Those Fabulous Clowns – Marx Brothers & Three Stooges & Abbot n Costello & Laurel n Hardy

DOG ASIDE: The Marx Brothers were a family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers’ thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films….with two of them (Duck Soup and A…

Bob Hope’s Road To Hollywood – Virginia Mayo & Dorothy Lamore & Bing Crosby imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: In Bob Hope’s long and storied career in show business of more than 80 years…..he was able to accomplish a great deal….while sharing the stage with many great artists….but none any bigger than Dorothy Lamore and Bing Crosby….with whom he did his famous “Road Movies”.  In this video clip….we get to revisit many…

Boxing Special – Tribute To The Brown Bomber – Joe Louis

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981)….best known as Joe Louis….was an American professional boxer.  He held the world heavyweight championship from 1937 to 1949….and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”….Louis helped elevate boxing from a decline in popularity in…

Bob Hope’s Christmas Tours – Final Narration and Tribute to the American Soldier

DOG ASIDE: In Bob Hope’s 57th and final Christmas Tour for the American soldiers stationed all over the world….the old master of one liners delivers a tribute of the highest level….both elegant and eloquent….as he bears his heart and soul about having had the privilege of serving America’s finest for the past half-century. In this…

Bob Hope Road To Hollywood – Edward G Robinson & James Cagney & Jimmy Durante

DOG ASIDE: Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)….was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years….Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts….including a series of “Road” movies also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.  In addition to hosting the Academy Awards…

Red Skelton – The Drive In Theatre & Lacuufff Noi – The Sculpter & Clem Kaddidilehopper

DOG ASIDE: A mime or mime artist (from Greek μῖμος, mimos, “imitator, actor”) is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium….or as a performance art involving miming….or the acting out a story through body motions without use of speech. In earlier times, in English, such a performer would typically be referred to as a mummer.  Miming is…

Comedy & Mime – Red Skelton Stand Up & Shields And Yarnell As The Kinkers At Breakfast

DOG ASIDE: Performing the “Doughnut Dunkers” routine led to Red Skelton’s first appearance on Rudy Vallée’s The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour on August 12, 1937. Vallée’s program had a talent show segment….and those who were searching for stardom were eager to be heard on it….plus Vallée also booked veteran comic and fellow Indiana native Joe Cook…

Red Skelton – The Eiffel Tower &, The Standing Ovation & Freddie the Freeloader

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy grew up with the Red Skelton Show….as he says he remembers back to 1951…..when he and his family would all gather in the living room to watch The Red Skelton Show each week.  Now folks….this was black & white television with “rabbit ears” antennas….so, first of all…what the heck is black…