The Laughing Song (1904)

In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter….more

Maniac Chase (1904)

One of the very first screen depictions of the now familiar Napoleon delusion trope — in which a mentally ill person believes themselves to be Napoleon Bonaparte….more

One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety (1963)

An extremely strange and, one presumes unintentionally, creepy bicycle safety film from Interlude Films, involving monkey masks, a lot of accidents, and a lonely pi…more

Artistic Creation (1901)

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul – one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editin…more

The Bouncer at the Blazing Rag (1902)

Introduced as “a concert hall scene by Len Spencer and Gilbert Gerard” this short comic sketch, although often hard to decipher, gives a great impression of goi…more

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