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Happy Birthday, Mabel Normand!


Today is my hero’s birthday, so you can be sure I’m celebrating as soon as I’m home from work tonight.

with a Bugatti - sepia

Mabel was a pioneer in every sense of the word. She was a young woman who succeeded admirably in the field of screen comedy. Besides being brilliantly funny, she also loved cars and owned several (and starred in at least one comedy short that allowed her to race a Bentley). She had a massive personal library. She was kind and charitable and did her best to help everyone she could. She broke ground in so many ways and paved the way for countless comediennes to follow.

Here’s a post I wrote on her back in late June, just so you can get a look at her work for yourself and see how phenomenal she was (I’ve embedded video in there so you can watch her yourself).

Thanks for inspiring me, Mabel – you’re just the best!


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