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.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Sam Fuller Letter To Jimmy Star
A Sam Fuller letter that turned up on ebay.
Vintage, typed letter, 1 page, 8 1/2" x 11", February 5, 1938
to columnist Jimmy Starr (1910-1969)
Signed in pencil: "Sam Fuller"
Fuller sends Starr a book, "Murder at Malibu" by James O'Hanlon,
based on actress Thelma Todd.*
* Thelma Todd (1906-1935) was an American actress and comedienne, nicknamed 'Hot Toddy'. She appeared in
some120 films between 1926 and 1935. On the morning of December 16, 1935 she was found dead in her car.
Her death, at age 29, was determined to have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. But many have
thought her death to be murder.
Sam Fuller (born Samuel Michael Fuller) was an American screenwriter and film director, known for
low-budget genre movies with controversial themes - Park Row (1952), Pickup on South Street (1953),
House of Bamboo (1955), Shock Corridor (1963).
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Sam Fuller later made the movie THE NAKED KISS, which featured Patsy Kelly in the cast.