Volume 27, Number 2
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The "Ides of March" are fast approaching, so in the meantime, we welcome "youdes to march" over to the Mayflower Club on Tuesday evening, March 8, 1994. The Way Out West tent will be hosting its' next meeting that evening. The doors open at 6:30 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:30 PM. Last we heard, the Mayflower Club is still located at 11110 Victory Boulevard, in North Hollywood (west of Vineland Avenue). As usual, the Famous Fabulous Fisher Franks will be boiling and ready to bounce into your belly, and the Marvelous Mayflower Bar will be ready to wiggle wonders through your waterways. So, don't forget, Tuesday evening, March 8, 1994, at the Mayflower Club.
We'll start with the boys in the silent short, We Faw Down (1928), then Our Wife (1931), and Me and My Pal (1933), which will wrap up the first half of the program. Our feature for the evening will be the RKO release of The Flying Deuces (1939).
Don't forget to keep your dues current for 1994. It's never too late to pay your dues. The new prices for 1994 are $28 for a single membership, $44 per couple and $48 per family living at the same address. The cost to receive the newsletter for one year is $5 (there is no additional charge for those with full paid memberships). The door charge for a single meeting will be $7.50.
The postponed meeting of January 18, 1994 took place on February 8, 1994. We started off with the singing of the "Sons" song and the toasts to the boys and company. Lori "Mama Hen" made some announcements, during which a special unveiling took place. The new Way Out West Tent banner was introduced to the membership. Thanks to the great efforts of Gloria Brigante and Debbie Peckitt, the tent now can display our logo for all to see. We will proudly show it off at the upcoming convention this summer in New York, and of course it will be on display at all future meetings as well. A very special thank you and a tip of our derbies go to Gloria and Debbie.
Joining us for the evening as our celebrity friends were Jay Dare, who worked at the Hal Roach Studios as a set dresser and later at 20th Century Fox as a costumer for the boys on a couple of their films, and Emmanuel "Frenchy" Caralli, who appeared in Miracle on 34th Street.
Our film program started off with Oliver Hardy's scene from the Frank Capra film Riding High, followed by The Paperhanger's Helper, with Ollie and Bobby Ray. Next was the cruise ship interview with Oliver Hardy, courtesy of Scott James, then Charley Chase's Mighty Like a Moose (1926). After a break we saw the boys in That's My Wife and Double Whoopee. The evening wrapped up with a screening of Stan and Ollie in Fra Diavolo.
Lots of love and best wishes for a speedy recovery go out to our own Al Fisher (of the Famous Fabulous Fisher Franks fame). Al is currently recovering from a heart attack. Our good thoughts and prayers are with Al and Sharon and their family, and we look forward to seeing them when Al is up and around again. We love you Al...
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March 2 Lona Andre Our Relations 3 Jean Harlow Double Whoopee 3 Charlotte Henry March of the Wooden Soldiers 5 Walter Long Pardon Us 6 Lou Costello Battle of the Century 9 Peggy Ahern Our Gang 10 Baldwin Cooke Perfect Day 21 Broncho Billy Anderson Lucky Dog Producer 24 Venice Lloyd 25 Jackie Condon Our Gang 28 Dorothy Deborba Our Gang 29 Wheezer Hutchins Our Gang 31 Eddie Quillan Hollywood Party