One of three pre-Code titles directed by temperamental Rowland Brown, Blood Money (1933) stars George Bancroft as a bail bondsman to the underworld with Frances Dee as a young kleptomaniac with an “underworld mania” and a desire for a strong man to dominate her. Feature debut for Judith Anderson.
Frank Capra’s Broadway Bill (1934) Starring Warner Baxter and Myrna Loy
A look at Frank Capra’s follow-up to It Happened One Night, the 1934 holiday release Broadway Bill starring Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy and a horse named Broadway Bill. With comparison to 1950 remake Riding High and explanation of why Bill wound up out of circulation until 1992.
William Frawley Before I Love Lucy
A look at William Frawley in the years before he achieved his greatest fame as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy. Special attention is paid to his baseball movies and his early days on the vaudeville circuit and Broadway. The article is illustrated with seven promotional photos from the 1939 film St. Louis Blues.
Marilyn Monroe Is Always a Nice Surprise
A full page color photo of Marilyn Monroe inside an otherwise below average 1952 issue of TIME Magazine provides the reason why I choose to page through magazine back issues that I list for sale. This article explains in better detail with mention of a couple of other of today’s findings plus a look at Marilyn, of course!
Lucille Ball by Tennille K. Langille
A biography of film star Lucille Ball focusing on her days before I Love Lucy on television, accompanied by images of 1930’s and 1940’s Lucille Ball Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.