Comedy At The Movies – W C Fields and Mae West imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Mary Jane “Mae” West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres….West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become…

Ski Jimping Special – Ride The Wind – The History Of Ski Jumping

DOG ASIDE: Ski jumping is a form of Nordic skiing in which athletes descend a specially constructed takeoff ramp (known as the inrun)….jump from the end of it (the table)….with as much power as they can generate….and “fly” as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill.  Points are awarded for distance and style by five…

Rodeo – ESPN World Championship Mesquite Rodeo – Bull Dogging & Steer Wrestling Competition

DOG ASIDE: Growing up in West Texas meant that you came in contact with a whole bunch of real cowboys….cuz there were a whole lot of big ranches out West….where big ranches meant large herds of cattle…which meant lots of cowboys….so Bone Daddy went to his fair share of rodeos held in Midland and Odessa…and…

Groucho Marx Sings Why Am I So Romantic & Harpo Marx Plays The Harp

DOG ASIDE: The Marx Brothers were 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 of all time…..with two of them “Duck Soup” and…

Walter Matthau Hosts Comedy In The Movies With Mae West And WC Fields

DOG ASIDE: Comedic Actor Walter Matthau hosts as salute to comedy in the movies…..with this video showing the comedy and magic that Mae West and W C Fields brought to the silver screen. West and Fields were incomparable in the annals of cinema as a female and male comedic team….as this video so aptly show…

Comedian Red Skelton Stand Up Routine Plus The Wonderful World of Mime

DOG ASIDE: Comedian Red Skelton was an entertainer of the highest order….stand up comedian, mime, unforgettable characters, clown….making people laugh all over the world from 1937 to 1971 on radio and on television….for this lovable man never used a curse word and never belittled anyone….in all of his years of making America laugh. Bone Daddy…

Bone Daddy’s New York Yankee Baseball Card Collection – 1949

DOG ASIDE: As you will see….Bone Daddy loved the New York Yankees….his extensive baseball card collection spans some 40+ years …..from when he got his first baseball card as a boy of 5 years in 1952 until the late 1980’s. This first group of cards are of players on the 1949 New York Yankees…..with Earl…

Meet Babe Ruth – 1979 Ad For Video Cassette With Highlights of The Babe’s Career

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In 1979 an infomercial was put on cable television….whereby a video cassette could be bought featuring Babe Ruth…..which could be bought for $14.95….containing highlights of Babe’s career.  Folks, this was some 45 years after his retirement…..as I guess that goes to show you just how popular Babe Ruth was 38 years ago.