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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Charlie Weaver’s Letters from Mamma”

Look what I found in my storage closet. A long lost classic from early TV. Copyright ©1959.

“Today your father said to me, ‘Honey, I’m home sick.’ And I said. ‘But dear, this is your home!’ and he said, ‘I know it – but I am sick of it!”

From Wikipedia

Clifford Charles Arquette (December 27,1905 – September 23, 1974) was an American actor and comedian, famous for his persona, played on numerous television shows, of Charley Weaver.

Arquette was born on December 27, 1905, in Toledo, Ohio, as the son of Winifred Ethel (née Clark) and Charles Augustus Arquette, a vaudevillian. He was of part French-Canadian descent, and his family’s surname was originally “Arcouet”. The eventual patriarch of the Arquette show business family, Arquette was the father of actor Lewis Arquette and the grandfather of actors RosannaRichmondPatriciaAlexis, and David Arquette. In his early career, Arquette was a nightclub pianist, later joining the Henry Halstead orchestra in 1923.

In the late 1930s, Arquette invented the modern rubber theatrical prosthetic mask, flexible enough to allow changing facial expressions, and porous enough to allow air to reach the actor’s skin.

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1922 Max Fleischer animation – Koko Bubbles – “Out of the Inkwell” – Early example of hand drawn animation


Featuring Koko the Clown.
Max Fleischer was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer Studios. He brought such animated characters as Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye, and Superman to the movie screen and was responsible for a number of technological innovations.
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