How Universal horror died in 1936, only to return after a Beverly Hills exhibitor paired Dracula and Frankenstein reissues at his theater in August 1938.
Laying out the six objectives of the Anti Red-Head League, plus the organization’s fifteen counts against red-headed women. Summer 1932.
Slacker charges against champion Jack Dempsey influence First National’s The Patent Leather Kid, released in 1927 just ahead of the Dempsey-Tunney rematch in 1927.
Screen name Sue O’Neil causes confusion. The IMDb credits the wrong sister in numerous Hal Roach comedies. Dorothy Mackaill’s temperament lands Molly O’Day a breakthrough movie role in The Patent Leather Kid.
A look through several Jan-May 1934 Hollywood Reporter clippings to illustrate the intersecting timelines of Manhattan Melodrama, The Thin Man, and William Powell’s arrival at MGM.
… She had arrived in Hollywood in 1928 and made her film debut as an unbilled chorine around the time of her thirteenth birthday in Fox’s widescreen musical extravaganza Happy Days (1930) …
Ripped from the headlines, 20th Century’s SHOW THEM NO MERCY has its basis in the May 24, 1935 real-life kidnapping of George Weyerhaeuser.
When the cycle of “G Men” films that replaced the pre-Code era’s gangster movies became overwhelming, the MPPDA stepped in with new Production Code guidelines.
Adrienne Ames and Bruce Cabot, married—divorced—reconciled—divorced …
Dreiser finds Hollywood home of “the cheap sex story,” and berates it for having a “head as empty as its purse is full” in a January 1932 article from New Movie Magazine.