Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand

  In the New Movie Magazine in the May 1930 issue were pictures of the “Deserted City of Filmdom” – Fort Lee, NJ.  The pages were sent to us by John Armijo, and I was uploading them to Looking for Mabel and in the process I turn to one of my favorite books, “Fort Lee: The Film Town.” 

The author, Richard Koszarski is amazing, his book seldom gets returned to the bookshelf because it is on my desk as a resource, so as I was writing the introduction to the images from The New Movie Magazine; I turned to his book and there on pages 338-339 were the images and his great information; Oh, how I love his beautiful, brilliantly informative, magnificently laid-out history of the city that made Hollywood possible.  If you don’t have a copy - get one.

Marilyn Slater

Looking for Mabel

March 9, 2013






























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