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Screwball Comedian: Joe E. Brown in ALIBI IKE (Warner Brothers 1935)

We’re about a quarter of the way through the baseball season, so let’s take a trip to the ballpark with Joe E. Brown in ALIBI IKE, a 1935 comedy based on a story by Ring Lardner, one of the best baseball writers of the early 20th Century.  630 more words

Cracked Rear Viewer

Screwball Comedian: Joe E. Brown in ALIBI IKE (Warner Brothers 1935)

We’re about a quarter of the way through the baseball season, so let’s take a trip to the ballpark with Joe E. Brown in ALIBI IKE, a 1935 comedy based on a story by Ring Lardner, one of the best baseball writers of the early 20th Century.  630 more words

Cracked Rear Viewer

On April 26 Lucille Ball passed away...

On April 26, 1989 Lucille Ball passed away due to an aortic aneurysm at the age of  77.

She is best remembered for starring in the classic sitcom, “ 172 more words

Actors

Desire (1936)

Having concluded her tutelage with her very own Svengali, Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich would find herself starring opposite a very Mr. Deeds like Gary Cooper for this hybrid screwball comedy/heist/ romance film rolled into one with Frank Borzage doing the directorial duties. 839 more words

Daily Take

On April 1 "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" went off the air...

On April 1, 1960 “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” went off the air. The series, a continuation of the 30-minute series, “I Love Lucy,” featured the Ricardos and the Mertzes as they move to Connecticut and simultaneously ending up in the same comedic situations (often caused by Lucy) as they did when they lived in New York in “I Love Lucy.” The series was meant to be seen as a reflection of the 1950s when the growth of suburbs was coming into fruition. 265 more words

Television

Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon!

I Love Lucy, Ep. 79 “The Million Dollar Idea” January 11, 1954

This weekend, “A Shroud of Thoughts” is hosting a blogathon.  The theme is “Favorite TV Show Episode.”  I knew that I would have to write about an episode from my favorite television show of all time–“I Love Lucy.”  But which episode?! 1,126 more words

1950s

Oh, William Frawley

Bill, Bill, Bill…

William Clement Frawley was born a solid 100 years before me, on Feb 26, 1887. He was born to Roman Catholic parents in Burlington, Iowa. 306 more words