Mack Sennett Studio 1916
History of The Mack Sennett Stage
"During this period, from about 1912 until about 1920, the very marvelling of the general public, watching every new film with mouths agape, was sufficient for the studios to become established on a practical basis, capable of mass production. To this golden era belongs the best work of Griffith, Thomas Ince, and Mack Sennett, together with the sincere efforts of William S. Hart and Douglas Fairbanks. These pictures had...an intensity of feeling and air of honesty that have long since vanished in the up-to-date slickness of the Hollywood movie."

- PAUL ROTHA, The Film Till Now, page 129

Mack Sennett Studios in 1916

The Mack Sennett studios in 1916

Studio Construction Permit Mack Sennett Film Studios

Permit for studio construction

Mabel Normand Mack Sennett

Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett

Poster Mable Normand Film Molly O

Poster for Mable Normand film, Molly O

Molly O Mabel Normand

Frame from "Molly O" (Mabel Normand, center)

Sennett offered Normand her own film company and studio - the Mabel Normand Feature Film Company. One of the first projects of the new film company was "Mickey" (1918) starring Normand in the title role as a girl from the wilds of California who is sent to live with her high-society relatives in the East. The film effectively combined comedy with melodrama and showed audiences another side of Normand's talent as an actress. But the pressure of running her own film company and studio in addition to starring in the films proved to be too much for Normand. She left Sennett and went to work for the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation for a few years but returned to Sennett to star in "Molly O'" (1921).

All About Mabel Normand

All about Mabel Normand

A PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS & PAST PROJECTS INCLUDE:

Adidas
Alanis Morisette 
Anita Baker
Arnold Schwartznegger
Bally's
Barbara Streisand

Burger King
Celine Dion
Colossal Pictures
David Lee Roth
David Lynch 
Dick Cavett
Dolly Parton
Donna Summer
Dr. Dre
En Vogue
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Halston 
Hanna Barbara
Home Depot
Hyundai
Jerry Lee Lewis 
Justified
Martin Scorsese
McCann Erickson
McDonald's
Merlin Olson
Mitsubishi 
Nicholas Cage
Nine Inch Nails
Nintendo
No Doubt
Nordstrom
Playboy Entertainment
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rod Stewart 
Ronald Reagan
Sonic Youth 
Tori Amos
Warner Brothers 
World Wrestling Entertainment
Yamaha
Zsa Zsa Gabor


 

STAGE ONE (large studio) STAGE TWO (small studio) AMENITIES EQUIPMENT
FLATS & RISERS STUDIO HISTORY BACKDROPS PRICE LIST

 

Contact Mack Sennett CONTACT the Mack Sennett Stage