Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand

 

  

1547 Echo Park Avenue,

Echo Park (Edendale) California

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the lake and park paths used in

many Keystone comedies, including A

Muddy Romance.  It is just at the

south edge of what we now think of

as Edendale but in my heart is in the

heart of Edendale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

courtesy of the personal postcard collection of Delores Hanney

Hollenbeck Park

415 South Saint Louis Street, Los Angeles, California

 

This park was use in a number of Mabel shorts

made for Keystone among them: Mabel

and Fatty’s Wash Day (January 4, 1915)

Mabel,Fatty and The Law (January 18, 1915)

The Little Teacher (May 25, 1915)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

courtesy of the personal postcard collection of Delores Hanney

 

Exposition Park (near USC)

 

 

 

 

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles California

Exposition Park was established 1872 as privately owned show

ground equipped with stables, paddocks and a racetrack for agricultural

and horticultural fairs, livestock and farm equipment shows, and horse races. 

This was the site of the Mickey horse race was filmed.

 

   

 courtesy of the personal postcard collection of Delores Hanney

 

Venice & Santa Monica Piers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Coast at Rose Street California This is the heart of the area, north

up the beach is Ocean Park. During Mabel’s time it was an amusement

park which is now gone but just a little farther is Santa Monica with its pier

and amusements.  The Water Nymph was filmed at Venice Beach and

so many others from the D.W. Griffith’s 1911, The Squaw’s Love;

Keystone’s 1914, Tillie’s Punctured Romance; Fatty and Mabel

Adrift, in 1916.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Venice Pier

 

Santa Monica Pier

 

Homes of Hollywood Stars in Santa Monica

 

Film of train from Santa Monica to Venice Beach

courtesy of personal postcard collection of Delores Hanney

 

 

 

Above Altadena on the way to Mt. Lowe

 

 

The short film, What the Doctor Ordered was filmed here by

Biograph in August 1912 with Mack Sennett, Jack Pickford and Mabel

Normand. A visit to the site is only for those who are part mountain goat.

 

 

   
 

 

courtesy of the personal postcard collection of Delores Hanney

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