Jerry Lewis and the Labor Day Telethon for the MDA

Jerry Lewis hosting the MDA telethon in 1975
Jerry Lewis has been organizing and hosting a Labor Day telethon to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) since 1966.  Over the years, Jerry has helped raise over 2 billion dollars.  In fact, Jerry Lewis is one of the few fundraisers who actually brings in more money than is pledged....
Continue reading

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey, starring William Powell and Carole Lombard
My Man Godfrey, (1936) starring William Powell and Carole Lombard movie review of “My Man Godfrey” – one of the great screwball comedies of the 20th century, starring Carole Lombard as the spoiled rich girl and William Powell as Godfrey, the — €œforgotten man — € with a...
Continue reading

Carolina in the Morning lyrics

Carolina in the Morning lyrics
Carolina in the Morning lyrics – Music by Walter Donaldson, lyrics by Gus Kahn (1922).  Introduced and recorded by William Frawley, best known for his role as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy€ €”where he performed the song in the episodes Ricky Loses His Voice and Lucy’s Show Biz...
Continue reading

Band of Angels

Band of Angels (1957) starring Clark Gable, Yvonne de Carlo, Sidney Poitier
movie review of Band of Angels (1957) starring Clark Gable, Yvonne de Carlo, Sidney Poitier In an attempt to carry on in his great Rhett Butler tradition, “Gone With The Wind” star Clark Gable once again flexes his muscular charms in another Civil War-era movie about the torrid...
Continue reading

An American Carol

An American Carol, by David Zucker
An American Carol (2008) starring Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer — €œWARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you’d have to...
Continue reading

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Editorial review of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, courtesy of Amazon.com An air race from London to Paris provides the premise for this marvelous comedy, which features thrilling aerial photography and some stupefying stunt flying. It’s set in 1910, when the (lovingly re-created) airplanes of the...
Continue reading

Star of Midnight

Star of Midnight (1935) starring William Powell and Ginger Rogers
review of Star of Midnight (1935) starring William Powell and Ginger Rogers  Star of Midnight, starring William Powell and Ginger Rogers movie review of Star of Midnight starring William Powell and Ginger Rogers, two of my favorite actors in a murder mystery in the style of Powell’s...
Continue reading