1927 obituary plus image of “The Great Mouthpiece,” William J. Fallon, who inspired the crooked mouthpiece cycle of movies in the early 1930s.
Research Notes & Reading Quotes
Short pieces of content related to my daily reading and writing routine. Interesting facts I spot while researching my posts and books. Fascinating quotes I come across while reading books or searching old newspaper archives. Classic movie history as it happened.
A list of the 31 classic movie stars that Turner Classic Movies is highlighting throughout August during TCM’s 2016 Summer Under the Stars programming.
Coming soon a review of Columbia’s 1932 crooked lawyer entry …
Laying out the six objectives of the Anti Red-Head League, plus the organization’s fifteen counts against red-headed women. Summer 1932.
Screen capture of Juliette Compton sporting familiar look in The Vice Squad (1931) accompanied by Screenland clipping, “Another Girl Goes Garbo!”
Chile Mapocha Acuna obituary, 1932. Vice witness who Paul Lukas character was partially based upon in The Vice Squad (1931).
The fascinating life and times of Dr. George Washington Kibbee, the grandfather actor Guy Kibbee never knew. A 19th century hustler and hero of the Yellow Fever epidemic that claimed his life.
A small collection of Fredi Washington clippings including an excerpt from her Pittsburgh Courier article about her experiences on Imitation of Life.
Coming soon a review of “A human story of a girl who was—just human” …
Announcing Helen Twelvetrees, Perfect Ingenue, a brand new paperback and eBook by Cliff Aliperti of Immortal Ephemera. A biography of Helen Twelvetrees with an examination of all 32 of her films.