Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thelma Todd And Groucho Marx Photo




MONKEY BUSINESS





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SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #19




Irvin S. Cobb, Ann Dvorak, Bing Crosby, and Wheeler and Woolsey are among the stars profiled.








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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #19





Olly's adventures continue, and the plot continues to unfold.







"Jimmy Bangem" is a Jimmy Cagney character: they had Jimmy Cagney hitting women in the movies during that period. It was a questionable thing and the production code later toned down the movies because of complaints.



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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thelma Todd And Raquel Torres Photos In A Fan Magazine




Pictures from a foreign fan magazine of Thelma Todd as Venus from the 1927 First National production VAMPING VENUS and of Raquel Torres from one of her movies.



Jorge Finkielman: When they say that Thelma Todd is an MGM star, that is because they ( MGM ) actually distributed the First National productions in Latin America.



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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thelma Todd Photos




More Thelma Todd pictures.


An early photo from the 1920's.




With Johnny Weissmuller in Santa Monica.



With Johnny Weissmuller and a Santa Monica lifeguard. 




A gag picture of Thelma Todd taken on the set of BRATS, which was scaled to make Laurel and Hardy look like little children.





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



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

THIS IS THE NIGHT Photo




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










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Dorothy Appleby With The Three Stooges




CUCKOO CAVALIERS was a 1940 Columbia short subject which had the Three Stooges attempting to run a beauty parlor with disastrous results. In this photo, from the left, are:  Dorothy Appleby, Bob O'Connor, Larry Fine, Estilita Zarco, Curly Howard, Carmen Bailey, Moe Howard, and Blanche Vischer.









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Saturday, May 14, 2016

BABE BUNTING - FAMOUS FUNNIES #18





BABE BUNTING bears a remarkable resemblance to Shirley Temple, who was a top star of the 1930's. This is from the same issue of FAMOUS FUNNIES.











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Friday, May 13, 2016

SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #18


Bela Lugosi, Heather Angel, Robert Woolsey, and Ann Sothern, and Hugh Herbert are among the stars profiled this time.




Regarding the Ann Sothern item: Motion picture work tends to proceed slowly, and actors have to wait between shots while preparations are made for the next scene.



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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #18



Olly, who has been pretending to be a princess, is told that she really is one.














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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Autographed Thelma Todd Photo




An autographed photo of Thelma Todd from early in her career.




An enlarged view of the autograph.



Here her name is signed with a separate letter "T" for both the first and last names. Later on her signature would often have one letter T for both the first and last names, which were arranged with the remaining letters of one over the other in order to make it work.



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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thelma Todd In SPEAK EASILY






SPEAK EASILY was a 1932 MGM production. Here is a George Hurrell photo of Thelma Todd in costume for this movie.








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VAMPING VENUS Photo






VAMPING VENUS was a 1928 First National production in which Thelma Todd played Venus.





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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SPEAK EASILY




Thelma Todd, Jimmy Durante, Buster Keaton, and Hedda Hopper in a publicity photo for SPEAK EASILY. There is no such scene in the actual movie.




Publicity claimed that Hedda Hopper in this movie dressed like Elsie Janis. I wouldn't know.



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SPEAK EASILY




Thelma Todd and Buster Keaton in what looks like a frame enlargement from SPEAK EASILY. Buster thinks they're saying goodbye, but they're both still there when he wakes up the next morning.








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Monday, May 2, 2016

SPEAK EASILY Photo






Buster Keaton and one of the chorus girls from SPEAK EASILY.






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SPEAK EASILY Photo





A publicity photo of Thelma Todd from SPEAK EASILY.









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SPEAK EASILY Photo






Thelma Todd with Buster Keaton in a publicity photo from SPEAK EASILY. During this period MGM charged that Buster Keaton was immoral, which seems to have been one of the things that led to his dismissal from that studio. But the same studio was also responsible for Keaton's films becoming less innocent than they had been in the silent era.






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Ruth Selwyn Photo




Ruth Selwyn was the feminine lead in SPEAK EASILY. Here is a picture of her from THE NEW MOVIE MAGAZINE.









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SPEAK EASILY Ad





British film mag Dec. 1932. SPEAK EASILY didn't actually have Jimmy Durante and Buster Keaton both in love with Thelma Todd, but they could have had it that way in the movie. It might even have been better. But Thelma Todd was always playing an "other woman" in the movies, so they did that here, too, and Ruth Selwyn played Buster Keaton's true love.








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SPEAK EASILY Photo





Thelma Todd with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante in SPEAK EASILY.









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SPEAK EASILY Photo




Another publicity picture from SPEAK EASILY with Thelma Todd and Buster Keaton. On the left is Sydney Toler, best known for playing Charlie Chan in a series of movies.







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SPEAK EASILY Photo





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







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Sunday, May 1, 2016

PUZZLES OF 1825 Playbill




And here is the playbill for the play for which they painted a puzzle on the back of Dorothy Appleby.


 Reblogged from http://www.playbill.com/production/puzzles-of-1925-fulton-theatre-vault-0000004598













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Dorothy Appleby Photo





Another picture of Dorothy Appleby, which is from 1927 according to Richard Finegan.






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