"How does he feel about his return to the limelight? ‘It’s annoying the shit out of me!’ he says with a twinkle in his eye.”
A telling new interview of JL at 88, in The Hollywood Reporter.
“By the time Jerry Lewis co-wrote, co-produced, directed, and starred in The Nutty Professor in 1963, he’d been acting in movies for nearly 15 years, and had worked during that stretch with bright comedy minds like Norman Taurog and Frank Tashlin. But Lewis had only been a director himself since 1960. The Nutty Professor was Lewis’ fourth film behind the camera, and while the three pictures that preceded it are frequently brilliant, The Nutty Professor best reveals what Lewis picked up from Tashlin’s anything-for-a-gag philosophy, as well as what Lewis absorbed from people like Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, who were both great film comedians and visual stylists. Working with his longtime collaborator Bill Richmond, Lewis constructed one of his sturdiest scripts in The Nutty Professor, and he wasted scarcely a minute of it.”
Newly released in a 50th-anniversary Blu-ray format, one of Jerry Lewis’ funniest movies is named Essential Retro. Read the full review.
Jerry recently at LAX, waiting for his ride.
Buddy is the man.
Article in The Hollywood Reporter.
Jerry talks of his career, his audiences and his late son, Joseph.
Part of the Jerry Lewis Painted Pictures exhibit at UNLV.
Chalk drawing in main lobby of Marjorie Barrick Museum @ UNLV Jerry Lewis’ “Painted Pictures” exhibit.
Fun night Abbot Dinner laughs by laffs .
From The Friars Club on Twitter.
Jerry with the cast of The Talk
Source: The Talk on FB
Jerry Lewis on The Talk on May 27, 2014!
Entire episode—JL starts around 16:54
Jerry Lewis in rehearsal for one of his solo television shows, late 50’s/early 60’s.
That Jerry, so photogenic. Never a bad picture.
One of Jerry’s favorite physical gags through the years.
Pardon me if you have been following me for years and don’t like the repetition. But some people just don’t want to sift through the whole archive and I like to re-post some favorites at times. :P
Tuesday’s special guest is Jerry Lewis!
Jerry on The Talk, today, May 27th @ 2:00 pm!
Frank Tashlin and Jerry Lewis on the set of The Geisha Boy (1958).