Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FASCINATING YOUTH Ad





FASCINATING YOUTH was Thelma Todd's first movie.* Here is an ad for this movie in Portuguese, from a Brazilian newspaper.


1926 - FASCINANTING YOUTH - Sam Wood - (JORNAL DO BRASIL, Thursday, March 2 , 1927, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)











*This is the usual story. Another version has it that she appeared in a couple of movies made in Massachusetts prior to the making of FASCINATING YOUTH.




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THE CRASH Ad

THE CRASH


1928 - THE CRASH - Edward F. Cline - (JORNAL DO BRASIL, Saturday, May 25, 1929)































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THE CRASH Ad

THE CRASH was a First National picture, which this ad says was distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer in Brazil.


1928 - THE CRASH - Edward F. Cline - (JORNAL DO BRASIL, Sunday, May 26, 1929)







The story does involve a train crash, and the ad shows Milton Sills carrying Thelma Todd from the scene of the crash.










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TRIAL MARRIAGE Ad

TRIAL MARRIAGE ad in Portuguese in a Brazilian newspaper.


1929 - TRIAL MARRIAGE - Erle C. Kenton - (JORNAL DO BRASIL, Friday, December 20, 1929, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)







Norman Kerry is best known today for his role in the famous silent movie PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Lon Chaney. Sally Eilers was a friend of Thelma Todd's who would go to England with her in 1933.


Although Thelma Todd was not actually supposed to be the star, this ad gives her top billing.








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SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN Ad

SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN ad in Portuguese from a Brazilian newspaper.


1929 - SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN - Benjamin Christensen - (JORNAL DO BRASIL, Friday, June 7, 1929, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)









The ad shows Thelma Todd in the clutches of a gorilla, with Creighton Hale coming to her aid. Note the reference to "Vitaphone" in the ad. Although this film has been referred to as a talkie, it was actually a silent movie with musical soundtrack on vitaphone records played in sync with the film.




















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Monday, November 24, 2014

RUBBER HEELS Ad









RUBBER HEELS was a silent movie Thelma Todd made at Paramount with Ed Wynn and Chester Conklin. Here is an ad for this movie from a Brazilian newspaper.


1927 - RUBBER HEELS - Victor Heerman - (CORREIO DA MANHA, Sunday, February 12, 1928, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)












Special thanks to Jorge Finkielman for providing us with this ad.








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Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE HAUNTED HOUSE ( 1928 ) Item ( Portugese )

THE HAUNTED HOUSE was one of three horror comedies Thelma Todd made with Benjamin Christenson at First National in the late 1920's. Here is a publicity item for this film that appeared in a Brazilian newspaper  - CORREIO DA MANHA, Sunday, June 25, 1929, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil





























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