Then, there are two half-hour
My Favorite Husband radio
shows from the 1940's, starring
Lucille Ball. This show
was a precursor to the I Love Lucy television show and, in fact, was
canceled once I Love Lucy premiered. The radio show co-starred Richard
Denning who, many years later, would play Governor Paul Jameson in the Hawaii Five-0
To finish off, try these two half-hour
Abbott and Costello radio
shows from the 1940's, including one about baseball that contains their
famous Who's on First skit (22 minutes, 10 seconds into the show).
Here's a spiffy still of
Pauline Frederick, from 1920's
Madame X. She's shown
with Casson Ferguson. We also added a movie summary. This was a
monster cleanup job: an original 1920 photograph with creases,
scratches, fingerprints, spots, and many other blemishes. We've also
provided the original uncleaned scan on Ms. Frederick's page for your
And we've got more
Ziegfeld Girls from Nick and
Jane. Thanks, kids, for this continuing series!
We end with a film clip from 1933's
The Mayor of Hell, starring
James Cagney. In this
scene, Frankie Darro attempts escape from reform school. Gorgeous
Madge Evans is there as the
kind-hearted prison nurse, and Dudley Digges plays the mean old warden.
The scene ends with Cagney making goo goo eyes at Madge from afar.
Don't miss the fun, kids!
We have a very unusual scan today. It's a scene
with three characters from an unknown movie. We can identify Spec O'Donnell
(carrying the old radio) and
Alice White (we think) on the
right. Who's the lady on the left, and what is the name of the movie?
Could it be Show Girl in Hollywood? We're stumped!
Also check out this film clip of
Lon Chaney, Sr. in action as
Echo the ventriloquist early on in
The Unholy Three. Look
Lila Lee (as a pickpocket!) in the closing moments of the clip;
we'll be featuring pictures of her later on.
Joyce Compton makes her debut
today. This is the first of several pictures we have of her.
Thanks to Dave for providing the photos as a Christmas present for us to
Mark has submitted a new, and rare, picture of
Ziegfeld Girls. Shown
in this shot are (L to R)
Myrna Darby, and Evelyn
Groves. Nick and Jane have also submitted a companion photo of the
same group. Thank you all!
Next, we have some great new photos from Jane:
Silent screen star
photographed by Eugene R. Richee;
Al Jolson in a shipboard group
shot (he's in the center of the picture)―the man fourth
from the left is violin virtuoso Jascha Heifitz; thanks to Jorge for
Alberto has sent us a beautiful colorized
version of our
Carole Lombard scan.
Robert identified one more
Ziegfeld Girl for us:
Doris Kenyon. We've
moved it to her dedicated page. Note: Robert, we've tried to
email you numerous times to thank you for your research and assistance, but
the messages are always returned as undeliverable!
Robert has identified more of our "anonymous"
Ziegfeld Girls. They have been moved to their dedicated pages, and
replaced with new Ziegfeld Girls (see thumbnails to the right). Thank
you, Robert and, of course, to Nick and Jane for these images.
Ziegfeld Girl #22 and #54 are
Dorothy Flood―see new
#22 and #54 to the right.
Finally, we have a new film clip from
The Marx Brothers in
Go West. It's a musical
number, Ridin' the Range, with Harpo harmonically leading the charge, and
Diana Lewis and John Carroll bringing up the rear. Thanks also to
Sever for identifying our still of Harpo and his harmonica with this film!
Here are five more
Ziegfeld Girls. As we
approach the end of this great series, we want to acknowledge Nick and Jane
for discovering these interesting and historic photos, and sharing them with
us. This gallery reflects their work and creative talent.
And on that same note, Robert sent in more
corrections to our "anonymous" girls. They have been
identified, moved to their dedicated pages, and replaced with new Ziegfeld
Girls (see thumbnails to the right). Thank you, Robert!