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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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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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