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Re: What makes you laugh/smile ?

BansheeUK wrote:

This is probably old-hat to you guys across the Bona-tlantic but watched this last night at home and I was helpless. Peter Lorre just couldn't hide that twinkle of mischief:-

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


Thanks for the clip!  Peter Lorre was a very interesting actor with those scary eyes of his.
Interestingly I watched an old Jack Benny movie yesterday with Ann Sheridan, and I always think of his real life next door neighbor in Beverly Hills that was a good friend of my brother.  My first wife and my brother met her at her house in the 90's and it's centerpiece was a Steinway grand piano with a bunch of photos of famous people.  I remember there were two big photos of Johnny Cash and Don Meredith.  Johnny apparently adopted her as his second mother and stayed there when visiting LA.
My brother asked her to tell me who had played that piano and the first person she thought of was Jack Benny her old neighbor.  Along with Cash she also said George and Ira Gershwin had played it.  That left me speechless.

Re: What makes you laugh/smile ?

Curby wrote:
BansheeUK wrote:

This is probably old-hat to you guys across the Bona-tlantic but watched this last night at home and I was helpless. Peter Lorre just couldn't hide that twinkle of mischief:-

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


Thanks for the clip!  Peter Lorre was a very interesting actor with those scary eyes of his.
Interestingly I watched an old Jack Benny movie yesterday with Ann Sheridan, and I always think of his real life next door neighbor in Beverly Hills that was a good friend of my brother.  My first wife and my brother met her at her house in the 90's and it's centerpiece was a Steinway grand piano with a bunch of photos of famous people.  I remember there were two big photos of Johnny Cash and Don Meredith.  Johnny apparently adopted her as his second mother and stayed there when visiting LA.
My brother asked her to tell me who had played that piano and the first person she thought of was Jack Benny her old neighbor.  Along with Cash she also said George and Ira Gershwin had played it.  That left me speechless.

What a great connection - thanks for sharing that.

I can't remember seeing much of Jack Benny over here growing up, so only very recently "found" him by way of a Christmas TV episode on a compilation disc set. (It was the episode where Jack torments the life out of a store clerk, played by Mel Blanc, over a wallet & greetings card.
Since then, we found someone on eBay who's selling box sets of 130+ episodes on DVD (quality maybe variable,  but all watchable) and the Peter Lorre episode was the one that stood out on Disc 1.
Should warn you, we also found similar for Burns & Allen, but we did pass on Ossie & Harriett.

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

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Re: What makes you laugh/smile ?

Jane H. wrote:

when someone posts in the 6 words or less with something 7 words or over big_smile
or in the 15 words or more with less than 15 words big_smile\
I LOL...but still enjoy the posts!!!:D



smile  Sorry Jane



I am a railroad track abandoned
With the sunset
Forgetting
I ever happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT3cb9C-b6U