A recently acquired group of R95 EMO Movie Club linen-textured photos offers insight into details of the club while setting a July 1935 date to their founding.
Dracula, Frankenstein 1938 Reissues Revive Universal Horror
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.
Anti Red-Head League Targets Wanton, Faithless, and Ruthless Women
Laying out the six objectives of the Anti Red-Head League, plus the organization’s fifteen counts against red-headed women. Summer 1932.
Jack Dempsey’s War Record and The Patent Leather Kid (1927)
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.
Untangling Molly O’Day and Sally O’Neil, Film Star Sisters
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.
Manhattan Melodrama / The Thin Man / William Powell 1934 MGM Timeline
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.
In Brief: Teenage Betty Grable, 1933
… 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) …
The Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping – Basis of Show Them No Mercy (1935)
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.
Code Tightens on ‘G Men’ Cycle, Late 1935
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.
Bruce Cabot and Adrienne Ames, 1933-37
Adrienne Ames and Bruce Cabot, married—divorced—reconciled—divorced …