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A collection of pictures of Thelma Todd that Dusty Sage found in a scrapbook someone had made, from a post she made in the Thelma Todd group on facebook.
An early publicity photo shows Thelma with long hair. The studios cut her hair as was the fashion at the time.
Harry Langdon was a silent star who made talkies for Hal Roach in a comeback which ultimately proved to be unsuccessful. The bear in this picture was photographed with a number of movie actresses in this period.
Joe Breen ( bottom ) oversaw the enforcement of the production code. In other words, he was a censor.
Thelma Todd did like flowers.
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Wheeler and Woolsey made personal appearance tours, and some of the girls who worked with them in the movies went with them on these tours. Dorothy Lee, the girl who worked with them most often, went on more than one of these tours. And Thelma Todd went with them on one tour.
From G. D. Hamann's THELMA TODD IN THE THIRTIES:
10/27/1933 EHE Harrison Carroll
Going the personal appearance idea one better, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd and Dorothy Lee will join together in a musical comedy and make a swing through Texas, up the South Atlantic Coast, the middle west and finally to New York.
The vehicle, "Dumb Bells," is all ready and the four-starred caravan will leave Hollywood soon after they finish HIPS, HIPS HOORAY at RKO. They plan to play engagements at Phoenix, El Paso, Fort Worth, Dallas, New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, Detroit and on to Broadway.
If you can believe it's enthusiastic backers, "Dumb Bells" will not be the thrown-together show such as you road audiences have been victimized by in the past. Tim Whelan, Wheeler and Woolsey collaborated on the book, and the veteran team of Kalmar and Ruby have furnished the songs.
Betty Grable went with them on another.
Betty Grable had evidently made a splash in THE GAY DIVORCEE in 1933, singing "Let's K-nock K-nees" and dancing with Edward Everett Horton,
but wouldn't be considered a big star until the forties.
Betty Grable became the top pin-up girl of the second World War.
Here we see Betty Grable being interviewed on the radio by Paula Stone in the 1940's.
Dorothy Lee on personal appearance tour with Wheeler and Woosey:
Wheeler And Woolsey:
Wheeler And Woolsey Fan Page:
Dorothy Lee frequently appeared in films with Wheeler and Woolsey. Thelma Todd made two pictures with them, HIPS HIPS HOORAY ahd COCKEYED CAVALIERS.
Bert Wheeler with Thelma Todd.
Thelma Todd with Bert Wheeler's cigar and glasses.
Dance scene- Wheeler and Woolsey with Dorothy Lee and Thelma Todd.
Dorothy Lee with Wheeler.
Wheeler and Woolsey.
Bob Woolsey, Dorothy Lee and Bert Wheeler play with what appears to be a Cubby Bear* puzzle.
*Van Buren studios cartoon character, similar to Mickey Mouse. The cartoons were released by RKO, the studio Wheeler and Woolsey were working for.
ACTION COMICS #1 introduced Superman, and Wheeler and Woolsey characters would appear in Superman stories. But Wheeler and Woolsey themselves also appeared on this page in ACTION COMICS #1.
Wheeler and Woolsey characters in Superman stories: