A Treasure Trove of MGM Shorts, Part 2 — 4 Comments

  1. Great to see you here, Robert, and thanks for the good word. Posting has been sparse the last week or so; apologies for that. I hope to pick up the pace, and that you'll continue to enjoy.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Ivan. Yes, Turpin was one of the smart/lucky ones, getting into L.A. real estate when it was cheap and plentiful, and living well off it. In Starlit Days at the Lido, age 65, he does a full flip-fall, then sits up and crows: "Can I take it!"

  3. I think Ben Turpin was in the same league as Mary Pickford. He apparently made some shrewd investments and was fairly well-off, working only because he wanted to.