Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Clara Bow and Thelma Todd were born on the same day a year apart. Here is a publicity picture for the Clara Bow movie THE SATURDAY NIGHT KID ( that's why Saturday is circled ) which mentions her birthday on the back.
A couple of other pictures for THE SATURDAY NIGHT KID.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A frame enlargement of test footage from Hal Roach's ONE MILLION BC ( 1940 ) shows one of the lizards which stood in for a dinosaur, which someone seems to be getting ready for a scene. The lizards were outfitted with rubber fins and filmed at higher than normal camera speeds in order to convey the illusion of size by seemingly slowing their movements.
Reblogged from http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Hal Roach's comedies baseball sextette. Left to right, they are: Blanche Menaffey, Kathleen Collins, Martha Sleeper, Fay Wray, Katherine Grant and Marjorie Whiteis. (1926).
Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with this picture.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Gravure Section took it's name from the name of the process by which it was printed. These sections frequently featured pictures of movie stars. This one has Thelma Todd in it as well as Carole Lombard, Helen Mack, and Shirley Temple.
Carole Lombard ( right ) was popular at the time, which was why her picture was printed at a large size.
Thelma Todd's picture is near Carole Lombard's, but on the next page. Shirley Temple's picture is directly below Thelma Todd's.
Another view of the same page.
FOX FOLLIES is what STAND UP AND CHEER was being called during production. The picture was a smash hit and Shirley Temple became the biggest star in the movies.
Helen Mack's picture is at top right. During this period she starred in SON OF KONG, the sequel to KING KONG.
Monday, July 18, 2016
July 18 is the birthday of Lupe Velez. She appeared in many comedies and began her career at the Hal Roach studio.
With Lon Chaney in WHERE EAST IS EAST.
Lupe played Jane with Jimmy Durante as Tarzan in HOLLYWOOD PARTY.
Lupe with Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, and an unidentified woman in a publicity photo for HIGH FLYERS.
With Marion Martin and Leon Errol.
With Johnny Weissmuller.
With Clayton Moore.
With Leon Errol and Marion Martin again.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
NEVADA is listed along with BEAU GESTE, THE COVERED WAGON, METROPOLIS, HULA, and other Paramount releases in this ad that appeared in THE SATURDAY EVENING POST on September 10, 1927.