Book Talk & Event: “Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy,” New York Public Library, Sept. 12, 2019

On Thursday, September 12 at 6pm, WFPP contributor Steve Massa will discuss his book Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy and the many funny women of early cinema at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

From the NYPL website:

“In America and abroad, the early cinema was full of funny ladies who were beloved by the audiences of their day but have since been overshadowed by the “boy’s club” of male comedians. Author Steve Massa takes a look at – and gives a nod to – the scores of hard-working women who from 1895 to the end of the silent era worked in front of the camera to keep audiences entertained.

Tickets will be distributed at the door on the day of the talk beginning at 5pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Any tickets that were previously reserved on Eventbrite will be honored up to 5:45pm, at which time those seats will be open to standby.”