Wednesday, April 23, 2014
These 1930 ads for Technicolor productions all listed Thelma Todd as being in HELL'S ANGELS, although Jean Harlow was not always mentioned. And where she is mentioned at all they misspelled her name.
I may not have all these ads in the right order, as I do not have the exact dates they were published.
Dennis King is pictured on this ad. FILM DAILY Jan- May 1930
Dennis King would later appear in THE DEVIL'S BROTHER along with Laurel and Hardy and Thelma Todd.
MOTION PICTURE Jan - March 1930
Note that the add calls Jean Harlow "Jean Marlow".
FILM DAILY Jan- May 1930
The ads would continue to repeat the misspelling of Jean Harlow's last name for some time, as well as continuing to list Thelma Todd as being among the cast of HELL'S ANGELS.
MOTION PICTURE NEWS April-July 1930
Jean Harlow is not listed as being among the cast of HELL'S ANGELS in this ad.
An ad for FOLLOW THROUGH mentions that Thelma Todd is in it. FILM DAILY Jun-Dec. 1930
Jean Harlow is not listed as being in the cast of HELL'S ANGELS here.
Wheeler and Woolsey are among the stars depicted in this ad. FILM DAILY Jun- Dec 1930
Jean Harlow is not listed among the cast of HELL'S ANGELS here.
Zasu Pitts and Joe E. Brown are mentioned as being in the cast of THE LOTTERY BRIDE. PICTURE PLAY July - Dec. 1930
Jean Harlow not mentioned as being among the cast of HELL'S ANGELS here.
Thelma Todd is mentioned as being among the cast of HELL'S ANGELS in a number of fan magazines at different stages of the production.
In the upper part of the center of the page is an early announcement of HELL'S ANGELS which mentions both Greta Nyssen and Thelma Todd.
MOTION PICTURE CLASSIC, July -December 1928 according to Lantern Media.
Is this Lon Chaney Duck scientifically accurate? I think not. Nor indeed do I think it was used in any duck tale of any kind, being a picture for publicity only.
In the middle of this page is an announcement that HELL'S ANGELS is being completed, with both Greta Nyssen and Thelma Todd mentioned as being among the cast.
MOTION PICTURE NEWS from Lantern Media, with the imprecise date of July - September 1928.
This announcement must have been premature as Jean Harlow was used in the sound version.
At the lower right-hand side of the page is an announcement that HELL'S ANGELS has been completed, with Thelma Todd stated to be among the cast.
MOTION PICTURE NEWS May 10, 1930.
Thelma Todd was not among the cast of the finished movie.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A magazine article about Jean Harlow that is related to the movie HELL'S ANGELS.
Marie Dressler and Polly Moran were the top female comedy team of their day.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Superhooper Dyne Lizzies
Jean Parker and Mary Carlisle with the Easter Bunny. Oh yeah, they're Easter Bunnies, too.
I guess they're delivering eggs here.
More Mary Carlisle Easter pictures.
First time I ever saw a chick trying to hatch an egg.