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Re: Healy & His Stooges Shorts, Incl. HELLO POP, Warner Archive on Sept. 23
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2014, 01:49:48 PM »
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  • Finally got to see Hello Pop! I liked it. It was better than I expected.

    I do want to bring up one weird, unusual thing I noticed.... In the final dancing/musical bit, the dancing girls have their bellybuttons exposed. I know you guys may think I'm weird or freaky for bringing this up, but I never saw a classical film where a female's naval was uncovered. I always assumed it was because it was considered taboo at the time; like in "I Dream of Jeannie" where Barbara Eden was forbidden to expose her naval. I'm just surprised to see this in a 1933 film.

    The lead dancer's outfit was rather sheer, as well. That's pre-code Hollywood for ya'!
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    It's too bad that this had to be a DVD-R and not a pressed disc. What bothers me about using DVD-Rs is that they don't last very long. They tend to go bad after a few years while pressed discs can last a lifetime. Thankfully these aren't encrypted, so I was able to back up the disc on my computer. I have assured myself that HELLO POP will never get lost again!

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    I'm looking forward to getting this!  [cool]

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    I think you’ll enjoy it. I know I did. In a way, it’s a shame that Ted Healy and the Stooges didn’t work out. I thought the stooges and Healy had excellent chemistry. I believe the stooges would have been better had they worked with Healy all those years rather than separating. I know many may disagree with me, but that’s just my feeling.

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    Question -

    Is "Classic Musical Shorts from the Dream Factory" considered to be Volume One even though it's not printed on the front cover?

    >> http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Musical-Shorts-Factory-4-Disc/dp/B003NZ0R3O/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1412405846&sr=1-3&keywords=Classic+Shorts+From+the+Dream+Factory

    Thanks in advance for anyone who knows for sure!

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    I just got done watching all the shorts on the Classic Shorts From The Dream Factory: Volume 3. I must say it was great seeing these. I had never seen Hello Pop! and Beer and Pretzels. But I must say after watching these, to me Ted Healy comes off as a, (expletive deleted >:D) and kinda boring to watch. The stooges seem to hold everything together and bring a lot to the shorts. This could just be me.  :P

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    . . . to me Ted Healy comes off as a, (expletive deleted >:D) and kinda boring to watch.
    The Stooges seem to hold everything together and bring a lot to the shorts. This could just be me. :P

    It's not just you, Myren. Ted Healy was about as funny as bone cancer. [pie]

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    Just to add my 2 cents to this discussion--having watched Soup to Nuts and most of the MGM stuff, I too find it hard to understand what was Ted Healy's appeal--but I have to respect the man for setting the foundation for the Stooges and guiding them into what they became: The Greatest Comedy team of All-Time. For that alone, I find it difficult to bash Healy, but as a comedian the man didn't do a whole lot for me...


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