Pioneers of Laughter Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Andy Clyde, Billy Bevan, ca. 1965
Original color lithograph poster
62 x 47.25 in
An original color lithograph poster with drawings of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Andy Clyde, and Billy Bevan. 62" x 47 1/4" art 66 1/2" x 51 5/8" framed Les Pionniers du Rire (literally translates to "The Pioneers of Laughter"), the circa 1960s compilation comedy movie ("1 1/2 hours of mad gaiety"; "all in the same program"; apparently a compilation of comedy shorts by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Andy Clyde, and Billy Bevan). What makes this poster especially notable is that it features artwork of not only Charlie Chaplin, but also Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton. There are other compilation comedy movies that have artwork of these legends together.