In Search of the Mysterious Mr. Moskowitz

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In Search of the Mysterious Mr. Moskowitz

Unread post by skyvue » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 am

I'm not the film historian many here are, but a recent screening of the 1932 precode classic BLESSED EVENT sent me down a research rabbit hole involving Groucho Marx, Lee Tracy, Walter Winchell and ... Milton Wallace?

I wrote about it here:
https://cladriteradio.com/in-search-of- ... on-wallace

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Re: In Search of the Mysterious Mr. Moskowitz

Unread post by Mike Gebert » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:27 am

Was the line in the play? That would explain why it was familiar for more than being in a movie three weeks earlier.

Anyway, fun investigation...
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Re: In Search of the Mysterious Mr. Moskowitz

Unread post by skyvue » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:27 am
Was the line in the play? That would explain why it was familiar for more than being in a movie three weeks earlier.
It would be interesting to see if that line -- that scene, even -- is in the play. I'll have to see if I can track down a copy.
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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:04 pm

This reminds me of searches to find the source of various radio-themed gags in old Warner Bros. cartoons. I wonder if there are any Mr. Moskowitz lines in Merrie Melodies?

Most of the time, they'd turn out to be references to Fibber McGee & Molly, the writers at Termite Terrace must have been nuts about that show.
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