Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CATCH AS CATCH CAN Call Sheet






A Hal Roach Studio daily production sheet for CATCH AS CATCH CAN, dated May 21, 1931, lists people who worked on the film that day. 200 extras were used, which was a lot of people for a two-reel comedy.










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CATCH AS CATCH CAN Photo



Here is a publicity photo for CATCH AS CATCH CAN ( 1931 ) with Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd, with the original caption.





Someone scribbled out a caption for an Our Gang comedy which seems to have been put on this by mistake.

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Thelma Todd Photo




I would call this picture "Thelma in the dark", only she isn't. A spotlight illuminates her profile in such a way as to make her stand out from the background. The potted plant I believe I seem to recall from another picture.





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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thelma Todd With Long Hair





Thelma Todd originally wore her hair long. They cut it short for the movies. Here is a picture of her as she used to look before Hollywood decided to give her a haircut.








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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thelma Todd And Deer



This 1928 publicity photo of Thelma Todd with deer has the background whited out for publication. Only the right side has been done. That must have been the part they were intending to use.

From Dusty Sage via "Thelma Todd Fans" on facebook.










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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thelma Todd And Mina Gombell Photo




Mina Gombell and Thelma Todd in the 1930's.





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Thelma Todd And Her Dog




Here we see Thelma Todd with her dog, which Rudy Schafer said was named Nibs. Thelma is dressed in a waitress costume she wore in her last film, ALL AMERICAN TOOTHACHE ( 1935 ).








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Thelma Todd And Her Motherr



Here we see Mrs. Alice Todd and her daughter.










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Friday, July 7, 2017

Holly Of Hollywood - FAMOUS FUNNIES #50



Holly was a thirties blonde in a comic strip by Pop Momand. This episode makes reference to a Balloon dance ( or bubble dance ), a dance that was made famous by Sally Rand.





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Olly Of The Movies - FAMOUS FUNNIES #50




We're missing issue #49 because it wasn't at Comic Book Plus. Maybe it'll be there later on.










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Thelma Todd With Dennis King And Hal Roach




Jorge Finkielman removed the watermark.





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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thelma Todd With Dennis King And Hal Roach




Thelma Todd, Dennis King and Hal Roach in a candid shot taken during the production of THE DEVIL'S BROTHER ( 1933 ).












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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th Of July!



In another publicity photo Thelma Todd poses as Betsy Ross.






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Happy 4th Of July!




Thelma Todd defends the "Fort Of July" in a publicity photo for the 1928 First National production THE HAUNTED HOUSE.







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Friday, June 30, 2017

SPEAK EASILY Photos



More George Hurrell photos of Thelma Todd in costume as Eleanor Espere, the personality girl, in SPEAK EASILY.
















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Thursday, June 29, 2017

SPEAK EASILY Photo





Publicity photo taken by Hurrell at MGM during the production of SPEAK EASILY in 1932.








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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thelma Todd On Tricycle



Thelma Todd in another early publicity photo with writing on it, or perhaps we should say watermarks.




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Monday, June 26, 2017

Early Thelma Todd Photo



Oh dear, someone has been putting words on this photo, which already had a sufficient amount of them on the back.








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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Autographed Photo

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THELMA TODD as taken by the Hollywood photographer Lansing Brown. The image features an interior studio shot of the gorgeous blonde Miss Todd wearing a black dress with white flowers affixed to the top and a matching hat. This photograph has been personally inscribed by Thelma Todd to the pioneer automobile racer Barney Oldfield in dark blue inky thusly: To "Barney - Without the Oldfield" - Sincerely - Thelma Todd. Lansing Brown's blind stamp is featured in the lower right corner in an artistic font (Lansing Brown - Los Angeles). On the verso is a rubber stamp credit to the photographer in light purple ink. Printed on double-weight stock with a beautiful matte finish, the photograph is untrimmed and measures 7.75 x 9.75 in. It is in very fine+ condition without any pinholes, tears, stains, or other flaws and Miss Todd's signature is bold and unaffected by any issues.

Silent Cinema Inc. (the seller here) personally guarantees the authenticity of Thelma Todd's inscription and signature.
Lansing "Lansa" Vanwoert Brown, Jr. (August 24, 1900 – February 16, 1962) was an American photographer. Brown is often recalled for an event on September 2, 1934, in which he accidentally shot and killed his friend, crooner Russ Columbo, when an antique pistol discharged and the bullet ricocheted into Columbo's skull. After Columbo's death, Brown was cleared of all charges, but he remained deeply affected by the incident. Brown served in the military during World War II as a photography instructor. He died of a stroke at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital.


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Autographed Photos

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“To ‘D’, with fondest regards, from one blonde ‘Huzzy’ to another. (I’ll get that fox yet) Fondly Thelma”, and (1) 10.75 x 13.75 in. inscribed and signed in the lower right of image to set and glamour photographer Max M. Autrey and his wife, “To Madame & Mousier Autrey, a charming hostess and a great photographer. My best to you both, always Thelma Todd”.








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100th Birthday Of Hal Roach



A short documentary made in in 1992 by American Movie Classics.





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