Poor Jules Munshin

Jules Munshin (born today in 1915) is the poor shlub who was one of the trio in On the Town, but who has the misfortune to be neither Gene Kelly nor Frank Sinatra. If you think that’s not an indignity, look at this poster.

Guess they couldn’t find room for a third fellow!

Munshin started out in vaudeville and Catskills resorts before Broadway and MGM musicals called. He was also in Cole’s Porter’s Silk Stockings and Easter Parade by Irving Berlin. He died in 1970.

To find out more about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And don’t miss my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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