Tag: screwball comedy

December 31, 2012 /

I am obsessed with cake… This has nothing to do with cake… But, I think it’s a lovely commentary on Bette’s career.

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…

September 10, 2012 /

“His Girl Friday” starring Rosiland Russell and Cary Grant: Hildy Johnson:  Now, get this, you double-crossing chimpanzee: There ain’t going to be any interview and there ain’t going to be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn’t cover the burning…