Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tish Tash Fever
FRANK TASHLIN is one of my all-time favorite directors. He brilliantly took his career in print and animated cartoons and applied that aesthetic to his live-action movies, most notably a couple of Jayne Mansfield comedies, a slew of Martin/Lewis vehicles such as HOLLYWOOD OR BUST (a cross-country road trip-musical with Mr. Bascombe, their Great Dane) and THE GEISHA BOY (here's Jerry as the Great Wooly and his rabbit, Harry, in Japan), and the great Bob Hope vehicle SON OF PALEFACE. This site discusses his children's book/cartooning work and also links to this interview with the director.