Tag: Hal Roach

October 25, 2014 /

This young man lived to be a hundred years old: He opened a film studio in the teens in downtown Los Angeles in the old Bradbury residence, referred to by his friend Harold Lloyd as “pneumonia hall” due the chilling drafts. He moved onto his own place and over the…

June 1, 2014 /
September 25, 2013 /

Beautiful and funny and died too young. She was married to an abusive rat who she got wise to and divorced. I’m not going to write a  blog about her death being mysterious, if you read the court papers you will find that it wasn’t.  I just want to share…

October 18, 2012 /

Hal Roach was the first to spot Jean Harlow’s comedic talents: Harlow (the real bathing beauty) is to the right of Charley Chase. Harlow was seventeen when she made “Double Whoopee”, a Hal Roach short, with Laurel and Hardy. Leo McCarey, who went on to become a preeminent director of…