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Our Gang - The Early Years -



Our Gang - Hal Roach's Little Rascals -
Most people are not aware that the Little Rascals were formed during "The Silent Era."
(top) Mickey Daniels, Johnny Downs, Jackie Condon.
(bottom) Joe Cobb, Mary Kornman, Jay R. Smith and a pensive Allen "Farina" Hoskins.
These were the some of original Our Gang kids. God bless Jay R. Smith who was brutally murdered 10/20/2002. May he rest in peace.
(photo signed by Hal Roach and Johnny Downs. circa 1926 )

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Scooter Lowry, Jackie Condon, Jay R. Smith, Joe Cobb, and a young Farina Hoskins in a posed still during a photo shoot for Kellogg's cereals. circa 1927.
(signed by Jay R. Smith and Joe Cobb)

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Stan Laurel with Pete the Pup, Farina, Harry Spear, Joe Cobb and Wheezer. This photo was shot during the filming of Laurel and Hardy's "Wrong Again" (1929).

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Scooter Lowry, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon , Jay R. Smith, Johnny Downs, and Farina enjoying some Kellogg's cereal. circa 1927.
      (signed by Jay R. Smith and Joe Cobb)

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Pete the Pup, Wheezer, Farina, Mary Ann,
Joe, Jean Darling and Harry Spear.
According to Jay R. Smith (not pictured in this photo), playing marbles was the thing to do during breaks in shooting the films.
He also commented that Jackie Condon (also not pictured) was quite a player!
(Thanks again Joe!)

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