Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Blog

 Benny Drinnon recently passed away. I a his brother Dale Drinnon. We are trying to keep his blog going. I shall post updates whenever possible

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

ZaSu Reprises Operator Routine


 ZaSu reprised her telephone switchboard operator routine seen here in her final film, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, with the stolen car joke intact!


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thelma Todd And Pete The Pup


According to Leonard Maltin's book THE LITTLE RASCALS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF OUR GANG,  Pete the Pup came down with "klieg eye" on the set of BARGAIN DAY.


Thursday, February 24, 2022

Look Out Below 1929


Thelma Todd Fan Group

Thelma in 'Look Out Below' 1929, with Monte Collins and Raymond McKee.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Was Thelma Todd In "Hollywood Party"?


Wikipedia for Hollywood Party (1934): “A sequence that had featured Thelma Todd (impersonating Mae West), Lupe VĂ©lez, Jimmy Durante and Zasu Pitts playing bridge was deleted after it was lost on British viewers not yet familiar with the game.”

Variety, February 22, 1934

 This was actually after Hal Roach had replaced Zasu Pitts with Patsy Kelly at his studio, so it is unlikely that Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts would have been working together.


Friday, February 18, 2022

Art Deco Bronze Desk Set OWNED BY THELMA TODD


Art Deco Bronze Desk Set OWNED BY Famous ACTRESS*THELMA TODD* 6 Pieces! Heavy!. 

Set is Stamped Marshall Fields which is a very high-end department store. INCLUDES: Inkwell with original glass ink bottle. * Lidded Box* Stamper * Letter Holder* Note Paper Holder With Paper PROVENANCE ***Set given to my father from Thelma’s mother for legal work done for her in the 1950’s. Thelma Alice Todd[3] (July 29, 1906 – December 16, 1935)[4] was an American actress and businesswoman who was often referred to by the nicknames "The Ice Cream Blonde" and "Hot Toddy". Appearing in around 120 feature films and shorts between 1926 and 1935, she is best remembered for her comedic roles opposite ZaSu Pitts, and in films such as Marx Brothers' Monkey Business and Horse Feathers and a number of Charley Chase's short comedies. She co-starred with Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante in Speak Easily. She also had roles in several Wheeler and Woolsey and Laurel and Hardy films, the last of which (The Bohemian Girl) featured her in a part that was cut short by her suspicious death in 1935 at the age of 29.