Welcome back to the Profiles & Premiums Newsletter!
Welcome back, we've put together some new pages for July and hopefully they'll be there for you to see at your convenience -- it will probably not be worth mentioning, but my web provider recently changed ownership and one of their many improvements involves moving all of their hosted sites to a new server. Now supposedly things-and-other-stuff.com is only supposed to disappear for a half hour or so late Sunday night, but I do want to prepare for the worst. If there is a problem, rest assured, the bills are paid, it's just a technical glitch, and things-and-other-stuff.com will be back online ASAP. Now let's cross our fingers that in the end I didn't even need to worry!
I'm working on eBay listings for 13 movie magazines that I have not offered before and hope to have them up by late Sunday night -- don't worry, eBay will be up and running! These are just a mix of titles I've picked up over the past few months that I was holding back to make available after the pile grew high enough. It's high enough! There are a few early 30's Photoplay, some New Movie Magazine issues, a few high grade mid 1940's issue of Movie Story and others. These won't be auctions, each issue will be available for immediate purchase either as an eBay Store or Fixed Price Item (in other words they will each have a "Buy It Now" option). Here's a link to the Movie Magazines section of my eBay Store.
Speaking of Movie Magazines, I recently picked up another oldie, a February 1917 issue of Motion Picture Magazine. Inside, and I thought this was really neat, was a listing of the 100 (actually 102) most popular film stars as decided in a fan poll! I've listed the results of the poll here, and also included the ranking underneath each star's name when there is a profile on this site -- in other words, you can see that it reads "#1 Most Popular - 1917" right under Mary Pickford's name on her profile. I had fun going over this list, so I figured you might enjoy it as well!
As promised I did pick up the Clark Gable Signature Collection on its day of release and have added my views of both Dancing Lady and Wife vs. Secretary to Cliff's Classic DVD List. I think I mention in one of them that I also got around to watching China Seas, but dozed off for ten minutes in the middle so I wanted to give it another viewing before I wrote it up. Also, Mogambo, which is a China Seas remake, is in the collection, so maybe I'll watch that one as well before I write about either movie.
While on the subject of the Classic DVD List, I've added a listing of the most recent entries on the home page. You'll find the listing on the bottom right side of the Home Page, it'll be the best way to keep up with the newest listings.
The latest Photo ID Guide shows all of the 1911 Vitagraph Players Cards that I recently picked up. Each of these cards is also still available in my eBay store at $12.50 per card.
Our featured star this issue is Norma Shearer and she gets the royal treatment with a profile, slide-show and even a new Swicki! Here are the features:
And that does it for a pretty brief issue. I'm doing my best to get this one out ASAP in case there are any problems with the site in the coming days (due to that transfer mentioned in the beginning). Still the Norma Shearer items are very well done, there are a couple of reviews for you to read over and a new Photo ID Guide, plus hopefully some old movie magazines that you'll be able to buy in a day or two! Yep, I've giving this one a thumbs-up!
The next issue of The Movie Profiles and Premiums Newsletter is scheduled for August 15 and should include a new profile by Susan M. Kelly. Thanks, and have a great month!