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Fred Karno - The Legend Behind the Laughter

David Crump

David Crump’s new book sheds fresh light on the early careers of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel; their rivalry, and the man to whom they owed their success.

Fred Karno – The Legend Behind the Laughter, tells for the first time the true story of this complex man: a genius of comedy, a mentor to the 20th Century’s greatest comedians, a goliath of the music hall, and a man who’s rags to riches, back to rags, story is surely one of the most extraordinary theatrical tales.

Date: Friday 2 February, 2024

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: Georgian Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Price: Free

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