Category Archives: The Funny Papers

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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The Funny Papers: Make Love, Not War – The Sex Comedies of the Sixties

Make Love, Not War: The Sex Comedies of the Sixties Doris Day Wedged between the cookie-cutter conformities of the fifties and the Women’s Lib movement of the funky seventies, the swinging sixties exploded into history. The film world has a … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Christmas in Connecticut – Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball?

Christmas in Connecticut: Holiday Classic or Feminist Screwball? For classic film fans, the holiday season represents a time to wax nostalgic over those classic films that pop up this time of year. Everyone has his or her own must-see favorites. … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Surviving Holiday Mayhem

  Surviving Holiday Mayhem With These Ladies of Screwball Comedy   Dan (Ralph Bellamy): “I certainly learned about women from you.” Aunt Patsy (Cecil Cunningham): “Here’s your diploma.” (As she hands him Lucy’s break-up letter) In The Awful Truth (1937), … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Comedy Bromance, On the Road with Bob and Bing

Comedy Bromance: On the Road with Bob and Bing Two actors with successful careers in Hollywood, one known for his crooning skills and the other for his vaudevillian gags of comedy, paired together to make a series of films of … Continue reading

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