Worth a Thousand Words – Patrick Mate’s Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley Cartoon

Award-winning animator and wickedly funny caricaturist Patrick Mate has joined the campaign to name the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley with this delightful cartoon, capturing the spirit of The Kid, Cops, and Safety Last! with a single image. A French-born DreamWorks Animation veteran and Smurf designer, Patrick worked recently illustrating filmmaker Daniel Raim’s documentaries Image Makers, chronicling pioneering cinematographers such as Gregg Toland, Rollie Totheroh, and James Wong Howe, and the acclaimed Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, rated 97% “Fresh” on RottenTomatoes.

100 years apart – Mel Melcon – The Los Angeles Times

The alley has been in the news recently. First, City Beat columnist Nita Lelyveld wrote this compelling story for the Los Angeles Times.

Why Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd deserve more Hollywood honor – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

Meanwhile, professor and writer Tyler Malone has this piece in Atlas Obscura.

The L.A. Alley That’s a Subtle Silent-Film Landmark – Atlas Obscura

As always, this video further explains the alley – if you can, please leave a thumbs up and share it with others.

 

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2 Responses to Worth a Thousand Words – Patrick Mate’s Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley Cartoon

  1. davenelson says:

    You mention this film in your piece , having read the review ,it sound a fascinating watch

    Liked by 1 person

    • It’s a truly compelling look at Hollywood from behind the scenes, while an intimate portrait of a married couple’s triumphs and struggles, and contribution to cinema. Patrick drew all the illustrations

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