Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In part 2 of Strippers narrated by Gwen Verdon shows footage of Little Egypt at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1896….as Sally Rand performed at 40 years later at the Chicago World’s Fair again…..which was taking place during the height of The Depression….as Sally Rand saved the Fair with her striptease version of…

Special – HBO – Strippers – An American Original – Host Gwen Verdon – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an American actress and dancer….who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances….while also serving as the non-credited choreographers assistant and specialty dance coach for both theater and film. With flaming red hair and a quaver in her voice….Verdon was…

Special – HBO Sports – Fenway Park -Boston Red Sox Legendary Ballpark

DOG ASIDE: As host for USA Network’s Stroh’s Circle of Sports….Robert Conrad gets to pay tribute to 104 year old Fenway Park….home of the Boston Red Sox….and a true iconic stadium in the world of sports….as Fenway Park was the 1st American stadium to surpass 100 years in operation.  The ole ball park deserves all…

Comedy – Spanky and Our Gang – The Variety Show & The Food Fight

DOG ASIDE: Spanky and Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals) is a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures. Created by comedy producer Hal Roach….the series was produced between 1922 and 1944 and is noted for showing children behaving in…

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…