Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello Wilbuuuurrr!

Alan Young of "Mister Ed" fame, appears clad in gorilla fur in the 1955 classic film "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes !"

Joining Mr. Young are Jane Russell, and Jeanne Crain, ( the brunettes), as well as Rudy Vallee, Guy Middleton, and Scott Brady.

Why is he dressed as an ape you ask ? I have no idea...But judging by the way the ladies are dressed I may have to do my gorilla duty and give it a view sometime.

This photo was brought to our attention by the great George "E-Gor" Chastain , a friend to gorilla men everywhere ! Eagle Eyed "E-Gor"is a great supporter of our cause, and keeps us alerted to all the gorilla goodies he finds !

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Maddening monkey mystery !

There is a great deal of satisfaction in solving a mystery or puzzle that has been tormenting you for a long time. We at Hollywood Gorilla Men make it our quest to find the names and faces of those who've thrilled us with their astounding examples of superior simian cinema.

Occasionally though, there are those that despite our best efforts remain a mystery.

Gorilla Man and myself call upon knowledgeable friends in the pursuit of answers on many occasions, and now I'd like to call on any and all of our friends and gorilla fans out there to help solve this Monkey Mystery !

The gorilla in the photo appears in the serial "Tim Tylers Luck". The same gorilla is also featured in the serial "Terry and the Pirates" and the Mickey Rooney short "Mickey's Apeman". There are others I'm sure, but these are the ones that come to mind. Our good friend and master gorilla man Bob Burns was queried as to this gorilla's identity, but Bob doesn't have any record of it in his considerable gorilla files.

Soooo, this is where you, our friends can help ! If you have any information in regards to this gorilla's secret identity, please drop us a note in the comments below.

Thank you for your help and assistance in getting these hard working gorilla men the recognition they so richly deserve !

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Take the Monkey and Run !

There are damned few things in life more appealing to me than the thought of seeing Woody Allen pummeled by a gorilla. In Woody's 1969 movie "Take the Money and Run " you get to see the Hairy Hungarian Janos Prohaska attempt to do just that ! ( get 'im Janos ! )