The Keystone Kops featured in a series of silent film comedies about a completely incompetent group of policemen. The movies were produced by Mack Sennett for his Keystone Film Company between 1912 and 1917. The idea came from Hank Mann who also played police chief Tehiezel in the first film before being replaced by Ford Sterling. Their first film was Hoffmeyer's Legacy (1912) but their popularity stemmed from the 1913 short The Bangville Police starring Mabel Normand.As early as 1914, Sennet shifted the Keystone Kops from starring roles to background ensemble, in support of comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle. The Keystone Kops serve as supporting players for Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, and Chaplin in the first full-length Sennett comedy feature, Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914), as well as in Mabel's New Hero (1913) with Normand and Arbuckle, Making a Living (1914) with Chaplin in his first screen appearance (pre-Tramp), In the Clutches of the Gang (1914) with Normand, Arbuckle, and Al St.
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One of the uglier traits of the media business is its glee in reporting the pain of others. Whether it is intruding on the pain being experienced by the families of tragedies (which is at the core of the phone hacking scandal in the U. K. ), or interviewing the running back who fumbled away the game, the media sometimes seems to enjoy the pain of others.
The Telegraph has a big scoop on hacking scandal, reporting new details of how News Corporation deleted emails and destroyed reporters' computers that "could be unhelpful in the context of future litigation. " This might merely be skeevy were it not for the fact that existing (not "future") litigation was already underway against subsidiary News International.
We're about to sit through several days of the "who cares?" World Series between. . . who's playing again? Oh yeah, Texas and St. Louis. That's looking to be as exciting as golf without Tiger Woods or boxing without. . . gee, that's been so long, I can't even remember what it's doing without.