Jesters of the Republic #6


Harry Langdon

5 comments:

R.H. said...

Harry was funny but didn't look it. Sads are the best clowns.

Kreisler said...

Harry wasn't funny - he genuinely didn't know what was going on around him.

R.H. said...

How true.

Tom Sutpen said...

r.h.:

I'm pretty sure you broke our all-time record for Most Comments Posted in One Day. You're off to a roaring start!

Kreisler:

That's essentially the Frank Capra line on Langdon, and like much of what Capra said over the years about . . . everything, I can't take it seriously. Leave the motion picture career aside, Harry Langdon was one of the top headliners on the Vaudeville circuit for numerous years. I doubt if you could get anywhere near that pinnacle if you were bereft of the necessary cunning.

R.H. said...

I collapsed at the end, couldn't continue; but thanks very much, it's always heartening to receive an award.