Thursday, April 30, 2009

mabel normand 1895-1930




i believe we have a winner. during her seventeen years as the reigning elf of the silents, mabel acted in 226 films. 226! even if some were shorts, anyone who has made a video knows how detailed the process can be.
she wrote, directed and owned her own movie studio. it is amazing how much one can achieve in a short life.

2 comments:

nipper said...

the middle sepia photo is amazing!!! oh wow!....thanks pal.
historic documentation that proves that history speaks volumes for those born before their time.

Hala Pickford said...

Throw in the tuberculosis and its all the more amazing! For surviving features I highly recommend Mickey and The Extra Girl. Molly O is a trip though...