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Nov. 2005

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Jan. 2006

Here's a marvy picture of Leo Gorcey in a Bowery Boys film called Hard Boiled Maloney.  He's shown (right), with perennial heavy Dan Seymour wielding his cane.  This, and two upcoming Gorcey scans (with the Dead End Kids), are for Chelsea.

Jane sent in some great scans of George Hurrell photographs for The Annex Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ramon Novarro, and Robert Taylor.  Thank you, Jane!

We also have new images of Constance Bennett (2 pictures), Anita Page and Ann Sheridan (2 pictures)―Oomph!

Next, we have a film clip of Bette Davis in an extended scene from The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.  Also in this clip are luminaries Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price, Henry Daniell, and Nanette Fabray, et al.  Enjoy!

We added movie summaries for Gilda and The Maltese Falcon.

Finally (whew!), eagle-eyed visitor Robert correctly identified one of our "anonymous" Ziegfeld Girls (#20) as Myrna Darby, so we've moved the photo to her dedicated page.  A new Ziegfeld Girl #20 has been added.  Thanks, Robert!

So ends 2005...

December 31, 2005

Private Lives
of E. & E.

More great scans from Jane for The Annex today Dolores Del Rio, Carole Lombard, and Anita Page.  The photographer was George Hurrell.  Thanks, Jane!

She and Nick also sped five more Ziegfeld Girls to us, in this beautiful continuing series.

Here's a film clip from Meet John Doe, with Barbara StanwyckJames Gleason is also in the scene.

Finally, Sylvie sent us a couple more songs by Marilyn Monroe.  Thanks, Sylvie!

December 30, 2005

Meet John Doe

Dapper Adolphe Menjou joins us today.

Jane also emailed us some great George Hurrell pictures for The Annex, including:

Finally, there's a new movie summary for Nana, starring Anna Sten.


December 29, 2005

The Little Foxes
Ball of Fire

Here's a pretty photo of Norma Talmadge, in a scene from her 1925 film The Lady.  She's being wooed by Wallace MacDonald.  We scanned from an original 80-year-old photo and, despite its age, the resulting image is quite crisp.  This picture is dedicated to Greta―we hope she likes it!

We also appreciate these five additional Ziegfeld Girls from Nick and Jane.  Thank you for this great series!

Finally, in The Annex we have:


December 28, 2005

Jane has more goodies in The Annex:

We also have a correction to two Claudette Colbert pictures:  we originally thought they were from Cleopatra, but they're actually from The Sign of the Cross.


December 27, 2005

Extending the treat:  five more Ziegfeld Girls from Nick and Jane.  Thank you!

We also have five new pictures of Anne Baxter in The Annex for your enjoyment.

We conclude with a tantalizing romantic interlude, in this film clip from As You Desire Me, with Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas.

December 26, 2005

As You
Desire Me

Jane presented us with new scans of Louise Brooks and Elizabeth Taylor (6 pictures) for The Annex.  Thanks, Jane!

CJ also sent us some songs by Marilyn Monroe, including favorites I Wanna Be Loved by You, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, and Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.  Check out a new multimedia experience!  Thanks, CJ, for these great additions.

And here's a fun Laurel and Hardy film clip, from Chickens Come Home.  With the boys in this scene are Mae Busch as the blackmailing hussy in the bathroom, and young Thelma Todd as Mrs. Hardy.  [Note:  video removed 12/3/2006]

December 25, 2005

Chickens Come Home

Here's another shot of Pauline Frederick in a 1920 curiosity, A Slave of Vanity.  This scan is for Greta.  (Pop quiz:  find the live bird!)

CJ also sent in more snappy images of Judy Garland for The Annex.  We threw in a new film clip of her and Fred Astaire performing the musical number "A Couple of Swells" from Easter Parade.

And Sylvie has another desktop wallpaper of Dolores Del Rio.  Thanks, kiddo!

December 24, 2005


Here's our final Lupe Velez picture.

In The Annex, we have photos of:

And here are five more nostalgic Ziegfeld Girls scans from Nick and Jane.  Thank you!

December 23, 2005

Some more early stars today in The Annex.  Here are Richard Barthelmess, Evelyn Brent, Mary Brian, Joan Crawford, Corinne Griffith, and Alla Nazimova.  Thanks to Jane for these delectable scans!

Also check out our new link to a wonderful Greta Garbo site.  It's the first―and oldest―Garbo homepage in Germany.

December 22, 2005

Enjoy these memorable pictures from The Wizard of Oz in The Annex, sent in by CJ.  They feature Judy Garland, Jack Haley (courtesy of Terry, 10/17/2018), Margaret Hamilton, Bert Lahr, and assorted witches and Munchkins.  Thanks, kiddo!

December 21, 2005

First up today in The Annex is a new photo of little-known Pauline Starke, in a scene from 1918's Irish Eyes.  We've also got a movie summary.

Next, here's a spiffy scan of dashing Rudolph Valentino in A Sainted Devil.  Also check out the movie summary.

Both of these are courtesy of Jane.  Thank you.

Then Nick weighs in with two Marilyn Monroe pictures from the "Pulling Beads" series of photographs by Bert Stern.  Our thanks again.

And, finally, we have a trio of photos from CJ to round out Tuesday's offering:

Thanks very much, CJ, for these interesting and unusual photos.

December 20, 2005


Back in the saddle today!  Here are some beautiful scans from Jane for The Annex.  We have Mabel Normand, William Powell, Gloria Swanson, Constance Talmadge, and Norma Talmadge.

December 19, 2005


Jane has sent us pictures of Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino (from The Eagle) for The Annex.  Thanks, Jane!

Our next update will be on December 19.

December 15, 2005

Popular British-born actor Victor McLaglen debuts.  Here he is with Anne Nagel in Diamond Frontier.

Nick and Jane have forwarded another set of five magical Ziegfeld Girls to us.  Thank you!

And check out three new scans of beautiful Anna Sten from her film Nana in The Annex.  Picture #2 was sent to us by Jane―thank you!

We have a correction to a scan we thought was of Nigel Bruce, posted on October 1.  It's actually Ricardo Cortez!  Thanks to Don for catching this.

Finally, for the holidays, here's a picture of Harold Lloyd's famous Christmas tree (two different years shown side by side in color, and another landscape view in black and white).  Thanks to CJ for these interesting shots!


December 14, 2005

Here are pictures of early stars for The Annex, from Jane:

Thanks, Jane!

We also have a photo of Gloria DeHaven.

Finally, we are correcting a photo we posted on November 24.  It's actually Pauline Frederick (not Dorothy Sebastian) in the picture.  Thanks to Greta for catching this!

December 13, 2005

Here are two new Clive Brook and Spencer Tracy pictures in The Annex.  The photographers were Don English and Hal Pfyfe, respectively.  Thanks to Nick for preparing and submitting these wonderful images!

We also have:

December 12, 2005

Here's British actress Anna Neagle in a playful mood.

Jane has also sent us five more Ziegfeld Girls scans.  Thanks, kiddo!

Lastly, we have some pictures for The Annex:

December 11, 2005

Check out these new scans for The Annex from Jane:

Thanks, Jane!

We finish with new photos of Arlene Dahl (5 pictures), Linda Darnell (3 pictures), Jeanette MacDonald, Conchita Montenegro, and Boris Karloff (in league with the devil!), in The Annex.

December 10, 2005

We have several new Greta Garbo pictures in The Annex, originally photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, and prepared by Frederic―thank you!  Also check out the new movie summaries for As You Desire Me, Inspiration, Queen Christina, and Two-Faced Woman.

Then check out these scans of Leslie Brooks (2 pictures) and Mitzi Gaynor (3 pictures).

Finally, we have eliminated the Guest Contributor section and moved its pictures into The Annex. This will put all the non-Doctor Macro content in one place and simplify site navigation.

December 9, 2005

Here's a new picture of popular actress Jane Wyman.

More leading ladies in The Annex:

December 8, 2005

The Annex serves up four ladies today:

December 7, 2005

The Mexican Spitfire arrives!  Here's the first of two Lupe Velez scans.

Also enjoy three pictures of little-known Myrna Dell in The Annex.  She seemed to do a lot of low-budget pictures in the 1940's.

Then we have two great photos from stalwart scanner Jane:  Myrna Loy and Clayton Moore (as The Lone Ranger).

Finally, we have five more interesting Ziegfeld Girls from Nick and Jane.  Thanks, kids, for continuing this interesting series!

December 6, 2005

Jane sent in two nice photos for The Annex Ray Bolger and Hedy Lamarr.  Thank you, Jane!

We've also got Alice Faye, Anne Jeffreys and Vera Miles scans.

December 5, 2005

Step up and take a gander at these two spiffy photos from Jane in The Annex Mary Carlisle and Judy Garland (standing next to youthful Freddie Bartholomew in this group shot).

And here are five more Ziegfeld Girls from Nick and Jane.  We're pretty sure Margaret Truman isn't in this group...

December 4, 2005

Here's a glorious picture of Margarita Fischer in a key scene from Uncle Tom's Cabin.  We scanned an original 1927 photo and found the resulting image to be remarkably clear and detailed.  She's shown with George Siegmann (playing Simon Legree).

Next, enjoy these new two photos from Jane in The Annex:

We also offer four new film clips:

December 3, 2005


Go West




The Kiss


We introduce a new gallery today:  Ziegfeld Girls.  These period photos were taken by Alfred Cheney Johnston from the 1910's to the 1940's.  Although we don't have names for these beautiful girls, many of them were undoubtedly actresses in their day, so it's appropriate to include them on our site.

Once again we are indebted to Nick and Jane for an intriguing series of well-prepared scans.  Enjoy the first five in this new extended set!

Note:  We temporarily had a picture of a young Eleanor Roosevelt included in this group; it's been removed.  As far as we know, she was never a Ziegfeld Girl.  Thanks to Jim and CJ for catching this...Yikes!

December 2, 2005

Character actor Eugene Pallette debuts today.  Here's the gravelly-voiced veteran in a scene from The Lady Eve, with Barbara Stanwyck.  Also check out the new movie summary and film clip (look for Henry Fonda, William Demarest, and Eric Blore as well).

Jane has also sent in two neato scans:

We've also added a movie summary and film clip for Grand Hotel, and a movie summary for Revenge.

December 1, 2005

Lady Eve




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