Picto-Sked collects period newspaper advertisements for each of the 17 movies that TCM airs on August 29, 2013 during their Summer Under the Stars tribute to Glenda Farrell.
A bare-chested Clark Gable in It Happened One Night is credited for killing the undershirt industry in the 1930s. But where’s the proof? This post follows evidence to show that while the undergarment industry did worry about Gable as early as 1934, no actual decline in sales can be attributed to a primary source
A biography of character actor Charles Coburn traces his Georgia roots to Broadway and the Coburn Players before a late start put him in nearly 70 movies and nets him an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. Plus Coburn on taxes, the 14th Amendment and his monocle.
Recommendations for TCM Summer Under the Stars Wallace Beery day on August 17 with a preview of my coming Beery biography post. Plus, Happy Birthday, Alan Mowbray!
A collection of clippings tracing the early career of Bette Davis from 1928 in Rochester through Broadway and into Hollywood in late 1930. Articles and ads for plays and films included with commentary.
An old movie I found a bit too old-fashioned, though Mickey Rooney does give one of his best performances in MGM’s The Human Comedy (1943). Story by William Saroyan. Produced and directed by Clarence Brown. Also includes strong acting from Frank Morgan and James Cra
A look at Lana Turner’s small part in Mervyn LeRoy’s They Won’t Forget (1937). Illustrations include an advertisement and other early Turner news clippings.
TCM Summer Under the Stars highlights the career of Ramon Novarro on August 8, 2013. This brand new Picto-Sked shows vintage newspaper ads for each of the movies TCM plays that day.
A biography of Oscar winning actress Joan Fontaine including a review of her 1978 autobiography No Bed of Roses plus a preview of Fontaine-day on TCM’s Summer Under the Stars, August 6, 2013.
TCM examines Humphrey Bogart as major film star during their August 1 Summer Under the Stars presentation. Here we trace his stardom backwards from High Sierra down to a 1930 newspaper interview which finds Bogie on the hunt for a Hollywood party.