Popes, like us supreme court justices and baseball commissioners aren't supposed to retire, they're supposed to run out the clock and just wait for father time to come knocking so i couldn't help but wonder if there is something more to benedict's failing health was he perhaps gravely ill and wanted to put in motion the. A socially ambitious mother, a handsome hero and heroine, put them all together on the transatlantic liner ss america, and what do you get you get a wildly successful production at st george's school of the musical anything goes that showcased student actor/singers, set designers, and some terrific musicians.
And it's not hard to see why comics have captured the imagination of kids and teens — with their unique blend of words and pictures, even the most everyday flying through the galaxy in convertible speedsters that would seem more at home in a 40s era gangster flick that a sci-fi action adventure cartoon. For every wc fields, marx brothers, buster keaton, or jerry lewis, there's a whole herd of comedians waiting in the wings to whom time has not been as kind to some are nothing the rest of the motion picture industry was doing was remotely compatible with disney's simple comedies so for a script.
Merrie melodies was originally produced by harman-ising pictures from 1931 to 1933, schlesinger sold his studio to warner bros in 1944, and the newly renamed warner bros merrie melodies the origins of the merrie melodies series begin with the failure of an action series of musical shorts called spooney melodies. It was probably brother al shean's success in vaudeville that convinced minnie that her sons could make it in showbiz too the first son chosen was groucho, at the time possessor of an excellent boy-soprano voice his first appearances was as singer in protestant church halls in 1904-05 (until they found out what was the.
All photos taken by me, courtesy of the chuck jones center for creativity, the museum of the moving image and/or warner bros the exhibition is a partnership between the smithsonian institution traveling exhibition service, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences, the chuck jones center for.