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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cinecon 42

Spend 5 days in the dark this Labor Day weekend at Cinecon 42

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Feast For The Eyes: Guilty As Hell 1932 - Post #1

The excellent Guilty As Hell 1932, starring Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Richard Arlen, Adrienne Ames, Henry Stephenson, and Noel Francis. Directed by Erle C. Kenton, and beautifully photographed by Karl Struss. That's Claire Dodd in the reflection.

Buster Keaton

Top and middle photos by George Hurrell, bottom photo by Ruth Harriet Louise.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Erte Alphaber P-T

Monday, August 21, 2006

TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol.1 in December

Read the DVD Times article about the upcoming release: TCM Archives: Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol.1 in December . The DVD will include the newly discovered print of Baby Face 1933, Red Headed Woman 1932, and Waterloo Bridge 1931.

Top photo: Theresa Harris and Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face 1933.
Four frame grabs from Red Headed Woman 1932, starring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris. That's Charles Boyer and Jean Harlow on the carousel in the last photo.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Mary Nolan

Beautiful Mary Nolan, also known Imogene Wilson aka "Bubbles"

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Julie Suedo

Any info on Julie Suedo would be appreciated. She appeared in British films spanning the years 1923 - 1945. Three of her film appearances were with Ivor Novello in: The Rat `25, The Triumph of the Rat `26, and The Vortex `28

Julie Suedo plays Mou-Mou, one of the Apache dancers at the White Coffin cafe who sigh for Ivor because they like the way he knocks them around. The picture and info are from the book Ivor by Sandy Wilson.

Many thanks to MichaelE for the top photo, and GildaT for the bottom photo and info.

Glass Slides: The Cleveland Public Library Image Collections

Feel free to browse through nearly 700 hundred glass slides contained in The Cleveland Public Library Image Collection.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Lee Tracy - Before the Fall

Scans of the autobiographical article Keeping Up With Myself by Lee Tracy. Originally published in the August 1933 Movie Mirror Magazine, and continued in the September issue. This post contains the August 1933 article. The September 1933 article will be posted in the future.

See also:

*Hollywood Players, the Thirties by James Robert Parish, William T. Leonard

*Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man by Mick LaSalle
*Pre-code Bookshelf #1 post
*Lee Tracy writes to Walter Winchell

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Cromwell/Kay Francis Connection

John Cromwell directed his wife, Kay Johnson in: Of Human Bondage `34, This Man Is Mine `34, Village Tale `35, Jalna `35, and Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake `42.

Cromwell directed Kay Francis in: Street of Chance `30, For the Defense `30, Scandal Sheet `31, The Vice Squad `31, and In Name Only `39.

Kay Francis and Kay Johnson appeared together in Passion Flower `31.
Kay also took time to reconnect with old friend Kay Johnson, who had already moved to the West Coast. Although the two were never apparently never physically involved, they were intimate and toyed with a sexual relationship. Johnson had married director John Cromwell in 1928 and later became the mother of actor James Cromwell in 1940. On April 21, 1929, Kay wrote in her diary that she'd been to Kay Johnsons's alone for a talk, and that Johnson pledged her lifelong love to Kay.

Kay Francis A Passionate Life And Career by Lynn Kear and John Rossman
Kay Johnson

James Cromwell

John Cromwell

Kay Johnson and her recipe for chocolate pie, no doubt one of the favorite desserts of husband John and son James.

Kay Johnson and Reginald Denny in the legendary Madam Satan 1930

Our Miss Fwancis

Cinema Poster Art

Swedish film posters.

Friday, August 04, 2006

What a Face!

Warner Baxter and Claudette Colbert.

Warner Baxter and Claudette Colbert on the front and back covers of Films Selectos #320