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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mabel Normand featured at Filmmuseum Biennale '07

Mabel Normand will be a special feature at Filmmuseum Biennial 2007 in Amsterdam, with films like Molly 'O (Goldwyn Production 1921) and a series of films with Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe Arbuckle.


Filmmuseum Biennial 2007
April 11-15th, 2007 - Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands

"From 11 until 15 April, the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam will be holding its third Filmmuseum Biennale. During this biennial film festival, the Filmmuseum will be showing silent films together with live performances of new soundtracks.

Special finds from the historical film collection will also be presented. Visitors will be able to enjoy gems from film history in some forty screenings, many complete with musical accompaniment by, for example, classical ensembles, contemporary composers and DJs.

MABEL NORMAND
The third edition of the Filmmuseum Biennale spotlights Mabel Normand (1892-1930), who was known in her prime as the ‘female Charlie Chaplin’. Normand was a protégée of producer Mack Sennett. During the Filmmuseum Biennale she will be the subject of a special programme where she co-stars with the slapstick giants Fatty Arbuckle, Oliver Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. " - Filmmuseum Biennale '07

Special Article about Mabel Normand by Steve Massa
LINK TO - Mabel's New Hello

"The Filmmuseum is Holland's museum for cinematography. The museum's collection of films covers the whole of the history of cinema from the very first silent films, dating from the late 19th century, up to the latest contemporary digital productions."

(Mabel Normand was Chaplin's leading lady at Keystone Pictures in 1914. In 1915, Chaplin introduced Mabel to Edna Purviance. Edna and Mabel became friends during their film career years.)

Learn more about Mabel Normand at: Looking for Mabel Normand

(PHOTO: Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas in Ninotchka- 1939. Note: I noticed when using Safari the OLDER POSTS link on the bottom of this page doesn't work in Safari. I don't know how to fix it, so use the side links to articles or you can use another browser, like Firefox. You could use the Blogger search feature as well.)

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