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Book Review: THE HAL ROACH COMEDY SHORTS OF THELMA TODD, ZASU PITTS, AND PATSY KELLY

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Jan 30, 2019

One of the home video highlights of 2018 was the official release of all the Hal Roach comedy shorts of Thelma Todd, Zasu Pitts, and Patsy Kelly....and now we have a book to go along with them. James L. Neibaur's THE HAL ROACH COMEDY SHORTS OF THELMA TODD, ZASU PITTS, AND PATSY KELLY, published by M read more

Thelma Todd & Zasu Pitts: The Hal Roach Collection 1931-33

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Nov 4, 2018

This summer Classic Flix released the entire series of Thelma Todd-Patsy Kelly short subject comedies on DVD, and now the Sprocket Vault brings us the complete Thelma Todd-Zasu Pitts series on DVD as well. The Todd/Pitts/Kelly comedies, produced at the Hal Roach Studios, are now finally all availabl read more

Know Your Character Actor: ZaSu Pitts

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Jun 22, 2014

June 22, 2014 by smumcounty ZaSu Pitts was born Eliza Susan Pitts in Parsons Kansas on January 3rd, 1894. She was named after her father’s sisters, Eliza and Susan, from which her nickname ZaSu is derived. Although commonly mispronounced Za-soo, Zay-soo, or Zay-zoo, in her 1963 candy cookbook, “Cand read more

Know Your Character Actor: ZaSu Pitts

Smum County Posted by smumcountry on Jun 22, 2014

June 22, 2014 by smumcounty ZaSu Pitts was born Eliza Susan Pitts in Parsons Kansas on January 3rd, 1894. She was named after her father’s sisters, Eliza and Susan, from which her nickname ZaSu is derived. Although commonly mispronounced Za-soo, Zay-soo, or Zay-zoo, in her 1963 candy cookbook, “Cand read more

Zasu Pitts (2)

The Bogie Film Blog Posted by Bogart Fan on Oct 2, 2013

Birth Name: Eliza Susan Pitts Birthdate: January 3, 1894 Number of films Zasu Pitts made with Humphrey Bogart: 2 The Lowdown: Named after her father’s two sisters, Eliza Susan Pitts would later legally adopt the stage name “Zasu” (pronounced SAY-ZOO by the actress). Cutting her teeth in the read more

ZaSu Pitts (1)

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Jan 5, 2013

  ZaSu Pitts was an American actress who starred in many silent dramas and comedies, transitioning to comedy sound films. She was a classic comedienne with timid, forlorn blue eyes and a trademark woebegone vocal pattern with fidgety hands. Not a classic beauty as many of the contemporary actre read more

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