Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
A picture of Thelma Todd from the movie PALOOKA may be seen on the back cover of this fan magazine, the name of which may be seen on the front cover. Although the title appears to be in English, this was listed as a Spanish language magazine on ebay.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Notice Betty Boop poster at right. The Fleischer cartoons were distributed by Paramount until they foreclosed on them and took over the studio in a move that was probably illegal. A Will Rogers movie is also being advertised. He was a top star in this period.
HORSE FEATHERS was a 1932 Paramount production, starring the four Marx Brothers. Here is a photo from this movie showing Thelma Todd with two of them, Zeppo ( left ) and Harpo ( right ).
The back of the photo has the names of Harpo and Chico on it, although Chico didn't actually appear in this photo.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
This time the strip is mentioned on the cover.
Olly and her roomate can't pay the rent, a problem many people had during the depression.
"Sheik" is a sort of Rudolph Valentino reference, although by this time it was a type, rather than an individual.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
An ad for CORSAIR from a Spanish language newspaper. American movies were very popular in Latin America and Spanish language versions of some movies were even produced for that market during this period. But I don't know if CORSAIR fared any better in other countries than it did here.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Spanish poster for CORSAIR, with the alternate title MODERN PIRATE. Note that Thelma Todd is billed as "Alison Loyd". The girl on the poster was not intended as an accurate representation of Thelma Todd and is more of a generic pretty girl for the period.