Sunday, August 19, 2012

Plump and Runt -- August 19, 2012

Before there was Laurel and Hardy, there was Plump and Runt.  Oliver Hardy ("350 Lbs of Plumpness/Agility, Suppleness and Humor") teamed with Billy Ruge ("115 Lbs of Runtness/25 Years Comedian on all Sides of the Atlantic") in a series of comedies produced by the Vim Comedy Company in Jacksonville, Florida. Without his mustache, Oliver Hardy resembled Dom DeLuise.   The image is from the 1916 Motion Picture Studio and Trade Annual.   

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