O’Brien the Tailor
Today is the birthday of the great Julius Tannen. For more on his vaudeville career go here. That’s him as O’Brien the Tailor in this clip from Preston Sturges’s Unfaithfully Yours (1948). As an added bonus, you also get Edgar Kennedy! (Uh, and Rex Harrison).
To find out more about these variety artists and the history of vaudeville, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.