The fourth entry of the Hardy Family series, Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), introduces Judy Garland as Betsy Booth. Andy dates Lana Turner as a favor to friend Beezy in this Christmastime set entry in series.
MGM’s Hardy Family Series #3 – Judge Hardy’s Children (1938)
The third entry of the Hardy Family series, Judge Hardy’s Children (1938), finds Judge Hardy called to Washington DC. Andy is interested in a French diplomat’s daughter, while Marian falls in with the wrong crowd.
MGM’s Hardy Family Series #2 – You’re Only Young Once (1937)
The second entry of the Hardy Family series, You’re Only Young Once (1937), sees the family vacation at Santa Catalina Island and features the first appearances of Lewis Stone, Fay Holden and Ann Rutherford in the parts they will reprise throughout the lifetime of the series.
Stablemates (1938) – MGM Rides Seabiscuit to Hit with Beery and Rooney
MGM’s horse racing weepie Stablemates starring Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney released just three weeks before Seabiscuit’s match race vs. War Admiral. A look at time, circumstances and film.
Freddie Bartholomew is Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
A look at Selznick International’s faithful 1936 screen adaptation of Little Lord Fauntleroy starring Freddie Bartholomew and C. Aubrey Smith.
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) Starring Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney
A somewhat bizarre gem released by MGM in 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy features Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper and Mickey Rooney hitting their teens and finding trouble on the East Side.
An Obit, Plus Odds, Ends, Stylin’, and some ABCs
RIP Farley Granger with a movie card image and some links to more coverage followed by some fun with the Stylish Blogger Award and my Pre-Code Cinematic Alphabet.
Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011
Remembering the late Elizabeth Taylor through press photos from National Velvet picturing a 12-year-old Liz with Mickey Rooney.
Mickey and Judy … Press Photos!
Images of 5 vintage Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Press Photos that I recently acquired along with some information about why you want to collect Press Photos as opposed to other types of photographs (hint: They’re vintage!)
Press Photo Shows Mickey Rooney as Illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg
James Montgomery Flagg was the illustrator responsible for the famed “I Want You” Uncle Sam posters during World War I. This press photo shows a later illustration of actor Mickey Rooney.