A Blog For Thelma Todd
Thelma Todd was a star of silent movies and later the talkies. She is remembered as much today for her mysterious death as she is for her films. In this blog, we take a look at Thelma Todd, her movies, and various commentaries.
William Powell, Mary Astor, and Helen Mack are among the stars featured this time. Mention is made of cellophane being used in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Cellophane was fairly new at the time and they had some publicity related to it when it was used in the movies.
Seeing Ginsberg from behind in a 1930's bathing suit, they fail to recognize him and offer him a job as an extra in their movie, which he declines when he learns that it would involve swimming. Another man whom no one recognizes is then offered the job.
While attempting to shoot a movie scene, Olly of the movies comes across Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, and Busby Berkeley shooting a scene which seem to be for the movie DAMES. "Bangem" is the Jimmy Cagney character again.