acharlescoleman:

Comedy’s Last Supper.

acharlescoleman:

Comedy’s Last Supper.

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devincf:

Groucho Marx, without make-up on, at a party with WC Fields.

devincf:

Groucho Marx, without make-up on, at a party with WC Fields.

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oldhollywood:

W.C. Fields (1940, photo by Jack Freulich )
On handling meddlesome babies:
"There can be no question that W.C. Fields disliked children, in a persecuted, un-angry sort of way. His encounters with the infant thespian, Baby LeRoy, were well known to Hollywood. He considered that the child was deliberately trying to wreck his career, and he stalked him remorselessly. The comedian realized that, whatever else might be going on in a scene, people would watch the antics of a baby. His competitive treatment of LeRoy was, therefore, exactly the same as he would have accorded an adult. 
In one Fields-LeRoy picture, action was suspended so the infant could have his orange juice. Fields approached the child’s nurse and said, ‘Why don’t you take a breather? I’ll give the little nipper his juice.’ She nodded gratefully, and left the set.
With a soliticious nursery air, Fields shook the bottle and removed its nipple, then drew a flask from his pocket and strengthened the citrus with a generous noggin of gin. 
By the time shooting was ready to commence, Baby Le Roy was in a state of inoperative bliss. 
[Director Norman] Taurog and others, including the returned nurse, inspected the tot with real concern. ‘I don’t believe he’s just sleepy,” said the nurse. “He had a good night’s rest.’
'Jiggle him some more,' suggested Taurog. 'We're running a little behind schedule.'
'Walk him around, walk him around,' was Fields' hoarse and baffling comment from a secluded corner. 
The child was more or less returned to consciousness, but in the scene that followed, Taurog complained of his lack of animation [or as Fields later put it, ‘he staggered through the scene like a Barrymore’]. Despite the most urgent measures to revive him, he remained glassy-eyed and in a partial coma. For some inexplicable reason, Fields seemed jubilant. 
'He's no trouper,” he kept yelling. 'The kid's no trouper. Send him home!'”
-excerpted from W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes by Robert Taylor Lewis

oldhollywood:

W.C. Fields (1940, photo by Jack Freulich )

On handling meddlesome babies:

"There can be no question that W.C. Fields disliked children, in a persecuted, un-angry sort of way. His encounters with the infant thespian, Baby LeRoy, were well known to Hollywood. He considered that the child was deliberately trying to wreck his career, and he stalked him remorselessly. The comedian realized that, whatever else might be going on in a scene, people would watch the antics of a baby. His competitive treatment of LeRoy was, therefore, exactly the same as he would have accorded an adult. 

In one Fields-LeRoy picture, action was suspended so the infant could have his orange juice. Fields approached the child’s nurse and said, ‘Why don’t you take a breather? I’ll give the little nipper his juice.’ She nodded gratefully, and left the set.

With a soliticious nursery air, Fields shook the bottle and removed its nipple, then drew a flask from his pocket and strengthened the citrus with a generous noggin of gin. 

By the time shooting was ready to commence, Baby Le Roy was in a state of inoperative bliss. 

[Director Norman] Taurog and others, including the returned nurse, inspected the tot with real concern. ‘I don’t believe he’s just sleepy,” said the nurse. “He had a good night’s rest.’

'Jiggle him some more,' suggested Taurog. 'We're running a little behind schedule.'

'Walk him around, walk him around,' was Fields' hoarse and baffling comment from a secluded corner. 

The child was more or less returned to consciousness, but in the scene that followed, Taurog complained of his lack of animation [or as Fields later put it, ‘he staggered through the scene like a Barrymore’]. Despite the most urgent measures to revive him, he remained glassy-eyed and in a partial coma. For some inexplicable reason, Fields seemed jubilant. 

'He's no trouper,” he kept yelling. 'The kid's no trouper. Send him home!'”

-excerpted from W. C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes by Robert Taylor Lewis

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popandpunctum:

Sgt. Pepper: Who Is Who? (by WogBlog)

Here’s something which I hope will be a good resource for Beatles scholars and students for years to come. This is a guide to who all the people on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover photo are. Every name is linked to the person’s own wikipedia entry, so this page will stay current forever. All the links will open in a new window. You can have acres of fun with this post for a long time. Enjoy!












1. SRI YUKTESWAR GIRI 1855-19362. ALEISTER CROWLEY 1875-19473. MAE WEST 1893-19804. LENNY BRUCE 1925-19665. KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN 1928-20076. W.C. FIELDS 1880-19467. CARL GUSTAV JUNG 1875-19618. EDGAR ALLEN POE 1809-18499. FRED ASTAIRE 1899-198710. RICHARD MERKIN 1938-200911. THE VARGA GIRL.12. LEO GORCEY 1917-196913. HUNTZ HALL 1919-199914. SIMON RODIA 1879-196515. BOB DYLAN 1941-16. AUBREY BEARDSLEY 1872-189817. SIR ROBERT PEEL 1788-185018. ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894-196319. DYLAN THOMAS 1914-195320. TERRY SOUTHERN 1924-199521. DION 1939-22. TONY CURTIS 1925 - 201023. WALLACE BERMAN 1926-197624. TOMMY HANDLEY 1892-194925. MARILYN MONROE 1926-196226. WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914-199727. SRI MAHAVATAR BABAJI unknown28. STAN LAUREL 1890-196529. RICHARD LINDNER 1901-197830. OLIVER HARDY 1892-195731. KARL MARX 1818-188332. H.G. WELLS 1866-194633. SRI PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA 1893-195234. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.35. STUART SUTCLIFFE 1940-196236. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.37. MAX MILLER 1894-196338. THE PETTY GIRL. painting of LUCILLE BALL 1911-1989), by GEORGE PETTY 1894-197539. MARLON BRANDO 1924.-200440. TOM MIX 1880-194041. OSCAR WILDE 1854-190042. TYRONE POWER 1914-195843. LARRY BELL 1939 -44. DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1813-187345. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER 1904-198446. STEPHEN CRANE 1871-190047. ISSY BONN 1893-197748. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW 1856-195049. H.C. WESTERMANN 1922-198150. ALBERT STUBBINS 1920-200251. SRI LAHIRI MAHASAYA 1828-189552. LEWIS CARROLL 1832-189853. T.E. LAWRENCE¨1888-193554. SONNY LISTON 1928-197055. THE PETTY GIRL 2.56. GEORGE HARRISON 1943-200157. JOHN LENNON 1940-198058. SHIRLEY TEMPLE 1928-59. RINGO STARR 1940-60. PAUL McCARTNEY 1942-61. ALBERT EINSTEIN 1879-195562. JOHN LENNON. Again.63. RINGO STARR. Again.64. PAUL McCARTNEY. Again.65. GEORGE HARRISON. Again.66. BOBBY BREEN 1927-67. MARLENE DIETRICH 1901-199268. MAHATMA GANDHI 1869-194869. LEGIONNAIRE FROM THE ORDER OF BUFFALOS70. DIANA DORS 1931-198471. SHIRLEY TEMPLE. Again.No. 12, Leo Gorcy was on the cover, but he was painted out before publication due to his manager requesting a fee of $400 for his participation.No. 68, Mahatma Gandhi was also painted over, by request of EMI.

popandpunctum:

Sgt. Pepper: Who Is Who? (by WogBlog)

Here’s something which I hope will be a good resource for Beatles scholars and students for years to come. This is a guide to who all the people on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover photo are. Every name is linked to the person’s own wikipedia entry, so this page will stay current forever. All the links will open in a new window. You can have acres of fun with this post for a long time. Enjoy!


1. SRI YUKTESWAR GIRI 1855-1936
2. ALEISTER CROWLEY 1875-1947
3. MAE WEST 1893-1980
4. LENNY BRUCE 1925-1966
5. KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN 1928-2007
6. W.C. FIELDS 1880-1946
7. CARL GUSTAV JUNG 1875-1961
8. EDGAR ALLEN POE 1809-1849
9. FRED ASTAIRE 1899-1987
10. RICHARD MERKIN 1938-2009
11. THE VARGA GIRL.
12. LEO GORCEY 1917-1969
13. HUNTZ HALL 1919-1999
14. SIMON RODIA 1879-1965
15. BOB DYLAN 1941-
16. AUBREY BEARDSLEY 1872-1898
17. SIR ROBERT PEEL 1788-1850
18. ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894-1963
19. DYLAN THOMAS 1914-1953
20. TERRY SOUTHERN 1924-1995
21. DION 1939-
22. TONY CURTIS 1925 - 2010
23. WALLACE BERMAN 1926-1976
24. TOMMY HANDLEY 1892-1949
25. MARILYN MONROE 1926-1962
26. WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS 1914-1997
27. SRI MAHAVATAR BABAJI unknown
28. STAN LAUREL 1890-1965
29. RICHARD LINDNER 1901-1978
30. OLIVER HARDY 1892-1957
31. KARL MARX 1818-1883
32. H.G. WELLS 1866-1946
33. SRI PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA 1893-1952
34. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.
35. STUART SUTCLIFFE 1940-1962
36. ANONYMOUS DUMMY.
37. MAX MILLER 1894-1963
38. THE PETTY GIRL. painting of LUCILLE BALL 1911-1989), by GEORGE PETTY 1894-1975
39. MARLON BRANDO 1924.-2004
40. TOM MIX 1880-1940
41. OSCAR WILDE 1854-1900
42. TYRONE POWER 1914-1958
43. LARRY BELL 1939 -
44. DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE 1813-1873
45. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER 1904-1984
46. STEPHEN CRANE 1871-1900
47. ISSY BONN 1893-1977
48. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW 1856-1950
49. H.C. WESTERMANN 1922-1981
50. ALBERT STUBBINS 1920-2002
51. SRI LAHIRI MAHASAYA 1828-1895
52. LEWIS CARROLL 1832-1898
53. T.E. LAWRENCE¨1888-1935
54. SONNY LISTON 1928-1970
55. THE PETTY GIRL 2.
56. GEORGE HARRISON 1943-2001
57. JOHN LENNON 1940-1980
58. SHIRLEY TEMPLE 1928-
59. RINGO STARR 1940-
60. PAUL McCARTNEY 1942-
61. ALBERT EINSTEIN 1879-1955
62. JOHN LENNON. Again.
63. RINGO STARR. Again.
64. PAUL McCARTNEY. Again.
65. GEORGE HARRISON. Again.
66. BOBBY BREEN 1927-
67. MARLENE DIETRICH 1901-1992
68. MAHATMA GANDHI 1869-1948
69. LEGIONNAIRE FROM THE ORDER OF BUFFALOS
70. DIANA DORS 1931-1984
71. SHIRLEY TEMPLE. Again.

No. 12, Leo Gorcy was on the cover, but he was painted out before publication due to his manager requesting a fee of $400 for his participation.
No. 68, Mahatma Gandhi was also painted over, by request of EMI.

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euxinus:

Bob Dylan

euxinus:

Bob Dylan

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hollywoodlover:

Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Bob Hope and David Niven 

hollywoodlover:

Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Bob Hope and David Niven 

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Bob Hope hosting the 25th Academy Awards.(x)

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mundovigilia:

by Jeanloup Sieff (Vogue, Marocco, 1967)

mundovigilia:

by Jeanloup Sieff (Vogue, Marocco, 1967)

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unvitation:

HST Polaroids

1970-74

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boomerstarkiller67:

Carrie Fisher and John Belushi (1980)

boomerstarkiller67:

Carrie Fisher and John Belushi (1980)

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flavorpill:

The 50 Funniest Stand-Up Specials of All Time on Flavorwire

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"People say life ain’t fair…life is very fair. People aren’t fair…people are terrible."

Patrice O’Neal (via formerly-deannmartin)

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hisandhersmovieblog:

 

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