They Were Collaborators #13


Fred Allen, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed and Kenny Delmar

12 comments:

Ivan G. said...

"That's, I say, that's a picture, son!"

swac said...

I wonder if anyone will ever get around to making The Fred Allen Story, starring Dylan Baker?

http://www.kinomaniak.pl/osoby/2dylan_baker/photo.jpg

Tom Sutpen said...

Ivan,

I once got into an argument with someone who INSISTED that Kenny Delmar had gotten his act from Foghorn Leghorn.

Make of that what you will.

Tom Sutpen said...

Yikes! If anyone had told me that Dylan Baker (an immensely underrated actor, incidentally)resembled Fred Allen I'd have labelled them as hopelessly nuts.

But . . . they sure do look alike, don't they.

Ivan G. said...

I think Stephen's onto something there--Baker has an amazing resemblance to Allen.

As for the individual who argued about which came first, the chicken (Leghorn) or the egg (Delmar)--shame on them!!!

swac said...

I had thought about the Baker/Allen resemblence for some time, and then I saw Baker on an episode of Strangers With Candy, where he played a sanctimonious preacher with his hair slicked back, and it really came into focus.

BTW...there's someone auctioning off a SIX-SHEET poster for It's In The Bag on eBay right now...*drool* The perfect tool to confuse any girl who might mistakenly wander into my apartment...

swac said...

Here's the image:

http://www.emovieposter.com/section_ebay/large_image2.cfm?lot=b048

It's going soon!

(Sorry it's not a hyperlink...I haven't quite mastered this thing yet.)

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen Cooke wrote:

BTW...there's someone auctioning off a SIX-SHEET poster for It's In The Bag on eBay right now...*drool* The perfect tool to confuse any girl who might mistakenly wander into my apartment...

*****
Interesting. In my case, nothing says "seduction" like the Mexican lobby card of Preminger's "Whirlpool" ("Torbellino") I have in my apartment. The ladies just swoon when they get a load of Richard Conte gazing into Gene Tierney's eyes with ignoble intention.

Tom Sutpen said...

By thw way, I thought *I* was the only one who watched "Strangers With Candy". There's gotta be some connection between watching that program and visiting this blog.

swac said...

I'm sure Strangers With Candy is far from the only connection...anyway, I've only just started watching it, due to an odd Stephen Colbert fascination, and I'm not sure I really like the show just yet. But I've got this two-disc set to wade through, so we'll see.

The Whirlpool lobby card sounds nice...I actually impressed one girl with my 8X10 of Shirley MacLaine (turns out she's a big fan of Sweet Charity, go figger) although that was likely cancelled out by the shot of the cast of Freaks and a choice glossy of Conrad Veidt in full-on Joker mode in The Man Who Laughs.

Still, the first thing you see when you come in my apartment is a one-sheet for The Man Who Would Be King, so I'm setting myself up for a fall no matter what.

Ivan G. said...

Rats! I found out about the six-sheet too, too late. Fortunately, I found a great 1-sheet of It's In the Bag on eBay a while back, so it's not like I'll need to go through withdrawal. (It's in fairly good condition for what I paid for it, and it goes well with my Love Thy Neighbor 1-sheet, also procured from eBay.

I have an autographed photo of Fred Allen, but so far I haven't impressed any women with it. Ditto the lobby card for I Love a Bandleader, autographed by Phil Harris.

swac said...

I find it weirdly uplifting that the busiest post on here is a Fred Allen post. Life is worth living.