Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Paula Stone Party




Thelma Todd with the candy at Paula Stone's party, with Jeanette MacDonald and Patsy Kelly.








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Wheeler And Woolsey And Friends On Tour










Wheeler and Woolsey made personal appearance tours, and some of the girls who worked with them in the movies went with them on these tours. Dorothy Lee, the girl who worked with them most often, went on more than one of these tours.  And Thelma Todd went with them on one tour.

From G. D. Hamann's THELMA TODD IN THE THIRTIES:

10/27/1933 EHE Harrison Carroll

Going the personal appearance idea one better, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd and Dorothy Lee will join together in a musical comedy and make a swing through Texas, up the South Atlantic Coast, the middle west and finally to New York.

The vehicle, "Dumb Bells," is all ready and the four-starred caravan will leave Hollywood soon after they finish HIPS, HIPS HOORAY at RKO. They plan to play engagements at Phoenix, El Paso, Fort Worth, Dallas, New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, Detroit and on to Broadway.

If you can believe it's enthusiastic backers, "Dumb Bells" will not be the thrown-together show such as you road audiences have been victimized by in the past. Tim Whelan, Wheeler and Woolsey collaborated on the book, and the veteran team of Kalmar and Ruby have furnished the songs.




Betty Grable went with them on another.










Betty Grable had evidently made a splash in THE GAY DIVORCEE in 1933, singing "Let's K-nock K-nees"  and dancing with Edward Everett Horton,


but wouldn't be considered a big star until the forties.



Betty Grable became the top pin-up girl of the second World War.





Here we see Betty Grable being interviewed on the radio by Paula Stone in the 1940's.








Betty Grable:
http://bettygrable.net/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002107/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Grable


Dorothy Lee:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Lee_(actress)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0497186/

Dorothy Lee on personal appearance tour with Wheeler and Woosey:
http://books.google.com/books?id=ZlNcYGUwEpMC&pg=PA86&lpg=PA86&dq=wheeler+and+woolsey+personal+appearance&source=bl&ots=Ve_bLczM2D&sig=YHg4QLiy57ENLiu2QDCBGDtkxa8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=96XxUYSRB4PRqgH20gE&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=wheeler%20and%20woolsey%20personal%20appearance&f=false


Wheeler And Woolsey:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler_%26_Woolsey

http://talkieking.blogspot.com/2009/01/wheeler-woolsey-great-comedy-team.html

Wheeler And Woolsey Fan Page:
http://users.wowway.com/~stoogeman/




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Wheeler And Woolsey With Thelma Todd And Dorothy Lee




Dorothy Lee frequently appeared in films with Wheeler and Woolsey. Thelma Todd made two pictures with them, HIPS HIPS HOORAY ahd COCKEYED CAVALIERS.








  




Bert Wheeler with Thelma Todd. 


















 Thelma Todd with Bert Wheeler's cigar and glasses.















Dance scene-  Wheeler and Woolsey with Dorothy Lee and Thelma Todd. 




Dorothy Lee with Wheeler.




Wheeler and Woolsey.











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HIPS HIPS HOORAY Sheet Music





Wheeler and Woolsey are shown on the cover along with Ruth Etting, who made many musical short subjects, but appeared in few features.










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Wheeler And Woolsey With Dorothy Lee





Bob Woolsey, Dorothy Lee and Bert Wheeler play with what appears to be a Cubby Bear* puzzle.







*Van Buren studios cartoon character, similar to Mickey Mouse.  The cartoons were released by RKO, the studio Wheeler and Woolsey were working for. 


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Wheeler And Woolsey In ACTION COMICS #1





ACTION COMICS #1 introduced Superman, and Wheeler and Woolsey characters would appear in Superman stories. But Wheeler and Woolsey themselves also appeared on this page in ACTION COMICS #1.





Wheeler and Woolsey characters in Superman stories:
http://benny-drinnon.blogspot.com/2012/03/wheeler-and-woolsey-in-superman-comics.html


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Monday, August 14, 2017

HORSEFEATHERS Photo



Thelma Todd poses for Paramount again with the same vase.






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Thelma Todd Paramount Photo





Thelma Todd in a publicity photo for HORSEFEATHERS ( 1932 ). Visible at the right is a vase that can also be seen in a couple of other publicity photos from this period.






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Same Backdrop




This picture of Clara Bow at Paramount was taken in front of the same backdrop




as this picture of Thelma Todd.







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Saturday, August 12, 2017

SPEAK EASILY Photo





Hurrell photo of Thelma Todd in costume for SPEAK EASILY ( 1932 ), with the original caption.













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First National Picture





Thelma Todd at First National ( Warner Brothers ) in 1928.














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Thursday, August 10, 2017

KLONDIKE



A publicity picture of Thelma Todd in KLONDIKE ( 1932 ). Lyle Talbot costarred, but does not appear in this photo although he is mentioned on the caption at bottom.


From the Thelma Todd Fan Group on facebook.







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KLONDIKE Photo



From the Thelma Todd Fan Group on facebook.

Klondike ................ 1932 with Lyle Talbot and Priscilla Dean




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CAREERS Sheet Music


CAREERS was a c1929 First National Production starring Billie Dove and Antonio Moreno in which Thelma Todd appeared.


CAREERS:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019751/

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Helen Twelvetrees Congratulates Terrytoons




RKO was releasing the Van Beuren cartoons at the time.

MOTION PICTURE HERALD, January 2, 1932






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HER MAN Sheet Music



HER MAN was a dramatic film with Thelma Todd that was a smash hit, but she was in a supporting role and isn't mentioned on this sheet music for a song from the movie. Helen Twelvetrees was the feminine lead.

This song was written by director Tay Garnett and comedian Monty Collins






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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Lois Laurel With Hal Roach




From 100 YEARS OF BRODIES WITH HAL ROACH on facebook.


Here's a terrific photo of Stan Laurel's daughter Lois taken with legendary film producer Hal Roach - at whose studio Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, Charley Chase, Harold Lloyd and Thelma Todd all flourished - as he neared the age of 100.





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Friday, August 4, 2017

Olly Of The Movies - FAMOUS FUNNIES #54

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BABES IN THE GOODS

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Thelma Todd Watch



From Thelma Todd Fan Group on facebook

Scott Margolin:
Take a look at Top Flat on YouTube; at the beginning of Part 2, when Thelma dunks Patsy under the water in the tub, here's the watch Thelma is wearing. 1935 is engraved on the inside. Was waiting for her birthday week to post this. Got it in May 1999 when her family put her clothing and possessions, which belonged to her recently-deceased cousin Shirley, up for auction in Massachusetts. Glad to be able to share it with Thelma's fans. Happy Birthday Week, Thelma!!














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