‘Shop by the Stars’ Immortal Ephemera Store aisle featuring ZaSu Pitts (1894-1963) mini-biography, along with vintage movie collectibles for sale.
The Devil’s Holiday (1930) Starring Nancy Carroll
A look at early Paramount talkie The Devil’s Holiday (1930). Written and directed by Edmund Goulding, but saved from being stale by Nancy Carroll’s Academy Award nominated performance.
Going Highbrow (1935) With Guy Kibbee, ZaSu Pitts, Edward Everett Horton
A look at the 1935 Warner Brothers comedy Going Highbrow includes a June Martel biographical aside. Plus how Guy Kibbee was discovered and Gordon Westcott’s untimely death later that same year.
Greed (1924) Airs on TCM as Part of Erich von Stroheim Birthday Bash
Don’t miss Erich von Stroheim’s Greed (1924) airing at 8:30 am EST, Wednesday, September 22 as part of TCM’s von Stroheim birthday celebration. Some of my memories of Greed from the first time I saw it.
Charles Laughton as Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Charles Laughton is a gentleman’s gentleman in Ruggles of Red Gap who’s transferred through a card game from his British master to the backwards Flouds in the USA
Today in 1894 – Birth of Zasu Pitts
Screwball Zasu Pitts just may have given the greatest single performance in screen history back in 1924 as Trina in Erich Von Stroheim’s famously lost classic Greed.