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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


Nickname of George Robert Phillips McFarland, known to the rest of the world as Spanky, the cherub-faced leader of a group of all-American kids featured in Hal Roach’s OUR GANG comedy shorts in the 1930s. 481 altre parole

Showbiz Nicknames


Nickname of Billy “Buckwheat” Thomas, black child actor who starred in a series of Hal Roach Our Gang comedies in the 1930s.

In the 1980s, comedian Eddie Murphy resurrected the Buckwheat character in a series of spoofs performed on NBC’s late night comedy SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 121 altre parole

Showbiz Nicknames

October 10, 1934: Our Gang's All Here

Billie Thomas was just a toddler when his mother took him to an audition at the Hal Roach Studios on October 10, 1934. The audition was a success and he appeared that year as an unnamed background player in three Our Gang shorts. 186 altre parole

Wretched Richard's Almanac

#32 Sons of the Desert

Watched: September 3 2016

Director: William A. Seiter

Starring: Stanley Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Year: 1933

Runtime: 1h 8min


We have to be honest here, and say that this is not our favourite from… 364 altre parole

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