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AT HOME WITH W.C. FIELDS

W.C. Fields last home in Los Angeles was in a Hollywood neighborhood called Laughlin Park. The neighborhood is close to the hills of Los Feliz and gated for privacy. The house was for sale last year and a rather nice video was made showing the joint off. The house was

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BARRIE CHASE IN PLAYBOY?

Well, no, not exactly. But she did guest on ‘Playboy After Dark’ in 1970 and do this weird and groovy dance in what looks to be her green pajamas. I like digging around the margins of Barrie–everyone knows her as Fred Astaire’s partner, but clearly an appearance like this one

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SATURDAY STOOGEFEST

‘No Census, No Feeling’ (1940) was the fiftieth short subject made by The Three Stooges for Columbia Pictures. It was photographed from Saturday, May 25th through Wednesday, May 29th, 1940 and was released on Friday, November 4th of that year. The film begins with the inadvertent destruction of a shopkeepers

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JERRY LEWIS MDA TELETHON LIVES!

In the previous post I wrote about my warm and fuzzy feelings (mostly) for Jerry’s yearly labor day weekend bash. If you ever enjoyed watching the train wreck of a sleepless Jerry, or if you ever grooved to guests like Lola Falana and Joey Heatherton and Charlie Brill, then the

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SATURDAY MORNING STOOGE-FEST

‘Hoi Polloi’ (1935) is the Stooge version of ‘Pygmalion’ (and thus could be musicalized as ‘My Fair Stooges’ I suppose). Having now explained enough about the plot I’ll move onto the fact that while ‘Hoi Polloi’ (translation from Greek: ‘the many’ i.e. ‘the common people’) was fairly early in the

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ROBERT ALTMAN–LILY ST. CYR EDITION

Now this is going to take a little explaining. Yesterday I posted one of Robert Altman’s mid-60s Color-Sonics music ‘videos’ (check it out if you haven’t already–you’ll be glad you did). Here’s another one that he did with the famous ecdysiast Lily St. Cyr called ‘Don’t Call Me’. Except the

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MY OWN PRIVATE DANCE PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT–LIVE ONLINE!

Tomorrow night–July 12–at 7PM EST I will be the special guest on Will Friedwald’s weekly Zoom-Show ‘Clip Joint’. I’ll be sharing and discussing various clips of TV dance shows from the 1950s and 60s and I’d love you to join if you can. The official invite via Will is below.

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THE HOME ELECTRICAL: UN FILM DE GENERAL ELECTRIC

Behold “The Home Electrical”, an informational film produced by General Electric in 1915 demonstrating all the new, modern and convenient devices one could now litter there home with, thus making the home ‘electrical’. It’s a fascinating view into another century (actually two centuries since the film was made early enough

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SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON–DAFFY THE COMMANDO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX7BBc36e9U&t=143s Here’s ‘Daffy The Commando’ from 1943 directed by I. (Friz) Freleng. I kind of desperately want the title card art framed and hanging in my guest bathroom. The hell with it–my bathroom.

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A WEEKEND WITH HITCHCOCK

In the early 1940s, Alfred Hitchcock–newly arrived in America and missing the countryside of his previous home in England–purchased a 200 acre weekend ‘getaway’ estate in the Northern California town of Santa Cruz. Above, take the drive that Hitch (and wife Alma and daughter Pat) would have taken on the

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Moe Howard gets dunked in a bath of rubber and floats to the ceiling in 'Dizzy Pilots' (1943). It's easier to see it than explain it. #FilmTwitter #TCMParty #comedy https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stoogefest-6/

'Dizzy Pilots' (1943) is this mornings Three Stooges #comedy treat (assuming you're that kind of person). #comedian #FilmTwitter #TCMParty https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stoogefest-6/

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