Category Archives: The Funny Papers

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959)

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959) There are classic comedies that capture the perfect blend of superior direction, cast, writing, and appealing aesthetics. You can tell that it works well when we find ourselves forming nostalgic bonds to such films. … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: In Praise of Hildy and His Girl Friday

In Praise of Hildy and HIS GIRL FRIDAY A raven-haired beauty. She’s a tall drink of water and commands the room with her confidence and radiance, with a wit as sharp as her perfectly slanted hat and Kalloch suit. Only … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Disney+ Retro Style: That Darn Cat! (1965)

Disney+ Retro Style: That Darn Cat! (1965) “While the city sleeps, ev’ry night he creeps Just surveyin’ his domain He roams around like he owns the town He’s the King, he makes that plainHe knows ev’ry trick, doesn’t miss a … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker

The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker Many a cinephile enjoy debating what films merit the definition for a holiday movie. Ever since Preston Sturges directed The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), the controversy surrounding the film … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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