Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh, Ralph Bellamy & Thelma Todd In SHADOPLAY
Margie found a picture of Thelma Todd at a Pat O'Brien's party in the January 1934 issue of SHADOPLAY.
Here's the picture:
Thelma Todd knew Pat O'Brien. This would have been around the time that they had the first screen actor's guild ball, they were both there. Frank McHugh was there, too. He also had been in CORSAIR with Thelma Todd in 1931, that was the movie where she was billed as "Alison Loyd". Ralph Bellamy was a well known actor. William Gargan I remember from the "Barry Craig" show on the radio, he used to be in the movies, too.
Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh, and Ralph Bellamy* were part of a group known as "The Irish Mafia" in this period, Thelma Todd fits right in there with them as she was part Irish, too.
*It seems that Ralph Bellamy wasn't actually Irish, he was just part of this group.