Monday, October 20, 2014


BOTTOMS UP was produced by Fox before they became 20th Century Fox.

 The 1934 Fox pre-code comedy / musical film, BOTTOMS UP starred Spencer Tracy, Pat Paterson, John Boles, Sid Silvers, Herbert Mundin, Harry Green, Thelma Todd, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Dell Henderson, Suzanne Kaaren, Douglas Wood, Lucille Ball, Lynn Bari, June Gale, Barbara Pepper and Mariska Aldrich. The film was directed by David Butler. The photo features a great shot of Pat Paterson hugging Thelma Todd as John Boles waits beside a microphone.



CHEATING BLONDES was one of Thelma Todd's dramatic films.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Walt Disney With Laurel And Hardy, Hal Roach

This photo was posted by Jorge Finkielman on facebook.

From the left; Stan Laurel, Walt Disney, Hal Roach, and Oliver Hardy.

Randy Skretvedt:
"This is at the Hal Roach Studios' 20th anniversary party, held on the lot on December 7, 1933."


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thelma Todd by Jeanette Meehan Part II

The second of two articles by Jeanette Meehan. This one is also from the Williamsport Gazette, from Dec. 27, 1935.




Thelma Todd by Jeanette Meehan - WILLIAMSPORT GAZETTE, Dec. 26, 1935

There was a lot in the papers about Thelma Todd after her death. This article tells a little about her friendships with other people at the Hal Roach studio.





Friday, October 17, 2014

MGM Ad For 1928-1929

MGM distributed Hal Roach's films in this period, along with their own productions.