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|Born||Thelma Alice Todd|
(1906-07-29)July 29, 1906
|Died||December 16, 1935(1935-12-16) (aged 29)|
Pacific Palisades, California
|Cause of death||accidental carbon monoxide poisoning|
|Other names||Alison Loyd|
|1926||Fascinating Youth||Lorraine Lane|
|1927||Rubber Heels||Princess Anne|
|1927||Fireman, Save My Child||Uncredited|
|1928||Noose, TheThe Noose||Phyllis|
|1928||Abie's Irish Rose|
|1929||Her Private Life||Mrs. Leslie|
|1929||Seven Footprints to Satan||Eve|
|1929||Unaccustomed As We Are||Mrs. Kennedy||Short film|
|1930||Another Fine Mess||Lady Plumtree||Short film|
|1931||Chickens Come Home||Mrs. Hardy||Short film|
|1931||No Limit||Betty Royce|
|1931||Maltese Falcon, TheThe Maltese Falcon||Iva Archer||Alternative title: Dangerous Female|
|1931||Monkey Business||Lucille Briggs|
|1931||On the Loose||Thelma||Short subject|
|1932||Big Timer, TheThe Big Timer||Kay Mitchell|
|1932||This Is the Night||Claire|
|1932||Horse Feathers||Connie Bailey|
|1932||Speak Easily||Eleanor Espere|
|1932||Call Her Savage||Sunny De Lane|
|1933||You Made Me Love You||Pamela Berne|
|1933||Fra Diavolo||Lady Pamela Rocburg||Alternative titles: Bogus Bandits|
The Devil's Brother
|1933||Sitting Pretty||Gloria Duval|
|1933||Air Hostess||Mrs. Carleton|
|1933||Counsellor at Law||Lillian La Rue|
|1934||Palooka||Trixie||Alternative titles: Joe Palooka|
The Great Schnozzle
|1934||Hips, Hips, Hooray!||Amelia Frisby|
|1935||Two for Tonight||Lilly|
|1936||Bohemian Girl, TheThe Bohemian Girl||Gypsy queen's daughter|
- Erickson, Hal. "Thelma Todd". Allmovie.
- Wright, David (2002). Joyita: Solving the Mystery. Auckland University Press. p. 3. ISBN 1-86940-270-7.
- Wallace, David; Miller, Ann (2003). Hollywoodland. Macmillan. p. 21. ISBN 0-312-31614-3.
- Louvish, Simon (2002). Stan and Ollie, The Roots of Comedy: The Double Life of Laurel and Hardy. Macmillan. p. 339. ISBN 0-312-26651-0.
- Ile de France passenger list, p. 117, line 9, Microfilm roll T715_6140
- Edmonds, Andy (1989). Hot Toddy: The True Story of Hollywood's Most Sensational Murder. New York: William Morrow and Co. Inc. ISBN 0-688-08061-8.
- James Robert Parish and William T. Leonard; Gregory W. Mank and Charles Hoyt (1979). The Funsters. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. ISBN 0-87000-418-2.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Thelma Todd|
- Thelma Todd at the Internet Movie Database
- Thelma Todd at AllRovi
- Thelma Todd at the TCM Movie Database
- The Mysterious Death of Thelma Todd. Los Angeles: Past, Present and Future Project, USC.
- "A Mystery Revisited" Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2002
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Here we have the wikipedia entry for Thelma Todd. It's been that way a while, I guess, but there is no guarantee that it will remain as it is since anyone that wants to can put in whatever they want. I don't think I'll put anything else in as what I had previously put in was all removed.
The entry is mostly OK, but there are some problems with it. Thelma Todd didn't actually get into movies because she won a beauty contest: Paramount was sent her picture by Napoleon Demara, a partner in a local film exchange.
The grand jury did not rule her death a suicide, but ended as a hung jury because they were unable to come to a conclusion as to whether her death had been murder, suicide, or an accident.
Many sources will tell you that Thelma Todd came to Hollywood because of a beauty contest or that the grand jury ruled her death a suicide. That is because they all tend to repeat each other, not because the information that they have is correct. A great many errors have crept into our version of history because they are widely believed to be true by people who simply do not know any better.
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