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Today we start with a picture of that irrepressible impresario of the stride piano, Thomas "Fats" Waller, in a classic pose from Stormy Weather (1943) - thanks to Sever for the ID.  We also have some of his musical numbers.

Richard continues his streak with more gorgeous—but, ultimately, tragic—actresses from the 1940's:

The onslaught of great photos from Gary continues:

Thanks to our guest contributors once again for these beautiful images!

Next, some flickers:

  • Bitter Victory (1958) - Richard Burton callously finishes off an injured German soldier in the desert and then carries a beefy, injured British soldier (Raoul Delfosse) through the blazing sand dunes, until he meets up with Raymond Pellegrin who informs him the soldier he's carrying is dead—thanks to Sever for this dramatic clip

  • The Bride Wore Red (1937) - Franchot Tone is out and about in the mountains delivering a letter, when he runs into heartthrob hiker Joan Crawford—when they stop at his cabin, notice her shoes: who clambers up mountains in those things?

  • The Dark Corner (1946) - Lucille Ball and Mark Stevens are on an intriguing mission

  • The File on Thelma Jordan (1950) - Tipsy civil servant Wendell Corey makes several passes at customer Barbara Stanwyck, and he doesn't realize she's married to a mobster

  • Love With the Proper Stranger (1963) - Natalie Wood surprises Steve McQueen at a union hiring hall with an unexpected announcement

  • The Scarlet Empress (1934) - stunning Marlene Dietrich dresses up, learns her mother has been sent away by the Russian Empress, interrupts the royal conference to complain, and then receives a royal dressing down from...who else?...Louise Dresser!—thanks to Sever for this great clip, which also features some remarkable sets in the royal council room

March 31, 2008

Fats Waller




The Bride
Wore Red

The Dark

The File on
Thelma Jordon

Love w/Proper Stranger

The Scarlet

We have a set of two photos from John Barrymore's silent classic Beau Brummel (1924), and a third one for The Annex from Chris.  Sever prepared four pleasing film clips for this film, which also feature Mary Astor.

Rikke sends best wishes with several new scans:

Richard has some actors this time:

Here's more good stuff from that scanner extraordinaire...Nick:

Gary sent over several new photos of interest:

Check out Carrie's new site:  Remembering Frances Dee.  Here you'll find information about the lovely actress, including an interview with one of her sons.

Corrections/attributions for existing photos:

Thanks to our guest contributors for their scans and helpful input!

Here are some film clips:

March 26, 2008

Beau Brummel

East of



Caesar and

The Cobweb

Every Girl
S/B Married

Our Dancing


Here are three tantalizing close-ups from Richard:

Vladimir has a scan of Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in The Seven Year Itch (1955), as well as a super-sized color photo of Elizabeth Taylor.

Gunnar was itching to see another Marilyn photo online, so here she is again, in a publicity shot from the film.

Roma sent in a nice scan of Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars (1943).

Chris has images from David Copperfield (1935), featuring W.C. Fields, Madge Evans, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, and Jean Cadell.

Gary continues his hot streak with many new offerings today:

Thanks to our guest contributors for these great pictures!

Let's end with some Super-8 clips:

March 19, 2008


The Animal

The Body

Fall of the
Roman Emp.

Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys


Three more international beauties arrived via tramp steamer today from Richard:

Frances sent us 8 pictures of Buster Keaton, including one from Cops (1922).  We've also added several of his full-length shorts.

Nick dug down deep to find some unique photos of Chorus Girls, those unsung dancers behind the musical stars.  Enjoy this set of 14 photos, which represents Footlight Parade (1933), Moonlight and Pretzels (1933), and Rosalie (1937).

Rikke ambled by with a panoply of picturesque pfabulous stuff:

Gary has three new scans for us today:

Kudos once again to our guest contributors!

We end with some film clips:

  • The Facts of Life (1960) - Bob Hope and Lucille Ball plan a romantic tryst, but are caught in a downpour upon arrival at a remote (and leaky) cabin in the forest—fraying their nerves and giving them second thoughts about each other

  • My Little Chickadee (1940) - W.C. Fields creates havoc on a train ride, but ends up married to money-hungry Mae West—also enjoy spinster Margaret Hamilton as she puts up with Fields' shenanigans

  • The Return of the Whistler (1948) - Lénore Aubert wants to return to France, to escape America and her past, but Michael Duane puts a marriage move on her, hoping she'll reconsider

  • Tarzan and His Mate (1934) - the jungle love story continues, with several romantic interludes featuring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan, as they contend with rogue ivory hunters led by Neil Hamilton

  • Wings (1927) - WWI nurse Clara Bow searches Paris for ace flyer Charles "Buddy" Rogers to tell him to report to his unit, and finally locates his tipsiness in the Folies Bergère, where he's otherwise occupied with a local dish—also look for Roscoe Karnes at the same table—this film won the first Oscar for Best Film

  • The Wolf Man (1941) - Lon Chaney, Jr. thinks his bad case of lycanthropy has finally subsided...but then discovers he's still in need of a good depilatory, so he naturally winds up in a foggy cemetery late that night and encounters a gravedigger plying his trade—thanks to Sever for this great clip!

March 16, 2008

The Facts
of Life

My Little

Return of
the Whistler

Tarzan and
His Mate


Wolf Man

Let's start off with a three more Our Gang photos.  These shots feature Mary Ann Jackson, Bobby "Wheezer" Hutchins, Jean Darling, Allen "Farina" Hoskins, Job Cobb, and...everybody's favorite canine, Pete the pup!

Richard has three Spanish-themed photos today:

Nick sent over a wallaby with deliver several new photos:

Gary steps up to the plate again with several new offerings:

Chris was so inspired by Gary's photo from The Bride Wore Red, that she sent in another shot of Joan Crawford from that film.

Gunnar sent in shots of Ralph Bellamy in Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940), and a posed shot of Natalie Wood.

Be sure to visit Carrie's new blog:  Classic Ramblings.  Here you'll find reviews, recollections, and insights about classic films and their stars.

Corrections/attributions for existing pictures:

Thanks to all our guest contributors!

Enjoy these film clips:

March 11, 2008


Dinner at

I'm No

of Life

Mutiny on
the Bounty

Talk of
the Town

When Ladies

We continue our series of Our Gang photos.  This time, it's two shots of Farina (Allen Hoskins), cast as one of the earliest of the Little Rascals.  He was with the team from 1922 to mid-1931.

Ivan beamed over two Marx Brothers photos from Go West (1940).  We also added two new film clips to commemorate the occasion:  Groucho ingratiating himself with an Indian maiden, and Harpo wowing the tribe with his...harpistry!

Gunnar continues his march with more high quality images:

Sever came up with three new photos:

Carrie prepared a nice desktop wallpaper of Ginger Rogers.

Next, we have a panoply of great pictures from Gary:

Here's Richard once again, with more stunning photos:

Corrections/attributions for existing pictures:

The nickelodeon is open:

March 5, 2008

Go West

Go West


Boogie Man
Will Get You

Go West
Young Man

Live a Little,
Love a Little

No Man
of Her Own




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