Saturday, January 30, 2016

Paula Stone Photo




Dick Merrill and Paula Stone in ATLANTIC FLIGHT.








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Paula Stone Photo





Paula Stone has been signed up by Warner Brothers and is made up by Perc Westmore in this 1935 photo.










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Paula Stone Photo




Dick Merrill, Paula Stone ATLANTIC FLIGHT









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Paula Stone Photo

Paula Stone publicity photo.










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Paula Stone Photos





A few more Paula Stone photos.













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Paula Stone Photos




More Paula Stone photos, with some other familiar faces.

From front to back: June Travis, Paula Stone, Alma Lloyd, Kay Linaker, Eunice Healey, Marie Wilson






 Paula Stone interviewing Betty Grable on the radio during the second World War.




Paula Stone Interviewing Dinah Shore on her radio program. 



Paula Stone interviewing Joan Crawford in 1952.










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Paula Stone Party Photo





Another copy of the photo taken at Paula Stone's party in 1935 showing Thelma Todd with Paula Stone, Jeanette MacDonald, and Patsy Kelly.






Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with this photo.



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Friday, January 29, 2016

SPEAK EASILY Photo





SPEAK EASILY was a 1932 MGM production starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and Thelma Todd. Here is a publicity photo from this movie.



A closeup of the date printed on the edge of the photo. 







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THIS IS THE NIGHT Photo





THIS IS THE NIGHT was a 1932 Paramount production starring Roland Young, Lili Damita, Thelma Todd, and Cary Grant. Here is a publicity photo for this movie showing Thelma Todd with Roland Young.










The back is dated April 1932 and is stamped "Property of PHOTOPLAY magazine - return to the library".



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Paula Stone Party Photo





Another photo taken at Paula Stone's party in 1935 showing Thelma Todd with Paula Stone, Jeanette MacDonald, and Patsy Kelly.













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BROAD MINDED Photo





Joe E. Brown and Thelma Todd strike up a pose for First National's BROADMINDED ( 1931 ).










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Helen Twelvetrees





Helen Twelvetrees was the star of HER MAN and I put some pictures of her on this blog recently, here's one I seem to have overlooked as it's been here a while. It's a pretty good picture of her.











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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN




THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN was a 1949 Republic production which starred John Wayne and Vera Ralson. Also in the cast was Oliver Hardy in a rare solo appearance. He was quite good in this part and could have continued as a solo act in films, but mainly continued to work with Stan Laurel for the rest of his career.








THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041361/



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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

William K. Everson Program Notes For SHIELD OF HONOR





Evidently SHIELD OF HONOR was on a film program with BEAU HUNKS, among other things, and William K. Everson wrote the following notes for the event.


Reblogged from https://www.nyu.edu/projects/wke/notes/titles/shieldofhonor.php

And yes, James Horne played Abdul Kasim K'horne in BEAU HUNKS.







Thelma Todd isn't mentioned. Reminds me of this author's book about Laurel and Hardy.


BEAU HUNKS:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021646/

James W. Horne:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0395023/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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SHIELD OF HONOR Poster





SHIELD OF HONOR had a story that involved airplanes and police. This poster shows both.







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SHIELD OF HONOR Lobby Cards




SHIELD OF HONOR was a Universal picture that was released on Dec. 10, 1927, the same day as THE GAY DEFENDER. Here we have three lobby cards for this movie.  Thelma Todd may be seen at the left in the first one.




Special Thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with these pictures.



SHIELD OF HONOR:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018388/



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Mae West





Mae West could be seen as similar to Peggy Hopkins Joyce, or to Thelma Todd for that matter.







Mae West's first movie was NIGHT AFTER NIGHT ( 1932 ) starring George Raft.







NIGHT AFTER NIGHT:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_After_Night_(film)



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Poster





INTERNATIONAL HOUSE was a 1933 Paramount production starring Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W. C. Fields, Stuart Erwin, Bela Lugosi, George Burns, and Gracie Allen, all of whom may be seen on this poster.










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Friday, January 22, 2016

Peggy Hopkins Joyce



Peggy Hopkins Joyce was in the movie INTERNATIONAL HOUSE the same year, but was better known for her offscreen exploits at the time.








International House by filmschatten





Peggy Hopkins Joyce:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Hopkins_Joyce

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AIR HOSTESS Clip





AIR HOSTESS was a 1933 Columbia picture starring Evalyn Knapp which had Thelma Todd as the "other woman", a wealthy upper-class gal on the prowl who would have reminded people of Peggy Hopkins Joyce. Here is a little of this movie that someone uploaded to youtube.










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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thelma Todd Photo




A soft focus photo which I think dates back to the silent era.






Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with this picture.

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Thelma Todd Playlist On Youtube





This is a playlist of Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd and Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly films on youtube, beginning with BEAUTY AND THE BUS. A few non-series films are included, including CORSAIR, PALOOKA, and CHEATING BLONDES.









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Watch THE OLD BULL




THE OLD BULL is a 1932 Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd comedy which was directed by George Marshall. The name probably had some significance which I am unaware of. The story involves Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd going out driving and running into a barn, afterwards having a series of mishaps involving farm animals, farmers, and an escaped lion.









THE OLD BULL:
https://books.google.com/books?id=pSa-fqnL7iIC&pg=PA63&lpg=PA63&dq=the+old+bull+zasu+pitts&source=bl&ots=8TC4a-pEwK&sig=nwJPBLyrGbBOOP-0mEX1kltpT_g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXzoa2xLvKAhUIcj4KHf1gC804FBDoAQgcMAA#v=onepage&q=the%20old%20bull%20zasu%20pitts&f=false

Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd comedies directed by George Marshall:
http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/142631%7C143135/George-Marshall-Shorts.html


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Thelma Todd Fan Magazine Photos





POPULAR FILM, June 23, 1932, Barcelona, Spain



Photos from THIS IS THE NIGHT ( above ) and THE MALTESE FALCON ( below ).









Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with these pictures.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

HER MAN Card






A collector's card, from France.









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HER MAN Posters





HER MAN ( 1930 ) was Helen Twelvetrees' most successful movie. Thelma Todd was also in the cast.














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Helen Twelvetrees Photo






Helen Twelvetrees strikes a pose for the camera.












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Helen Twelvetrees And Zasu Pitts Photo





Helen Twelvetrees, ZasuPitts, and Hugh O'Connell in a publicity photo for SHE GETS HER MAN, 1935.











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Helen Twelvetrees Photo






Helen Twelvetrees and her dog.










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Helen Twelvetrees With Baby Leroy





Helen Twelvetrees with Baby Leroy in a publicity picture for Paramount.











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Helen Twelvetrees And Arline Judge





Helen Twelvetrees and Arline Judge in a couple of publicity photos for the movie ONE HOUR LATE.
















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Helen Twelvetrees With Wampus Baby Stars




In 1929 Helen Twelvetrees was one of the Wampus Baby Stars, along with Loretta Young, Jean Arthur, Anita Page, and Sally Blane ( who was Loretta Young's sister ).











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Helen Twelvetrees And Ken Murray



Helen Twelvetrees and Ken Murray in a publicity photo from the 1933 movie DISGRACED.












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