Bert Lahr

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Bert Lahr

PostTue Sep 29, 2015 7:10 pm

In John Lahr's biography of his father, he describes a film, approximately a minute long,
of a Vaudeville act Bert Lahr did with his first wife.
"In the film he leaps from the wings directly into Mercedes's path.
She has been doing her hootchy-kootchy dance.
When Lahr accosts her, she pushes him back and knocks his hat over his eyes."
Has this film ever been broadcast or wandered onto a DVD?

Lahr below, center, earlier in his career.

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Re: Bert Lahr

PostMon Oct 12, 2015 1:40 pm

Intriguing indeed. She has an IMDb page with one credit: the PBS special "American Masters: Vaudeville" (1997), as "Herself". Which must be archive footage of some sort, as the lady died in 1965.

Apologies for the blurriness of this image, blown up from the online source:


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