Friday, May 13, 2016

Laughton to the Core

He's bookish, well-padded and squat,
And looks like a mad, evil tot
This troll roly-poly
Is wholly unholy
Baby Snooks with some bad jungle rot.

Charles Laughton is Doctor Moreau in Island of the Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton; 1932). Baby Snooks is a character played by Fanny Brice on stage, radio--and even once on screen and television, in spite of the fact that the comedian was decades older than the character. Title and assist by incorrigible Donald Benson.

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