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Archive for 2007

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Rolfe Sedan 1980

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

rolfe3.jpgRolfe Sedan had an extremely distiguished career as a character actor playing more than 250 different roles from the early 1920’s to the late 1970’s in both film and telelvision. Among his most notable roles was his role as Mr. Beasley the postman on The George Burns – Gracie Allen Show, but what really piqued my interest was his role as a hotel desk clerk in the Laurel and Hardy classic Double Whoopee in 1929. Read the rest of this entry »

The “Cheers” Set

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

cheers6.jpgFollowing our visit with Mildred Kornman in San Diego on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Jimmy and I hightailed it back to Hollywood to check off a few more items on my list of things to accomplish. You wouldn’t think it would take to long to go from one place to the other, both of them being hubs of Southern California, but traffic was always disastrous at any and all times of the day. It was well after 1:00pm if not later before we had reached the first of our destinations, Hollenbeck Park, the site where Laurel and Hardy filmed their two-reeler Men O’ War in 1929. This was the first time I had ever been to this great location. (More on that later). Read the rest of this entry »

And Finally…Jim Harwood

Friday, December 28th, 2007

jim2.jpgAt left is a photo that I snapped (instead of having the good sense to actually get into) of several members of the Springfield Towed in a Hole Tent of the Sons of the Desert surrounding Laurel and Hardy co-star Virginia Karns Patterson in the Fall of 1986. Clockwise from the kneeling girl, we see Carla Degar, Ron Weber, George Willeman, Larry Smith, Virginia, and finally Jim Harwood. These guys sort of represented the new generation of tent members as literally all of them began coming to the meetings in 1986, just as I was coming out of my shell and breaking forth into the ‘world’ of Laurel and Hardy. Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: A Visit With Lance

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

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