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Here is a way-too-adorable-for-words clip of Groucho Marx and his youngest child Melinda performing a Gilbert and Sullivan duet on ‘You Bet Your Life’ from 1954. The song is ‘There Is Beauty In The Belly Of The Beast’ from ‘The Mikado’. I’ve never cared for G&S until watching this clip

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Groucho Marx had three children, a boy and girl from his first marriage (the boy, author Arthur Marx, wrote two books and two plays about Groucho) and one girl, Melinda, from his second marriage to Kay Gorcey, ex-wife of ‘Bowery Boy’ Leo Gorcey. (Now there’s an odd case of indirect

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GROUCHO MEETS HONEY WEST? Before ‘Honey West’ was a TV series (see previous two posts) it was a series of detective novels. The writer of these books was G.G. Fickling, a pseudonym for husband and wife writing team Gloria and Forest E. ‘Skip’ Fickling. (Try saying ‘Skip Fickling’ five times fast. I dare

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'The Aloof' is Bob Fosse at his best, a #Dance number from 'Sweet Charity' that truly kills. Give it three minutes and change the complexion of your Monday for the better. #dancers #Broadway #MUSICAL #FilmTwitter #TCM

Dig some Three Stooges action this Sunday with 'Loco Boy Makes Good', an exceptionally good Curly short with an exceptionally sad story about it's writer Clyde Bruckman. #comedy #filmtwt #TCM

This weekend's Three Stooges offering is an excellent Curly vehicle called 'Loco Boy Makes Good' (1942). Enjoy it and enjoy my tale of how the film led to the suicide of one its writers, Clyde Bruckman. Jesus! #comedy #FilmTwitter #TCM #slap #Violence

1080 Lexington Avenue pictured yesterday afternoon and in 1940. The old dame has seen a lot of NewYork passing by over the years. But it appears she’s finally meeting her end as we all do.

Watch a couple of early 1940s soundies featuring the teenage pre-#MGM Cyd Charisse. Fascinating viewing, IMHO. #Dance #MUSICAL #TCM #FilmTwitter

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