Tuesday, July 19, 2011

That's Typing Tuesday #12: I'm Dickens ... He's Fenster

"That's Typing" Tuesday, in which I share unpolished, unpublished writings from my vast store of unpolished, unpublished writings. On Tuesdays.

I've been busy working on my essay about Chaplin's Mutual Comedies. That, and taking care of the dog who has a hip flexor as a complication of her knee surgery. So I've got nothing.

And when you've got nothing, my good friend, Mister Muleboy, advises, post pictures of pretty starlets.

I'm paraphrasing.

I did hear from Lisa Rothstein in the comment section related to That's Typing Tuesday #8, a John Astin quote from The Addams Family ("I haven't seen so much activity since the night I hid the hornet's nest in Aunt Phobia's sleeping bag."). This is what she had to say:

John Astin also appeared, pre-Addams Family, in a 1962 sitcom entitled “I’m Dickens…He’s Fenster” that my husband, Jim Benson of www. TVTimeMachine.com and I’ll be bringing out on DVD this fall. Astin does a lot of physical comedy in the show, which also stars Marty Ingels, and is about two best friends and co-workers in a construction company where things rarely go right.
http://www.imdickenshesfenster.com and http://dickensandfenster.com to see clips and for more info about the DVD project.




How about that!

And now, on to pictures of some of my favorite silent actresses:

Anita Page

Clara Bow

Colleen Moore

Francesca Bertini

Greta Garbo

Louise Brooks

Norma and Constance Talmadge

Pola Negri

And Clara Bow again, so nice, we showed her twice.

6 comments:

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I have seen some episodes of I'm Dickens...He's Fenster via unauthorized sources and the show is so screamingly funny I can't wait for the official release this fall.

mister muleboy said...

I really, really think that my suggestion pictures of naked broads would have served you even better, but I appreciate a monkey who generally gets the point.


And whom among us could accuse you of having nothing.

Why, you've got K-T-B-t-D.


And, of course, your friends. . . .

mister muleboy said...

PS

Although Anita Page's photo is arguably the most "modern,"


I think Bow just kinda mops up the floor with the rest of your starlets.

Mythical Monkey said...

I have seen some episodes of I'm Dickens...He's Fenster via unauthorized sources

I think it must have been just before my time. The first show I really remember was Batman -- my dad brought home a battery-operated portable television from Japan and I remember watching (or trying to) an episode of Adam West-Burt Ward Batman in the backseat of our car one night. Must have been 1966 or '67.

But anything with John Astin is worth a look, that's for sure.

Mythical Monkey said...

I think Bow just kinda mops up the floor with the rest of your starlets.

The notion that she had "It" was not just marketing -- she really did. I recommend both It and Wings as essentials.

Beveridge D. Spenser said...

Apologies to Ms. Bow, but that Anita Page! Are there any more at home like her?

I think I used to watch Dickens/Fenster, but can't remember a thing about it. I'm afraid it'll be like The Life of Reilly, though. Funny then, but now, just sad.