” van Mabel Normand. Ze was niet echt tevreden met haar persoonlijk en professioneel leven (haar beste vriend Edmund Lowe was naar Hollywood verhuisd en ze werd ontslagen uit het stuk “Madame
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Penelopeide: la vita delle donne è un'odissea. Gli incontri dal 13 maggio al ... - mentelocale.it
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... le cospirazioni e gli amori nei salotti risorgimentali tra donne come Bianca De Simoni Rebizzo e Anna Schiaffino Giustiniani; e ancora due pioniere del cinema Gloria Swanson e Mabel Normand che hanno prodotto cortometraggi al femminile;
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Grace M. Taylor - SouthCoastToday.com
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Survivors include her cousins Mabel Normand of MN, and Wesley Blake of WI, and several other cousins; her close and dear friends Patricia and Roger Boyer of New Bedford. She was the sister of the late William McAndrew. Visitation will be Wednesday 9 AM
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'Moguls' doc exciting, expansive - Toronto Sun
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If you think modern celebrities are scandal-ridden, witness the exploits of Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and Clara Bow or remember the death of Marilyn Monroe. A long roster of controversial figures makes the antics of Charlie (Tiger Blood) Sheen seem
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mabel Normand
    THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 36
    After an extended stay in Pottenger Sanitorium, she died on February 23, 1930 from tuberculosis in Monrovia, California at the age of 37.
    More Details Hide Details She was interred as Mabel Normand-Cody at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles. Mabel Normand has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard. Her film Mabel's Blunder (1914) was added to the National Film Registry in December 2009. In June 2010, the New Zealand Film Archive reported the discovery of a print of Normand's film Won in a Closet (exhibited in New Zealand under its alternate title Won in a Cupboard), a short comedy previously believed lost. This film is a significant discovery, as Normand directed the movie and starred in the lead role, displaying her talents on both sides of the camera. Normand is played by actress Marisa Tomei in the 1992 film Chaplin opposite Robert Downey, Jr. as Charles Chaplin; by Penelope Lagos in the first biopic about Normand's life, a 35-minute dramatic short film entitled Madcap Mabel (2010); and by Morganne Picard in the motion picture Return to Babylon (2013).
  • 1926
    Age 32
    In 1926, she married actor Lew Cody, with whom she had appeared in Mickey in 1918.
    More Details Hide Details They lived separately in nearby houses in Beverly Hills. However, Normand's health was in decline due to tuberculosis.
    Normand continued making films and was signed by Hal Roach Studios in 1926 after discussions with director/producer F.
    More Details Hide Details Richard Jones, who had directed her at Keystone. At Roach she made the films Raggedy Rose, The Nickel-Hopper, and One Hour Married (her last film), all co-written by Stan Laurel, and was directed by Leo McCarey in Should Men Walk Home? The films were released with extensive publicity support from the Hollywood community, including her friend Mary Pickford.
  • 1924
    Age 30
    In 1924, Normand's chauffeur Joe Kelly shot and wounded millionaire oil broker and amateur golfer Courtland S. Dines with her pistol.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of the shooting, Dines was romantically involved with Normand's friend (and frequent Chaplin co-star) Edna Purviance. Purviance was also the next door neighbor of William Desmond Taylor.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1923
    Age 29
    Her film career declined, possibly due to both scandals and a recurrence of tuberculosis in 1923, which led to a decline in her health, retirement from films, and her death in 1930 at age 37.
    More Details Hide Details Born Mabel Ethelreid Normand in New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, she grew up in a working-class family. Normand's mother was of Irish heritage, while her father was French Canadian. Her father Claude Normand was employed as a cabinet maker and stage carpenter at Sailors' Snug Harbor home for elderly seamen.
  • 1922
    Age 28
    On the night of his murder, February 1, 1922, Normand left Taylor's bungalow at 7:45 p.m. in a happy mood, carrying a book he had lent her.
    More Details Hide Details They blew kisses to each other as her limousine drove away. Normand was the last person known to have seen Taylor alive. The Los Angeles Police Department subjected Normand to a grueling interrogation, but ruled her out as a suspect. Most subsequent writers have done the same. However, Normand's career had already slowed, and her reputation was tarnished. According to George Hopkins, who sat next to her at Taylor's funeral, Normand wept inconsolably.
    Throughout the 1920s, her name was linked with widely publicized scandals, including the 1922 murder of William Desmond Taylor and the 1924 shooting of Courtland S. Dines, who was shot by Normand's chauffeur using her pistol.
    More Details Hide Details She was not a suspect in either crime.
  • 1918
    Age 24
    She lost the company in 1918 when Triangle experienced a massive shake up which also saw Sennett lose Keystone and establish his own independent studio.
    More Details Hide Details Normand signed a $3,500 per week contract with Samuel Goldw. y. Director William Desmond Taylor shared her interest in books, and the two formed a close relationship. According to author Robert Giroux, Taylor was deeply in love with Normand, who had originally approached him for help in curing her cocaine dependency. Based upon Normand's subsequent statements to investigators, her repeated relapses were devastating for Taylor. According to Giroux, Taylor met with federal prosecutors shortly before his death and offered to assist them in filing charges against Normand's cocaine suppliers. Giroux expresses a belief that Normand's suppliers learned of this meeting and hired a contract killer to murder the director. According to Giroux, Normand suspected the reasons for Taylor's murder, but did not know the identity of the man who killed him. According to Kevin Brownlow and John Kobal in their book Hollywood The Pioneers the idea that Taylor was murdered by drug dealers was invented by the studio for publicity purposes. There is no evidence that Normand was an addict, despite the fact that this is often repeated as if it were established fact.
  • 1916
    Age 22
    She opened her own company in partnership with Mack Sennett 1916.
    More Details Hide Details It was based in Culver City and was a subsidiary of the Triangle Film Corperation.
  • 1914
    Age 20
    In 1914, she starred with Marie Dressler and Chaplin in Tillie's Punctured Romance, the first feature-length comedy.
    More Details Hide Details Earlier that same year, in January/February, Chaplin first played his Tramp character in Mabel's Strange Predicament, although it wound up being the second Tramp film released; Chaplin offers an account of his experience on the film in his autobiography.
    She played a key role in starting Chaplin's film career and acted as his leading lady and mentor in a string of films in 1914, sometimes co-writing and directing or co-directing films with him.
    More Details Hide Details Chaplin had considerable initial difficulty adjusting to the demands of film acting and his performance suffered for it. After his first film appearance in Making a Living, Sennett felt he had made a costly mistake. Most historians agree it was Normand who persuaded him to give Chaplin another chance, and she and Chaplin appeared together in a dozen subsequent films, almost always as a couple in the lead roles.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1912
    Age 18
    She embarked on a topsy-turvy relationship with him; he later brought her across to California when he founded Keystone Studios in 1912.
    More Details Hide Details Her earlier Keystone films portrayed her as a bathing beauty but Normand quickly demonstrated a flair for comedy and became a major star of Sennett's short films. Normand appeared with Charles Chaplin and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in many short films as well as Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, and Boris Karloff.
  • 1911
    Age 17
    Her quietly effervescent lead performance, while directed by D. W. Griffith in the dramatic 1911 short film Her Awakening, drew attention and she met director Mack Sennett while at Griffith's Biograph Company.
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  • 1909
    Age 15
    Before she entered films at age 16 in 1909, Normand worked as an artist's model, which included posing for postcards illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the Gibson Girl image, as well as for Butterick's clothing pattern manufacturers in lower Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details For a short time, she worked for Vitagraph Studios in New York City for $25 per week, but Vitagraph founder Albert E. Smith admitted she was one of several actresses about whom he made a mistake in estimating their "potential for future stardom."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1892
    Age -2
    Born on November 9, 1892.
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