Duck Soup

Screening & Live Event
Magic and the Silent Clowns: A presentation by Ben Robinson

Part of Magicians on Screen
Saturday, December 17, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

There is a strong link between some of cinema’s great comedians and magic. Performers such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Harpo Marx started out in the world of vaudeville; many of their finest gags grew directly out of their love of magic. Magician and author Ben Robinson will show scenes from such movies as Grandma’s Boy, Sherlock Jr., The Circus, and Duck Soup to examine this important connection between magic, comedy, and cinema.

Free with Museum admission.