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Jan. 2005

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We end February with the debut of William Gargan.  He's pictured in a lovely shot with Frances Dee from Headline Shooter.  Kudos to Tanja who confirmed the information about this picture. 

February 28, 2005

Here's a new star addition to our website:  Sydney Greenstreet.




February 27, 2005

Another new face today:  Jane Bryan, from 1939's We Are Not Alone.  Here, she converses in the garden with Flora Robson (at right). 

Also, look in the right middle of the picture (at bellybutton level).  Do you see the pruned leaf suspended in midair?  Or is it really still attached to the plant by that thin stem to its right?  In any event, don't spend too much time on it!

Horticulturally yours, Doctor Macro!

February 26, 2005


If nothing else, we're flexible.  Tanja called our attention to the correct star pictured in today's first photo.  It's Madge Evans―not Marlene Dietrich.  Sorry about that.  Tanja starts Monday as my copy editor and proofreader.

And, presto chango!  We have a real Marlene Dietrich photo, so her fans aren't disappointed.  Aldo's request for her was the impetus for all this activity today!


February 24, 2005

Well, we've showcased his dad for some time now.  It only seems fitting to inaugurate a page for his talented offspring.  Greet today's new star, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., in a romantic scene with Rita Hayworth from Angels Over Broadway.

We also have a neato picture of him from The Prisoner of Zenda.


February 23, 2005

We have the pleasure of offering an interesting scan of Charlie Chaplin, from The Circus.  It's hard to describe the miserable quality of the original photo for this famous picture.  Among other things, Chaplin had 4 staple holes in his forehead.  After hours of cleanup, here he is.  This is one of those pictures you could work on for weeks and still not get it perfect.  We hope you enjoy it!


February 22, 2005

Here's our final scan of  Robert Donat, from The 39 Steps.  He is pictured with Madeleine Carroll.




February 21, 2005

Irene Dunne weighs in today, with a wonderfully delicate visage in this first photo.

Our final image of Ms. Dunne is from Show Boat, in which she dances to Helen Morgan's "Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine."  She's pictured here with Helen Morgan, Paul Robeson and Hattie McDaniel.  We also have a film clip of this scene.


February 20, 2005

We have a new picture of W.C. Fields from Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.




February 19, 2005

Celebrate Friday with the Del Ightful, Del Ectable Dolores Del Rio.  She's shown in a classy pose from the 1930's.  We'll have a couple more pictures of her in the near future.  And I promise this is Del Ast time I'll get Del Literative.

We've also conjured up a picture of Lon Chaney, Sr. in a magical pose.  This photo was rife with scratches and blemishes, but the underlying image was definitely worth the effort!

February 18, 2005

Here is a new scan of silent comedian/director Charley Chase, from Laurel & Hardy's classic movie, Sons of the Desert.  This is our final picture of him.

We also have two new desktop wallpapers from Sylvie.  She's showcasing Ronald Colman and Marilyn Monroe today.


February 17, 2005

Here is a new picture of Laraine Day.

We also have another scan of Laurel & Hardy from Towed in a Hole.



February 16, 2005

For Tuesday, we have a new scans for Joan Crawford and Madeleine Carroll.




February 15, 2005

The new image we added today was actually Patricia Ellis and not Sally Eilers.  Thanks to Tanja for catching this error!

We also added a movie summary for Devil and the Deep and a new picture of Tallulah Bankhead from that film.  She's pictured with a young Gary Cooper.



February 14, 2005

Today we add another new face to our website:  James Finlayson, perpetual foil to Stan and Ollie in many of the Laurel & Hardy films.  He was uttering the frustrated exclamation "Doh!" 70 years before Homer Simpson.

While we have many new stars' pictures ready to be added, we'll concentrate on filling in the blanks for existing people over the next several days.  Afterward, you'll see lots of new actors and actresses!

February 13, 2005

Here's our first look at Walter Brennan.  He's shown in a photo from The Cowboy and the Lady (1938).

Geraldine Farrar, the opera singer and actress, also bows in today.  The quality of the original photo was very good, considering its age.


February 12, 2005

Another new star debuts today.  It's Ralph Bellamy, veteran character actor.  He's shown here in a photo that was probably taken in the late 1930's.

What would a Desi be without a Lucy?  Here's a second scan of Lucille Ball, sometime before her I Love Lucy days.


February 11, 2005

We add a new star today:  Fanny Brice.  Here she is in character, as the popular Baby Snooks.

And another new entry:  a young Desi Arnaz.



February 10, 2005

Check out our new―and last―Lauren Bacall scan today.  This seductive pose recaptures the magic she brought to the screen in the early 1940's.

We also have a new picture of Claudette Colbert in an elegant setting.

February 9, 2005


We have a new Abbott & Costello picture, as well as an outdoor shot of Lauren Bacall.


February 8, 2005


Here is a rare image of Karl Dane, the popular silent star who ultimately had a tragic end as talkies arrived.  Be sure to read the poignant synopsis of his life at the Internet Movie Database link on his page.

The original photo had lots of impairments―scratches, spots, tears, water drops, etc.  Someone had even thoughtfully handled it with very dirty hands, leaving several convenient muddy prints all over the photo.  Although the final scan is somewhat below par in quality, it is still an interesting portrait.

February 4, 2005

We finish up Charles Boyer today with a close-up of this handsome heart-throb from the 1940's.

February 3, 2005

Our third and final Myrna Loy picture starts us off right for February.  Here's another early shot of this popular actress.

We added a new movie summary for Jezebel, identifying an existing Bette Davis picture as being from that film.  We also renumbered the remaining pictures in her series.

February 2, 2005


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