Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Promiscuous Unchained



Doc's future's contained in this beaker
A brew that when drained makes him weaker
Divided in two,
Ed Hyde will debut:
A ghoulish, profane pleasure seeker.

Cheers! Here's to Fredric March in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). Title by the not-vacuous Donald B. Benson.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Bogie Man



Like Getafix, comic-book Druid,
He's mixing a magical fluid.
Convinced it will cure
His instincts impure,
But soon it's "Here's looking at you, Id!"

Donald B. Benson




Top: Dr. Jekyll (Fredric March) tinkers in his lab: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). Above: Getafix , a character in the Asterix comics, a venerable druid of the village, creator and keeper of the secret magic potion.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hyde-Entity Crisis



Inside of this blue-blooded gent
Resides you-know-who he must vent
To high culture he's bred
But the vulture sees red
And by Hyde into two Jekyll's rent.  

Fredric March is both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). Title by David Cairns, cool in a crisis.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Raw Hyde



His smile hides his sundered persona
He defiles everyone like a Jonah
He's unsafe: for example
A waif he will trample
He runs wild, making London Pamplona.

David Cairns with Surly Hack

Fredric March is both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Prince Charmless



To get kissed he won't chat with a skirt 
For a tryst doesn't flatter or flirt 
There's no sweeping off feet
When this creep starts to heat
This Mister, the rat, does her dirt.

Fredric March and Miriam Hopkins in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). Title by princely Donald B. Benson.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Assaulter Ego



There once was a man, or else two
He had fun quaffing rancid homebrew
With his split personality
He'd commit immorality
A grunting, big-fanged bugaboo.

David Cairns

Muriel Carew (Rose Hobart) is threatened by Edward Hyde (Fredric March), the alter ego of her fiancée, in a still from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931).

Monday, July 18, 2016

Me, Myself and Hyde



There's my medical side, upper crust
But embedded inside me hides lust
Just taking this drink
Will make me a fink
And your head, open wide, I will bust.

Surly Hack and Donald B. Benson

Fredric March is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931).

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hideous Stinky



Hyde's features are freakily sagging
His teeth on your cheekbones keep snagging
His breath's wet and foul
Like death's fetid bowel
You'd shriek but you're too busy gagging.

Ivy Pearson (Miriam Hopkins) is repulsed by the advances of Edward Hyde (Fredric March) in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931).

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just Vile About Hairy


 
Hyde's ugly and brutal and coarse
A thug, he gets cuties by force
He gropes and he presses
In hopes she undresses
His hugs too hirsute to endorse.

Fredric March as Edward Hyde and Miriam Hopkins as Ivy Pearson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). Donald B. Benson just came up with the title.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Alter Ego Maniac



Henry's hiding a psyche insidious
In his mind, monkey-like and invidious
It breaks out in a storm
And takes over his form
A sneering, snide, psycho, so hideous.

David Cairns

Fredric March is divided between  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931).

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Twisted Mister

 

He's atrocious, a lewd, rotten feller
Quite gauche, like a spoon skewed by Geller
But what lights his short fuse
Isn't nights filled with booze
But a potion he brewed in his cellar.

David Cairns

Edward Hyde (Fredric March), the darker half of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931).

Monday, July 11, 2016

Numb Waiter

 
Do not watch this customer sip
In hope that he'll muster a tip.
This silk-hatted creep
Is more than just cheap.
He's thinking of busting your lip.
 
Donald B. Benson

Edward Hyde (Fredric March) intimidates the waiter (John Rogers) at the music hall in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). 

Friday, July 8, 2016

One For the Rogue



This lout thinks all morals are trite
Stays out until four and gets tight 
Too rowdy and rude,
So loud and so lewd,
He's about half the floor show tonight.

Surly Hack and Donald B. Benson

Edward Hyde (Fredric March) visits the music hall in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931). John Rogers plays the waiter.