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.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Darla Hood's Dollhouse
Posted by Matthew Lydick in The Hal Roach Studio group on facebook:
With December beginning and the holidays approaching, I figured it would be a good time for a story. As Darla Hood told Richard Bann and Leonard Maltin, "At Christmas time, Mr. Roach would ask each kid individually what he wanted as a gift. It was an annual Our Gang tradition, and you could have anything you wanted. Mr. Roach would find it or build it. One year I asked for a dollhouse. So the prop department constructed a ten-by-twelve-foot playhouse that they moved into my back yard with a moving truck. It was completely decorated and furnished with my-sized furniture that I could arrange and rearrange. We made it into a neighborhood clubhouse and used to sleep out overnight. It was fantastic." Image credit: Great Classics.