Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dorothy Mackaill

The lovely Dorothy Mackaill.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lost and Found: On With the Show and Gold Diggers of Broadway

.........Although this newly discovered footage for both films is quite brief (only a few minutes each), this represents the first time that ON WITH THE SHOW can be glimpsed in it's original Technicolor hues since it's 1929 release. The footage consists of a bit of backstage action as Sam Hardy prepares to understudy as a butler in "The Phantom Sweetheart," and a portion of The Fairbanks Twins in a novelty dance routine.
The footage from GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY comes late in the film, just prior to the finale, in which Winnie Lightner confesses to Albert Gran that she has genuine affection for him, and not just his money. Gran is suitably flustered, and Lightner gleefully announces "Sweetie proposed! Sweetie proposed!"
The footage is in excellent condition, and was discovered just over a month ago. It is believed the film was intended for use in a toy 35mm projector! Funding has been secured, and last I heard, the footage has been turned over to UCLA for preservation and restoration.....

Jeff C. -
Learn more about early sound film preservation:

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Rin Tin Tin's Favorite Actress: Helen Twelvetrees in Unashamed

My Past

Lilyan Tashman

Lilyan Tashman circa 1917

Monday, November 14, 2005

Kay Francis Magazine Cover #3

Cover portrait by notorious cannibal Albert Fish........just kidding. Albert Fisher is the artist, his full name was cut off by my scan.

Madge Evans

The beautiful and talented Madge Evans.

Guess Who #3

Hint # 1: This actress was better known as a blonde.

Answer: Ginger Rogers

Amazing Kay

James Dunn

Sometimes a fine actor, James Dunn.

Evelyn Brent

Evelyn Brent in Broadway 1929

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Ricardo Cortez, Kay Francis, Al Jolson and somebody
"Goin to Heaven on a Mule" in Wonderbar 1934.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Lost Films #3: Queen of the Night Clubs 1929

Texas Guinan in Queen of the Night Clubs 1929

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Close-ups #1