Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thelma Todd Photo



A Thelma Todd publicity photo from the Hal Roach studio in the early days of sound. The idea here is that she's in an oyster shell with a bunch of pearls, which here seem to be called jewels. "Joya" is jewel in Spanish, and the name "Joya" was on Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe was because of Jewel Carmen, who financed it. Likewise Roland West's yacht "Joyita" was named for her: Joyita means "little jewel".








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

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #23




William Powell, Mary Astor, and Helen Mack are among the stars featured this time. Mention is made of cellophane being used in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Cellophane was fairly new at the time and they had some publicity related to it when it was used in the movies.






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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #23




Seeing Ginsberg from behind in a 1930's bathing suit, they fail to recognize him and offer him a job as an extra in their movie, which he declines when he learns that it would involve swimming. Another man whom no one recognizes is then offered the job.







While attempting to shoot a movie scene, Olly of the movies comes across Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, and Busby Berkeley shooting a scene which seem to be for the movie DAMES. "Bangem" is the Jimmy Cagney character again.



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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thelma Todd With A Fan Magazine





Here we have a photo of Thelma Todd looking at the Brazilian magazine CINEARTE. This is one of a series of pictures showing her looking at different fan magazines of the time.




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



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THE GAY DEFENDER





Thelma Todd in a publicity photo from THE GAY DEFENDER.









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THE GAY DEFENDER




Richard Dix and Thelma Todd in 1927 Eugene Robert Richee photo.












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THE GAY DEFENDER




Thelma Todd and Richard Dix in the 1927 Paramount production THE GAY DEFENDER.






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THE GAY DEFENDER




Thelma Todd and Richard Dix in the 1927 Paramount production THE GAY DEFENDER.








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Monday, June 20, 2016

NEVADA




Thelma Todd and Gary Cooper in a publicity photo for the 1927 Paramount production of NEVADA.









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BEYOND VICTORY





Lew Cody and Marion Shilling in a publicity photo for BEYOND VICTORY.














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BEYOND VICTORY





Thelma Todd and Lew Cody in a publicity photo for BEYOND VICTORY.







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BEYOND VICTORY





BEYOND VICTORY was the first of several movies to team James Gleason with Zasu Pitts. Thelma Todd seems to have been considered for the movie as well.









Old Movie Teams - Zasu Pitts And James Gleason:
http://oldmovieteams.wordpress.com/zasu-pitts-herself-with-petulant-gleason/




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Friday, June 17, 2016

SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #22




Myrna Loy, Jimmy Durante, Joe E. Brown, and Gary Cooper are among the stars profiled this time









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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #22





Olly is rescued by her friends ( including the Jimmy Cagney character ) and then is told her lifestyle is now going to be "sweet and simple" rather than that of royalty.











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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thelma Todd Leg Art





Thelma Todd in a publicity photo for the 1932 Paramount Production HORSE FEATHERS.







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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HOUSE OF HORRORS Ad




HOUSE OF HORRORS was actually released as HOUSE OF HORROR. It was a First National picture.

May 1929






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THE GAY DEFENDER Photo




Thelma Todd and Richard Dix in a publicity photo from the 1927 Paramount production THE GAY DEFENDER.







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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Thelma Todd And Raquel Torres Page




Thelma Todd and Raquel Torres are pictured together on the page of a foreign fan magazine. The picture of Thelma Todd looks like it might be from VAMPING VENUS. Raquel Torres worked with the Marx Brothers in DUCK SOUP. I may have seen her in other things, but that's what I remember right off.







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




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Thursday, June 9, 2016

SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #21




Stars profiled this time include Lionel Barrymore, Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett, Richard Dix, Edna Mae Oliver, and Joe E. Brown.




"Carnera" refers to Primo Carnero, seen here with Jean Harlow in 1933.


Picture reblogged from http://historicaltimes.tumblr.com/post/66114207103/actress-jean-harlow-poses-with-boxer-primo


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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #21




Olly has been kidnapped, and her friends ( one of whom seems to be a Jimmy Cagney character ) go to the rescue.








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Thelma Todd Photo




Thelma Todd in a publicity picture from her early days at Paramount.










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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Thelma Todd And Charley Chase Photo






Thelma Todd and Charley Chase in a publicity picture from the Hal Roach studio that dates to the early days to the talkies.






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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

AFTER THE DANCE Photo



Here we see where the retoucher has put white outlines around the figures to make them stand out from the background when the picture is printed in a newspaper or magazine.














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Sunday, June 5, 2016

THREE CHUMPS AHEAD Lobby Card




Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly as depicted on this lobby card for THREE CHUMPS AHEAD.







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Saturday, June 4, 2016

AFTER THE DANCE Photos



AFTER THE DANCE was a 1935 Columbia production starring George Murphy and Nancy Carroll, which also had Thelma Todd in the cast. Here are some photos which an ebay seller decorated with lines of letters.











This one appears to have been done as an advertisement for Lucky Strike cigarettes. You can just about make out the names on the boxes.









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Friday, June 3, 2016

SCREEN ODDITIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #20





Bing Crosby, Jean Parker, and Pat O'Brien are among the stars profiled this time.








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OLLY OF THE MOVIES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #20



In this episode Olly is in a movie where she gets kidnapped, only it seems the kidnappers really mean business.










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