Langdon on Larchmont

Larchmont Boulevard was (and remains) a very popular place to film.  Many of Harry Langdon’s antics from Saturday Afternoon (1926) were filmed at the corner of Larchmont and W. 1st Street.

Saturday Afternoon - looking south at the SW corner of W. 1st Street - Marc Wanamaker, Bison Archives

Larchmont appears in many other silent films, including Harold Lloyd’s Hot Water (1924) and For Heaven’s Sake (1926), Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924), and Langdon’s His Marriage Wow (1925).  Many 1927 – 1928 titles from the series of  Weiss Brothers comedies featured on the Weiss-o-Rama DVD collection were also filmed on Larchmont.

Looking at the SW corner of W. 1st St. and Larchmont.

For a detailed view of Larchmont as it appeared in the 1967 Bob Hope – Phyllis Diller comedy Eight on the Lam, check out this entry from the Dear Old Hollywood blogspot.

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4 Responses to Langdon on Larchmont

  1. John,

    Evidently, “Saturday Afternoon” and “For Heaven’s Sake” were shooting on the very same day, according to Film Daily:
    Oct 4, 1925, p.1: SUCH IS FAME by “Danny”
    Harold Lloyd was shooting some street car stuff. On Larchmont Ave. Cameras all about; reflectors, props, company and all. Half a block away Harry Langdon was working. Same outfit. And would you believe – not a soul stopped to see either of these great comedians at work. Nary a kid; nary a cop. Nobody.
    If either of these outstanding stars were to shoot a street scene in New York, you would need the reserves. To hold off the crowds. Out here no one pays any attention to it.

  2. Hi Michael – wow, thank you for the interesting news. Would you happen to have a scan of that article you could email to me? As I mentioned in my post, Larchmont was a very popular spot to film – it shows up all the time.

    Cheers, John

  3. John – I’d be happy to. However, I looked all over your site here and could not find an “email me” or “contact me” link. If you send me an email – MikeH0714 (at) yahoo.com – I’ll reply with the article. Thanks, Michael

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