Thursday, November 11, 2010

Samir Kamoun and Red Buttons

Billy West in 'The Candy Kid' 1917

Featuring Oliver Hardy and Leo White.


From the 2006 Mike Judge film 'Idiocracy'. Here's a quick summary, for those who haven't seen it:
Joe Bauers, an Army librarian, is judged to be absolutely average in every regard, has no relatives, has no future, so he's chosen to be one of the two test subjects in a top-secret hibernation program. He and hooker Rita were to awaken in one year, but things go wrong and they wake up instead in 2505. By this time, stupid people have outbred intelligent people; the world is (barely) run by morons--and Joe and Rita are the smartest people in America.

In one scene, they go through a 'History of the World' type amusement park ride, and a Charlie/Hitler is seen.
The footage can be viewed here.
Chaplin was played by actor Evan Williams.

Field Day Parade, 1916

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Back of photo reads: "This is a picture of the Field Day Parade. We took 1st prize in the double with our Phord (?). I leave for home the 19th." St Lawrence College Mt Calvary, Wis, June 12, 1916

Monday, November 8, 2010

All-female costume party

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Nine young women dressed as men have a costume dinner. A Charlie is second from the left!

Lloyd Tallman

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Back of this fantastic photo reads 'Lloyd Tallman impersonates Chas. Chaplin at Children's Hospital May 16 1928'.