"Seriously, folks, here's a kindly appraisal of the slapstick, sight gags, and banter—in short, the artistry—of some lively two- and three-acts of yesteryear. (b&w illustrations)"
Entertainment enthusiast Epstein (The Haunted Smile
, not reviewed) plays straight man to the comics who didn't work alone. Like the best straight men, he has a ready knowledge of what gets laughs.
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