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Wonderful Wanda Wiley … Who? Part Two – lost on Beaudry

Wonderful Wanda Wiley is my favorite rediscovered silent film comedienne. Her charm, girl-next-door appeal, and athletic stunt-work are on great display in her 1927 comedy short A Thrilling Romance. Wanda portrays a struggling novelist, buried by stacks of rejection letters. … Continue reading

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Santa Monica’s Slapstick Comedy Cliffs – How Did They Do It?

Although Harold Lloyd was the most accomplished, dozens of others silent comedians also filmed “stunt” comedies climbing up or hanging from tall buildings. As reported many times in this blog, one very common technique was to construct a small building … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wanda Wiley … Who?

Wonderful Wanda Wiley was a spirited, athletic silent film comedienne, whose charm and girl-next-door appeal made her the female equivalent of Harold Lloyd’s “All-American Boy” (sometimes she even wore glasses). [Fun update – Wanda and Harold share the same April … Continue reading

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