the Three Stooges

What Time is it? A clown bit from the Three Stooges

What Time is it?

What Time is it? A clown bit from the Three Stooges

One suggestion I make is that clowns need to learn from previous masters – and the Three Stooges are a good example.   In their short film Dutiful but Dumb, there’s a short scene where Moe asks Curly what the time is, and Curly does a wonderful example of clown logic to answer the question: (more…)

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Lupe Velez with Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel in Hollywood Party

Hollywood Party

Hollywood Party (1934) starring Jimmy Durante, Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Mickey Mouse …

Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine as autograph hunters in Hollywood PartyHollywood Party is a collection of skits, parodies, and bits, strung together with a relatively thin plot.  Jimmy Durante makes fun of Tarzan as Schnarzan, whose public is tiring of him fighting fake lions.  So, in order to appease the public (and purchase live lions from the visiting Baron Munchausen), he throws an enormous “Hollywood Party”, inviting everybody in Hollywood€ – except Lupe Velez, who he intentionally is snubbing.  She’s not about to take that lying down, however, and crashes the party.  In an interesting note, she plays Jane to Durante’s Schnarzan in a movie preview shown in the movie.  In real life, she was the wife of Johnny Weissmuller – Tarzan – at the time). (more…)

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