Category Archives: Video Clips

Mini Tribute: Morgan Wallace

Born July 26, 1881 Morgan Wallace! Morgan Wallace appeared in over 120 film roles, many uncredited, and is perhaps best known for his role as Mr. Fitchmueller in the ‘kumquat scene’ from the W.C. Fields’ comedy, It’s a Gift! Morgan … Continue reading

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Just for Fun: the Inimitable Carmen Miranda?

Just for Fun: the Fabulous Carmen Miranda, and then some… Carmen Miranda ….. Well, they do say that Imitation is the Best form of Flattery! Jerry Lewis imitating Carmen Miranda in Scared Stiff (1953 George Marshall director) Bugs Bunny as Carmen … Continue reading

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Just for Fun: Lydia the Tattooed Lady

Just for fun!  “Ah Lydia, she was the most gloooorious creature under the sun!” I remember loving this clip ever since I was a little kid… just one of many magical musical moments from the Marx Brothers… Groucho Marx singing … Continue reading

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Four Fun Classic Movie Dances on Roller Skates: Charles Chaplin, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly

Just for Fun: 1936:  Charlie Chaplin, marvelous — poetic and funny — on roller skates in Modern Times, with Paulette Goddard (1936, Charles Chaplin director) ….. 1937:  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers skating to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” in … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Irving Berlin

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Songwriting Legend, Irving Berlin, born May 11 in 1888! George Gershwin once said that Irving Berlin was “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived”.  That is no small compliment!!!  And how could I possible argue … Continue reading

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Fred Flintstone’s Big Break: Gary Granite’s Stunt Double…

Roll-‘Em, Action! Classic Movie Cartoon Tribute! Although Cary Grant did not do the voice acting for his cartoon debut in The Flintstones, I guess you could still say that he still was ‘immortalized in stone’ — as Hollyrock Matinee Idol, … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd needs a little Help!

Just for Fun: A fitting Tribute to The King of Daredevil Comedy… This Harold Lloyd Video Tribute, set to The Beatles song “Help!”, includes clips from An Eastern Westerner (1920), The Freshman (1925), Girl Shy (1924), Hot Water (1924), The Kid … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Director Stanley Donen

  Born April 13, 1924 Director and Choreographer Stanley Donen! Short and sweet, three of my favorite Stanley Donen dance scenes, in no particular order: “I’m singin’ and dancin’ in the rain” – Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain (1952, … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Stony (I mean Tony) Curtis!

Yabba Dabba Doo! Classic Movie Cartoon Tribute! In October of 1965, Tony Curtis ‘appeared’ as Stone Age Movie Star, Stony Curtis, on The Flintstones in the episode called “The Return of Stony Curtis” (Season 6, Episode 3, Oct 1 1965). … Continue reading

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Super Duper Singing Star – Ann Margrock!

I Ain’t Gonna Be Your Fool No More! Classic Movie Cartoon Tribute! In September of 1963, the marvelous Ann-Margret made her TV Debut, ‘appearing’ in The Flintstones as Stone Age Singing Superstar, Ann-Margrock, in an episode called “Ann-Margrock Presents” (Season … Continue reading

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