Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hellzapoppin (1941) by matthew c. hoffman

Decades before Ernie Kovacs or Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In or Mystery Science Theatre 3000, there was Hellzapoppin—a comedy that turned Hollywood convention upside down. The film showcases the inventive style of Olsen & Johnson. “Anything for a laugh,” was their … Continue reading

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Buck Privates Come Home (1947) by matthew c. hoffman

Bud Abbott & Lou Costello were the two biggest moneymakers for Universal Studio in the 1940s. However, with the release of Little Giant followed by The Time of Their Lives, they had fallen into a box office slump. Abbott & … Continue reading

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Duck Soup (1933) by matthew c. hoffman

The following is a transcript from our presentation on 4/7/16. The Clark & McCullough shorts we screened, False Roomers and Jitters the Butler, went over very well and put the audience in high-gear for Duck Soup. The audience reaction to … Continue reading

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Clark & McCullough

Before our April 7 screening of Duck Soup we will be showcasing the comedy team of Clark & McCullough with two of their shorts. Here is one of their best:

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Fra Diavolo (1933) by matthew c. hoffman

On March 31, 2016, we had our first capacity crowd of the season. Over 90 patrons attended our screening of Fra Diavolo. The feature presentation was preceded by two comedy shorts starring Thelma Todd & ZaSu Pitts: Bargain of the Century (1933) and … Continue reading

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