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Mack Sennett's Companies
I've often read of Sennett's Keystone studios, but keep seeing additional references to "Mack Sennett Studios" in Studio City, CA. (e.g. the Studio City's Chamber of Commerce Web page). Does anyone have any definitive information on this? Where would this fit within his timeline? Thanks so much! --Shannontakita 15:38, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
- No info to provide yet, Shannon, but look at the image of "Keystone Studios" in the article --
- On the roof is clearly painted "Mack Sennett Studios." --Rizzleboffin 16:28, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
- Here's what Sennett says, in his (not entirely reliable) autobiography King of Comedy, p.204
- "Early in 1915 I went to La Junta, Colorado, to meet D.W. Griffith and Thomas H. Ince in the parlor of the Harvey House. We emerged with the Triangle Film Corporation, which we announced with the loudest brass and drums we could hire press agents to beat... Now I made a change in Edendale which I looked forward to as the highest point of my life. I took down the huge sign which announced the Keystone studios and replaced it with a much bigger sign. It said:
- MACK SENNETT STUDIO"
Apparently he moved to the San Fernando Valley in what would later be named "Studio City"
"Studio City was created by the movie industry and earned its name in the 1920s when Mack Sennett moved his studios from a neighborhood known as Edendale (near modern Echo Park) to a property near Colfax Avenue and Ventura Boulevard."126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:23, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
- and on p. 257:
- "The sign at the front gate in Edendale informed Edendale that this was the Mack Sennett Studio. I set store by my name up there, valued it more, even, than the money now pouring into the cashbox by way of the parent company, Triangle. But our pictures were actually released as Keystone Comedies and that is how the world knew them. Suddenly we were offered a shining opportunity..." then goes into the forming of Triangle with Griffith & Ince. --Rizzleboffin 16:57, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
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Sennett and Chaplin
I know that both Sennett's and Chaplin's memoirs are unreliable. But I believe it is generally accepted that Chaplin's first great films were produced by Sennett, but Chaplin believed he ought to be paid more than Sennett, and walked out, and moved on to Essanay. If confirmed, I feel that this aspect of the Sennett story should be featured. Valetude (talk) 00:09, 14 February 2014 (UTC)