11,041 vagabonds plus:
movie star Monday: Buster
Shadowing sequence from
Not just another handsome leading man....
movie star Monday: Bacall
movie star Monday: March, 1954
“A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.”
easy way to forget, alright...
Did you cry on your first day of school? I don't think I did, but I remember the sealed windows in the classroom were dirty and small and too far up next to the ceiling to escape through.
When I backed out of the driveway with weighted car for college I did cry. Just a little bit. More so because it was the first time my mom lived alone. And my dog, Muffin, I am told, paced for a couple days and didn't eat. It might have been a ploy for my return, and I like to think of her as my little sister then.
odd fact known by few
In this extraordinary clip of a mail train from 1903 we see how PFF originated by its inventor Zebadiah "Bud" Reed. Post cards were systematically dropped and picked at the same time!
Today, as you all are well aware, the method has been simplified and streamlined by his great great niece. Although it is said she sometimes dreams of shoving vagabonds off speeding trains with postcards flying every which way.
and this is my friend, Mr Laurel
Oliver Norvell Hardy, along with his friend, might be the only movie stars ever to use their real names in the films they made together. I certainly can't think of anybody else.
Looking quite dapper...
As silent comics go, I always rated Stan second only behind Buster. Check out some of his early solo short films if you get a chance.
Mr. Laurel would constantly work and re-work gags, whilst Mr. Hardy would leave the movie lot promptly at the end of the day to hit the golf course. But I guess that was only fair, since Ollie seemed always to be the victim of habitual pratfalls. And then there was that direct eye contact Ollie had with us signaling total hilarious exasperation.
"If anyone at my Funeral has a long face,
I'll never speak to him again."
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