Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand

Virtual Tour

       LOOKING FOR MABEL

 

    IN

 

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

                                            

       Mabel Normand

 

    (1893-1930)

 

                      
Mabel Normand began her career at Biograph, and when Mack 

 

Sennett left to form his own company to produce comedies, she

 

went with him and reigned supreme as the queen comedienne of

 

Keystone Comedies. She and Sennett were to be married until, as

 

the story goes, she caught him with someone else. Things were

 

never the same between the Mack & Mabel even though he tried

 

many times over the years to win her back and rebuild her career,

 

although unsuccessfully, with films such as "Mickey" and "The

 

Extra Girl."

 

When director William Desmond Taylor was murdered, Normand

 

and young actress Mary Miles Minter were caught up in the scandal

 

and this haunted her until her death. Mabel lived recklessly, and her

 

career went downhill. Toward the end of the 1920's, she was making

 

two-reel comedies for Hal Roach. She contracted tuberculosis, and,

 

as one author put it:

 

 "Like a meteor which burns itself out by the very speed which gives

 

it light, Mabel Normand had burned herself out." The shooting star

 

died Feb. 23, 1930, at age 38.

 

MABEL NORMAND’S STAR

 

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MABEL NORMAND PRODUCTIONS STUDIO

 

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Mabel NORMAND’s Beverly Hills residence

 

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Mabel’s other HOMES

 

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cHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

 

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CALVARY CEMETERY

      Mabel Normand last resting place

 

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OTHER signs of Mabel Normand    

                                                      

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PLACES MABEL NORMAND WORKED

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FILM LOCATIONS

PARKS (locations) 

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PLACES MABEL PLAYED

 

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HOMES OF MABEL'S FRIENDS

 

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BOB SILER SITES

 

 

MACK SENNETT'S WORLD

A VISIT

http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/silersennetttour.htm

 

 

 

 

These final resting places of Mabel’s friends have been meticulously researched and photographed by Bob Siler to enhance our understanding of this period in film history. (To visit these places press on the words below) 

 THE SILER GRAVE SITES

A visit to “To Mae Busch—“who is eternally ever popular!"  on Hollywood Blvd.   

 

 http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/buschwalking.htm

Mae Busch - 1914

 

PIG N' WHISTLE LUNCH 2014

 Lunch with my friend, Laura Shepard Townsend at the Pig n' Whistle and we talk about what it was like back "in the day"  http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/pignwhistle.htm