Picto-Sked returns to help celebrate Ramon Novarro's day on TCM's Summer Under the Stars.
I did a few of these during Summer Under the Stars 2012, but just in case you've come on board since then or simply need a refresher:
I've paged through my share of 1930's magazines over the years and I seem to recall them being on a real "Picto" kick back then. As photojournalism came of age stories were laid out as Picto-thises and Picto-thats.
The Picto-Sked to follow is, in order, today's TCM Summer Under the Stars schedule shown through old period newspaper ads for each movie.
The old papers were really stuffed with movie ads during the 1920s and '30s, so I've been saving Picto-Sked for just the right star. Ramon Novarro is it!
Here come the ads! Posted in order of TCM's August 8, 2013 Ramon Novarro Summer Under the Stars television schedule:
6:00 am EST - The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)
8:00 am EST - Scaramouche (1923)
10:00 am EST - The Red Lily (1924)
11:30 am EST - Across to Singapore (1928)
1:15 pm EST - The Pagan (1929)
2:45 pm EST - Devil May Care (1929)
4:30 pm EST - The Son-Daughter (1932)
6:15 pm EST - The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)
8:00 pm EST - Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
10:30 pm EST - The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
12:30 am EST - Mata Hari (1931)
2:15 am EST - The Night Is Young (1935)
4:00 am EST - Crisis (1950)
That's the last of them! I'll try to squeeze at least one more Picto-Sked into this month's Summer Under the Stars blogging schedule.
If you'd like to do more than look at Ramon Novarro pictures then I highly recommend you visit Alt Film Guide, blog of Novarro biographer Andre Soares, and run a search at the top right of the page. Or do yourself one better and pick up Andre's book, Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro, with many thanks in advance for using my Amazon affiliate link.
I know my DVR is busy today, hope you enjoy the movies too!