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MARK DAWIDZIAK <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 5 Jun 2021 20:35:41 +0000
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 Kevin,The same John "Jack" McCabe who wrote splendid biographies of George M. Cohan and Laurel & Hardy? Who was the ghost writer on James Cagney's autobiography? Who was one of the founders of the Laurel & Hardy fan club, the Sons of the Desert? That John McCabe?! With his long ties to Mackinac Island, where, of course, "Somewhere in Time" (with Bill Erwin) was filmed, I'm guessing it has to be the one and the same.

    On Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:42:35 AM EDT, Lee, Judith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:  
 Thanks, Kevin.  The link to the film didn’t come through in my email, but I found it easily enough  on YouTube:  <>


Judith Yaross Lee, Ph.D.
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My newest book: Seeing Mad: Essays on Mad Magazine’s Humor and Legacy (University of Missouri Press, October 2020)

On Jun 5, 2021, at 9:53 AM, Kevin Bochynski <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

I found this video on YouTube last week while searching for recordings of Ossip G's. performances.

The film posted in November 2020 demonstrates Ossip's playful nature. It also features brief footage of Clara and Nina enjoying the mirth. (Thanks to Mallory Howard at The Mark Twain House for confirming the identity of the women. )

The footage may have been taken at the office building in which O.G.'s office was located near the top floor. (See the first link at the end of this page.) If anyone can identify the location, please share.

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The first link below is to a feature from the Mark Twain Forum web site that was first posted in June of 2002. It seemed to be a fitting accompaniment to the video.

John McCabe* was a theater biographer and Shakespearean scholar. We met Dr. McCabe through our mutual friend the late Bill Erwin, actor and Mark Twain Forum member.


Kevin and Pegge B.