Sunday, July 31, 2016

Happy 4th Of July

A little late, but I thought this was a pretty good picture of Dona Drake.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thelma Todd And Edgar Kennedy

Thelma Todd and Edgar Kennedy in LOVE FEVER ( 1931 ).

Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with this picture.


Friday, July 29, 2016

Clara Bow's Birthday

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.


Birthday Of Clara Bow

July 29 was also the birthday of Clara Bow, although she was born the year before. Publicity sometimes had it that they were both born on the very same day, but they weren't really.


Birthday Of Thelma Todd

Thelma Todd was born on July 29, 1906 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Today would have been her 110th birthday if she were she still with us.


Thursday, July 28, 2016


This time, Olly goes from the frying pan into the fire and then into a worse catastrophe yet...


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Frame Enlargement From ONE MILLION BC Test Footage

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


Monday, July 25, 2016

Jimmy Finlayson And Martha Sleeper

In a 1926 publicity picture from the Hal Roach studio.


Viola Richard And Martha Sleeper

In a publicity picture from the Hal Roach studio.

Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with this picture.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hal Roach Comedies Baseball Sextette

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. 


Dorothy Appleby And Charley Chase Photo

A nice picture of Dorothy Appleby and Charley Chase in YOU SAID A HATFUL, with the original caption.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Feb. 23, 1934 St. Lewis Globe Democrat Gravure Section

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

Lupe Velez Photos

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.

Cover girl.

Sheet Music


Friday, July 15, 2016


THE MISSES STOOGE was a 1935 Hal Roach production starring Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly. Here are some of the pages of the script for this film.


Sally Rand In Comic Strip

A Sally Rand character makes an appearance in FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS. Taken from FAMOUS FUNNIES #26


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cover Girl Thelma Todd

LE FILM - Belgium 1933. Reference is made to FRA DIAVOLO, an alternate title for THE DEVIL'S BROTHER. Period costumes were worn in that movie while the picture of Thelma Todd that they used showed her in modern dress.


Paramount Ad - SATURDAY EVENING POST September 10, 1927

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.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016


CINE-MIROIR ( CINE-MIRROR ) was a French movie magazine.

Rochelle Hudson is on the cover.

Jean Harlow at top right, Thelma Todd at bottom right.

A feature on a Will Rogers film.

CHARLIE CHAN IN PARIS had Dorothy Appleby in the cast.


Monday, July 11, 2016