Monday, June 6, 2011

Alcoholics Unanimous Sneak Peak

A scene from Travesty Films' 1979 semi-musical Alcoholics Unanimous. Features the Langley Punks, with Bill O'Leary as the Bartender. More will be revealed Friday, June 10, at the AFI Silver Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Shiny New Poster Revealed

See the large version at the AFI Silver Theatre. (And while you're there, buy a ticket for the show!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Travesty at the AFI: Sneak Peak

The indentured servants at Travesty Films are hard at work building the show for June 10. So far, only three have died. But it's all in the name of bringing first-rate entertainment to you, the American movie lover. This trailer will give you a taste of what's in store. And it tastes like victory.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Word About Travesty Films

Prof. Maurice duMontage, noted authority, comments upon the upcoming Travesty Films retrospective at the AFI Silver Theatre on Friday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Word From Travesty Films

Professor Maurice duMontage, noted authority, on the films of the Langley Punks, their cinema as art, their art as film, and their film as cinema. Coming June 10 to the AFI Silver Theatre.

(Also available on Vimeo.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lost Travesty Tapes: Lukey & Jake

Please enjoy this lost episode of The Lukey & Jake Show courtesy of the Pat Carroll Memorial Archives. Recorded for broadcast in 1953, and starring Larry Zabel, Sr. as Lukey and Pat Carroll, Sr. as Jake, the program was pulled at the last minute after sponsors threatened to not only cancel their advertisements, but also to physically beat up the stars of the show.

Though the program never aired, its mere existence quickly became a radio legend and its influence can be heard in such broadcasts as Fibber McGee & Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, and Dragnet.

Also heard in this episode is Dianne Bye, later to appear in the Our Miss Brooks spinoff, Where's That Woman?, and Travesty regular Mr. Jef. Hyde, who sued to get out of his contract 17 times. He lost 16 of those cases.

This will consume 7:30 of your life.