Saturday, April 30, 2016
Dorothy Appleby having her back painted in a publicity photo for the theatrical review PUZZLES OF 1925, which she starred in, and which was written by Elsie Janis.
Reblogged from http://www.shorpy.com/node/20658
Thelma Todd wasn't one of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties, but there are bathing beauty photos of her just the same. Here she walks on the beach with a parasol, seemingly using it to shield herself from our eyes rather than the rays of the sun.
Friday, April 29, 2016
SCREEN ODDITIES from the same issue of FAMOUS FUNNIES. Wallace Beery, Mae West, Bette Davis, and Bing Crosby are among the stars depicted. And a pair of ankles. I remember that there was a woman in the movies in this period who was supposed to have such beautiful legs that they'd show them, even though the rest of her wasn't supposed to be so much. Actually they compared her to Zasu Pitts.
Olly pretends to be a princess and is then taken for a missing princess by some people from eastern Europe. Some of the Russian "royalty" came over here after the revolution, not a few of them were in Hollywood at the time. Thelma Todd was associated with Ivan Lebedeff in this period.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thelma Todd in a fashion photo from when she was working for First National around the time that sound came in. Someone wrote "Alison Loyd" on the back of the photo ( evidently unsure of the spelling ) and later crossed it out again as Thelma Todd was no longer using that name, which was associated with the movie CORSAIR.