The wives have returned………………………………….Dracula (1931)
Joan Crawford - Letty Lynton (1932) Dress by Adrian
Macy’s department store copied the dress in 1932, and it sold over 500,000 replicas nationwide.
Happy Birthday, Marian Marsh (October 17th, 1913 - November 9th, 2006) - Photo from “The Mad Genius” (1931)
"She (Jean, Marian’s Sister) was determined that I should crash the studio gates, and with that end in view, spent weeks haunting casting offices, telling them all about ‘little sister,’ even forgetting her own career. I finally did get a chance to make a test at Pathe. We waited for six hours before I received any attention. My makeup had to be done over and my hair dressed. When the big moment arrived, I was so tired, I really didn’t care whether I stepped before the camera or not. The director, supervising the test, told me to cry-it was exactly what I wanted to do. I cried all over the place, and he thought it was great acting. I got the contract."
Betty Boop loses her top while Bimbo loses his heart in “Any Rags” (1932) - Max Fleischer
A Pre-code cartoon - after the Hays Code went into effect in 1934, Betty’s image changed and the Fleischer Brothers were forced to depict her in skirts below the knees and as a much more demure character.
The gangster appreciation banquet……………Little Caesar (1931)
Clearly, this movie influenced Billy Wilder’s gangster farce “Some Like It Hot” (1959)
Loretta Young in Loose Ankles, 1930
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Fredric March looking very dapper. Happy birthday today, August 31rst!
"Stardom is just an uneasy seat on top of a tricky toboggan."
Christopher Strong (RKO, 1933)