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May 2006

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How about kicking off the last day of June with some new pictures of Marlene Dietrich by Nick, Jane, and Frédéric?  The photographers were William Walling, Jr. and George Hurrell.

Here's another beautiful scan of Shirley Temple in The Blue Bird, and a dramatic George Hurrell photo of Joan Crawford, from davelandweb.com.

Karl returns with pictures of:

Heroic Mark2 sent us a sensational shot of Nell O'Day.  Va Va Voom!

Jane winds down our Ginger Rogers parade with two last shots, and two final photos of Sophia Loren.

We appreciate all these fine submissions from our guest contributors!

We end with another interesting short starring Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts, titled Let's Do Things.  Eagle-eyed viewers will recognize the opening sequence (camera panning from department store marquee down to the store interior) as being the same as in the opening moments of Clara Bow's 1927 film IT [Note:  video removed 12/3/2006]

June 30, 2006

Let's Do

Karl comes through with some more boffo pictures of Hollywood greats:

Here's our daily fix of Ginger Rogers (3 pictures) and Sophia Loren (from Boy on a Dolphin), from Jane.

We have two original hand-tinted photos of Shirley Temple from 1940's The Blue Bird.  She's pictured with Johnny Russell.  These two interesting images emanated from glass slides circa 1941.  We doff our hat to davelandweb.com for these fine pictures.

Thanks to all of our guest contributors!

We've also got some film clips:

  • Louise Brooks and Lawrence Gray in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em.  Gray works as a window dresser in a department store, and his girlfriend is Brooks' sister.  In this scene, Brooks is out to seduce him any way she can.  Catch how she creates fake tears by extracting water from a fishbowl.  High camp!  This clip is made available courtesy of Rich at Sunrise Silents.  Be sure to check out their neat website.

  • Two Warner Bros. shorts:  Inklings (1934) and Spills for Thrills (1940)

June 29, 2006

Love 'Em and
Leave 'Em

Warner Bros.

Here are three more Ginger Rogers pictures, and one of Sophia Loren to reflect upon, from Jane.

Karl's scanner is on fire!  Check out his new images of Clara Bow in Wings (shown with Buddy Rogers) and Louise Brooks in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric provided three great scans of Clark Gable.

Allen made a correction to a Ramon Novarro photo we posted on June 26.  It's from his 1931 film Daybreak—not Mata Hari.  Special thanks to Sever, who questioned our original attribution...he gets an A+ for his help!

Our guest contributors come through again with great photos and solid reference work!

June 28, 2006

Here's another nice scan of a relatively unknown actress, by Mark2:  Constance Dowling (circa 1943).

Next, Karl has pictures of:

Jane continues the Ginger Rogers-a-thon with two more photos, including one of her as a juvenile in Kitty Foyle.  She has another of Sophia Loren as well.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric submitted images of Robert Montgomery (with photographer George Hurrell in the background), Robert Taylor, and Mae West in Goin' to Town (1935).

Thanks to our guest contributors today.

Finally, here are two new film clips:

June 27, 2006

Buck Privates

Here are two nice pictures of Lena Horne from Karl.

Vladimir also sent us an unusual picture of Marilyn Monroe in a western mood.

Once more, Jane has some nice photos of Ginger Rogers (3 pictures).  And she threw in two more Sophia Loren scans—what a gal!

Mark2 returns with a picture of Linda Brent from the 1942 film Arabian Nights, posted today for Dick.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric are back at it with:

Our guest contributors are The Best!

In conclusion, we've got two film clips:

June 26, 2006

The Pajama

Let's get things started with a picture of Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler from the classic 42nd Street.

Jane adds momentum with two more Ginger Rogers scans, a Sophia Loren, and an Ingrid Bergman.

Karl helps us rediscover the IT Girl, Clara Bow.  Also check out his images of Jean Arthur and Ingrid Bergman.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric tantalize us with photos of Lilian Bond, Lillian Gish, and Johnny Weissmuller.

Mark2's got game:  enjoy this image of Hazel Brooks from 1947's Body and Soul.

Aldo forwarded a nice color picture of Marilyn Monroe to us.

Thanks to our fabulous guest contributors!

Lastly, we have a film clip of Marlene Dietrich performing in A Foreign Affair.

June 25, 2006

A Foreign

Let's start with a photo of three late 1920's starlets, sent in by Mark2:  (L to R) Rosina Lawrence, Frances Lee, and Louise Green.

Here are three nice shots of Claudette Colbert from Karl, including two famous scenes:  hitchhiking with Clark Gable in It Happened One Night, and the milk bath from The Sign of the Cross (cover your eyes, kiddies!).

Jane has two more Ginger Rogers scans for us, as well as one of Sophia Loren.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric mustered up two more nice pictures of Jean Harlow, by photographer George Hurrell.

There are seven new desktop wallpapers from Steve Mary Astor, Charlie Chaplin, Claudette Colbert, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, Jane Russell, Norma Shearer, and Orson Welles.

Check out some new songs by Jeanette MacDonald.  These are dedicated to Graciana.

We end with film clip of Lillian Gish being rescued from the ice floes by Richard Barthelmess, in Way Down East.  This is for Kat.

June 24, 2006


Way Down

Jane has two more snappy Ginger Rogers pictures for us, and two of Cary Grant.

Karl supplied us with two great pictures of Louise Brooks.

We have a new scan of Miriam Hopkins, courtesy of Mark.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric sent in three pictures of Norma Shearer in Strange Interlude.

We've attributed an existing Abbott and Costello photo to their 1941 movie, In the Navy.

How about signing off with a full-length Thelma Todd short?  Is that an oxymoron?  Anyway, here she is with ZaSu Pitts in Strictly Unreliable, from 1932.  [Note:  video removed 12/3/2006]

June 23, 2006


We start off with some spiffy pictures from Nick, Jane, and Frédéric, by photographer George Hurrell:  Wallace Beery and Veronica Lake (2 pictures).

Jane sent us several Ginger Rogers images.  Here are the first two.  She also threw in (at no extra charge) a photo of Spencer Tracy visiting Rosalind Russell.

Steve has desktop wallpapers of Una Merkel and Louella Parsons today.

Kudos to our guest contributors for these fine pictures!

June 22, 2006


Here are Joe E. Brown and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot.

Mark2 has a new photos of:

Jane has nice pictures of Vivien Leigh (from Gone With the Wind), and Charlie Chaplin (from Modern Times).

Justin sent us this Barbara Stanwyck image.  [It appears to be from a movie—does anyone know which one?]

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric prepared three scans of Joan Crawford, by photographer Charles Hurrell.

Karl submitted images of Bette Davis and Shirley MacLaine.

Mark sent us a photo of beautiful Italian actress Pier Angeli.

Thanks to our guest contributors for today's great images!

We've also upgraded and extended our Laurel and Hardy film clip from their 1929 classic, Liberty [Note:  video removed 12/3/2006]

June 21, 2006

A & C Meet the Invisible Man

Today we have a new scan of Marion Davies, the perky belle of San Simeon.

Karl comes through again with two more nice scans for us.  This time we have Susan Hayward and Rita Hayworth.  Gorgeous photos!

Jane offers up a pair of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart images from Key Largo and To Have and Have Not.

Mark's hot streak continues with a new color scan of Gloria DeHaven.

Next, a Nick, Jane, and Frédéric redux:

New contributor Mark #2 sent us a dazzling shot of Anne Neyland.

Our guest contributors belong on a pedestal...thank you!

We conclude with three expanded Laurel and Hardy film clips:  From Soup to Nuts, Sugar Daddies, and Two Tars.  Well, they're not exactly "clips."  Enjoy these!  [Note:  videos removed 12/3/2006]

June 20, 2006

From Soup
to Nuts
Two Tars

Back in the saddle again.

This early picture of Natalie Wood in a pensive mood was sent to us by Karl.

Enjoy these scans from Nick, Jane, and Frédéric, by photographers George Hurrell and James Abbe:

Steve ferried over five new desktop wallpapers:  Louis Armstrong, Anne Baxter, Jimmy Durante, John Garfield, and Jean Harlow.

And Paty submitted two great photos of Claudette Colbert (from Cleopatra) and Sylvia Sidney.

Eagle-eyed Bob identified one of our Carmen Miranda pictures as being from 1941's That Night in Rio.

Thanks to all our guest contributors!

Finally, check out a neat new site:  The Midnight Palace.  You'll find movie reviews, forums, film articles, and other great links.

June 19, 2006

Here are a couple more of Jane's nice King Kong photos, sans Fay Wray this time.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric sent us more images of classic stars:

Mark's got a nice Alice White picture for us today.

Thank you guest contributors...Thanks!

Finally, we have a full-length Vitaphone Short:  March On, Marines.

Our next update will be on Monday June 19.

June 16, 2006



Here are some George Hurrell pictures, prepared by Nick, Jane, and Frédéric:

Mark came out of the gloom to send us three fabby images of little-known 1940's actress Ramsay Ames.  And he threw in a bonus picture of June Knight.

Jane's got two more Fay Wray photos for us from King Kong.

Steve sent us desktop wallpapers of Abbott and Costello, Alexis Smith, Blanche Sweet, and The Three Stooges.

We also have a correction to our Dolores Del Rio picture on June 4th.  Expert eagle-eyed site visitors corrected us:  it's really Lupe Velez.

Good stuff once again from our guest contributors...Thanks!

Here's an expanded film clip of Laurel and Hardy from their classic Liberty (1929).  Until now, our brief clip just showed a snippet of Jean Harlow and her date being surprised by the boys' exit from a cab (where they were trying to exchange pants).  Our updated clip shows much more of this famous "wrong pants" running gag, starting with their accomplices picking them up in the woods as they make their getaway from prison.  An added bonus is the scene with Stanley jumping around with the crab down his pants—the best part of this sequence is Ollie's own sympathetic twitches.  Enjoy!  [Note:  video removed 12/3/2006]

Last minute addition:  an expanded film clip of Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland in They Died With Their Boots on.

June 14, 2006


Today, we start with a final (for now) picture of Thelma Todd.

Jane's continues our Fay Wray-a-thon with two more neato pictures from King Kong.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric sent in George Hurrell photos of:

Don has provided a super Betty Hutton picture.

Steve sent us desktop wallpapers of Errol Flynn (2), Jean Harlow, June Havoc, Mae West, and Alice White.

We appreciate all these great offerings from our guest contributors!

We've also upgraded and extended our film clip of Buster Keaton in The Navigator.  Now, we have much of the underwater sequence of him in the diving bell.  Also look for Kathryn McGuire.

June 13, 2006


Here's an early picture of veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric sent in images of:

Jane's offers two more photos of Fay Wray from King Kong.

Mark has two nice scans of silent screen actress Pauline Frederick.

Steve sent us desktop wallpapers of Betty Davis, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Clark Gable, Edward G. Robinson, Gene Tierney.

Thanks once again to our great guest contributors!

We have a full-length Vitaphone Short:  Thrills of Yesterday (1931).

June 12, 2006



Jane's got two more pictures of Fay Wray from King Kong for us.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric sent in images of:

Steve sent us desktop wallpapers of Josephine Baker, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, and Clark Gable.

Thanks to our guest contributors!

We also have two film clips:

June 10, 2006




Was there ever a more sparkling dance duo than Peggy Ryan and Donald O'Connor?  Here's Ms. Ryan in a rare reclining moment.

Jane sent us some great items:

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric posted George Hurrell images of Adolphe Menjou and Anna May Wong (from Dangerous to Know).

Steve sent us two Betty Grable desktop wallpapers.

Thanks to our guest contributors!

We also have a full-length Vitaphone Short:  The Blue and the Gray.

June 9, 2006


We have a picture of pretty Ann Rutherford.  Thanks to Mark for identifying it as being from Gone With the Wind.

Jane forwarded a nice still of Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel, as well as two final James Coburn pictures.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric sent us two Gary Cooper scans from Ball of Fire, with Barbara Stanwyck.

We're grateful to our fine guest contributors for helping make our site the best it can be!

Check out our film clip of Elizabeth Taylor and a moon-eyed Roger Moore in The Last Time I Saw Paris.

June 8, 2006

The Last Time
I Saw Paris


Steve starts us off with five new desktop wallpapers:  Buster Keaton, Ginger Rogers, James Stewart (2 pictures) and John Wayne.

Jane has a wide-angle shot of Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld, as well as a candid shot of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee.

One of the great Hollywood love stories:  Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.  These two photos by George Hurrell were provided by Nick, Jane, and Frédéric.

Chris unveiled this picture of Joan Crawford and Cliff Robertson from Autumn Leaves.

Many thanks to Steve, Jane, Nick and Frédéric!

Finally, here's a film clip of Marlon Brando getting to know Eva Marie Saint in On the Waterfront.

June 7, 2006

On the

Chris sent in photos from:

Jane tantalizes us with three new scans from An American in Paris, showcasing Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Georges Guétary.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric dipped into their treasure trove and emerged with a new picture of Carole Lombard (photographer George Hurrell).

Steve has new desktop wallpapers of Bette Davis, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Barbara Stanwyck.

Next, we have a beautiful photo of (L to R) Una Merkel and June Knight, from Broadway Melody of 1936, scanned from an original photo by Justin.

Thanks to our guest contributors today!

Be sure to check out a great new movie link:  DVDBeaver, on our Links page.  They have tons of great reference information, including detailed DVD reviews and much more.

We conclude with a film clip of James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  It's the beginning of the famous filibuster scene in the Senate.  Look for vivacious Jean Arthur, avuncular Harry Carey, Sr., and supportive Thomas Mitchell in this spirited sequence.  Why can't they make movies like this anymore?

June 6, 2006

Mr. Smith Goes
to Washington


Here are two pictures of Joseph Cotten in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, for Terry.  In the second picture, Mr. Cotten is shown with Hume Cronyn.

Mark sent us another shot of Thelma Todd all gussied up.

Chris forwarded a photo of James Cagney in Angels With Dirty Faces.

Jane kicked into high gear with a new scan of Vivien Leigh, by photographer Laszlo Willinger.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric worked hard on three new images by photographer George Hurrell:  Dolores Del Rio [corrected to Lupe Velez on June 14], Italian beauty Isa Miranda, and Conchita Montenegro.

Nicole spotted some Marilyn Monroe pictures that belong with several of her films:  Don't Bother to Knock, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ladies of the Chorus, Niagara, and River of No Return.

Here are some more great desktop wallpapers from Steve.  Today we have Joan Blondell, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Jean Harlow, Billie Holiday, Rosalind Russell, and Sylvia Sidney.

Thanks to our guest contributors for these wonderful shots and technical assistance!

We end with two film clips from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  In the first, Jane Russell is singing in the gym.  In the second, Marilyn Monroe professes her love for the sparklies.

June 4, 2006

Singing in
the Gym
Are a Girl's
Best Friend

Nick and Jane have some more treats today:

Jane sent us another James Coburn photo.

Steve's got new desktop wallpapers of Margaret Sullavan and two of Marilyn Monroe (one with Betty Grable).

We end with two stylish images of Charles Boyer and Charles Laughton from Nick, Jane, and Frédéric.

Thanks to our guest contributors for these wonderful shots!

June 3, 2006


We have a second picture of Marie Windsor today.

Don submitted a boffo scan of underrated comedian Charley Chase and Our Gang's Spanky McFarland.  This appears to be a publicity photo from their 1934 comedy The Cracked Iceman.

"Back at ya," says Mark.  Here's his own Thelma Todd-with-pooch picture!  And he followed it up with another nice photo of Nancy Carroll.

Chris sent in two pictures of Henry Fonda et al. in the gritty courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric offer an image of Robert Taylor, by photographer Ted Allan.

Steve sent in desktop wallpapers of Lauren Bacall, Joan Blondell, Joan Crawford, Dolores Del Rio, and Angela Lansbury.

Thanks very much to all our guest contributors today!

Finally, enjoy two early Vitaphone Cartoons:  Pop Goes Your Heart and Robinhood Makes Good.

June 2, 2006


Here's another photo of Thelma Todd, for Mark.

Steve sent in colorful new desktop wallpapers of The Andrews Sisters (with some great songs thrown in), John Wayne, and Mae West.

Nick, Jane, and Frédéric forwarded some new pictures of:

Don submitted a gorgeous scan of Thelma Todd in The Bohemian Girl, from an original photo.  We offer two versions:  how it might have looked when it was taken 70 years ago, and a sepia version showing how it actually looks today.

Finally enjoy these film clips:

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