June 25, 2011Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives
Yep, that’s right. These girls are in giant boxes. You see, they’re mail-order girls, ordered by Ted Jones in “Oskosh”, WI (yep, it’s spelled wrong in the film) who wants a wife, but wants to have his choice of women mailed to him. In the end, he decides which charming girl to keep by…oh, wait. I’m not going to ruin the ending for you! You are going to just have to watch for yourself!
“Gags and Gals” from the Prelinger Archive contains three musical shorts, “Male Order”, “At Your Service” and “Playmates”. All are fun Forties dancing and singing numbers with cute hair, ridiculous costumes and even more ridiculous plot lines. My favorite parts include the girls pictured above try to dance in giant boxes, and the girls in “Playmates” trying to tap-dance on grass. Good times.