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Madcap Mabel Normand

"Perhaps the most eccentric rehabilitation project in the West Village was the 1925 creation of Twin Peaks at 102 Bedford Street... [Otto] Kahn and [Clifford Reed] Daily arranged a spectacular dedication ceremony--film star Mabel Normand stood on one of the gables and christened the building by smashing a bottle of "pre-Napoleon" champagne..." 

 This from _The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929_ by Andrew Dolkart (p. 164):

 

The house is still there…. This was sent to us by Arlene Witt

Mabel Normand with Russell Mack in New York playing in "The Little Mouse" in 1925

update 5-29-2013