Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A better copy of a picture we had on the blog before.
From Captain Bijou on facebook:
Fay Wray was the guest of honor at a party thrown on February 2, 1936 to welcome her home after she had worked in British films.
Some of the stars in attendance were (back row left to right): James Blakely, Johnny Mack Brown, Donald Woods, Basil Rathbone and Dorothy Stone. Front row (0left to right): Dolores Del Rio, Fay Wray, Jeanette MacDonald, Paula Stone, Ella Wickersham, Anita Louise, Fred Stone and Glenda Farrell.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The boss with Laurel and Hardy.
Stan Laurel, Mrs. Hal Roach, Oliver Hardy, and Thelma Todd.
Mrs. Roach, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd. There was a newspaper article that made a reference to Thelma Todd making faces at Stax ( photographer at the Hal Roach studio ) when he was taking pictures of her. Randy Skretvedt said, "Roy Seawright described Stax to me as a very sweet, very dedicated man who exemplified Southern manners (he was from Kentucky) but had no sense of humor at all, which of course made him the target of practical jokes from the high-spirited denizens of the Roach lot."
Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Hal Roach, Patsy Kelly's left eye, Stan Laurel.
Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Hal Roach, and Stan Laurel.
Oliver Hardy, Mrs. Hal Roach, Will Rogers, Stan Laurel.
At left, Oliver and Myrtle Hardy, Wallace MacDonald and in the background Jesse Lasky. At right coming toward us, Ruby and James Parrott, and Mr. and Mrs. Kent Taylor.
Oliver Hardy, Mrs. Marguerite Roach, Will Rogers, Stan Laurel.
Mrs. Hal Roach, Theda Bara, Hal Roach, Charles Brabin at 20th anniversary of Roach as producer.
Louis B Mayer and Jean Harlow at the Hal Roach 20th Anniversary party December 8, 1933.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The complete series of two-reel comedies will be available for the first time from Classicflix.
Monday, May 14, 2018
MIXED NUTS ( 1934 ) features Dorothy Granger ( shown wrestling on the poster, above ) and Carol Tevis, and was made during the same period as their "Blondes And Redheads" comedies. But they only had small parts in this one, which had a lot of girls in it, the most important of which was Thelma Hill. Thelma Hill had been a Mack Sennett bathing beauty and had worked with Laurel and Hardy during the silent era; this seems to have been her last film.