Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gramps, Why the Hand Cream and Tissues?

Musical interlude re showering from Meet the Baron starring Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante (who I met when I was 11), Zazu Pitts and Ted Healy and his Three Stooges. None of them are in this scene, actually, as it is reservee' pour Gateau de Fromage.
Et quelle fromage!!

7 comments:

Donna Lethal said...

Wait - back up and tell us about Jimmy Durante!

Lex10 said...

I was in a hotel with my parents, and my mother, whenever she saw someone famous would get all Lucy. She started to cry out "Jimmy Durante!" and instead of just waving, he came how and said howahya howahya - all that was missing was the "hot-cha-chaaa". Afterwards my father claimed repeatedly that he had briefly met Durante, and it was his eye contact that got Jimmy to come over. I as an 11 or so year old, was mortified.

Donna Lethal said...

Oh that's great! Whenever I think of him (which is often lately, b/c some song of his is in a car commercial or something) I'm reminded of the "kick the bucket" scene in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."

Donna Lethal said...

Ok, now back to this clip: what a find! Obviously pre-code. That looks like Edna May Oliver as the prim matron in charge of the water.

Lex10 said...

Yep Edna May. This Jack Pearl was a big deal at the time.....

Mavis Martini said...

Donna- MEET THE BARON! You did!

The King Of Cool said...

What's cool is I've been reading a George Burns book where he talks about all his friends. He has talked about Jack Pearl, Jimmy Durante, and manh others.