Hooray for Hollywood and the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival

Three Songs You Won’t Hear During My Accompaniment to “Show People” — and Why One of the bugaboos in film…

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What’s a Nice Car Like You Doing in a Comedy Short Like This?

Putting Humpty Together Again, Thanks to the Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress It isn’t often that…

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Marcel Perez…or “Marvel” Perez?

Buster Keaton’s Idea of “Impossible Gags” Take on ‘Popeye’ Proportions In the Tweedledum/Twede Comedy Shorts Stylistically, there are two things…

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Marion Davies Marches On…!

Happy Birthday to Victor Herbert, Composer of “Babes In Toyland”, “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life” and the elusive “Marion Davies…

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The Humor of “Jackass” and AFV In the Early 1900s, as Performed by Marcel Perez and Others

The injury humor of Johnny Knoxville, the Farrelly Brothers, and thousands of anonymous klutzes is nothing new — French and…

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