Friday, December 23, 2011

Have a Cool Yule!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice
...and all the rest of it, gang!

Time to disappear for a while. I'll be back on Tuesday.

Here's an urban tribute to Christmas with Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell and Fred Mertz...uh, William Frawley in The Lemon Drop Kid. A great little movie based on a short story by the brilliant Damon Runyon.

(If the embedded video won't play just click here and watch it at YouTube)


  1. John: Thanks for the old time Christmas video. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to interesting posts on Pretty Sinister.

  2. For some reason the clip won't load on my browser, but I'm assuming it's from the santa sequences from the film that were apparently part of a reshoot handled uncredited by that master of the zany cartoon, Frank Tashlin. Happy holidays John.


  3. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, John! Thanks for the peek at Bob & co. It's been a long time since I saw The Lemon Drop Kid.

  4. I vaguely remember having seen this a couple of times years ago. A pretty good film. Actually I liked it better than the later version with, I think, Glenn Ford in the Bob Hope role, and Bette Davis in the role of the old broad who'd seen better days.

  5. The Glenn Ford/Bette Davis movie is called A Pocketful of Miracles. It's a completely different movie and story. The only thing is has in common with The Lemon Drop Kid is Damon Runyon as writer. Hope Lange is Ford's girlfriend and Ann-Margeret is Davis' daughter.