Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

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David Denton
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Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

Postby David Denton » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:17 pm

A nice Vitaphone Variety from 1930 directed by Bryan Foy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFfN9mbANGw

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Re: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

Postby William Ferry » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:43 pm

This ranks in my Top 5 of all Vitaphone shorts (along with SHARPS AND FLATS with The Conlins and THE BEAU BRUMMELS with Shaw and Lee).

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Re: Joe Frisco THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 1930 with Billy Gilbert

Postby Ed Watz » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:44 am

Here's Joe Frisco in the "Broadway" comic strip of the New York Daily News. Renowned gate-crasher One-Eyed Connolly puts in an appearance here, shortly after he won a bet that he could eat at the Horn & Hardart Automat for free (and in these photos One-Eyed could almost pass as Tammany Young's chubbier brother).

Matt McHugh (in THE LOUD MOUTH), Charley Chase (in THE HECKLER) and Shemp Howard (in MR. NOISY) immortalized One-Eyed Connolly when each comic mocked a monocled stuffed shirt-type attending a sporting event.

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