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ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
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ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
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ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
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ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
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ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
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CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
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CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
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HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
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HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
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I LOVE LUCY
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MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
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MAGIC IN MOVIES
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MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
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MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
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QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
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REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
These are goodies that Maven has come across. 
So do up a batch of popcorn, ice up
your favorite drink and have fun!
And check out Maven's BLOOPERS*!

Here is Eddie "Rochester" Anderson dancing like Maven never knew he could! 
 
 
 
And here he is on What's My Line?:

Would you believe . . . Alice Cooper and . . . The Muppets?!?!
 
 

"The Pellet With The Poison" is the delightfully crazy segment from The Court Jester (1955) with Danny Kaye,Glynis Johns, and Mildred Natwick can be found at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS75NtlH3gI&feature=related
See if YOU can watch it without laughing!

Paulette Goddard and Bob Hope
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In The Cat and the Canary

Paulette Goddard, Bob Hope and Richard Carlson
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In "The Ghost Hunters" (1940)

HERE'S SOME POLITICAL HUMOR COURTESY OF BOB HOPE AND COMPANY!

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Dean Martin and George Gobel
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     Maven came across a clip of George Gobel singing with Dean Martin on Martin's old televsion show.  Was Gobel the singer that Dino was?  No, but he had his host laughing up a storm!
 
 
     Plus a clip of the two of them with Goebel singing a song that Maven hadn't heard since she was a wee small child . . . but then . . . it was a . . . rather . . . memorable song!
 

Mel Blanc and Jack Benny
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Their Classic "Si" Routine

How about some Jack Benny?!
 
The classic "Si, Sue, Sew" with Mel Blanc:
 
Jack Benny and Mel Blanc on Johnny Carson's Show, 1975:
 
Jack Benny vs. Groucho on (1955):
 
Jack Benny Kills Mel Blanc:
 
Marilyn Monroe on Jack Benny's Show:
 
Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, George Burns and Bob Hope on the Johnny Carson Show:

Ed Ames, Who Plays Mingo on "Daniel Boone"
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Doing the Tomahawk Skit with Johnny Carson

The Copper Clapper Caper (1968)
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With Johnny Carson and Jack Web

I'm arranging these clips
 
so all you have to do is
 
click on them and sit
 
back with your choice
 
of snack and drink,
 
available from our
 
virtual beverage cart. 
 
Let me know at
 
 
for any comments, questions or suggestions!

Jay Leno
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How about an assortment of "Jaywalking" clips from Jay Leno's Tonight Show from www.thejaylenoshow.com?!
 
 
 
 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
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Do you remember "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1967 - 1973)?!
 
Maven wanted to check out Sammy Davis, Jr., doing his "Here Come the Judge" routine and, boy, did she come up with some stuff!

Warner Oland in a Bobby Jones
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Short wIth W. C. Filelds

Here Come the Judge!

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     Warner Oland and some well-known athletes like Bobby Jones:
 
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For those of us who are . . . barely! . . . old enough to remember, a salute to all those Westerns - and the actors! - that used to be on television!

Rose Marie
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The Child Wonder

     Rose Marie . . . .  You may remember her from The Dick Van Dyke Show from the sixties, as Maven does; or you may remember Rose Marie from the early years of talkies as Maven's mother did.
     However you remember Rose Marie you'll remember an incredible talent!
     You can check her out by clicking on her picture for Baby Rose Marie . . . The Child Wonder (1929) or:
 
 
 
Five part interview with the adult Rose Marie (each is approximately 30 minutes):
 
 
 
 
 

Daffy - The Commando (1943)
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     Just for the heck of it . . . and if you need help to stay warm! . . . how about a little Donald Duck in Blame it on the Samba (1948).  Is it the best Donald Duck cartoon that Maven can come up with?  No, but it is cute and catchy, especially if you want a cartoon to go with Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) . . . ! 
     You can read more about this great video at http://daniellathompson.com/Texts/Investigations/Disney_and_Nazareth.htm

Carol Burnett
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As Her Charwoman Character

And from the old Carol Burnett show:

     Maven couldn't wait any longer . . . .  She has found links to clips from the Carol Burnett Show (1967 - 1978) that are simply hilarious!
 
Carol's spoof on GONE WITH THE WIND (1939):

Tim Conway
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     Tim Conway and his Siamese elephant story with Carol (as Eunice), Vicki Lawrence (as Momma) and Dick Van Dyck (who's trying hard not to laugh):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY
 
     [There is an interview with Tim Conway that touches on this skit at http://www.aislesay.com/PA-CONWAY-Interview.html]
 
     Plus Tim Conway as the dentist working on patient Harvey Corman at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9T8i4FkNVo
 
     Not to mention Conway as Simba, the lion at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCJTDsrcXEs&fearure=related

Bast,
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The Egyptian Cat Goddess

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How about
some cat
bloopers?!
 
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Ginger Rogers as
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"Roxie Hart" (1942)

     There are two clips from Roxie Hart (1942 - See the picture above).  One is the deleated Carleston scene at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myq6hg2gcWw&feature=related
     The other . . . fuzzy one . . . maybe it's a old copy of a clip . . . maybe it's bootleg . . . but it's Rogers' Black Bottom at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDGN78kS9X0.
     And be sure to check out the GINGER ROGERS page and the MUSIC: Dancers with dancer like Eleanor Powell.

A Still from "Happy Feet" (2006)
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Please be sure to check out all of the pages here, like the CHILDREN'S CORNER . . .
 
For instance, there is a clip from Happy Feet . . . enjoy!
 
 
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PARAMOUNT ON PARADE
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(1930)

Click on Paramount on Parade (1930) for a short that was aka Murder Will Out.  It has several actors like Warner Oland as Fu Manchu, William Powell as Philo Vance, Clive Brook as Sherlock Holmes and Jack Oakie.
 
NOTE:  Paramount on Parade is currently unavailable.--Maven
George Gobel, Dean Martin and Bob Hope
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On Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show"

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Another goodie from Johnny Carson's
show, with George Gobel and
Bob Hope and Dean Martin
on the couch.
 
 
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How about a little MONSTER MASH by Bobby "Boris" Pickett?!  It's always fun, Halloween time or not!

And these are just a thank you for taking your time and trouble to visit Maven's site!

ONLY YOU

THE FOLLIES BERGERE OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

John Barrymore
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John Barrymore as Richard III
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From Shakespeare's Richard VI Part II

     Maven was lucky enough to come across two clips of John Barrymore, the first is an introduction to the second where he is Richard III from Shakespeare's Richard VI Part II that was part of The Show of Shows (1929): 
 
 
 
     What makes the second clip downright poignant is watching this clip and knowing how deminished his powers were just a few years later, when Barrymore was as close to being a parody of himself in movies like The Invisible Woman (1942).
 
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     Back in the day of the Tonight Show . . . before Jan Leno . . . even before Johnny Carson . . . there was Jack Paar. . . .
     Paar's "W.C." monologue was the crux of his leaving the Tonight Show.
     What's a "W.C." and why was it so scandalous?!
     The what can be answered with this audio link at
 
Here is the text of the actual joke (courtesy of http://www.tvacres.com/censorship_jack.htm):
 

THE ENGLISH LADY AND THE W.C.

 

"An English lady, while visiting Switzerland, was looking for a room, and she asked the schoolmaster if he could recommend any to her.

“He took her to see several rooms, and when everything was settled, the lady returned to her home to make the final preparations to move.

“When she arrived home, the thought suddenly occurred to her that she had not seen a ‘W.C.’ [water closet, a euphemism for toilet] around the place. So she immediately wrote a note to the schoolmaster asking him if there were a "W.C." around.

“The schoolmaster was a very poor student of English, so he asked the parish priest if he could help in the matter. Together they tired to discover the meaning of the letters "W.C.," and the only solution they could find for the letters was letters was a Wayside Chapel.

“The schoolmaster then wrote to the English lady the following note:

 

“ ‘Dear Madam:

       ‘I take great pleasure in informing you that the W.C. is situated nine miles from the house you occupy, in the center of a beautiful grove of pine trees surrounded by lovely grounds.

       ‘It is capable of holding 229 people and it is open on Sunday and Thursday only. As there are a great number of people and they are expected during the summer months, I would suggest that you come early, although there is plenty of standing room as a rule.

       ‘You will no doubt be glad to hear that a good number of people bring their lunch and make a day of it. While others who can afford to go by car arrive just in time.

       ‘I would especially recommend that your ladyship go on Thursday when there is a musical accompaniment.

       ‘It may interest you to know that my daughter was married in the W.C. and it was there that she met her husband. I can remember the rush there was for seats. There were ten people to a seat ordinarily occupied by one.

       ‘It was wonderful to see the expression on their faces.

       ‘The newest attraction is a bell donated by a wealthy resident of the district. It rings every time a person enters.

       ‘A bazaar is to be held to provide plush seats for all the people, since they feel it is a long felt need.

       ‘My wife is rather delicate, so she can't attend regularly.

       ‘I shall be delighted to reserve the best seat for you if you wish, where you will be seen by all.

       ‘For the children, there is a special time and place so that they will not disturb the elders.

       ‘Hoping to have been of service to you, I remain,

 

‘Sincerely,

‘The Schoolmaster.’ "

 

MAVEN:  Hard to imagine that this joke
could tick off people fifty years ago!

Bruce, Swedien, Vincent Price and Michael Jackson
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After Recording Price's Rap Session for Jackson's Thriller Album

In time for Halloween:
This is a great treat for Halloween that Maven came across that includes a second verse that she never heard. . . .  It's Vincent Price's rap session for Michael Jackson's Thriller.  Tremendously ghoulish fun from first rate artists!

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To hear the Three Tenors (Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti) sing Jose Feliciano's Feliz Navidad . . . just click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TeJi1olVHI&feature=related!