In 1964, the ABC TV network created The Addams Family television series based on Addams’s cartoon characters. The series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 half-hour episodes (September 18, 1964 – September 2, 1966).
Africa Screams is a 1949 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film is notable for having two members of the Three Stooges (Shemp Howard and Joe Besser) working together in a non-Stooge vehicle.
Lum and Abner, an American radio comedy which aired as a network program from 1932 to 1954, became an American institution in its low-keyed, arch rural wit.
The Lady Says No (1952) is a hoot. It’s a romantic comedy starring David Niven and Joan Caulfied. She’s a writer that writes a man hating book, he’s a photographer that wants to prove her all wrong. I thought it was pretty funny.
David Manners plays a crusading studio writer, Adrienne Ames plays an actress, Bela Lugosi plays a studio manager, and Edward Van Sloan plays a film director. The comedy thriller features three leading players from the previous year’s Dracula (Lugosi, Manners, and Van Sloan), and was the first film directed by Edwin L. Marin.
The first Amos n’ Andy film. Amos n Andy creators Gosden and Correll were white actors familiar with minstrel traditions. They met in Durham, North Carolina in 1920, and by the fall of 1925, they were performing nightly song-and-patter routines on the Chicago Tribune’s station WGN.