‘Shop by the Stars’ Immortal Ephemera Store aisle featuring James Gleason (1882-1959) mini-biography, along with vintage movie collectibles for sale.
Lady and Gent (1932) Starring George Bancroft and Wynne Gibson
A washed-up fighter and a Prohibition-era nightclub hostess form an unlikely foster family for a 12-year-old orphan. Strong performances by George Bancroft and Wynne Gibson in Lady and Gent. Directed by Stephen Roberts. Academy Award nominated screenplay.
Clear All Wires! (1933) – Journalism in Classic Film Blogathon
MGM’s Clear All Wires! (1933) finds foreign correspondent Lee Tracy butting heads with the Soviet secret police in Russia, 1932. Una Merkel and Benita Hume co-star.
Her Man (1930) Starring Helen Twelvetrees and Phillips Holmes
Tay Garnett’s Her Man from Pathe is an overlooked pre-Code classic starring Helen Twelvetrees in the first screen adaptation of the Frankie and Johnny ballad. With Phillips Holmes, Ricardo Cortez and Marjorie Rambeau.
Search for Beauty (1934) starring Ida Lupino and Buster Crabbe
A review of Paramount’s Search for Beauty (1934) starring Buster Crabbe and Ida Lupino. One of six films featured in the Pre-Code Hollywood Collection, and the first one I chose to watch … a mistake.
A Free Soul (1931) starring Norma Shearer and Lionel Barrymore
Norma Shearer stars in A Free Soul with Lionel Barrymore and Clark Gable. A brief review of the film accompanied by some glimpses of movie collectibles.