Author Archives: Kellee Pratt

The Funny Papers: The Best of Harpo

The Funny Papers: The Best of Harpo “If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world’s against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.” — Harpo … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931)

Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931) One of the captivating traits found in a Pre-Code film is a dark tone, that often reflects a discernible note of danger. I suppose it’s a flair for the dramatics that draws many … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Summer Drive-In Double Feature – Bachelor Flat (1962) and How Sweet It Is! (1968)

The Funny Papers: Summer Drive-In Double Feature – Bachelor Flat (1962) & How Sweet It Is! (1968) Summertime brings back nostalgic reflections for all of us. Depending upon your generation, background, and interests, your particular memories will bring you back … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Girls About Town (1931)

Pre-Code Corner: Girls About Town (1931) Things were a bit turned on its heels from the norm in 1931. The stock market crashed in October of 1929 creating the start of The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl was ramping up … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo

The Funny Papers: Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd, The Slapstick Buddy Duo Lately, I’ve been binge-watching an Amazon Prime show which has also garnered attention at the Golden Globes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It’s a hilarious delight that many classic … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) – Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code

Pre-Code Corner: Baby Face (1933) Ten Steps to Perfectly Pre-Code In the era of Pre-Codes, there are a few films that stand out. When I think of Pre-Code films, sometimes it’s the violent nature, or perhaps a few nods to … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: When Scary is Funny

  When Scary is Funny… Autumn is such a beautiful and fun time of year. With it, come the crisp leaves and cooler temps but also all the Halloween fare, including the spooky comedy films. As a kid, these films … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Celebrate Marie Dressler 150! Hometown Hosts Her Birthday in Style

Celebrate Marie Dressler 150! Hometown Hosts Her Birthday in Style “By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Top 10 Slapsticks in the Ring – Comedies That Pack a Punch

Top 10 Slapsticks in the Ring – Comedies That Pack a Punch There are plenty of serious films that have taken on the drama of boxing. Often they play up the angle of the unknown, struggling underdog who works hard, … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: A Love Letter to Danny Kaye

A Love Letter to Danny Kaye “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye According to my baby book, my first crush was Donny Osmond. Don’t judge – it was … Continue reading

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