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Nov. 2004

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Gary Cooper officially debuts on our site today.  This is the first of four pictures of this durable leading man―a posed publicity shot from his early film Morocco, with Marlene Dietrich.  I can't tell if that's a Hollywood ersatz rock wall behind him, or the real thing!

December 31, 2004

We'll post updates a couple of days in advance until the end of the year.  Somehow, with the year winding down, so will I eventually―so enjoy these "early editions" while you can!

Today we've got another brand new star for the website:  Jackie Cooper, shown here with Wallace Beery in their famous film The Champ.  This little guy could really act and emote.  He had lots of roles in the 1930's, most notably as a member of the Little Rascals in the Our Gang comedies.

December 30, 2004

Here are three more wallpapers from Sylvie Joan Crawford, Bela Lugosi and Rudolph Valentino.  These are great additions, Sylvie!

Ronald Colman also makes his entrance today.  This scan from A Tale of Two Cities is the first of three pictures of this urbane actor.

December 29, 2004

Our first Robert Cummings picture from Saboteur arrives.  He's holding an anxious Priscilla Lane in this Alfred Hitchcock film.

We also have a Buster Keaton film clip from Sidewalks of New York.

December 28, 2004

Today we have our first Joan Crawford scan, from her film Rain.

Also check out the new William Boyd photo.  This is Hoppy's debut on our site.

December 27, 2004

We added pages for Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, Jackie Cooper, Joan Crawford and Robert Cummings.  Pictures to follow.

There are also new movie summaries for The Champ, A Tale of Two Cities, The Prisoner of Zenda, Under Two Flags, Morocco Rain, Saboteur, Of Mice and Men and The Circus.

December 26, 2004

The second of three Fatty Arbuckle pictures arrives today.

We also have two more Jean Arthur scans―from her film The More the Merrier and a publicity still.  These complete her pictures for now.

We also reorganized the Galleries page to make it more readable.

December 25, 2004

There's a new film clip from Hell Divers, as well as a movie summary for The More the Merrier.

We've also got the first of two Marx Brothers pictures from Horse Feathers.  In this one, a frightened Harpo poses with "Mr. Bones."

December 24, 2004

Well, we finally obtained a Laurel and Hardy photo from Do Detectives Think?.

December 23, 2004

Today we add a new Wallace Beery picture, from his film Hell Divers, from 1932, co-starring the young Clark Gable.  There's also a movie summary.

December 22, 2004

After a brief hiatus (bridge tournament), we add a new star to the collection:  Johnny Mack Brown, the popular western and dramatic actor from the 1920's and 1930's, in a posed close-up.

December 21, 2004

Two new stars debut today:  Tallulah Bankhead, the vibrant, controversial personality from the 1930's and 40's; and the squeaky-voiced comedienne Jean Arthur, who specialized in screwball comedies.

We also have a film clip from James Cagney's magnum opus, Yankee Doodle Dandy.  This is quite a musical number, so fasten your seatbelt!  Cagney said this was his all-time favorite role.

December 15, 2004

We have a new bust shot of actor/director Charley Chase today.  This was his acting name; when he directed, he reverted to his original name, Charles Parrott.

December 14, 2004

Here is a scan of Babe Daniels, from what we can only call a rendering (not a photo).  It's an interesting posed shot of this popular silent star.

December 13, 2004

Olé!  Here's a new picture of Rudolph Valentino as the dashing young matador from Blood and Sand.

December 12, 2004

Today we have a new picture of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. from his delightful film The Thief of Bagdad.  It's hard to find good images from this film, and the original photo here had lots of defects―scratches, fuzzy patches, etc.  We did what we could with it, in order to capture the wonderful flying carpet scenes at the close of the film.  The set below them, however, looks sort of cheesy...I wonder how it looked in the film.  Well, let's see:  here's the clip...ah, much better!

December 11, 2004

He's B-A-A-C-K!  Here's a new photo of Boris Karloff from The Mummy.  Karloff was one of the most compelling actors ever to appear on screen.

December 10, 2004

The Marx Brothers return for some Duck Soup today.  Between takes on their pictures, Chico and Harpo played a lot of cards.  Their game of choice?  Well, they were inveterate bridge players.  The game was all the rage in the 1930's.

December 9, 2004

A new star debuts today:  George Arliss.  It's a photo from The Man Who Played God, with Bette Davis.  We also have a movie summary.

Also check out our second film clip from King Kong.  This is the famous scene where Kong reaches in the window to grab Fay Wray, knocking Bruce Cabot away with one (not all that convincing) fell swoop!

December 8, 2004

We have three more wallpapers from Sylvie today:  Errol Flynn, Louise Rainer and Jobyna Ralston.  Thanks for these beautiful renderings, Sylvie!

December 7, 2004

Another new star debuts today:  Myrna Loy.  This lady had a stellar career, playing exotic, tempestuous sirens early on, and gradually transitioning to more mature roles.  We'll have plenty more of her in the future.

December 6, 2004

Added new pages for Fatty Arbuckle, George Arliss, Jean Arthur, Tallulah Bankhead, William Boyd, Johnny Mack Brown and Myrna Loy.  Pictures to follow.

We've got the first of three Fatty Arbuckle pictures up today.  This famous―and tragic―early film comedian is under-appreciated today.  Hopefully, we can add some interesting scans of him over the next several months.  This is a start anyway.  In our first photo, he's posing with the one and only Harry Houdini!

Added a movie summary for The Mummy.

Enhanced an existing scan of Betty Grable from Tin Pan Alley (dancing duo).

December 5, 2004

Still wending our way through the Marx Brothers series, we have a new picture of Groucho, who's bringing new meaning to the term "eating lead," from Go West.

December 4, 2004

Here's another Errol Flynn picture, our final one in the series for now.  And it's a good one―a posed close-up shot of the popular star in trench coat and hat.  Also look for a new film clip of him in action, from Dodge City.

December 3, 2004

Brrr!  December's here and we have another Errol Flynn picture from They Died With Their Boots On.  He's pictured with co-star Olivia de Havilland.

Also check out the brief film clip of Laurel and Hardy caught exchanging their pants in a taxi, from Liberty.  The young lady is Jean Harlow.

December 1, 2004


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