Author Spotlight

Steve Massa

Steve Massa is the author of Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy and Lame Brains and Lunatics: The Good, The Bad, and The Forgotten of Silent Comedy. He has organized and curated comedy film programs for the Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, as well as provided essays and commentaries for many DVD and Blu-ray releases. His forthcoming book is Rediscovering Roscoe: The Films of “Fatty” Arbuckle.

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Charlie the Ringmaster

Charlie Chaplin earned a remarkable level of autonomy at the height of his career, but he also cultivated a team of loyal collaborators who helped him bring his dreams to the screen.

By Steve Massa