Larry Semon

Larry Semon (1889-1928) was a vaudeville and silent movie actor. He was a very well-known actor in his time, and at one point he was second only to Charlie Chaplin in the silent comedy pecking order, but has been mostly forgotten today. He is perhaps most famous for directing and starring in the 1925 silent movie version of Wizard of Oz, which was basically a typical slapstick comedy with a few Oz embellishments, or working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they became Laurel and Hardy.

Most of the comedies he made were lowbrow Strictly Formula affairs. According to Classic Images Magazine, to create a standard Larry Semon movie, mix together: