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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Kay Francis Magazine Cover #1

PHOTOPLAY July 1932 Kay Francis cover portrait by Earl Christy

Clear All Wires

The dynamic Lee Tracy in Clear All Wires 1933

Behind the Make-Up

William Powell and Hal Skelly in Behind the Make-Up 1930

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Gable, Loy and Powell

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Cleopatra 1934

Warren William as Julius Caesar and Claudettte Colbert as Cleopatra in Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra 1934.

Funny Man

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Blonde Kay



Scarface, The Shame of a Nation

Monday, September 12, 2005

Most Wanted List #1: Biographies

Warren William in The Upper World 1934.
William, an icon of pre-code cinema, is seeking
an ambitious writer to pen his full length biography.
Any takers?

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Lost Films #2

Featuring one of the great stars of pre-code cinema, Ann Harding.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Todays Kay

Silver Screen August 1934 Cover Portrait by John Rolston Clarke

More Than Just Another Pretty Face

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Lobby Card #3: Give Me Your Heart

Sheet Music #1

Tijuana Bibles

Post -code, but neat anyway.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Pre-code Bookshelf #2

Wheeler & Woolsey The Vaudeville Comic Duo and Their Films, 1929-1937 by Ed Watz.
Yes, I am a Wheeler and Woolsey fan and no, I wont apologize. They did make some very funny films, though their brand of humor is not for everyone. The duos So This Is Africa 1933 helped bring about the enforcement of the production code. They're not L & H, but who is. The Dorothy Lee, Wheeler and Woolsey Tribute Site.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Lobby Cards #2: Guilty Hands

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Todays Kay

Movie Classic Magazine cover portrait, unsigned, April 1935

Call Her Savage

One word: YUMMY

Buried Treasure

Fox Movietone Follies of 1930......
Love to see this movie. Rumored to be buried deep inside a studio vault, never to see the light day. Well, it may have been shown once or twice, I'm not really sure. Stars the delightful Marjorie White and the legendary El Brendel.

Star Factory

Cinema Art Deco

Lost Films #1

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Pre-code Bookshelf #1

Hollywood Players The Thirties
by James R. Parish and William T. Leonard, 576 pages. Profiles 71 stars of the era, including chapters on Robert Armstrong, Helen Chandler, James Dunn, Ann Dvorak, Glenda Farrell, Mitzi Green, Kay Johnson, Lee Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees and 62 others.

Guess Who #2

Hint #1: It's not Gloria Swanson. Hint #2: Joan Crawford reasoned this actress got the best parts because said actress "sleeps with the boss" Answer will be posted in a few days. Answer: This pretty profile belongs to Norma Shearer.

Guess Who #1

Hint #1: It's not Myrna Loy Hint #2: She was said to have royal blood running
through her veins. Answer will be posted in a few days. Answer: the owner of this upturned nose is Elissa Landi.

The Legend

The House on 56th Street

Friday, September 02, 2005

Lobby Cards #1: It Happened One Night

A Notorious Affair 1930

Kay and Billie Dove in A Notorious Affair 1930