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    Two of Mabel Normand's Original Photos, One of the Mack Sennett Lot, with Notation. This is the site where it all happened -- the pie fights, the Keystone Cops chases, the Bathing Beauty antics and the legendary performances of such stars as Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle. Here's an ultra-rare shot of the Mack Sennett Studios in its heyday, and printed in white in the lower right hand section are the words, "Mack Sennett Studios which cover thirty acres in the heart of Los Angeles." The verso of the picture has annotations in pencil (probably by Mabel's secretary): "Hold to light," and you can see "where I work," "entrance," and "the cafeteria." Also notated is "Allesandro Street, or Glendale Blvd. as it is now called." The address was 1712 Glendale Blvd., but the studio is long gone now, with only a warehouse still standing. Also included in this packet is an original still from the major Mabel Normand hit Molly O, showing Mabel with Eddie Gribbon and George Nichols, all identified on the back in pencil. The verso also includes the stamp, "Appearing in Mack Sennett's comedy-drama Molly O of which Mabel Normand is the star Distributed by Associated Producers." These artifacts of Hollywood history are in Excellent condition, from the archives of one of its major players.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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