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Excerpt from HAUGUST HOFMANN: HUNGRY FOR LAUGHS (1967) by Abraham Mills

Chapter 3          In the mid-1930s, after many lawsuits between RKO Pictures and himself, Haugust Hofmann wanted his own part in the movies. Despite his disdain for cinema, Hofmann admired the films of comedic duo Laurel and … Continue reading

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Excerpt from HAUGUST HOFMANN: HUNGRY FOR LAUGHS (1967) by Abraham Mills

Chapter 2         1933 marked a turning point in the trajectory of Haugust Hofmann. RKO Pictures released King Kong and inadvertently gave Hofmann his new show. One late night, a soused fellow, stumbling down the street, had seen … Continue reading

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Excerpt from HAUGUST HOFMANN: HUNGRY FOR LAUGHS (1967) by Abraham Mills

Introduction          I first encountered the comedic stylings of Haugust Hofmann in 1932, during his first performance on stage in a small Off-Broadway theater. Even now, years later, I can lucidly recall the gasps as he drunkenly … Continue reading

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Excerpt from PRESIDENT TAFT, OF THE COLLEGE (1973) by Woodrow Slurginz

Obese Driggands College President William Taft, also known as President Laffy Tafty, a relative of rever’d obese American President William Howard Taft, order’d Professor Henry Slurginz to advance his primitive Transhuman Tonic to a most refined Medicology, to hence be … Continue reading

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