Saturday, November 14, 2009

S&G: Hollywood Toons

Mother Goose goes Hollywood (1938)
*I apologze for this version of the cartoon, I could not find an updated version on YouTube that did not depict the racial stereotyping. However, I liked this cartoon and wanted to post it because all the well-known, successful, and recognizable stars at that time were being poked fun at .

Katherine Hepburn (as Little Bo Peep)
Ned Sparks (as The Jester)
Hugh Herbert (as Old King Cole)
Harpo, Chico and Groucho Marx (as the Fiddlers Three)
W. C. Fields (as Humpty Dumpty)
Charlie McCarthy
Charles Laughton Spencer Tracy Freddie Bartholomew (as The Three Men in a Tub)
Cab Calloway and his Band (as the Four and Twenty Blackbirds)
Stan Laurel (as Simple Simon)
Oliver Hardy(as The Pieman)
Edward G. Robinson and Greta Garbo(as See Saw Margery Daw)
Clark Gable
Fats Waller
Fred Astaire
George Arliss
Joe Penner
Joe E.Brown
Martha Raye
Stepin Fetchit
Rudy Vallee
Wallace Beery

Did I miss any?

Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

Thanks to Classic Cartoons for the wonderful break down on the characters!

Tonight on TCM!

1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009) This documentary focuses on 1939, considered to be Hollywood's greatest year, with film clips and insight into what made the year so special. Cast: Kenneth Branagh Great documentary!!

Saboteur (1942)A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence. Cast: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

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