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Cincinnati, OH Hal Roach Comedies 7/17

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:32 am
by rodney4130 ... d2ed-tw2mk

Heavy Laughter in Lean Years
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Mini Microcinema
1329 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, United States

Producer Hal Roach’s life was the quintessential American success story, a restless youth who winded his way from sea to shining sea taking on numerous odd jobs, including prospecting for gold and working as an extra in cowboy movies, before ultimately setting up shop as an independent producer at the ripe old age of 23. His entrepreneurial spirit and freedom from the burgeoning major studios shines brightest in his two-reel comedies spanning the tail end of the silent era and into the early days of the talkies, concurrent to the harshest years of the Great Depression. In this time at The Lot of Fun, as his Culver City studio was known, Laurel was paired with Hardy, there was no rival to Our Gang, and hapless Charley Chase embarrassed himself in every conceivable situation. Lesser known to today’s audiences, but equally delightful, was the Jewish comedy of Max Davidson (and his feckless “son” Spec O’Donnell) and the female comedians Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin, ZaSu Pitts, Patsy Kelly, and Dayton, Ohio-born Marion “Peanuts” Byron. This mad cast provided the funhouse mirror reflection to a nation in despair and left an indelible impression on the American cultural landscape. Just for laughs, we present a carefully-curated collection of Roach’s cockamamie canon made between 1929 and 1932. (90 minutes)

Free with $5 suggested donation.

Re: Cincinnati, OH Hal Roach Comedies 7/17

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:40 am
by maliejandra
Looks like fun, although I wonder exactly which films they're showing. I'd go, but I'll have a newborn by then.

Re: Cincinnati, OH Hal Roach Comedies 7/17

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:27 am
by rodney4130
I'm planning on going, so I'll be sure to report back. You sure will have a newborn by then!!!

Re: Cincinnati, OH Hal Roach Comedies 7/17

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:08 am
by rodney4130
We saw:

A Pair of Tights (1929)
Fast Freight (1929)
Hurdy Gurdy (1929)
Asleep in the Feet (1933)
Any Old Port (1932)