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The Many Sides of Eddie Cantor: Five Anecdotes

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 21, 2016

The Many Sides of Eddie Cantor… Eddie making his trademark pop-eyed expression According to writer H.L. Mencken, Eddie Cantor’s work in the 1930s did more to pull America out of the Great Depression than all government measures combined. He was appropriately nicknamed the Apostle of Pep. More read more

Warner Archive: Eddie Cantor 4-Film Collection

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 13, 2015

In a new collection from Warner Archive, four Eddie Cantor films produced by Samuel Goldwyn offer a glimpse into some of the popular comedian's best cinematic offerings. Palmy Days (1931), The Kid From Spain (1932), Roman Scandals (1933) and Strike Me Pink (1936) were an extension of the star's alre read more

Musical Monday: The Eddie Cantor Story (1953)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 11, 2015

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: “Eddie Cantor Story” read more

CMBA Forgotten Stars Blogathon: Eddie Cantor

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Oct 27, 2014

On Saturday, October 30, 1937 Eddie Cantor was honored with a testimonial dinner at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  The event, which was broadcast by the Columbia Broadcasting System was in celebration of Cantor’s 25th anniversary as a star.  In attendance were the Postmaster-General, read more

Monday Serenade: Eddie Cantor in Whoopee! (1930)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 14, 2010

I was so accustomed to the Nina Simone version of My Baby Just Cares for Me, that it stunned me when I first saw Eddie Cantor singing the tune in Whoopee! (1930). Cantor's performance has a lot of zing, and it's so charming. I definitely have room for both versions in my affections. read more