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Let's start with a new face:  Paul Muni.  We have four pictures of the venerable actor, including I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Scarface (1932), and two posed shots.

Richard sent us three more international actresses:

Next, more eclectic offerings from Nick:

Enjoy these film clips:

  • King Kong (1933) - We upgraded the existing clips and added two more exciting scenes from this famous film:  Kong's unveiling onstage; and his final stand atop the Empire State Building

  • Kiss Them for Me (1957) - A group of WWII flyers, with Cary Grant in charge, rent a hotel suite, get comfortable, and then are set upon by flirtatious, curvaceous, bodacious Jayne Mansfield who's looking for nylon stockings—and what better way to end things than with...a party!

  • Living in a Big Way (1947) - Returning WWII soldier Gene Kelly tries to resettle into civilian life with his wife (Marie McDonald), but she gives him the brush off and tells him she's become "selfish and spoiled" in his absence—you just gotta love her!

  • The Raven (1963) - Boris Karloff hosts a magical dinner, but Peter Lorre ends up as a smoking puddle, while Vincent Price looks on with Jack Nicholson (who has virtually nothing to do in this scene)

  • Sadie McKee (1934) - We have two clips of scheming Joan Crawford winning over tipsy Edward Arnold, while suspicious Franchot Tone tries to warn him about her wiles—also look for butler Leo G. Carroll long before his "Topper" days on television

  • The Sound of Music (1965) - Sever prepared seven scintillating snippets, comprising many memorable magical moments from this famous fabulous film, which starred Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, and all those kiddies

  • Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) - Three clips feature the familiar arboreal antics of jungle quartet Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, and Cheeta. This time they've found gold on the premises and must keep the evil outsiders from plundering the treasure—also watch for Barry Fitzgerald in an unlikely role as Cheeta's foil

  • Vitaphone Shorts - 3 of the little jewels:  So You Want a Television Set (1953), So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953), and Surprise! (1935)

April 29, 2008

King Kong
 

Kiss Them
for Me

Living in
a Big Way

The Raven
 

Sadie
McKee

The Sound
of Music

Tarzan's Secret Treasure

Vitaphone
Shorts

Today we have a special Marilyn Monroe extravaganza, featuring lots of stills from her most popular films, as well as plenty of posed shots.  Guest contributors include Alexey, CJ, Gary, Karl, and Rikke...and corrections/attributions by Carsten and Poncha.  Thanks to all our guest contributors!

We've also added a spate of photos in her Not Ready for Prime Time galleries that are not shown here.

Don't miss the non-Marilyn film clips at the bottom of this page.

Here are Marilyn's photos from her films:
 

Bus Stop (1956)

     

 

Clash by Night (1952)

         

 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

 

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

     

 

Let's Make Love (1960)

 

Love Happy (1949)

         

 

Love Nest (1951)

         

 

Niagara (1953)

 

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

       

 

River of No Return (1954)

       

 

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

 

Some Like it Hot (1959)

 

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

 

 

We end with some film clips:

April 22, 2008

 

Miscellaneous Posed Shots

   

Assignment -
Paris

 

By the Light
of the S. Moon

 

Never Give a Sucker an
Even Break

     

Let's start with some close-ups from Richard:

Gunnar sent in some new photos:

Here comes Gary with more fine images:

Rikke offers four sparkling images of Shirley Temple including Curly Top (1935) and three from The Little Colonel (1935), with a fourth added by Gary from this latter film.

Frances sent us a nice shot of Burt Lancaster with Jack Lemmon, who received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Mr. Roberts (1955).

Sarah identified three Anna May Wong photos from Dangerous to Know (1938) and Shanghai Express (1932).

Thanks to our guest contributors for these fine submissions!

Here are a few new film clips:

  • I Do (1921) - Harold Lloyd ingeniously copes with a recalcitrant baby bottle, but is still merely a pawn in a small boy's hands

  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947) - Sever sent us a new clip featuring Charlie Chaplin outwitting a gendarme in a medicinal way, and he also upgraded our existing clip

  • Spinout (1966) - After belting out "Never Say No," singer Elvis Presley and his band receive a pressing invitation to sing at a party for a rich guy's daughter

  • Taras Bulba (1962) - Tony Curtis and Christine Kaufmann frolic in the countryside, culminating with a passionate kiss on the grass—don't clean your glasses if the outer edges of your screen blur in the final moments of this scene!

  • Vitaphone Short - Seasoned Greetings (1933), featuring little Sammy Davis, Jr.

  • Wake of the Red Witch (1948) - John Wayne has that sinking feeling about his ship and, when the worst occurs, he has to answer to a court of inquiry

April 18, 2008

Jailhouse
Rock

Jailhouse
Rock

I Do
 

Monsieur Verdoux

Spinout
 

Taras Bulba
 

Vitaphone
Short

Wake of the
Red Witch

Let's begin with a new scan of Anne Jeffreys.

Richard continues his international cycle:

Next, we have new delights from Nick:

Frances returns with five nice photos of Cary Grant.

Gary has a shot of Sterling Hayden and Jean Hagen in The Asphalt Jungle (1950).

Thanks to our guest contributors.

Enjoy these film clips:

  • Born to Be Bad (1934) - Cary Grant mows down Loretta Young's son (Jackie Kelk) with a dairy truck and tries to make amends, over the objections of his lawyer (Etienne Giardot)

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - we offer the exciting conclusion to this famous film, featuring Sessue Hayakawa, Alec Guinness, and William Holden

  • Fatty Arbuckle - 2 shorts:  A Reckless Romeo (1917) and The Cook (1918)

  • Legend of the Lost (1957) - Sand-strewn trio John Wayne, Sophia Loren, and Rossano Brazzi trudge through the desert in search of treasure and water, in this muddled story of lust, betrayal, and forgiveness

  • Rear Window (1954) - Sever prepared three clips from this famous Alfred Hitchcock film:  in the first, affable Peeping Tom James Stewart doesn't seem to appreciate how good he has it, with fawning Grace Kelly bringing him take-out food from The 21 Club; in the second, she wangles a sleepover with him; and in the third the two of them are plotting with Thelma Ritter to distract suspected killer Raymond Burr

  • Romeo and Juliet (1936) - Pantywaist Leslie Howard finally gets some gumption and goes after Basil Rathbone (who has just skewered his buddy John Barrymore in a swordfight).  Howard delivers a less-than-mortal thrust under Rathbone's armpit that just draws air, but apparently it's enough to kill him anyway.  The silliness continues when cohort Reginald Denny urges Leslie to flee the authorities, but he just has to sputter one more soliloquy before dashing off.  Zounds!

April 14, 2008

Born to
Be Bad

Bridge on the
River Kwai

F. Arbuckle
Shorts

Legend of
the Lost

Rear
Window

Romeo
and Juliet

The Good Doctor has two new pictures of his own today, marking our 900th and 901st scans:

  • Dolores Del Rio on the move

  • Our Gang - another group shot of some of the early Little Rascals surrounding their beloved long-time director, Bob McGowan

More glamorous international stars from Richard are next:

We have a return engagement by Rikke, who sent in several new scans:

Gary shuffled on by to drop off some new stills:

Thanks to our guest contributors!

Let's end with some film clips:

April 9, 2008

Body and
Soul

Man-Proof
 

Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Tarzan's NY
Adventure

Torrent
 

Upper World
 

Richard starts us off right today, with three movie stills:

Nick has several new images:

Gary sent in three more great shots:

Thanks to our generous guest contributors for today's photos!

Finally, enjoy these film clips:

April 4, 2008

The Black Swan

Casablanca
 

The Easiest
Way

The Man With
Nine Lives

   
     
     
     

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