Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cockeyed Cavaliers

No boots, but I love this pic of Dorothy Lee
Miss Lee cleverly disguised as a boy. Were you fooled?
It's shaping up to be a good week. I discovered I didn't delete the Ginger Zee on Rachel Ray clip (see below) AND I finally found a quality DVD rip of Cockeyed Cavaliers. I've long known of the 1934 romp by the forgotten comedy team of Wheeler and Woolsey, but only had it in a TV-rip of poor quality. Finally, I've gotten my hands on a quality version of the cute-as-a-button  Dorothy Lee striding about badly disguised as a boy.  We all might be a little weary of "suede" boots, but I'm pretty sure the crotch-high numbers Dorothy is wearing are the real deal.  There's a lot to like in this clip, sadly we join the pull-on scene in progress and only see the final tugs, but there's a brief fight scene and an extended song and dance. I'm sure I'm just imagining this, but it looks like the gender-confusion bit is filmed in the same bedroom as the similar scene in Queen Christina. I've already jumped down several rabbit holes getting this together and I need to post it, but first....

In The Cherry Hunt, a short from 1930, Dorothy runs about in a fetching pair of riding boots-

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