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Musical Monday: All-American Co-Ed (1941)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. 688 altre parole

Musical Monday

Happy Birthday, Patsy Kelly!

Brash, beautiful Patsy Kelly, Hollywood’s Queen of Wisecracks, was born under the name Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly on January 12th, 1910 in Brooklyn. One of my all-time favorite comediennes, she had a rapid-fire delivery and street-smart working-class personality that made her the perfect foil for the blonde bombshell Thelma Todd; the pair made 35 comedy shorts for Hal Roach as his female Laurel and Hardy team before Todd’s untimely death in 1935. 154 altre parole

Fun Stuff

Be Honest (Hal Roach, 1923)

Be Honest (Hal Roach, 1923)
Directed by Len Powers
Starring the Dippy-Doo-Dads

Like Lampblack, Amateur Detective, this is another film that I had no I what was until I transferred it, as it was a retitled Pathé Baby release in French without any clues in the catalogue description as to what its original title might have been. 441 altre parole


The New Year's Intertitle

From AN EASTERN WESTERNER, starring Harold Lloyd, directed by Hal Roach. The shimmie (or shimmy) was considered a highly salacious dance, which is why everyone thought it was cute when four-year-old Jackie Coogan did it on stage. More innocent times, etc…


Film Forum, Jr.

November 30, 2016.  This past Sunday, with the holiday weekend allowing me a break from my normal Sunday college teaching obligations, I finally made my way to Film Forum, Jr. 629 altre parole

Film Forum

Birth of Comedian Hal Roach

Hal Roach, prominent Irish comedian, is born in Waterford on November 4, 1927. He spends over 60 years in show business, and is featured in the… 265 altre parole

Irish History

Today in Irish History – 4 November:

1802 – Birth of novelist Lady Rosina Lytton, née Wheeler, in Co Limerick.

1884 – Birth in Hillsborough, Co Down of Harry Ferguson, engineer, inventor, and pioneer of the modern tractor. 481 altre parole

Irish History