George Jessel

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    YouTube Treasure: Joan Collins As Polyester Poontang

    One of the many weird twists in Joan Collins's career came when she costarred with hubby Anthony Newley in his unforgettably titled 1969 epic Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? The pretentious film filled with fourth-wall breaking, Felliniesque flashbacks, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Jackie Hoffman Doesn't Do Shellfish, Makes a Nice Chicken, and Likes a Big Portion

    Jackie Hoffman, dressed for work.​Jackie Hoffman is an actress, a comedienne, and the owner of some of the most flexible facial muscles in entertainment history. If you didn't see her on Broadway as Hairspray's Prudy Pringleton or as The Addams Family's Grandma, there's a good chance you caugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Bob Hope, John Wayne, Cary Grant -- the 1970 Oscars

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    By Mayoral Proclamation, Today is Bloody Mary Day

    ​The Mayor has proclaimed today Bloody Mary Day, or so management of the St. Regis Hotel tells us. The breakfast cocktail is alleged to have been invented in the King Cole room there 75 years ago as the "Red Snapper" by Fernand Petiot, though there are other claimants, including the comedian ... More >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2000

    Comeback Number Six

    Lonnie Johnson at Home

  • Theater

    November 9, 1999