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THE THREE STOOGES
Moe & Larry, joined by Joe Besser, created a new series of live action / animated shorts in 1964. Here's Moe on The Mike Douglas Show talking about his early days in vaudeville and his career as the head Stooge.
Larry Fine of the Three Stooges granted a rare video interview in 1973 when he was residing at the Motion Picture Country Home. Embedding is disabled but it's worth a look.
This is from one of my favorite Three Stooges bit, which was based on an old vaudeville routine of unknown origin - 'Slowly, I Turned.'
March 25, 2010 - 9:24am
YOU NEVER KNOW
Funny thing that Brady bunch. I had a friend who worked with Florence Henderson when she was doing the Wesson Oil commercials in the 1980s. She told me that Florence was talking about the Brady years one day and it was VERY revealing. I can't really tell you what she said, it's that shocking. The story about Barry Williams dating Florence is probably bogus - the REAL story would knock your socks off!
In the early-1990s I was at a party in Hollywood talking with the most amazing looking guy. He was a male prostitute, not a street level guy but a call boy, I guess you would call it. He told me one of his clients was a real freak, with a torture dungeon set up in his home. He told me the guy was a famous TV star but refused to reveal his name.
I said, "Give me a hint." He said, "the guy starred in two TV series at the same time in the 1970s, one a drama and one a comedy." I thought of Robert Reed immediately who was on The Brady Bunch and Mannix at the same time. His reaction didn't give anything away (he was a prostitute, after all) but I can't think of any other TV stars that fit that description, can you?
March 24, 2010 - 5:18am
IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD
"You can take Salem out of the country but you can't take the country out of Salem" was a very effective and catchy jingle, this was the last TV campaign for this venerable brand before the ban on tobacco advertising took effect.
March 23, 2010 - 8:12am
GREAT NEW SHOW!
March 23, 2010 - 5:00am
I can't explain it, but one of my favorite classic TV shows is Here's Lucy. I suppose it's because it's so silly and devoid of any pretense of reality. In this clip from the series, Lucy meets Charles Nelson Reilly at the customer service desk of a department store. Notice that what was considered slightly absurd in 1971 is now commonplace.
Hear the lady laughing over the rest of the audience? That was Lucy's mom and the guy you hear laughing loudly was Lucy's husband Gary Morton.
March 23, 2010 - 4:29am
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