Monday, December 3, 2018

Darla Hood's Dollhouse

Posted by Matthew Lydick in The Hal Roach Studio group on facebook:

With December beginning and the holidays approaching, I figured it would be a good time for a story. As Darla Hood told Richard Bann and Leonard Maltin, "At Christmas time, Mr. Roach would ask each kid individually what he wanted as a gift. It was an annual Our Gang tradition, and you could have anything you wanted. Mr. Roach would find it or build it. One year I asked for a dollhouse. So the prop department constructed a ten-by-twelve-foot playhouse that they moved into my back yard with a moving truck. It was completely decorated and furnished with my-sized furniture that I could arrange and rearrange. We made it into a neighborhood clubhouse and used to sleep out overnight. It was fantastic." Image credit: Great Classics.

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