January 17: Mack Sennett. MACK MADE MOVIES

Mack Sennett, film pioneer

Jan. 17, 1880-Nov. 5, 1960

Mack Made Movies by Don Brown (Roaring Brook Press, 2003)

“In
1900, twenty-year-old Mack Sennett was a horse’s rear end.” Who can
resist an opening line like that? Read more about the silent moviemaker
of the slapstick Keystone Kops and Charlie Chaplin.

A mini-biography and a listing of Sennett’s work is available on a movie database site.