Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thelma Todd And Zasu Pitts Films Released

The Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts comedies as well as the Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly films are being released on DVD.

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This item will be released October 9, 2018.

Editorial Reviews

These sexy, pre-code two-reel comedies showcasing Thelma Todd's timeless beauty and impeccable comedic ability. that wowed audiences during the Depression, tickling their funny bones as well. The vivacious, talented, and lovely Thelma Todd was Hal Roach's top female comedian, who in her short 29-year lifetime graced over 100 films. This collection brings together all of the films from her collaboration with Zasu Pitts, a veteran character actress with wonderful comedy timing and delightful comedic gestures who proves a fine comic foil for the blonde beauty. These two-reel short comedies also feature the wonderful Hal Roach stock company of comedians: Billy Gilbert, James C. Morton, Charlie Hall, Anita Garvin, Bud Jamison, and others, as well as special collaborations with other top Hal Roach stars like Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase. The shorts: 1931: Let's Do Things, Catch-As Catch-Can, The Pajama Party, War Mamas, On The Loose - 1932: Sealskins, Red Noses, Strictly Unreliable, The Old Bull, Show Business, Alum and Eve, The Soilers, Sneak Easily - 1933: Asleep In the Feet, Maids a La Mode, The Bargain of the Century, One Track Minds Bonus features include: Stills and poster gallery, Restored from the original negatives, Commentaries by Richard M. Roberts, Randy Skretvedt, Brent Walker and Robert Farr

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1 comment:

  1. Richard Finegan ( in the Thelma Todd Fans group on facebook ): Comments on the DVD cover, as posted above: ZaSu Pitts was first-billed in the Roach shorts, not Thelma Todd. But they have Thelma's name first.
    And although both may be considered acceptable, I believe ZaSu usually spelled her name with the "S" capitalized.
    Also, the Pitts/Todd shorts were produced between 1931 and 1933, not 1931-1932 as printed on the DVD cover.