Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand



Mabel Normand had a voice with remarkable “Timbre”


Marilyn Slater

Looking for Mabel

October 27, 2011


Chandler Sprague, the Universal Service Correspondent wrote from Los Angeles, June 9, 1925 that Al Woods had signed Mabel to a 5 year contract to star in a NEW play by Otto Harbach, the author of “Kid Boots”, “Rose Marie” and “No, No, Nanette.”  Mabel was to open at the Ritz theatre, New York, August 27.

 Al Woods thought Mabel would be a riot on the speaking stage and emphasizes the fact that Mabel has a DISTINCTIVE VOICE OF REMARKABLE TIMBRE and that her talent for comedy is unquestionable.