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Studio City Walk of Fame Highlights: 'One More Chance'

Read about the Studio City Walk of Fame around Ventura Boulevard.

One More Chance
Tile #198 on the Studio City Walk of Fame

Production Company: Mack Sennett Comedies

Cast:  Bing Crosby, Arthur Stone, Patsy O'Leary, Matty Kemp, George Gray, Alice Adair, Kalla Pasha

Directed by Mack Sennett

Bing Crosby stars as 'Bing Bangs' in One More Chance. The two-reel musical comedy short, produced and directed by Mack Sennett the "King of Comedy", was released on November 15, 1931.

Songs in the film include "One More Chance" and "Wrap your Trouble in Dreams" performed by Mr. Crosby.

One More Chance is one of six musical comedies Mr. Crosby made for Mack Sennett that include I Surrender, Dear (1931), Billboard Girl (1932), Dream House (1932), Blue of the Night (1933) and Sing, Bing, Sing (1933).

Mr. Crosby went on to become the first multi-media superstar entertainer with records, radio, television and film. Between 1931 and 1939 alone, Crosby produced more than 150 charted hits, which included twenty-two #1 hits and fourteen songs that landed at the #2 spot.

Patsy O'Leary appeared in 47 shorts and 3 feature films from 1927 to 1932. The majority of her films were for Mack Sennett and filmed at Mack Sennett Studios, now home to .

ABOUT MACK SENNETT
Mack Sennett was born on January 17, 1880 in Richmond, Québec, Canada as Mikall Sinnott.

Joint founder of the Keystone studios in 1912, Mack Sennett launched the careers of Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, W. C. Fields, Bing Crosby, Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Stan Laurel, Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery. In 1917 he left Keystone and founded the Mack Sennett Comedies Corporation which joined forces with Pathé in 1923.

In 1926 plans for a new city in the San Fernando Valley were being developed. It began with the purchase of a 50 acre lettuce ranch at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, along with a 300 acre ranch located at Laurel Canyon. Mack Sennett was looking for a new studio location. A deal was struck and in 1928 Mack Sennett Studios opened and the surrounding area became known as Studio City. At this time the Studio consisted of one office building, a projection room/film editing building, a film library, a two-story dressing room building attached to a large sound stage, a wardrobe building, garage, and a stage with an in ground swimming pool.

In 1932, Mack Sennett was nominated for two Academy Awards and won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Novelty in 1932 for Wrestling Swordfish. In 1937 the Academy presented Mack Sennett with an honorary Academy Award, "For his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice, the Academy presents a special award to that master of fun, discoverer of stars, sympathetic, kindly, understanding comedy genius, Mack Sennett."

Mack Sennett passed away on November 5, 1960 in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 80.

Filmed at Mack Sennett Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue in Studio City, CA, now .

For more information, please visit the SCIA website Walk of Fame pages.

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