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September 3, 2012
He's not as well known as the three comedic giants of the silent era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd — but Harry Langdon was nevertheless a superstar in the 1920s. Langdon (1884-1944) played an endearing, optimistic man-child who always wore a small cloth hat and oversized clothes. Among his classic features are "The Strong Man" and "Long Pants. " But his career plummeted after he decided to direct his own films, which were not generally well-received by critics and audiences.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2012
He's not as well known as the three comedic giants of the silent era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd — but Harry Langdon was nevertheless a superstar in the 1920s. Langdon (1884-1944) played an endearing, optimistic man-child who always wore a small cloth hat and oversized clothes. Among his classic features are "The Strong Man" and "Long Pants. " But his career plummeted after he decided to direct his own films, which were not generally well-received by critics and audiences.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2011
Larry Semon The former newspaper cartoonist headlined countless silent slapstick shorts. He also starred in and directed the 1925 version of "The Wizard of Oz. " Harry Langdon The wide-eyed, childlike comic made three great features including 1926's "The Strong Man," before alienating his audience when he took creative control of his films. Charley Chase Besides directing, Chase headlined two-reel comedies such as the wonderful "Mighty Like Moose" until he died in 1940.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2011
Larry Semon The former newspaper cartoonist headlined countless silent slapstick shorts. He also starred in and directed the 1925 version of "The Wizard of Oz. " Harry Langdon The wide-eyed, childlike comic made three great features including 1926's "The Strong Man," before alienating his audience when he took creative control of his films. Charley Chase Besides directing, Chase headlined two-reel comedies such as the wonderful "Mighty Like Moose" until he died in 1940.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who was Harry Langdon? In his study of silent film, "The Parade's Gone By," Kevin Brownlow describes Langdon as "the fourth genius of screen comedy" after Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Now comedy fans can see for themselves why Langdon endeared himself to both critics and audiences 70 years ago, thanks to Kino's latest video collection, "Harry Langdon . . . The Forgotten Clown."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2004
I loved the mention of Buster Keaton and the "Silent Film Gala" ("Great Stone Face Under Full Steam," May 30), although I pointedly disagree with the statement, "At his death, Keaton's classic comedies had been out of circulation for years -- a fate that befell most silent films." What about the famed Silent Movie Theater (now open intermittently), as noted a landmark on Fairfax Avenue since 1942 as Canter's and the Farmers Market, and which has kept the memory of not only Buster Keaton alive these many years, but that of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and lesser known stars such as Harry Langdon, Charley Chase and Ben Turpin as well?
NEWS
March 28, 1990 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Derek and Cynthia Dobarian decided even before Paige Ashley Dobarian was born to keep an extensive photographic record of her life. They planned to shoot some pictures themselves but they also wanted periodic professional photos taken of their daughter. So when Paige was 3 months old, the Long Beach couple, both doctors, and their baby--all attired in their favorite Boston Celtic warm-up suits--posed for their first family portrait with photographer Nomi Wagner of Westwood.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tonight's weekly Filmforum offering at the Hollywood Moguls, 1650 N. Hudson, is composed of five experimental works by San Francisco-area filmmakers. The best of the five are Alfonso Alvarez's beautiful, richly hued "La Reina," a surreal celebration of the Virgin of Guadeloupe that perceives the human spirit and nature as one, and Craig Baldwin's 40-minute tour de force "O No Coronado!
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2004
I loved the mention of Buster Keaton and the "Silent Film Gala" ("Great Stone Face Under Full Steam," May 30), although I pointedly disagree with the statement, "At his death, Keaton's classic comedies had been out of circulation for years -- a fate that befell most silent films." What about the famed Silent Movie Theater (now open intermittently), as noted a landmark on Fairfax Avenue since 1942 as Canter's and the Farmers Market, and which has kept the memory of not only Buster Keaton alive these many years, but that of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and lesser known stars such as Harry Langdon, Charley Chase and Ben Turpin as well?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who was Harry Langdon? In his study of silent film, "The Parade's Gone By," Kevin Brownlow describes Langdon as "the fourth genius of screen comedy" after Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Now comedy fans can see for themselves why Langdon endeared himself to both critics and audiences 70 years ago, thanks to Kino's latest video collection, "Harry Langdon . . . The Forgotten Clown."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tonight's weekly Filmforum offering at the Hollywood Moguls, 1650 N. Hudson, is composed of five experimental works by San Francisco-area filmmakers. The best of the five are Alfonso Alvarez's beautiful, richly hued "La Reina," a surreal celebration of the Virgin of Guadeloupe that perceives the human spirit and nature as one, and Craig Baldwin's 40-minute tour de force "O No Coronado!
NEWS
March 28, 1990 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Derek and Cynthia Dobarian decided even before Paige Ashley Dobarian was born to keep an extensive photographic record of her life. They planned to shoot some pictures themselves but they also wanted periodic professional photos taken of their daughter. So when Paige was 3 months old, the Long Beach couple, both doctors, and their baby--all attired in their favorite Boston Celtic warm-up suits--posed for their first family portrait with photographer Nomi Wagner of Westwood.
NEWS
March 14, 1986
A retired Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency ignored flagrant violations at Continental Airlines during a safety investigation and gutted a report critical of the carrier. Harry Langdon, a veteran inspector with the agency's San Francisco office who quit last year, testified at a congressional hearing that a 1984 FAA investigation disclosed serious shortcomings at Continental.
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