Chorus girls in a publicity photo for “Footlight Parade”(1933)
this played before Hold Your Man tonight at Film Forum, and the crowd actually sang along! SWEET! NEAT!
“Most actresses outgrow their public; they think of them as morons. But ever since I clicked, I’ve worked with one realization: that in me, whether I could define it or not, was something the public wanted.”
-Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 - June 7, 1937)
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
Lucille Ball has a ball, and a lot of hair, and not much else in 1933’s Roman Scandals
[2nd pic via]
Loretta Young gets catty………………………………………….Platinum Blonde (1931)
Happy Birthday, Adolphe Menjou (February 18th, 1890 - October 29th, 1963)
“It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick.”
Happy Birthday today to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (December 9th, 1909 - May 7th, 2000). He acted in many Pre-Code films including “A Woman of Affairs” (1928), “The Jazz Age” (1929), “Our Modern Maidens” (1929) during the filming of which, he began to seriously date co-star Joan Crawford, and went on to marry her, “Party Girl” (1930), “The Dawn Patrol” (1930), and “Little Caesar” (1931), among many others.
“I never tried to emulate my father. Anyone trying to do that would be a second-rate carbon copy.”
Warren William (December 2nd, 1894 - September 24th, 1948) and friends in “The Mind Reader” (1933)
He was known as The King Of Pre-Code, and rightfully so!
“Red Headed Woman” (1932) - End titles
Jean Harlow - Publicity photo for “Red Headed Woman” (1932)
Chorus Girls - Gold Diggers Of 1933