Thursday, September 21, 2017

LET'S DO THINGS Photo



A photo from the nightclub scene in LET'S DO THINGS.

Reblogged from http://www.lordheath.com/menu1_1390.html








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LET'S DO THINGS Poster




Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts are depicted in a nightclub scene in LET'S DO THINGS.


Reblogged from http://www.lordheath.com/menu1_1390.html



Although it says "Hal Roach Presents Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts" it also calls this film a "Boy Friends Comedy".



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Thelma Todd Photo




Thelma Todd in what appears to be an early photo.






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FASCINATING YOUTH Photo




FASCINATING YOUTH ( 1926 ) was Thelma Todd's first film for Paramount*. Here are Ralph Lewis, Josephine Dunn and Thelma Todd in a publicity photo for this movie.





*Her first movie, in most accounts, but it's also been said she appeared in some movies before that which were filmed in Massachusetts.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

THE NICKEL NURSER




THE NICKEL NURSER was the last two-reel comedy Thelma Todd made with Charley Chase.


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AIR HOSTESS Photo




AIR HOSTESS (1933 ) was a Columbia picture starring Evalyn Knapp and James Murray, whose names appear on this publicity picture of Thelma Todd, the "other woman" in the story.




Donati likes this picture. He used it on the cover of his book.







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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fay Wray Photos




Producer Merian C. Cooper with Fay Wray and his dream.



                                                    "Beauty And The Beast" costume test.





















With Robert Armstrong.







With Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong.






                                                                         Safe at last.



Cast photo.



Gag photos with Merian C. Cooper involving King Kong's footprint.






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Not A Faithful Remake Of KING KONG






I've got a book about the making of KING KONG which ( logically ) goes by that name.



But they usurped that title for a book about the monkey movie of 2005. This one claimed that the new version was a faithful remake of the original. 



Having swiped the title of the first book, the publishing world proceeded to slap a different title on a different version of the original book about the original movie. 




In the new version the text was largely the same, but for some reason they took out most of the pictures of Fay Wray.




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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Not A Faithful Remake Of KING KONG



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.


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Thelma Todd And Patsy Kelly Lobby Cards

From the Thelma Todd group on facebook..















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Friday, September 15, 2017

LOOSER THAN LOOSE



Charley Chase comedy costarring Thelma Todd. Also in the cast is Dorothy Granger.






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Thursday, September 14, 2017

OLLY OF THE MOVIES FROM FAMOUS FUNNIES #60



FAMOUS FUNNIES' frontispiece features a couple of characters from the Olly strip.









Not too surprising to see that they have a story involving murder in this strip as there were a number of murders in Hollywood in this period, not all of which would be well known today.

















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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

HOUSE OF HORROR Slide



This magic lantern slide used to advertise this movie.






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HOUSE OF HORROR

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Thelma Todd With Montagu Love In HOUSE OF HORROR

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THE HOUSE OF HORRORS Spanish Magazine Page






This Spanish language publication referred to THE HOUSE OF HORROR as THE HOUSE OF HORRORS. This movie was also known as THE HAUNTED HOUSE.










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HIPS HIPS HOORAY Pressbook



Pressbook cover for HIPS HIPS HOORAY with Wheeler and Woolsey. Thelma Todd is listed as being in the cast, but not shown. Marion Byron is at top.




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STAR FLASHES - FAMOUS FUNNIES #59

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Olly Of The Movies - FAMOUS FUNNIES #59

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

FILM-LOVER'S ANNUAL





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.

Contents
Karen Morley
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.



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