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Wheeler & Woolsey

the vaudeville comic duo and their films, 1929-1937

by Edward Watz

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Wheeler, Bert, 1895-1968.,
    • Woolsey, Robert, 1889-1938.,
    • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Comedians -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-315) and index.

      Other titlesWheeler and Woolsey.
      Statementby Edward Watz ; with forewords by Dorothy Lee, Tom Dillon.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2287.W4569 W38 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 326 p. :
      Number of Pages326
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1102069M
      ISBN 100899508944
      LC Control Number94026995

      Mummy's Boys () The third-to-last movie from the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, Mummy's Boys () is usually regarded by the duo's aficionados as one of their worst outings. In his book Wheeler & Woolsey: The Vaudeville Comic Duo and Their Films, , Edward Watz calls it the " weakest of the comedy duo's twenty-one feature films an embarrassment .


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Wheeler & Woolsey by Edward Watz Download PDF EPUB FB2

Terrific book. Wheeler and Woolsey deserved a book about their screen antics and this magnificent effort by Edward Watz is the answer to everything we wanted to know about one of the unsung teams of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Fully detailed, one of the books a true classic comedy aficionado should have to own and treasure/5(12).

It has been said that Wheeler & Woolsey is an acquired taste. Even before I read this excellent book, I had acquired it. Watz does a remarkable job with biographical details and in describing and reviewing the films of this under-appreciated comedy duo.

Lots of great pictures too/5. Authors Jamie Brotherton and Ted Okuda's new book, DOROTHY LEE: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF THE WHEELER AND WOOLSEY GIRL, is a must-buy for Wheeler & Woolsey aficionados.

Okuda became one of Dorothy's close friends for the last 25 years of her life, and Brotherton became another close friend in until Dorothy's death in /5(8). Bert Wheeler & Bob Woolsey were a popular cinema comedy team of the s, but are virtually forgotten today.

Alhough both Wheeler and Woolsey were veteran vaudevillians (Wheeler was sometimes referred to as the funniest man in America), they were not a vaudeville team; rather they were cast as a team in the movie musical Rio Rita and built their film career on that/5(27).

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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey made 21 feature films as a team between and becoming one of the most popular comedy teams during the depression era.

"Wheeler and Woolsey - The Clown Princes of Musical Comedy" presents over rare and vintage images from the majority of their feature : CreateSpace Publishing. About the Book During the Depression years, the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were second only to Laurel and Hardy at the box office.

Each of their over 20 comedies are analyzed in detail here; full filmographic data, production notes, plot synopses, and critical commentary are provided.

35 rows  Bespectacled Robert Woolsey played a genially leering, cigar-smoking, fast-talking idea Genres: Comedy, vaudville. This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in their films. What I’ve always enjoyed about Wheeler and Woolsey’s comedy is their collection of great routines, often involving complex wordplay and puns.

Bert Wheeler was the “clown” of the team, and Robert Woolsey the “straight” : Stefan Blitz. Hook, Line and Sinker is a American Pre-Code slapstick comedy directed by Edward F.

Cline from a screenplay by Ralph Spence and Tim Whelan. It was the third starring vehicle for the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey (Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey), and also featured Dorothy Lee. Ed Watz’s fantastic Wheeler & Woolsey book adores this one, calling their “greatest comedy” and “a latter-day adaptation of the English Restoration farce.” He also notes that the movie had disappointing box office returns, so their next film, the decidedly post-Code enforcement Kentucky Kernels, was fashioned for the “audience out.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Dorothy Lee: The Life and Films of the Wheeler and Woolsey Girl by Jamie Brotherton and Ted Okuda (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Dorothy Lee is best remembered for her screen appearances with the popular comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey.

She Wheeler & Woolsey book from being a struggling vaudeville performer to the female vocalist in one of the most successful bands in the country to a star in the new-fangled "talking pictures" all within the span of a few short : Jamie Brotherton. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Wheeler and Woolsey: The Vaudeville Comic Duo and Their Films, by Edward Watz (, Paperback, Alternate) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products!Ratings: 1. Get this from a library. Wheeler & Woolsey: the vaudeville comic duo and their films, [Edward Watz].

Wheeler & Woolsey: The Vaudeville Comic Duo and Their Films, by Watz, Edward and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at "Dorothy Lee is best remembered for her screen appearances with the popular comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey.

This book is an informative biography filled with revealing insights on navigating the studio system during Hollywood's Golden Age and the ephemeral nature of fame"   Book thoroughly details the film career of funnymen Wheeler and Woolsey Review by Doug Gibson As the '30s approached, and the "talkies" gained momentum and the Great Depression became the norm for a while, a shift occurred in screen comedy.

Wheeler and Woolsey. Woolsey was teamed with comedy star Bert Wheeler infor the Broadway musical Rio Rita. RKO Radio Pictures filmed the play inlaunching Wheeler and Woolsey as movie personalities. Twenty-one of the twenty-two films Woolsey made would be with his comedy partner, Wheeler.

Wheeler and Woolsey play two unemployed vaudevillians who get involved in helping an old lady save her moribund drug store.

Problems and laughs begin when the villain spikes the Lemon Sodas they are selling. Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey.

Woolsey has to take up much of the comedic weight lifting, and can’t do much, especially with the out-of-place Bugs Bunny finale. Hips, Hips, Hooray. may be a good entryway for people new to Wheeler & Woolsey, though: the better bits outweigh the dull bits, and the musical numbers are fun and invigorating.

During the Depression years, the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were second only to Laurel and Hardy at the box office. Each of their over 20 comedies are analyzed in detail here; full filmographic data, production notes, plot synopses, and critical commentary are provided.

Wheeler and Woolsey were famous as movie comedians. They also appeared in SUPERMAN comic books as a couple of bumbling magicians named "Hocus" and "Pocus". The characters as drawn in the comics are similar to Wheeler and Woolsey and even appear to be wearing similar : Benny Drinnon.

The downright peculiar pleasures of pre-Code Wheeler and Woolsey. In his Bright Lights review of the botched DVD transfer of Dixiana,1 Alan Vanneman slams the “mind-numbing antics” of the comedy duo Wheeler and Woolsey.

A fair enough comment, given that this was only their third film appearance, and they played in support of non-comedic stars in this very stiff and bloated early sound musical. Bert Wheeler & Bob Woolsey were a popular cinema comedy team of the s, but are virtually forgotten today.

Alhough both Wheeler and Woolsey were veteran vaudevillians (Wheeler was sometimes referred to as the funniest man in America), they were not a vaudeville team; rather they were cast as a team in the movie musical Rio Rita and built their film career on that/5(28).

Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey made 21 feature films as a team between and becoming one of the most popular comedy teams during the depression era. "Wheeler and Woolsey - The Clown Princes of Musical Comedy" presents over rare and vintage images from the majority of.

Wheeler and Woolsey were a famous comedy team in the s, which is almost completely forgotten by society today; even though they were at their peak of fame in the '30s. Their known for their. Other Reviews, Trivia, and Links. Ed Watz’s great Wheeler & Woolsey book shows him having a much different take on this one from me.

While he calls the film “lesser”, he assures his reader “it is no musty antique.” Besides director Edward Cline bringing a comedy sensibility to the duo’s work (their previous films were definitely filled with more overt grandeur), he also calls the.

Directed by William A. Seiter. With Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Eddie Quillan. New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there.

He asks his friend Slick, a professional gambler and his wife Kitty, to help him/10(). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Wheeler and Woolsey Filmography show list info. This is a list of all of the movies starring Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, who were a vaudeville team that made movies together from tounitl Bert Wheeler's death. 56 users 1, views The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1, Films to See.

1, Career Profile: Wheeler and Woolsey. This month Craig's Movie Club spotlights not one film but a legendary comedy team: Bert Wheeler and Robert stars in the 's, they are all but forgotten now, except for the lucky people who have been introduced to their films through American Movie Classics (where I discovered them) and Turner Classic Movies.

Cleopatra is the one W & W film I wasn't able to track down when I wrote my book on Wheeler & Woolsey twenty years ago. But I did listen to the soundtrack and obtained reviews and production credits from the time of its release.

Cleopatra is described in the book, though I make it clear upfront that I wasn't able to locate a. Tim Whelan, Wheeler and Woolsey collaborated on the book, and the veteran team of Kalmar and Ruby have furnished the songs. Betty Grable went with them on another.

Betty Grable had evidently made a splash in THE GAY DIVORCEE insinging "Let's K-nock K-nees" and dancing with Edward Everett Horton,Author: Benny Drinnon. Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey weren’t actually a vaudeville team but a vaudevillian and a musical comedy star who were teamed for the movies.

Wheeler, born in in Paterson, New Jersey, started out as a teenager with the Gus Edwards company. He moved on to a two act with his first wife Betty, who later left him to join the Stroud he inked a five year contract with.

Comics Wheeler and Woolsey play fast-talking salesmen who help an innocent young hotel operator. Customer reviews. out of 5 stars. out of 5. 58 customer ratings. 5 star 69% 4 star 13% 3 star 11% 2 star 0% (0%) 0% 1 star /5(58).

Robert Woolsey, Actor: So This Is Africa. At the age of 7, his father died, leaving his mother and her six children in poverty, of the children, 4 died in early years. To earn some money to support the family, Robert took odd jobs, before becoming a jockey. This career ended when the horse, Pink Star, the future Kentucky Derby winner offell and broke Robert's tion: Actor, Soundtrack.

Bert Wheeler, Actor: On Again-Off Again. After becoming an orphan as a baby - his mother died at the age of 17 - he was raised by his father and aunt, and later a step-mother, he went to New York, where he tried to break into showbiz.

He got his first break with Gus Edwards, working later as actor in several shows, among them "The Gingerbread Man" and "When Dreams Come True".Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack, Writer. Bert Wheeler passed inand the duo finally started gaining fans again with the advent of VHS in the s.

While a few titles remain obscure, much of their oeuvre is on DVD and ready to explore. But, seriously, avoid everything after Wheeler & Woolsey’s Pre-Code Filmography.

The Cuckoos () Dixiana () Half Shot at Sunrise. Also, from Edward Watz, the same author of THE COLUMBIA COMEDY SHORTS book, is the definitive Wheeler and Woolsey book, which I will also link to below. A lot of information in this and future Wheeler and Woolsey reviews will be from that book, which I can’t recommend enough.Information on movie series & comedy teams, with a growing inventory of books & videos & DVDs & posters from Abbott & Costello, Batman, James Bond, The 'Carry On' Series, Cheech & Chong, Charlie Chan, Dead End Kids (Bowery Boys), Francis the Mule, Andy Hardy, Indiana Jones, Laurel & Hardy, Little Rascals (Our Gang), Martin & Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Star Wars, Superman, Missing: Wheeler & Woolsey.