Friday, July 29, 2016

Clara Bow's Birthday




Clara Bow and Thelma Todd were born on the same day a year apart. Here is a publicity picture for the Clara Bow movie THE SATURDAY NIGHT KID ( that's why Saturday is circled ) which mentions her birthday on the back.








A couple of other pictures for THE SATURDAY NIGHT KID.












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Birthday Of Clara Bow





July 29 was also the birthday of Clara Bow, although she was born the year before. Publicity sometimes had it that they were both born on the very same day, but they weren't really.











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Birthday Of Thelma Todd




Thelma Todd was born on July 29, 1906 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Today would have been her 110th birthday if she were she still with us.







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Thursday, July 28, 2016

SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #28



This time there were two pages of this feature, or maybe it was more like one and two-thirds. Stars profiled include Claudette Colbert, Mary Carlisle, Evelyn Brent, Spanky McFarland, and Boris Karloff.











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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #28




This time, Olly goes from the frying pan into the fire and then into a worse catastrophe yet...












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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Frame Enlargement From ONE MILLION BC Test Footage





A frame enlargement of test footage from Hal Roach's ONE MILLION BC ( 1940 ) shows one of the lizards which stood in for a dinosaur, which someone seems to be getting ready for a scene. The lizards were outfitted with rubber fins and filmed at higher than normal camera speeds in order to convey the illusion of size by seemingly slowing their movements.


Reblogged from http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/







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