Original portrait photograph of Mack Sennett, 1919, struck circa 1925

Mack Sennett (subject)
Fred Hartsook (photographer)

N.p. Pathe Exchange, Circa 1925. Vintage portrait photograph of Mack Sennett, 1919, by photographer Fred Hartsook, struck from the original negative circa 1925, to announce Sennett's move to the Pathe Exchange film company. Pathe Pictures stamp and annotations in holograph pencil on verso.

Actor, director, producer, and studio head, "King of Comedy" Mack Sennett founded Keystone Studios in 1912, then Mack Sennett Comedies Corporation in 1917 (to produce more ambitious comedy shorts as well as feature-length films). Sennett was the originator of slapstick routines (particularly the "Keystone Cops" series), as well as his bevy of girls known as the Sennett Bathing Beauties.

According to IMDB, Sennett wrote 95 films, directed 311, acted in 360, and produced 1,115 films between 1908 and 1956.

7.75 x 10.25 inches. Evenly faded, else Near Fine.

[Book #151921]