Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Robert (Marvin) Cox Interviews

Also, I wanted to post this short documentary created by authors Lon and Debra Davis, about Robert Cox--an Arizona resident whom Lon and Cheryl Lanning profiled in an article in Arizona Magazine just before Cox's death in 1974. It includes interviews and his appearance on To Tell the Truth. As I mentioned in Mack Sennett's Fun Factory, I believe based on photos and his appearance in the 1970's that Robert Cox was indeed in Keystone comedies, and was likely the same person then known as Marvin Cox. While I have to say that I don't necessarily agree with all of the films he claims to have been in (including Bangville Police and Tillie's Punctured Romance), he does seem to have been a Keystone cop as early as late 1913.

Screen Snapshots

I haven't had a chance to update this blog in a while due to other pressing matters, but I wanted to post this Screen Snapshots episode featuring Mack Sennett.

This is Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 8, released in June 1931, and includes Mack Sennett and Marjorie Beebe relaxing in Palm Springs, along with a host of other stars there and in other locales.