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The Columbia Comedy Shorts Two-reel Hollywood Film Comedies, 1933-58 by Ted Okuda, Edward Watz

The Columbia Comedy Shorts Two-reel Hollywood Film Comedies, 1933-58


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The Columbia Comedy Shorts Two-reel Hollywood Film Comedies, 1933-58 by Ted Okuda, Edward Watz

Columbia produced over 500 two-reel shorts from 1933 through 1958, with Hollywood's finest comics (the Three Stooges, Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Charley Chase, others). Fully illustrated with never-before-published photographs, the book chronicles the history of all, including interviews with the veterans. The filmography covers all of the 526 two-reelers: credits, date, synopsis.


recommended --Choice; well organized...lively and entertaining...most informative --ARBA; valuable...fantastic nuggets of information --PlanNineCrunch; way overdue.... Superb research is evident throughout...the rare stills reproduced here are just another reason for fans of Golden Age comedy to hunt the book down now --Film Review.

About the Author

Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian whose articles have appeared in such publications as Nostalgia Digest, Filmfax, and Classic Images. Edward Watz, of Morganville, New Jersey, has written a number of film magazine articles. He is the coauthor of a book on Columbia's comedy shorts.

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Publication date

30th October 1998


Ted Okuda, Edward Watz

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McFarland & Co Inc


272 pages


Films, cinema



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