Sunday, July 17, 2016

Random Tidbits of July, 2016


Buster Keaton was a true comedy athlete.

It was shocking for me as a kid to finally get a glimpse of Doctor Doom's disfigured face.  This is issue number 182 of The Mighty Thor.  The illustrator is John Buscema (with uncredited assistance from John Romita).  The writer is Stan Lee.  I agree with Don Blake - "I never dreamed -- it would be -- like that!!"
Howard Morris and Sid Caesar in The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)

Pinky Lee and a lion friend

Louise Fazenda and Charlie Murray in Vamping Venus (1928)

Charles Hitchcock, Dolores Cassinelli, Eleanor Blanchard, John Steppling and E. H. Calvert in Billy McGrath's Art Career (Essanay Film Manufacturing Co, 1912)

Vivian Vance and Lucille Ball pretend to be little girls.

Dwayne Johnson cradles Kevin Hart like a baby in Central Intelligence (2016).

Augustus Carney in Alkali Ike's Close Shave (1912)

Plot: A doctor is overwhelmed with guilt when he fails to stop his car in time to avoid hitting a man crossing the street.  The man,  Alkali Ike, is treated to a shave and a new set of clothing at the doctor's expense.  With his nifty new makeover, Alkali Ike is unrecognizable to his wife when he arrives home.  His wife calls out in alarm to several rough men, who take to beating up the hapless fellow.
Joan Davis pretends to be a mannequin on The Joan Davis Show ("Memory," 1953).

Robert Ellis gets stuck inside a suit of armor on Meet Corliss Archer ("Dexter's Masquerade Costume," 1954).

That's all I got for today.

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

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