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Feb. 2006

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Jane sent us scans of Claudia Cardinale (4 pictures) and Errol Flynn (3 pictures).

Sever offers:

Finally, Alexis submitted four new Marlon Brando photos, from Désirée, Julius Caesar, On the Waterfront, and Viva Zapata!.  We posted these for Charlotte.  There are also new movie summaries.

Thanks to all our guest contributors for today's content!

March 29, 2006

Bing Crosby

We start off with an interesting scan of Eleanor Boardman in She Goes to War, from 1929.  She's pictured with John Holland, with Yola d'Avril in the background.

Sever sent in a cool scan of Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford in Human Desire.

Here are some nice pictures sent to us by Jane:

Next, we have another Elvis picture, sent in by Sway.

Thanks very much to our guest contributors for these pictures!

March 28, 2006


Here are two Harold Lloyd scans.  We thought the first picture was from The Freshman, since he seems to be wearing a football helmet, but it's from an earlier film.  The second still is from Grandma's Boy.  Thanks to Annette for help with these pictures.

Jane sent us several boffo pictures today:

Robert sent us a gorgeous 1915 Theater Magazine cover featuring Mary Pickford.  Note:  this is a very big file.

Thanks to Jane and Robert for their submissions today!

March 27, 2006


Lots of tantalizing goodies today...

Let's start off with another Grace Kelly picture (photographer Virgil Apger) from Jane.  Jane also corrected one of our exiting Grace Kelly scans as being from The Country Girl (see the new movie summary), and provided a new, improved version.  Thanks, kiddo!

Jane continues the onslaught with:

Sever identified one of our Gregory Peck pictures as being from The Big Country, so we've added a new movie summary for it.

Finally, we have 6 full-length episodes of the Bold Venture radio show, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

Thanks to all our guest contributors today!

March 26, 2006

Bold Venture
Radio Shows


Here's Charlie Chan himself, Warner Oland, in the first of two pictures.

Sever sent us a photo of Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood (pictured with Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone).

We also have another wallpaper from Sylvie—it's Fredric March.

Jane sent us two memorable pictures of Elvis Presley—the indelible title scene from Jailhouse Rock.

Thanks to our guest contributors for these great additions!

Finally, we have four new Milton Berle radio shows to enjoy.

March 25, 2006

Milton Berle
Radio Shows


Right out of the starting gate, Jane's got another Grace Kelly scan, from High Society (with a new movie summary).  She also submitted three more James Dean images.

Sylvie has sent us a new desktop wallpaper featuring Buster Keaton.

Next, we have a photo of Joan Crawford in a still from The Women, sent in by Mal.  There are also a movie summary and film clip.   Also look for Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer.  This is a scene in a high-end department store that concludes just as fireworks are about to start between Ms. Crawford and Ms. Shearer.  Enjoy!  [P.S.  Does anyone know the name of the actress playing the saleslady with Ms. Crawford?]

Thanks to our guest contributors for these pictures!


March 24, 2006


The Women

Here's a movie still of Conrad Nagel from 1927's Heaven on Earth.  We also have a new movie summary.  Thanks to Karl for identifying the film for this photo.

Jane provided three nice Grace Kelly pictures, and three of James Dean.

Sever sent us photos of:

Our grateful appreciation to our guest contributors today!

March 23, 2006

Lovely Constance Bennett joins us today, in two new pictures.

Jane provided one last group of keen Gregory Peck pictures.

And here's a magnificent-sized scan of Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven.  This picture was sent in by Sever.

Mal sent in two nice images of Ava Gardner and James Mason from Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.

Thanks to our guest contributors for these great photos!


March 22, 2006

The Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, debuts today.  We have three pictures of Old Blue Eyes early in his career, plus some songs.

Sever submitted two nice pictures today:  Errol Flynn in Captain Blood, and a group shot of Lauren Bacall, Jimmy Durante, and Humphrey Bogart.  He also identified one of our Gregory Peck pictures from Duel in the Sun.  Thanks, Sever!

Finally, we have a film clip of Jeanette MacDonald in San Francisco.

March 21, 2006

San Francisco

Frank Sinatra

Here's our final picture of  cowpoke Tom Mix.

Sever sent us a nice scan of Claude Rains from The Passionate Friends.  We have a new movie summary too.

Jane continues the Gregory Peck largesse with three more fine pictures.

Sylvie has provided three new desktop wallpapers of Myrna Loy, Gail Russell, and Gene Tierney for Richard.

Thanks to Sever, Jane, and Sylvie for these images.

Finally, some radio shows:  four more each of Abbott & Costello and Jack Benny.

March 20, 2006

Abbott &
Radio Shows

Jack Benny
Radio Shows

We have two interesting scans from Vladimir today:  Jean Harlow (with Clark Gable) and sultry Sophia Loren.

And here are three more Gregory Peck pictures from Jane.

Nick and Jane wired a new Ziegfeld Girl to us.

Sever joins the fray with a still from Mutiny on the Bounty, featuring Clark Gable squaring off against Franchot Tone.

Finally, Nick offers new scans of Eleanor Powell (a stunning panoramic shot from Broadway Melody of 1938), and Glenn Ford.  Both are by photographer Ed Cronenwerth.  We also have a new movie summary.

Note:  Our next update will be on March 20.

March 13, 2006

Sever submitted a new Elizabeth Taylor scan today.

We also have a new picture of Jane Russell.

And Jane sent us three more Gregory Peck images and one of Marlon Brando.

March 12, 2006

Jane sent us some nice Gregory Peck pictures―the first in a series.  And Nick joined Jane in preparing this Gene Tierney scan.

Sever sent us a nice scan of Peter Ustinov in Beau Brummell.  We've also added a new movie summary.

Thanks to our guest contributors for these new pictures.

March 11, 2006


We start off with some nice scans by Sever:

And here are some boffo pictures by Nick and Jane:

March 10, 2006


Here's a picture of Walter Pidgeon.

Sever also sent us another nice photo of Walter Pidgeon, plus images of Rex Harrison and Peter Lorre (from Fritz Lang's mesmerizing 1931 film M―with a new movie summary).

Next, we have three pictures from Stage Door, courtesy of Mal.  Look for Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Eve Arden.

Thanks to Sever and Mal for today's photos.

Lastly, we have two film clips of William Powell from The Great Ziegfeld, featuring him with:  1) Nat Pendleton as strong man Sandow; and 2) Luise Rainer as Anna Held, getting mighty tired of his philandering (look for Virginia Bruce too).

Postscript:  Jim identified one of our Ziegfeld Girls as Marie Prevost, and we've moved her to her dedicated page.  Thanks, Jim!

March 9, 2006


Left in
the dust

Accomplished actor Charles Laughton joins us today, with pictures from Island of Lost Souls (with a new movie summary) and The Sign of the Cross.

Sever provided three more nifty scans of Mr. Laughton, including one from The Hunchback of Notre Dame and one from Mutiny on the Bounty.  New movie summaries are provided.

We also have another Louise Brooks scan from Pandora's Box, courtesy of Mal.

Finally, enjoy this film clip from Fury, starring Spencer Tracy.

Thanks to our great guest contributors!

March 8, 2006


Enjoy this Louise Brooks picture from Pandora's Box, courtesy of Mal.  It's the first of three offbeat scans from this famous film.  We also have a movie summary.

Nick and Jane had one more Ziegfeld Girl up their sleeves...so here we have Marion Benda!  The photographer was Alfred Cheney Johnston.  Also, Robert and Jane identified two of the girls as Dorothy Sebastian, so we've moved them to her dedicated page.

Sever sent us nice pictures of James Stewart and Marilyn Monroe.

March 7, 2006


Today, we add a new Gene Kelly picture from On the Town, plus a movie summary.  We also have two film clips:  1) fasten your seatbelts as we showcase Ann Miller's museum dancing; and 2) an ensemble musical number on the streets of New York.  In the first clip look for Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Betty Garrett, and Ann Miller; in the second, Vera-Ellen joins the party.

Sever sent us some very choice content today:

Jane and Nick sent us two scans today:  Dorothy Lamour in The Hurricane (photographer Alex Kahle), and Lex Barker (shown with his agent) in Tarzan's Magic Fountain.

Finally Jane, flying solo, submitted two Marlon Brando pictures.

There are also movie summaries for the new films introduced here.  Thanks to our guest contributors!


March 6, 2006

Dancing in
the Streets
Durante song

Here's a nice scan of early 1930's actress June Collyer.  She was married to Stu Erwin, and was the sister of Bud Collyer (host of TV's Beat the Clock).

Alberto has added a touch of color to one of our Greta Garbo scans.  Perfect!

Next, Jane has provided three scans of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, plus a photo of Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight.

We decided we'd throw in another picture from Gaslight, and one of Lya Lys in Luis Buñuel's 1930 surrealistic L'Âge d'or (The Golden Age), both courtesy of Mal.  Check out the new movie summary.

Thanks to all our contributors today!

Stephanie also noted a correction to one of our photos that was misidentified as Joan Crawford.  It's actually Dorothy Sebastian.  Thanks, Stephanie!

We end with a film clip of Joan Crawford in Forsaking All Others, from 1934.  In the scenes with her are Robert Montgomery, Frances Drake, and Clark Gable.

March 5, 2006

 All Others

Joan Leslie debuts today.  Here she's enjoying some recreation.

We have some new scans by Jane, including Marlon Brando (2 pictures), Paul Newman (3 pictures), and Kim Novak.

Next, enjoy three photos of Audrey Hepburn, courtesy of Fashion Victim.

Here's another great scan of Charlton Heston from The Greatest Show on Earth, and one of Elizabeth Taylor and Roger Moore in The Last Time I Saw Paris (new movie summary included).  These were provided by Sever.

We have a picture of Pierre Fresnay and Orane Demazis from the 1933 French film Marius, sent in by Mal.

Thanks to all our guest contributors!

March 4, 2006

Greet sparkling chanteuse Alice Faye.  Here are three new scans of this popular 1930's and 40's star.  The third one was taken by photographer George Hurrell in 1932.

Next, Sever submitted some intriguing new items:

We also have two more snapshots of dashing Marlon Brando (the first one from A Streetcar Named Desire), sent to us by Jane.

Mal submitted a shot of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers from Flying Down to Rio; we also prepared two film clips (including the famous sequence of the girls dancing on the wings of a biplane in flight).

Thanks to our guest contributors today for these great selections.

Next, we hope you enjoy this film clip of William Powell and Myrna Loy in After the Thin Man.  Look for little-remembered singer Edie Adams jamming in the living room.

Finally, we have another Bing Crosby song, "You Are My Sunshine."

And finally, finally, some site visitors have asked if we have a complete list of the radio shows and songs on the site.  We don't―but on the Galleries page we've added a live |R| or |S| link after the name of each star who has radio shows and/or songs.

March 3, 2006

'S Wonderful

Fred and

Girls on a

After the
 Thin Man

You Are
My Sunshine

Sever prepared several nice scans for us today:

Nick and Jane have also sent us two nice pictures of Veronica Lake and Ann Sheridan, by photographer Eliot Elisofon.  Thanks, kids!

As a follow-up, Jane wired three Marlon Brando pictures to us, including from On the Waterfront and The Wild One (with new movie summary).

Then, we threw in another Jean Harlow shot, just to be pesky.

Thanks to all our guest contributors for these pictures!

Finally, we've created song pages (or added to them) for several stars, including Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Gloria DeHaven, Dolores Del Rio, Alice Faye, Judy Garland, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, Dorothy Lamour, Carmen Miranda, and Gloria Swanson.  Check out their first-class warbling!  Thanks to Peter for these great selections.

March 2, 2006

New song pages added

Let's start March with some scans of Marlon Brando and Betty Hutton (from Annie Get Your Gun), courtesy of Jane and Nick.  These photos were originally taken by Bud Fraker.

Sever has sent us a veritable cornucopia of great pictures:

Thanks to our guest contributors today for these pictures.

Now sit back and enjoy this beautiful and touching scene from Mrs. Miniver, showcasing Greer Garson and Henry Travers.  It's easy to see why Ms. Garson won the Best Actress award for her role in this 1942 film (which garnered Best Picture that year).

March 1, 2006

Mrs. Miniver

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