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humorous travelogues from the 50's & 60's

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When I was growing up in the 50's & 60's used to go to local movie theatre for marathon Saturday matinees. Had cartoons, at least one sometimes two features, newsreels, shorts even live entertainment (hula hoop and yo-yo competitions, magic acts).



I recall humorous travelogue shorts parodying serious travelogues. Was narrated by guy with a very distinctive voice. Had a series of them.



Does anyone recall these travelogues? Any chance anyone knows the name of the narrator or name of the series or studio?












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Hi Pat,

That could be Lew Lehr who was with Twentieth Century-Fox studios in the 1930s and 1940s. He did a lot of humourous commentary parodying travelogues and newsreels, his most famous tagline was "Monkies is da cwaziest people!" read in a mock-German dialect. Tex Avery also directed animated cartoons making fun of travelogues such as "The Isle of Pingo-Pongo", "Detouring America" and "Land of the Midnight Fun", many of them narrated by the great Robert C. Bruce.

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