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Thou Swell, Thou Witty, Thou Rodgers & Hart in the '20s (VI)

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday and the continuation of our two month series on the 1920s book musicals of Rodgers and Hart, a team whose ’30s and ’40s work has been fairly well represented here in the past. 422 more words


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


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Jackie Gleason, actor, comedian & musician (1916-1987)

William Frawley, actor (1887-1966)
Jean Negulesco, director & screenwriter (1900-1993)
Madeleine Carroll, actress (1906-1987)
Tony Randall, actor & comedian (1920-2004)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

On February 26 William Frawley was born ...

On February 26, 1887, William Frawley was born. Throughout his extensive work in film, appearing in over 100 films, he is best remembered as playing landlord Fred Mertz in “I Love Lucy” and the “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” and his work afterwards in “My Three Sons.” … 460 more words


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Throwback Trailer: One Night in the Tropics (1940)

Jim “Lucky” Moore (Allan Jones), an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve (Robert Cummings): a ‘love insurance policy’, that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia (Nancy Kelly). 44 more words

Throwback Trailer

Charlie Chaplin in MONSIEUR VERDOUX (1947) - Way too lovable of a killer

The following is my entry in the “Contrary to Popular Opinion Blogathon” being held at the blog Sister Celluloid on Jan. 17 and 18. The blogathon’s purpose is to laud some critically  844 more words


January 6 - Bing Crosby, William Frawley, Abbott & Costello and Fibber McGee and Molly

January 6, 2015

Fortune Tellers
Kraft Music Hall
Jan. 6, 1944

Costello’s Getting Married
Abbott & Costello
Jan. 6, 1944



Bing Crosby and William Frawley (Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy) are a couple of fortune tellers and end the bit with a Vaudeville routine that many may remember him performing with Vivian Vance (Ethel Mertz) from the I Love Lucy. 164 more words

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