Filmed December 15 to 31, 1924. Retakes shot January 2 to 10, 1925. However, it's likely that shooting for
"Ask Grandma" (no. 38) was included within these dates. See the 'miscellaneous' section below
Copyrighted April 2, 1925, by Pathé Exchange, Inc. Registration no. LU21305. Since the copyright was not renewed,
this film is now in the public domain.
Released April 5, 1925. It was the 37th film in the series to be released.
Probable opening title: '"Our Gang" Comedies - Hal Roach presents His Rascals in "The Love
Released into TV syndication as Mischief Makers episode no. 1044, "The Beauty Parlor," copyrighted
Sep. 1, 1960, with registration number LP17349.
- Produced by Hal Roach
- Probably credited in the film as a presenter.
- Directed by Robert F. McGowan
- This credit probably appears in the film, but without his middle initial.
- Assistant Director: Lloyd French
- This credit derives from French's payroll status as the Our Gang assistant director during this
- Photographed by Art Lloyd
- This credit derives from Lloyd's payroll status as the Our Gang cameraman during this
- Titles by H. M. Walker
- This credit probably appears in the film.
- Props by Charles Oelze and G. D. Abbott
- This credit derives from their payroll status as Our Gang prop men during this period.
- Story by Hal E. Roach
- This credit probably doesn't appear in the film. Edward Flannigan was listed in the studio
payroll summaries as an Our Gang gag man until the week ending Dec. 6th, so he may have contributed gags to this
- Teacher: Fern Carter
- Released by Pathé Exchange, Inc.
- Passed by the National Board of Review
- Probably indicated in the film.
- studio personnel
- general manager - Warren Doane
- assistant general manager - L. A. French
- secretary-treasurer - C. H. Roach
- construction supervisor - C. E. Christensen
- laboratory superintendent - Charles Levin
- publicity director - Garrett Graham
- purchasing agent - Clyde Hopkins
- still photographer - Bud "Stax" Graves
- transportation director - Bob Davis
- possible uncredited involvement
- supervision - F. Richard Jones became director-general of the studio after this film was shot, but
before it was released.
- editing - Credits were in a transition between Thomas J.
Crizer and Richard Currier during this period.
- writing - Robert F. McGowan,
Thomas J. Crizer, Frank Terry and
James Parrott may have contributed gags.
- animal training - Tony Campanaro may have been
among the animal trainers.
- Mickey Daniels as "Mickey" aka "Michael"
- Featured role. He's the new kid in town, and flirts with Mary, but a misunderstanding makes him want
to get rid of his freckles.
- Joe Cobb as "Joe"
- Featured role. He's in love with Peggy, but she thinks he's too fat, so he uses the
weight-reducing machine at the beauty parlor.
- Allen "Farina" Hoskins as "Farina"
- Featured role. One of the girls comments on his hair, so he gets it worked on at the beauty parlor. We
also see him in the opening scene with Dorothy.
- Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson
- Supporting role. The nickname doesn't appear in the film. He works at the beauty parlor and gets the gang in.
- Jackie Condon
- Supporting role. We first see him charming a lollypop from Grandma. At the beauty parlor, he's
responsible for most of the mayhem.
- Mary Kornman
- Supporting role. She falls for Mickey and his freckles, but doesn't like freckles on her grapefruit.
Mickey thinks she's talking about him.
- Peggy Ahern
- Supporting role. Listed as Peggy Ahearn by Maltin & Bann. She gets a lollipop from Joe by getting him
to close his eyes before letting her dog kiss him.
- George "Sonny Boy" Warde
- Supporting role. He's part of the group of boys at the beauty
parlor, and takes an interest in an air hose.
- Dorothy Hughes
- Small part. We first see her being picked on by Johnny, then hanging out with the other girls.
- Johnny Downs
- Small part. He's seen picking on Dorothy Hughes, then getting into a fight with Mickey.
- Dorothy Morrison
- Small part. Farina pays a call on her at the beginning of the film.
- Emma Wong
- Small part. She's the Asian girl that hangs out with Mary, Peggy and Dorothy.
- Lassie Lou Ahern
- Undetermined role. A publicity photo shows Jackie offering her a lollipop while the two of them sit on the same bench that Joe and Peggy
otherwise sit on.
- Small parts.
- (1.) Peggy's puppy, which kisses Joe for her.
- (2.) The mule that pulls Gene's wagon.
- Florence Lee as "Grandma Thomas"
- Supporting role. She's seen off and on during the film, helping the kids however she can.
- William Gillespie as the beauty parlor manager
- Supporting role. He's the high-strung manager of the parlor, and is given a fairly large role.
- Joseph Morrison as the father of Farina's girlfriend
- Bit part. He's seen shooing Farina away from his daughter.
- Helen Gilmore as the beauty parlor customer
- Bit part. She's the old woman who's dissatisfied with the service.
- other adults
- Small parts and bit parts.
- (1.) The cop shown at the end of the film chasing Grandma and the boys.
- (2.) The Chinese man working at the beauty parlor.
- (3.) Six women working at the beauty parlor.
- Motor Avenue and Woodbine Street, Palms district, Los Angeles
- The vacant lot on the southwest corner of this intersection is shown during the escape from the cop, with
Masonic Hall at 3402 Motor and the People's Water Company at 3392 Motor being noticeable. At one point,
everybody actually runs past the south side of the Masonic Hall, during which we get a glimpse of the back of the Shoe
Repairing shop run by J. A. Pryor at 3406 Motor. At the beginning of the film, Farina walks past the Micholithic
Mfg. Co. on the east side of the 3300 block of Motor. This building had previously housed the Palms Chamber of
Commerce. Joe and Peggy are sitting on the park bench at the northwest corner of Motor and Woodbine. The bench advertises
the chamber, which was now on the 3400 block.
- Culver Hotel, Culver City
- Gene's wagon is parked along Washington Boulevard, with the hotel seen in the background. It appears
that he's at or near the eastern corner of Van Beuren Place. The railing for the entrance to the underground walkway
can be seen on the opposite side of Washington.
- Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles
- The cop phones in after arresting the gang at the northwest corner of Venice and Arlington. Next to him
is the Co-operative Sheet Metal Shop. Also seen is the Geo. C. Bell Service Station on the northeast
corner, at 2575 Venice.
Reportedly, 19 shooting dates went into the making of this film. However, the 1924 and 1925 studio datebooks don't
mention "Ask Grandma" (no. 38), which is somewhat of a sequel to "The Love Bug." Since most of
the films during this period didn't require 19 shooting dates, it's probable that some of the A37 dates actually
belong to A38. Nearly three weeks after shooting had finished for "Dog Days" (no. 36), the
'start' date arrived for "The Love Bug" on Dec. 15th. Shooting continued until Dec. 31st, when filming
was considered 'finished.' No shooting took place on the 14th, 21st or 28th, which were all Sundays, nor on the
24th, 25th, or 26th, when the studio closed over the Christmas holiday, nor on the 30th. After taking a day off on New
Year's Day, retakes were shot on Jan. 2nd and 3rd. Filming then continued until Jan. 10th, when it was again
considered 'finished'. However, the word 'retakes' is not used for the last week of shooting, further
suggesting that "Ask Grandma" may have been in production. No shooting took place on Jan. 4th, which was a
Sunday. After this, the unit took a week off before filming "Shootin' Injuns" (no. 39).
40 still images were printed into numerous press photos to promote this film.
- Our Gang Silent Comedies Volume 8 (VHS) by
- This copy is a TV print from the Mischief Makers series entitled "The Beauty Parlor."
The print totals 12:20, with 12:08 of it original footage. Roughly two-thirds of the original film is
- Rascals Silents Vol. 2 (VHS) from
- This copy is also the TV print, but has a new opening title by A-1.
- special note
- I've also been able to view a 16mm print of this film from Exclusive Movie Studios, which contains
virtually the entire film.
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