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The Hal Roach comedy shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly

Author: James L Neibaur
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hoping to follow his success with Laurel and Hardy with a female comedy team, producer Hal Roach paired Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts in a 1931 series of two-reel shorts that were quickly successful. This book takes the first film-by-film look at each of the comedies these women made"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Thelma Todd; ZaSu Pitts; Patsy Kelly; Patsy Kelly; ZaSu Pitts; Thelma Todd
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Neibaur
ISBN: 9781476634319 1476634319
OCLC Number: 1078688563
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The early life of Thelma Todd --
The early life of ZaSu Pitts --
The films of Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts --
The films of Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly --
The death of Thelma Todd --
The film of Patsy Kelly and Pert Kelton --
The films of Patsy Kelly and Lyda Roberti --
The later years of ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly.
Responsibility: James L. Neibaur.

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Producer Hal Roach wanted to match his success with Laurel and Hardy by producing films with a female comedy team. So in 1931 he teamed up Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts for a series of two reel shorts  Read more...

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