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LAUREL & HARDY-FEST DAY 5: ‘THE FINISHING TOUCH’

I was surprised to read in Randy Skervedt’s excellent book ‘Laurel & Hardy–The Magic Behind The Movies’ that ‘The Finishing Touch’ (1928) was considered something of a disappointment in its day–Stan Laurel, a notoriously discerning craftsman, apparently felt that it could have been much better. Five years later some of

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LAUREL & HARDY-FEST DAY 3: ‘BIG BUSINESS’

Today’s tour of Culver City in the 1920s also includes the silent L&H classic ‘Big Business’. Shot in 1929, the classic short gives us charming views of the slow-to-be-built Cheviot Hills/Culver City adjacent area, with many empty lots and a few houses under construction that can be seen in the

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Watch the fascinating #Dancer #Singer all around big personality Joan McCracken in the justly famous 'Pass That Peace Pipe' number from the #MGM #musical 'Good News' (1947). Joan frigging kills, I promise. #Dance #movie #TCMParty #FilmTwitter https://raymonddefelitta.org/joan-mccracken-pass-that-peace-pipe/

The Three Stooges as #artdeco #Fashionista? Watch
'Slippery Silks' (1937) and see for yourself. Anacanapa! #fashion #comedy #TCM #FilmTwitter https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stooge-fest-7/

Miss not the deliriously cool credit sequence from Jerry Lewis' 'Delicate Delinquent' (1957). #comedy #movies #cinemadnessmovie #Cinema #TCM https://raymonddefelitta.org/jerry-lewis-does-delinquent/

The Three Stooges in 'Slippery Silks' (1936) must be seen for both the creampuff fight climax and the #ArtDeco #dresses designed by Larry Fine. #comedy #TCMParty #TCM #FilmTwitter #movie https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stooge-fest-7/

Dig the fab credit sequence from Jerry Lewis's 1958 #comedy 'Rock-A-Bye Baby' (1958), featuring Jerry in a beautifully staged and shot #musical number by Harry Warren and Sammy Cahn. #comedian #FilmTwitter #TCMParty https://raymonddefelitta.org/jerry-lewis-title-sequence-2-rock-a-bye-baby/

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