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8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

Jackie Gleason and The Honeymooners

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Any artist is lucky if he produces one enduring, immortal work. Jackie Gleason was to produce 39.  They were called The Honeymooners. I was October 1, 1955 and Gleason had been starring in and hosting his very popular [...]

There’s Something Strange About This Picture

Other than the strange fact that Laurel and Hardy are in this classroom picture and that the teachers are so blurry they can’t be recognized, do you notice anything strange about this photograph? Here’s the thing—it’s not actually a photograph. No, this is instead a creation of artist Paul Chiappe, who specializes in making works that [...]

Laurel & Hardy’s Last Film Footage

(YouTube Link) This short video is thought to be the last footage of comedians Laurel and Hardy; it was shot in 1956 at the home of Stan Laurel’s daughter, Lois. Also featured in the clip: Stan Laurel’s wife Ida Kitaeva Raphael Laurel, Hardy’s wife Virginia Lucille Jones, Andy Wade (who shot the film), Laurel’s daughter Lois, [...]

The Quick 10: Happy Anniversary, Simpsons!

If Sitcom Time progressed like real time, Bart Simpson would be 30 today. On December 17, 1989, the Simpson family debuted their own show – a Christmas Special called “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” – to rave reviews. Prior to that, they had just appeared as small skits on The Tracey Ullman Show. To [...]