The next issue of The Lost Laugh Magazine is currently in the works. I’m hoping it will be ready in the next month or so.
Issue #14 will investigate some of the ‘light comedies’ of the 1920s. The cover star is Marie Prevost, who is usually remembered chiefly as a terrible cautionary tale of the tragedy that can befall a fallen star. It’s unfortunate that this has overshadowed her tremendous skill as a comic performer in both Sennett slapstick and more sophisticated farces. In this issue, we put the spotlight back on her overlooked comedy talent.
The ‘light comedies’ of Johnny Hines, Reginald Denny and Doug MacLean also feature, and did you know that great dramatic actor George Arliss made some lightly comic feature films? . It’s a thrill to be able to publish a guest article by Mr Arliss’ biographer Robert Fells, focussing on this forgotten aspect of his career.
Laurel & Hardy’s triumphant tour of Britain in 1932 is well-known, but the visit made by Harold Lloyd in the same year has received little attention. Lloyd’s tour included one unusual location – a mining village in Northern England. The story of this unusual visit is told in detail fo the first time in a new article.
Slapstick lovers, fear not! Billy Bevan and Al Alt make appearances, and we also feature the zany, Milligan-esque series of burlesques made by The Masquers Club in the 1930s.
All of this, plus the regular news, features and reviews.
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