In Silent Comedy, Paul Merton traces the evolution of silent comedy from the earliest short films though the 1900s and considers the lives and works of the genre's greatest exponents - Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and Harold Lloyd. He also examines how they influenced each other and explores how classic comic ideas and routines worked and evolved.

Item number 13039
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Dimensions length 255mm; breadth 200mm; depth 30mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Paul Merton (Author)
Buster Keaton (Subject)
Charlie Chaplin (Subject)
Stan Laurel (Subject)
Oliver Hardy (Subject)
Harold Lloyd (Subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection