Friday, June 5, 2009

There were comedy giants then...

Although I do enjoy a handful of current comedians and comic actors, let’s be brutally honest and say that the most popular movie comedians these days are just absolutely dreadful. It’s hard for me to muster the slightest interest in the dull deadpan of Will Ferrell or the empty boisterousness of Jack Black when these guys used to be creating anarchy on screen. I don’t think I need to identify ’em for ya, but the gent on the left was born William Claude Dukenfield, and the man on the right, who was more familiar with a greasepaint mustache and eyebrows, was born Julius Henry Marx. This pic finds them meeting at a friend’s party in 1938. I can’t imagine a nicer encounter of comedy immortals.

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