Edward Metcalfe: The Splendid Foil, By Joyce H. Munro

Let wars rage still while I work with a will at this peaceful trade of mine. “Armorer’s Song” from Robin Hood I. Doloroso He lies beneath a rectangular stone set flush with the ground behind the Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, Long Island, New York. I haven’t...

Willie, West and McGinty: The Comedy Builders by David Soren

Bill Briscoe (1886-1949) began his career as a comic acrobat in a team known as Wild and West, which toured internationally. He and Frank Crossley (ca. 1882-ca. 1942), both from Lancashire, England, developed a carpenter slapstick act as Willie West & McGinty (no...

The Wiere Brothers: Organized Mayhem by David Soren

Harry (June 23, 1906- January 15, 1992), Herbert (February 27, 1908- August 5, 1999) and Sylvester Wiere (September 17, 1909- July 7, 1970) were a zany comedy team born in Berlin, Vienna and Prague respectively so that each had a different nationality despite being...