Friday, November 03, 2017

The never-before-published truth behind Francis the Talking Mule.

Rustled for Hollywood: The never-before-published truth behind Francis the Talking Mule.

3 comments:

FreeLiveFree said...

Yet another shady story out of Hollywood!

My brother and I are probably the only members of my generation who've seen Francis the Talking Mule.

Cap'n Bob said...

I saw a couple of the movies in a theater. I thought they were funny.

Art Scott said...

I can one-up you guys. When I was a kid one of the downtown department stores, trying something different as an adjunct to Santa, had a Christmas Visit With Francis The Talking Mule concession. A "Farmhand" ushered me into a stable set, & on the other side of a rail fence was Francis, a big puppet head leaning out of his box, bobbing and lips moving as a Chill Wills imitator offstage asked me what I wanted for Xmas and the usual guff. At the end of the interview, a wrapped present slid down a chute for me and I was ushered out. I think the store had Francis for 2 or 3 years before the novelty wore off.