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BYO Nice La-deeeeeeee… Jerry Lewis

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2 Responses to “BYO Nice La-deeeeeeee… Jerry Lewis”

  1. hcat says:

    About a week ago we were discussing afternoon movies on broadcast networks back in the day, and he was another staple. I appreciated every opportunity as a kid to watch Hollywood or Bust and would love revisiting it and a few others.

    He later got flack for how broad of a comedian he was but that was simply a product of his time. If you had a problem with Lewis you had a problem with 50s/early 60s comedies. Just as people felt it alright to groan at Shirley Temple’s passing because they felt her films were too sincere or saccharine, I don’t think people are going recognize just how huge of a performer this man was because of the passage of time between his heyday and demise.

    Few performers took silliness as seriously as Lewis.

  2. YancySkancy says:

    Grew up with Lewis and always loved him. I’m sure he was a terror to live and work with, but I don’t think about that stuff when I’m watching a movie. His highs were high, his flaws were fascinating. He was no-holds-barred as a comedian and soulfully subtle in drama. RIP

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