A Blog For Thelma Todd
Thelma Todd was a star of silent movies and later the talkies. She is remembered as much today for her mysterious death as she is for her films. In this blog, we take a look at Thelma Todd, her movies, and various commentaries.
The 2005 "remake" of KING KONG was not a faithful remake, despite claims to that effect. In this movie, Kong is even shown as picking up and throwing away a girl who appears to represent Fay Wray in the original movie.
Fay Wray had been tied between two stakes as a sacrifice to Kong in the original movie. Something that was not done in the 2005 version.
In the original movie the heroine screamed and struggled to get away from the monster, but in the 2005 movie the girl decides to side with the monster against the world, something which appears to have been taken from the 1976 version. There are a number of other discrepancies. I could go on, but I didn't catch them all I didn't actually watch the thing.
The special effects in the 2005 movie failed to live up to all the hype. I didn't think the computer animated monsters were very well done.
Thelma Todd appears in this British annual, which was offered for sale recently on ebay.
Here is a Hardback book titled Film Lovers' Annual published by Dean & Co Ltd London, no date but circa 1933.
Thelma Todd & Dennis King
This Art Business
Beauty is only skin deep, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck
My conception of beauty, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore
Tarzan turns life saver
Bette Davis Warren William
Herbert Mundin, Anna Neagle
Troubles of a fan mail man
You laugh with them and sometimes at them
Susan Fleming, John Barrymore, Loretta Young, Leslie Howard
Film careers and parental objections
English Footprints among Hollywoods Great
Laurence Olivier, Jean Harlow .................etc ..............etc .................etc ................
Measuring 10 1/2 by 8 inches with 140 pages, the pictorial cover with cloth spine is bumped at the corners , crumpled spine, a little grubby with some soiling. Internally, toning to endpapers, some remnants of erased pencil scribbling to endpaper, a few marks and fingermarks but generally clean. A fascinating early annual of motion pictures.