Friday, December 29, 2017

Thelma Swimsuit Photos





THE BACHELOR GIRL ( 1929 )







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Thelma Swimsuit Photos




Candid photo of Thelma Todd in a bathing suit, taken in the 1930's.






Another picture, which I believe may have been taken during the making of CORSAIR in 1931.












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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thelma Todd And Ruth Etting in HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY




Thelma Todd and Ruth Etting in a publicity photo for HIPS, HIPS HOORAY. The two do not actually appear together in the same scene in the film.




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HIPS, HIPS HOORAY Photo



Wheeler and Woolsey with Dorothy Lee and Thelma Todd in a publicity photo for HIPS, HIPS HOORAY.





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Watch HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY



HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY was a 1934 RKO production starring Wheeler and Woolsey, with Dorothy Lee and Thelma Todd.




HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025254/

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Merry Christmas




Thelma Todd was from Lawrence.  Here is a 1921 Christmas postcard from Lawrence.

From the "Lawrence, Lawrence" page on facebook:









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Merry Christmas



From Anita Page!





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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas




Here are three of the "Four Jills In A Jeep" - Mitzi Mayfair, Carole Landis, and Martha Raye - around their Christmas tree during a tour overseas during World War II.






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Merry Christmas



From Anita Page!





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Christmas Carole



From "Carole Landis Fans" on facebook:

December 23, 1941 Carole prepares a Christmas basket for a Chicago movie theater. Theaters in Chicago to provide baskets for the needy for Christmas.







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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Topper's Christmas Carol




Topper's Christmas Carol. Robert Sterling gives 'em the Dickens as Christmas Present. Your Christmas Present also features the sublime Anne Jeffreys, "Buck" as Neil, Kathleen Freeman as Katy the Cook, Lee Patrick as Henrietta and Leo G. Carroll as Cosmo Topper.





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Merry Christmas





From Thelma Todd!







Thelma Todd, Doris Dawson, and Jack Mulhall.


       They were all in NAUGHTY BABY and there were also Thanksgiving pictures of them.



An autographed picture sent out by the Hal Roach studio in the thirties.


Roach made the "Our Gang" comedies. The idea here is that Thelma Todd is supposed to be a little girl going off to school with a blackboard on which her name ( "Mary Christmas" ) is written, as well as some schoolbooks and her lunch. They didn't specify that she was one of the Our Gang kids, but you could consider it to be related to the series.













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Merry Christmas





From Anita Page!






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Merry Christmas





From Marion Byron and Laurel and Hardy!





And if anyone every tells you that Laurel and Hardy's characters didn't fight over girls, you'll know better!


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Merry Christmas





From Marion Byron!








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Merry Christmas





From Jean Arthur And Lillian Roth!









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Merry Christmas





From Wheeler and Woolsey, with Raquel Torres!







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Merry Christmas



From Joan Blondell!






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Merry Christmas




Merry Christmas from Grace Bradley.







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Merry Christmas




From Buster and Bobbi!








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Saturday, December 23, 2017

TOYLAND PREMIERE






TOYLAND PREMIERE was a 1934 Oswald the Rabbit cartoon involving Christmas and Santa Claus, and featuring caricatures of a number of movie stars, including Laurel and Hardy, Shirley Temple, Al Jolson, Boris Karloff ( Frankenstien ), Johnny Weissmuller and ( I believe ) Lupe Velez. Lupe Velez swings off with Johnny Weissmuller at one point, something that I recall being done in another cartoon ( I think it was COO COO NUT GROVE ).


1934-12-10 Toyland Premiere (Cartune Classic) from Wannes on Vimeo.




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Merry Christmas



This is something they did in the Clara Bow Group on facebook. And I'm a little late posting this, there are only two days left till Christmas now.




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Merry Christmas




From Walt Disney!




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Friday, December 22, 2017

BROKEN TOYS (Silly Symphonies )




Disney artwork showing the characters from the cartoon. The Zasu Pitts character can be seen in the "dump" scene at top, evidently in a wooden tub. In the middle of the page she is shown receiving a sawdust transplant and at the bottom she is part of a procession of toys to the orphanage.




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BROKEN TOYS ( Silly Symphony )



Several movie stars are caricatured as toys in this 1935 cartoon, including Ned Sparks, W.C. Fields, and Zasu Pitts. Again we have an association of Zasu Pitts with Mae West as the Zasu Pitts character does a Mae West impersonation after receiving a sawdust transplant. The cartoonists liked to caricature Mae West and Zasu Pitts and it was a recurring thing that they were shown together. I have sometimes wondered if this was related to the teaming of Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts by Hal Roach.






BROKEN TOYS:
http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/disneys-broken-toys-1935/#prettyphoto[22907]/0/

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THE SHANTY WHERE SANTA CLAUS LIVES





Christmas cartoon with caricatures of personalities of the past, including Kate Smith.





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Merry Christmas





From Ida Lupino!


















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Merry Christmas

From





Myrna Loy



Muriel Evans



Buster Keaton




Iris Adrian



Marie Wilson




Bette Davis






Bela Lugosi



Boris Karloff



Bob Hope



Bob Hope and Lucille Ball



Rosemary and Priscilla Lane




Arlene Dahl




Debbie Reynolds











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