Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SPEAK EASILY




Thelma Todd, Jimmy Durante, Buster Keaton, and Hedda Hopper in a publicity photo for SPEAK EASILY. There is no such scene in the actual movie.




Publicity claimed that Hedda Hopper in this movie dressed like Elsie Janis. I wouldn't know.



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SPEAK EASILY




Thelma Todd and Buster Keaton in what looks like a frame enlargement from SPEAK EASILY. Buster thinks they're saying goodbye, but they're both still there when he wakes up the next morning.








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Monday, May 2, 2016

SPEAK EASILY Photo






Buster Keaton and one of the chorus girls from SPEAK EASILY.






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A publicity photo of Thelma Todd from SPEAK EASILY.









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Thelma Todd with Buster Keaton in a publicity photo from SPEAK EASILY. During this period MGM charged that Buster Keaton was immoral, which seems to have been one of the things that led to his dismissal from that studio. But the same studio was also responsible for Keaton's films becoming less innocent than they had been in the silent era.






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Ruth Selwyn Photo




Ruth Selwyn was the feminine lead in SPEAK EASILY. Here is a picture of her from THE NEW MOVIE MAGAZINE.









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SPEAK EASILY Ad





British film mag Dec. 1932. SPEAK EASILY didn't actually have Jimmy Durante and Buster Keaton both in love with Thelma Todd, but they could have had it that way in the movie. It might even have been better. But Thelma Todd was always playing an "other woman" in the movies, so they did that here, too, and Ruth Selwyn played Buster Keaton's true love.








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