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November 28, 2014

TOO FUNNY FOR WORDS

Faces only a mother could love. Actually it's three of Hollywood's top character actresses, striking an uncharacteristically jovial pose. Left-to-right, that's Almira Sessions, Una O'Connor and Dorothy Vaughan from the 1941 Columbia film, 'Three Girls About Town.' They had the market cornered on playing maids, cleaning women, and other tart-toungued domestics.  Aren't they Precious? (c) Columbia Pictures

Wow, we sure need some laughter right now. So here’s a collection of some of the funniest movie stills I could round up. Some are intentionally humorous—some are just examples of horrible taste. You be the judge! It just our hope that they bring a smile or two to your face.

Faces only a mother could love. Actually it's three of Hollywood's top character actresses, striking an uncharacteristically jovial pose. Left-to-right, that's Almira Sessions, Una O'Connor and Dorothy Vaughan from the 1941 Columbia film, 'Three Girls About Town.' They had the market cornered on playing maids, cleaning women, and other tart-toungued domestics.  Aren't they Precious? (c) Columbia Pictures

Faces only a mother could love. Actually it’s three of Hollywood’s top character actresses, striking an uncharacteristically jovial pose. Left-to-right, that’s Almira Sessions, Una O’Connor and Dorothy Vaughan from the 1941 Columbia film, ‘Three Girls About Town.’ They had the market cornered on playing maids, cleaning women, and other tart-toungued domestics. Aren’t they Precious? (c) Columbia Pictures

 

 

Here's the gruesome twosome, 1967's Sonny and Cher, from their ill-fated screen opus, 'Good Times.' During this period, Sonny was certainly a Svengali to Cher's Trilby. Dig that way-out proboscis on Cher .Can you believe this movie was directed by William Friedkin, who helmed 'The Exorcist?' Some might say 'Good Times' was just a warm-up for his cinematic stomach-turner. (c)

Here’s the gruesome twosome, 1967’s Sonny and Cher, from their ill-fated screen opus, ‘Good Times.’ During this period, Sonny was certainly a Svengali to Cher’s Trilby. Dig that way-out proboscis on Cher .Can you believe this movie was directed by William Friedkin, who helmed ‘The Exorcist?’ Some might say ‘Good Times’ was just a warm-up for his cinematic stomach-turner. (c)

 

 

Two almost-forgotten character actors from Hollywood's Golden Era are Mischa Auer (l) and Ed Brophy (r). Russian-born Auer was an expert at playing foreign Counts, head-waiters and other officious characters. Brophy had a Brooklyn accent you could cut with a knife and that, with his roly-poly physique, made him a laugh-getter in many a comedy film. (c) Universal Studios

Two almost-forgotten character actors from Hollywood’s Golden Era are Mischa Auer (l) and Ed Brophy (r). Russian-born Auer was an expert at playing foreign Counts, head-waiters and other officious characters. Brophy had a Brooklyn accent you could cut with a knife and that, with his roly-poly physique, made him a laugh-getter in many a comedy film. (c) Universal Studios

 

 

I don't know who ever thought this pose was a good idea, but someone talked actress Shirley Jones into climbing into a leopard bathing suit and high heels and lead a stuffed tiger on a leash! It's a bit a puzzling publicity from the 1962 film, 'A Ticklish Affair.'  I'm sure Ms. Jones would love to have this still buried! (c) MGM

I don’t know who ever thought this pose was a good idea, but someone talked actress Shirley Jones into climbing into a leopard bathing suit and high heels and lead a stuffed tiger on a leash! It’s a bit a puzzling publicity from the 1962 film, ‘A Ticklish Affair.’ I’m sure Ms. Jones would love to have this still buried! (c) MGM

 

 

No, it's not actor Andy Devine put out in bad drag! It's just a disguise he assumed in the 1945 potboiler, 'Sudan', which starred Maria Montez.  This Technicolor opus was one of a series of popular extravaganzas that war-weary audiences devoured at the time. Hopefully one day Universal will put them out in a boxed set. They are rarely shown on television, and I'm dying to see them! (c) Universal Studios

No, it’s not actor Andy Devine put out in bad drag! It’s just a disguise he assumed in the 1945 potboiler, ‘Sudan’, which starred Maria Montez. This Technicolor opus was one of a series of popular extravaganzas that war-weary audiences devoured at the time. Hopefully one day Universal will put them out in a boxed set. They are rarely shown on television, and I’m dying to see them! (c) Universal Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 






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