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. The Gag Man

. The Gag Man

(p.139) 6. The Gag Man
Frank Capra
McBride Joseph
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter recounts Capra’s stint as a Hollywood gag man between 1924 and 1927. Capra started with the Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, and also worked for the Hollywood Photoplay Company on two college-humor shorts in its Puppy Love series starring Gordon White. He later moved to Mack Sennett Studios, which he describes a his graduate school, the “Custard College” from which he would emerge as an expert in the creation of visual humor.

Keywords:   Frank Capra, gag man, Hal Roach, Will Rogers, Hollywood Photoplay Company, Mack Sennett Studios

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