Friday, June 30, 2017


More George Hurrell photos of Thelma Todd in costume as Eleanor Espere, the personality girl, in SPEAK EASILY.


Thursday, June 29, 2017


Publicity photo taken by Hurrell at MGM during the production of SPEAK EASILY in 1932.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thelma Todd On Tricycle

Thelma Todd in another early publicity photo with writing on it, or perhaps we should say watermarks.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Early Thelma Todd Photo

Oh dear, someone has been putting words on this photo, which already had a sufficient amount of them on the back.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Autographed Photo


THELMA TODD as taken by the Hollywood photographer Lansing Brown. The image features an interior studio shot of the gorgeous blonde Miss Todd wearing a black dress with white flowers affixed to the top and a matching hat. This photograph has been personally inscribed by Thelma Todd to the pioneer automobile racer Barney Oldfield in dark blue inky thusly: To "Barney - Without the Oldfield" - Sincerely - Thelma Todd. Lansing Brown's blind stamp is featured in the lower right corner in an artistic font (Lansing Brown - Los Angeles). On the verso is a rubber stamp credit to the photographer in light purple ink. Printed on double-weight stock with a beautiful matte finish, the photograph is untrimmed and measures 7.75 x 9.75 in. It is in very fine+ condition without any pinholes, tears, stains, or other flaws and Miss Todd's signature is bold and unaffected by any issues.

Silent Cinema Inc. (the seller here) personally guarantees the authenticity of Thelma Todd's inscription and signature.
Lansing "Lansa" Vanwoert Brown, Jr. (August 24, 1900 – February 16, 1962) was an American photographer. Brown is often recalled for an event on September 2, 1934, in which he accidentally shot and killed his friend, crooner Russ Columbo, when an antique pistol discharged and the bullet ricocheted into Columbo's skull. After Columbo's death, Brown was cleared of all charges, but he remained deeply affected by the incident. Brown served in the military during World War II as a photography instructor. He died of a stroke at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital.



Autographed Photos


“To ‘D’, with fondest regards, from one blonde ‘Huzzy’ to another. (I’ll get that fox yet) Fondly Thelma”, and (1) 10.75 x 13.75 in. inscribed and signed in the lower right of image to set and glamour photographer Max M. Autrey and his wife, “To Madame & Mousier Autrey, a charming hostess and a great photographer. My best to you both, always Thelma Todd”.


100th Birthday Of Hal Roach

A short documentary made in in 1992 by American Movie Classics.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thelma Todd Photo

Thelma Todd stands under a Joshua Tree in the Mohave Desert in California in 1928.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Property Related To Sidewalk Cafe For Sale

More property associated with the Sidewalk Café is up for sale. Thelma Todd was living over the Sidewalk Café: this makes it sound as thought she was living in the house.