PAGE 52 t U C S O N DAILY CITIZEN THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 2, I960 HEDDA HOPPER HOLLYWOOD-"There was Â» time," says Robert Youngson, "when you could stand outside any movie theater in the land and hear peals of laughter corninp through die doors. It was the day of visual comedy, now a forgotten art Along the way we've lose laughter and something is lacking in oiir fives." Youngson's second feature picture of the slapstick era, "When Comedy Was King," takes you back to the land of youth. It's a brilliant compilation of the best sight comedy from 1917 to 1928. He screened more man 2,600 reels of film for the best and funniest. He says: "People don't realize what a vast amount of comedies were turned out then. Some were good, others bad. At no time in history did so many young comedians come up at the same time --from vaudeville, carnivals, burlesque, and circus. Their product was made by youth and many died young. When they left no one came along to replace them." I asked about Charlie Chaplin's footage which didn't come up to some of the other work. Youngson told me it wan taken from his first year a* a. comic. "Chaplin became the vogue, the yardstick by which all others were measured," he said. "His followers were so prejudiced that other great comedians suffered. Oliver Hardy was wonderful. Fatty Arbuckle, who came from the carnivals, was a marvelous comic who directed his own pictures and was a true artist In 'Fatty and Mabel Afloaf there is a tender moment where he kisses the sleeping Mabd Normand on the brow. Â· You don't see him, just the projection of his silhouette. His techniques were sure, his timing and sense of contrast infallible." These men worked humbly and many unnoticed for years. Youngson will tell you of Babe Hardy's patient grind from 1915 to 1926 playing villains for Hal Roach before he was "discovered." Stan Laurel was starred in the 192G* but the miracle happened only when the big fat man (Hardy) and the skinny one were teamed and an incredible comic rapport tnd fury ensued. "They had a background of failure," Youngson say*, "and great humility. Success came when * New York Times editorial described them as Stan playing against Fat Oliver like a "bow Â·gainst a fiddle, producing wondrous music. Hardy never read it --it was written at his death. It came late for Stan, too. He'd been iH for a long time, and still is. I asked Youngson how he got the idea for these laugh features. He told mÂ« he m*dÂ« a film review of me first SO years of this ctntury for Warner Brothers, with Arthur Godfrey narrating. "I'd sit in *e theater and the audience would go mad when we hit the slapstick part," he said. "For Â·even years I begged Warner's Â»o let me make a feature on vis-1 Â»al comedy. j "It was always no, solquit. and made one with my own money j called 'The Golden Age of Comedy.' I had no release but it made Â· bundle, Rene Clair bought H outright for France. It was India's largest grosser of the year Jor Twentieth Century-Fox, Â»o they're releasing this one. I'm working on a third, 'Days of ThrtsJs and Laughter,' with Pearl White, Ruth R o l a n d , Helen Holmes, the great tram robberies, and Harry Houdtni over Niagara Falls." Youngson has two academy awards: "World of Kids" and "This-Mechanical Age." He won six nominations for his work at Warner's. He considers visual Â«omedy a training ground for genius, and points to two classic examples," A Pair-of Tights" and "Big Business." Leo McCarey Â·was supervising director a n d George Stevens was cameraman for bofe. Silent comics made big money, and spent it fast. Slapstick was the product of youth; tteirs was * flamboyant day. ALL 4 STORES SOUTHGATE Shopping Center W7I South Sixth Avenue Open Daily I to Â»--SundÂ»y, }Â» to I Lighthouse Y Day Camp To Start June 20 The Lighthouse YMCA day i Â«arap will begin its sixth season i June 30 under the leadership of i Jerry Parks, director. | For boys and girls ages R to 11, the ctunp is held five days a We* froas Â« a.sj. S5 ti! 4 p. TO . Each Wednesday the children will be taken by bos to the Cata- Kna Mountains for instruction in cooking, nature lore, trailing, elementary survival aid conservation. The other four days the program will be held at the Lighthouse YMCA, 3706 E. 5th St., Â·nd will feature rifle instruction, arts and crafts, archery instruction, swimming lessons and play swims. There also will be special trip* to local points of inter- Â«t and a variety of summer Â·ports. The day camp will be divided Mo foer two-week sessions be- gnwnig Jane 38. Children are to take their own seek lunch. 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