At War with the Army

When Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first started in the movie biz, their contract with Paramount Pictures was such that they were able to make one film away from the studio each year through their own production company. The team’s first film, My Friend Irma, was a hit and a sequel went into production, but…

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

There are certain actors who have made a reputation for playing multiple characters in the same film.  Performers like Peter Sellers, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Lewis are a few that come to mind, but not Tony Randall.  But six roles, as a matter of fact, are what Randall took on in George Pal’s “7 Faces…

Who’s Minding the Store

When I think of Jerry Lewis, my brain does not automatically think of him as being one of the biggest comedy film stars of all time.  Having grown up in the 70’s and 80’s, when his film career was on the decline, my first association with him is as the host of that telethon.  I…