Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Lloyd Hamilton: Remastered and Remarkable

Dave Glass and Dave Wyatt did excellent work on their recent Lloyd Hamilton DVD, which features comedies that the funnyman made for his fledgling production comedy in 1920.  This is Hamilton's man-child character before the comedian distinguished the character with absurd embellishments (a shabby gentleman's frock coat, a checkered cap with matching Victorian-era tie, and an extreme exaggeration of his funny walk).  There is a purity to this version of Hamilton that I greatly enjoy.

One of my favorite routines on the DVD involves a thief knocking Hamilton unconscious and making his arms look like Hamilton's arms as he steals a church's collection box.

This is a commedia dell'arte routine that Hamilton plays so well.

The DVD can be purchased at Amazon.

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