Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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.
Monday, May 2, 2016
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.
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.