Monday, July 28, 2014

Ann Doran





Today is Ann Doran's birthday.

Reblogged from https://www.facebook.com/thethreestooges?fref=photo


The lady with the monocle is actress Ann Doran, celebrating her birthday today, in her only short Three Sappy People, with The Boys as psychiatrists Ziller, Zeller & Zoller. She did work with Larry, Moe & Curly in two Columbia features in the 1930’s, Start Cheering and My Sister Eileen. Her career began in 1915 in the silent era and lasted until her last TV appearance in 1988.






The brunette at the head of the table is Lorna Gray, also known as Adrian Booth.



Ann Doran:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Doran

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0233352/

http://books.google.com/books?id=AerTAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA290&lpg=PA290&dq=ann+doran+charley+chase&source=bl&ots=N1K_5N5Hkz&sig=DMPL2NkH6YZad9UHivGJqvceOjM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=L4bWU5icJcWSyASpz4HYAw&ved=0CE0Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=ann%20doran%20charley%20chase&f=false



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thelma Todd Signs With Roach









Thelma Todd in an early publicity picture for Roach, which states that she has just signed with the studio. This would have been 1929.

The caption for this photo gives you the impression that Thelma Todd had been working for MGM prior to signing with Roach. Actually she had been working for other studios, but not MGM. I believe the only film she made at MGM was SPEAK EASILY ( 1932 ) with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante.








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THIS IS THE NIGHT








Thelma Todd in THIS IS THE NIGHT ( 1932 ),  which costarred Cary Grant.










Although Mae West took credit for discovering Cary Grant, THIS IS THE NIGHT was his first feature film.





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LET'S DO THINGS Photo







Here is a fashion picture from the earliest days of the Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd series at the Roach studio.












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Charm Necklace









Here is a picture of Thelma Todd wearing a necklace with many little charms on it.
















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BABES IN THE GOODS Synopsis







A two-page synopsis of the Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly comedy BABES IN THE GOODS.






THELMA TODD & PATSY KELLY Original 1934  all typed 2-Page Synopsis Document is a RARE vintage ORIGINAL item direct from the Hal Roach Studios, Hollywood California.
IT IS ALMOST 80 YEARS OLD! 
 It measures 8 1/2 X 11" and is 2 page with original paper clip  with a small paper attached with film title.  It is dated December 7, 1933.
This is all typed and it's one page of credits, one page of synopsis  It was used to promote the 1934 Comedy film short,

Babes in the Goods

Thelma and Patsy get jobs demonstrating washing machines in a department store window. However, on their first day on the job, they accidentally get locked in the store overnight.

Director:

Stars:

Cast


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Mr. Barty
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The Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
 




BABES IN THE GOODS:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024853/




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THE DEVIL'S BROTHER









Thelma Todd and Dennis King in costume for the 1933 movie THE DEVIL'S BROTHER.



















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