Negro In Entertainment, The; Hidden Menace

1004. THE NEGRO IN ENTERTAINMENT AND HIDDEN MENACE (1946- 1950-USA). W.C. Handy, Ethel Waters, Una Mae Carlisle, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Fats Waller, “Lollypop” Jones, Jamie Dunsmore, George Wiltshire, Sibyl Lewis, the black diamond club chorus THE NEGRO IN ENTERTAINMENT (1950) “One Of the series Of motion pictures dedicated to Negro America,” this is a scintillating survey Of the finest black entertainers. Featuring short clips Of W.C. HANDY, BILL “BOJANGLES ROBINSON,” FATS WALLER, ballerina JANET COLLINS and open stars TODD DUNCAN, CAMILLA WILLIAMS and LAWRENCE WINTERS. The film was sponsored by Ligget-Meyers, and we’re assured that most Of the black entertainers smoke the sponsor’s bran Chesterfield! HIDDEN MENACE (1946). With “LOLLYPOP” JONES, JAMES DUNSMORE, GEORGE WILTSHIR SIBYL LEWIS, THE BLACK DIAMOND CLUB CHORUS. High spirited all black feature with “Lollypop” (ones as the star Of a vaudeville show who can’t get rid Of a seemingly dead woman I found in his dressing room. He hides her in a closet and dumps her into a laundry chute, but she keeps walking back to his room. She was actually put under a spell by her no-good husband, Sam the voodoo man, but poor Lollypop thinks she’s a zombie. Amidst all the turmoil, he tap dances and sings! Blat comedy in more ways than one! 35 minutes total. All Black Musical Comedy

Two Reelers Comedy Classics

1006. TWO REELERS-COMEDY CLASSICS #6 (1930, 1935, 1938-USA). THREE TOTALLY OfF-THE WALL COMEDIES FROM THE THIRTIES. THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM AS OUTRAGEOUS AS THEY USED TO!
1. LEM PUTT, THE SPECIALIST (1930-USA). CHARLES (CHIC) SALE PLAYS LEM PUTT, WHO GIVES A DELIGHTFUL AFTER-DINNER SPEECH ABOUT HIS SPECIALTY: CONSTRUCTING PRIVIES. ABSOLUTELY DEMENTED DIALOGUE, INCLUDING DETAILS OR THREE-HOLE PRIVIES VS. EIGHT-HOLERS; HOW TO KEEP HIRED HANDS FRONT SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN THE PRIVY (MAKE THE HOLES AN UNCOMFORTABLE SQUARE-SHAPE); PLACING PRIVIES NEAR THE WOODPILE SO THE WIFE CAN PICK UP SOME WOOD WHILE SHE’S THERE; STYLES Of ROOfS, DOORS AND Of COURSE, VENTILATION. TALK ABOUT BATHROOM HUMOR! EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS; WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PRIVIES-AND PROBABLY A LOT MORE.
2. DUMB LUCK (1935-USA). WITH GOODMAN ACE, JANE ACE. A MOVIE VERSION Of THE POPULAR “EASY ACES’ RADIO PROGRAM. MRS. ACE, A DAFFY GRACIE ALIEN TYPE, WINS $50 IN A SWEEPSTAKES, BUT THE GRAPEVINE ENLARGES IT INTO A $1OO,OOO FORTUNE. SHE’S KIDNAPPED AND HELD FOR A HUGE RANSOM, BUTÑSHADES Of O. HENRY’S “RANSOM Of RED CHIEF- SHE SO INFURIATES HER CAPTORS WITH HER MALAPROPISMS AND HER INSISTENCE ON TEACHING THEM BRIDGE, THAT THEY KEEP REDUCING THEIR DEMANDS UNTIL THEY’RE WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO GET RID Of HER! GOODMAN ACE, WHO PLAYS THE LEVEL HEADED HUSBAND AND WHO WROTE THE DIALOGUE, WOULD BECOME ONE Of RADIO AND TELEVISION’S TOP COMEDY WRITERS THE EASY ACES WERE TWO COMPLETELY WILD CARDS! 3. OUR GANG FOLLIES 1938 (1938-USA). WITH THE LITTLE RASCALS. WHATEVER YOU CALL THEM, THESE KIDS: ARE WONDERFUL! EVERYONE KNOWS THAT ALFALFA HAS A TERRIBLE VOICE, BUT HE THINKS HE’S A GREAT OPERA SINGER, AND REFUSES TO APPEAR AS A CROONER IN SPAN KY’S SHOW. SPANKY PREDICTS FAILURE FOR HIS FRIEND, BUT ALFALFAÑTOLD BY THE OPERA MAESTRO TO COME BACK IN TWENTY YEARS-IS CONTENT TO WAIT. AS THE FOLLIES GOES ON WITHOUT HIM, HE HAS A NUTTY NIGHTMARE IN WHICH HE’S DISASTROUS AT OPERA AND IS REDUCED TO SINGING ON THE STREETS WHILE SPANKY BECOMES A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT CLUB OWNER. THE DREAM CONVINCES ALFALFA TO CROON AFTER ALL-MUCH TO THE DELIGHT Of HIS SIGHING FEMALE FANS (WHO APPARENTLY DON’T REALIZE THAT HE’S AS AWFUL AS HE WAS AT OPERA). THE MUSICAL NUMBERS INCLUDE BUCKWHEAT DOING CAB CALLOWAY AND DARLA PLAYING ‘THE LOVE BUG” IN A SCINTILLATING SONG-AND-DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA. PINT-SIZED PERFORMERS WITH REMARKABLY LARGE TALENTS! 59 MINUTES TOTAL. COMEDY