Monday, September 30, 2013
"Who's on first ... What's on second? I inherited a bunch of photos from my Grandpa Charlie's years in the movies. Some of the photos are stills from actual movies while others are publicity shots for individual movies. Some of the photos are labeled as to the name of the movie and the actors shown in the photo, while others give no information. So my job is to be able to identify the actors and the title of the movie. I am trying to compile a book of these photos for my family and all this information would be very helpful. Since I am also on a quest to watch as many of Grandpa Charlie's movies as possible, I am thinking that watching the movies may also solve some of my photo mysteries.
Over the weekend, I watched a "mini" marathon of Abbott and Costello movies, focusing on the ones that Grandpa Charlie had a role in. I watched "In Society" (he played a policeman), "Here Come the Coeds" (he played the assistant sports announcer), and "In the Navy" (he played one of the marines on the ship). So far no scenes like the photo above. Then I watched "It Ain't Hay" which I doubted would be the candidate but I was wrong! Grandpa Charlie plays the bouncer for the loan shark that Abbott and Costello are visiting for a loan. It was so great to hear Grandpa Charlie's voice again.
I am really loving this old movies. Let's see, which one to watch next?