Thursday, March 31, 2016

SCREEN BOOK Aug. 1937




SCREEN BOOK Aug. 1937 ran a picture as a final tribute to the recently deceased Jean Harlow, and ran an article called "The Thelma Todd Death Riddle" as well.





























Another "Ping" reference, from before the term was associated with Carole Landis. Carole Landis was termed "The Ping Girl" by Roach publicity, a term she was said to reject at the time. Occasionally you come across such explanations as it being derived from "purring". Actually it appears to be then common slang for "making contact" ( the use of the term for sonar during World War II is related to this ) and in romantic terms was meant to be interperted as "Love at first sight".





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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CORSAIR Photos








CORSAIR was the movie Thelma Todd made as "Alison Loyd". The movie was produced by Roland West and costarred Chester Morris.


















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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alternate Spellings Of "Allison Loyd"



Thelma Todd used the stage name of "Alison Loyd" in the 1931 movie CORSAIR. Although publicity claimed that this name was "numerologically significant", it was not always spelled the same way, and therefore the number of letters in it would have varied.


The name "Allison Loyd" ( Allison with two l's this time ) is printed on the bottom of this picture on the right. side.










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Alternate Spellings of "Alison Loyd"




Thelma Todd used the stage name of "Alison Loyd" in the 1931 movie CORSAIR. Although publicity claimed that this name was "numerologically significant", it was not always spelled the same way, and therefore the number of letters in it would have varied.

"Alison Loyd" ( Alison with one l ) is printed on the bottom of this photo at right.






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Monday, March 28, 2016

NEVADA Lobby Card




NEVADA was a 1927 Paramount production starring William Powell, Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd ( shown below ). This lobby card was made with a black and white photo to which some colors were added.





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



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Happy Valentines Day




From Ann Sheridan!






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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter




From Carole Landis!






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Happy Easter

From:



                                                                    Jane Winton






                                                           Jean Parker and Mary Carlisle





Our Gang





Shirley Temple






Lana Turner





Judy Garland and Fred Astaire




Diana Lynn




Susan Hayward





George Reeves and Friend






Easter Bunny 





 Easter Bunny





Doris Day





Laraine Day






Priscilla Lane







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Happy Easter





From Darla Hood!








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Friday, March 25, 2016

THE STOLEN JEWELS Ad




A theater advertised that THE STOLEN JEWELS was being run there during the week of Easter.










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Happy Easter




From Bela Lugosi!







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Happy Easter



From Susan Hayward







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Happy Easter

From Jean Muir!






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Happy Easter



From Our Gang!









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Happy Easter





From Bessie Love and her two bunny rabbit friends!






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SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #12



Patsy Kelly is in the cartoon at top right. I'LL BE SUING YOU was a Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly comedy.








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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #12



Olly is slated to work with "Gloria Sampson", a name that reminds us of Gloria Swanson.



They're supposed to be looking at screen tests at the bottom of the page, and the pictures are in black and white because the movies at that time were usually in black and white. 




When you're working in the movies, you have to wait between shots for the next shot to be set up. That's what they're talking about in the last panel.





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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Glass Slides




These magic lantern slides were used to advertise coming attractions.



Slide for advertising Mutt & Jeff cartoons.



HAUNTED SPOOKS ( 1920 )






THE THREE AGES ( 1923 )




METROPOLIS ( 1927 )




IMAGINE MY EMBARASSMENT ( 1929 )



SCHOOL BEGINS ( 1928 )




THE GAY DEFENDER ( 1927 ) with Thelma Todd.



THE CRASH ( 1928 ) with Thelma Todd.




SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN ( 1929 ) with Thelma Todd.




THE BAT WHISPERS ( 1930 )




GOLDDIGGERS OF BROADWAY ( 1929 )




BIG CITY BLUES ( 1932 )





THE INVISIBLE MAN ( 1933 )




                                                      A NIGHT AT THE OPERA ( 1935 )








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