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A place to revel in screwball and near-screwball comedies, and the stars that made them so funny.

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NEW TRIVIA QUESTION! (POSTED AUGUST 19, 2012)
The last question was correctly answered by Mad. Congratulations!


The next question will again stump many of you:

Name the characters (not actors) depicted in the photo below. For a bonus point, name the absent sister.

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Who showed May Robson how to do a leopard call in Bringing Up Baby?

 

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Comment by Margaret Perry on November 12, 2012 at 4:14pm

I love when Nick says, "I thought our name was Potter. I guess I was wrong...." http://thegreatkh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/holiday-1938.html

I love trivia like this!

Comment by Rosie Sayer on November 12, 2012 at 1:35pm

Yay, finally! Well done, Margaret! I will just add, since I'm sure it was only an oversight, that Susan and Nick's last name was Potter, but people kept mispronouncing it as Porter. At one point, Prof. Potter says in exasperation to his wife, "Maybe we should just change our name to Porter."

I have been away from GAOH for ages, so thank you for dragging me back! I will try to get a new trivia question up soon.

Comment by Margaret Perry on November 12, 2012 at 5:00am

Can I still take a stab at the HOLIDAY (1938) picture? Linda Seton (seated), Susan, Ned, Johnny, and Nick. The absent sister is Julia. I haven't read any of the other comments, so I don't know if somebody already answered yet.

Comment by Al Pearce on September 16, 2012 at 3:53pm
Yup. Or Alice Faye singing "Alexander's Ragtime Band", or Fred Astaire singing "Cheek to Cheek". Or even James Cagney singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy". :-)
Comment by Kristine Sader on September 16, 2012 at 1:54pm

It would be nice if Katherine Hepburn & Cary Grant would sing I Can't Give You Anything But Love? ? ha-ha

Comment by Al Pearce on September 16, 2012 at 1:29pm
And does Cary Grant cartwheel out of your television and say, "do remembah to record HOLIDAY tonight, will you?" does Carole Lombard pop out of your television late at night, and get into her trademark hysteria on why you didn't catch TWENTIETH CENTURY when you had the chance? Or does Clark Gable step out of your flat screen and wink at you whilst chewing on a carrot and hitchhiking? ;-)
Comment by Rosie Sayer on September 16, 2012 at 12:44pm

I didn't know that! Does Robert Osborn show up and tap you on the shoulder? That would be lovely! LOL (No need to answer this, Mad;  I'm just in a silly mood today.)

Comment by Rosie Sayer on September 16, 2012 at 12:33pm

Ooh, goodie! Thanks, Mad! I just set myself a reminder for the 9th to set up the recording. (I love this reminder app on my phone.)

Comment by Rosie Sayer on September 15, 2012 at 5:36pm

I would never have guessed this! Thanks for letting us all know, Mad. I will try to keep an eye out as well. I just looked up this series and got all the titles. Apparently, 3 different people played Perry Mason in these films. Here are the titles:

he Case of the Howling Dog 1934
The Case of the Curious Bride 1935
The Case of the Lucky Legs 1935
The Case of the Velvet Claws 1936
The Case of the Black Cat 1936
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop 1937

Comment by Rosie Sayer on August 27, 2012 at 2:48pm

Okay, time for some more hints.

1) The weathy family's last name shares three letters with the name "Satan."

2) The older couple have to constantly correct people's mispronunciation of their name. At one point Edward Everett Horton says, "Maybe I should just change my name to [the incorrect name]."

 

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