Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Hal Roach Christmas Ads


Christmas ads from the Hal Roach studio, from the Hal Roach studio page on facebook.

In the stockings are Laurel and Hardy, Pitts and Todd, Chase, Our Gang, and Ben Blue, the studios' stars in this period. 

Art by George Herriman, a friend of Roach's who drew "Krazy Kat".

George Herriman:


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Thelma Todd , Dennis King And Hal Roach


Reblogged from https://beauchumps.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/thelma-todd-29-july-1906-16-december-1935/?fbclid=IwAR3AqjiCH84ddlOTGXk7564NNlu-6YOYmWTyn

Thelma Todd , Dennis King and Producer Hal Roach on the Fra Diavolo set. This would probably be in February 1933.


Monday, December 6, 2021



Spanish matchbox offering wonderful portrait of Buster Keaton on 1 side & Thelma Todd on the other.

the name 'Vicente Real' appears on 1 side. 

No matches. 

measures a little bigger than 1.75" x .5" x 1.75."


Friday, December 3, 2021

An Ad For The CINEARTE Album Edition


From Jorge Finkelman on facebook:

An ad for the CINEARTE album edition, which was published on the earliest days of 1930. This magazine is fully available online

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This has an old publicity photo from the silent era, it shows Thelma Todd with beans because of the association of beans with Boston, and they were saying she was from Boston. Actually she was from Lawrence, another city in Massachusetts.


Thelma Todd Photo


A 1930 Original / Vintage 8x10 photograph of THELMA TODD.  The original Hal Roach - MGM description can be found on the reverse of the photo.  The tag on the reverse dates this photo 2/6/30.  Stamp signed in the negative just above the bottom border (NOT a hand signed autograph).

This photo is part of a collection originally amassed by George Smoots.  Mr. Smoots wa an oil company credit manager, who had a love for the movies and collected photos of Hollywood stars from the 1920s until his passing in 1951.  Mr. Smoots knew most of the studio photographers and through these connections was able to amass a sizable collection.  This collection remained undisturbed from his death in 1951 until the early 1980s.  The majority of the collection was donated to the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 1992.  At that time the donation was the largest one-time donation of photographs ever made by a private party to the Library.  An article describing this donation can be found in the June, 1992 Academy Report (Volume 1, No. 2).  This photo is part of the remaining photographs that were not donated to AMPAS and represent the best of the best of the Smoots collection.