Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas everybody!

Stan Laurel was so adorable. Did you know he had red hair?


Anonymous said...

You mean, his hair wasn't light-black? Gee! And I never realized how much his eyebrows look like Woody Allen's.

Anonymous said...

And what a vocal range!!

Heather B said...

Merry Christmas my love!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Phlegmy, dear! May Santa bring shoes and baubles and put them under your space-colonist tree.

Tickersoid said...

I never considered his hair colour when I listened to, 'The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.'

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We should try more things in b/w and guess at hair colours.

Hope you are having a fabulous Christmas!

phlegmfatale said...

meg - You're so clever! Actually, I was reading that his early film career was kiboshed by the inability of early film to "read" blue, and his eyes were pale blue which made his eyes look eerie on film. He started being shot on a special kind of blue-sensitive film and that made all the difference. He apparently wrote/directed/produced tons of stuff in Hollywood - incredibly talented and prolific performer.

dark mind - yup - ya gotta love those pipes!

heather b - same back at you, honey!

lj - Aw, shucks, honey, and I hope Santa brought you something good, too.

tickersoid - I figured his hair was a mousy brown - never ginger. I think it fits, though - apparently he was quite feisty in real life. Good on him.

barbara - yeah, like Yul Brynner. Yes, it's great, and I hope yours was great, too!

g bro - yeah, it WAS neat - glad you enjoyed it. That song always makes me smile. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised about the red hair on Stan.

Did you know Oliver Hardy was in a John Wayne movie? Yep - "The Fighting Kentuckian", I believe.

This kind of knowledge is what occurs when one has a father who worships John Wayne.

Anonymous said...

Thats Chill Wills in the deep parts, I'd bet ya money. Genious.