Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Further Adventures of Wheeler and Woolsey

Courtesy of Geoff's copy of the 1939 Film Fun Annual. Wacky hi-jinx ensue when Bert and Bob get a hold of one of those air-tight rubber horse costumes the kids are so crazy about these days. And, dear LORD!! What the heck is Bob doing to Bert's head in the banner there?? OUCH!!
And I thought the Martin and Lewis feud was vicious!

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Anonymous Eric O. Costello said...

Actually, what you see there is a type of old-fashioned hand fire extinguisher, the type that bore something of a resemblance to an air pump. You see see that Bert is a little hot under the collar, so to speak. Doesn't answer the question of why this was necessary, of course!

4:47 PM  
Blogger Aaron Neathery said...

I thought it might have been something like a Flit gun. In any case, this must be the most bizarre publicity still in comedy history.

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Greg Hilbrich said...

I've seen a more disturbing still from the Columbia short "Ten Baby Fingers" with George Sidney and Charlie Murray. The still (wish I had it to post...or maybe I don't!) was of Sidney, dressed as a baby, in a crib with Murray about to change his diaper!

11:52 AM  
Blogger East Side said...

I'm willing to bet my copy of "Diplomaniacs" that the photo of the horse atop the W & W comic strip was lifted off a still from Laurel & Hardy's "Wrong Again." Google it -- you tell me.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Aaron Neathery said...

Murray changing Sidney's diaper?? Sounds like pure Jules White to me!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Aaron Neathery said...

Kevin, you're probably right.. I'm trying to find a publicity shot with Blue Boy in just that position.

7:21 PM  

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