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Four more stars join the party today:

Next, we have two new desktop wallpapers from Sylvie Gloria Swanson and Johnny Weissmuller.

Richard has three new German starlets for us:

Nick's back on track:

Gary resurfaces with:

Corrections/attributions for existing photos:

Many thanks to our guest contributors!

We end with some spiffy film clips:

  • Anthony Adverse (1936) - Lovers Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland are reunited after two years, but matrimonial plans are complicated by social and career concerns—look for Rafaela Ottiano as the innkeeper and Ralph Morgan as the exultant opera impresario

  • Arizona (1940) - Jean Arthur goes gunning for Porter Hall, who's been spreading lies about her to run her out of business, and she receives moral (and pie) support from William Holden—also look for sinister Warren William lounging at the bar!

  • Bitter Sweet (1940) - Sig Ruman's looking for an operetta and singer to impress a visiting impresario, so Curt Bois and Felix Bressart spring into action—with the prospects of silver as their reward

  • Captain Blood (1935) - Sever perfected our three existing clips and added a brilliant fourth from this stirring swashbuckler, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Henry Stephenson, and Basil Rathbone

  • The Corsican Brothers (1941) - The two brothers, played by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., learn of each other's existence from H.B. Warner, as J. Carroll Naish looks on

  • Hobson's Choice (1954) - Charles Laughton gives a terrific performance as he endures a hangover, his doctor's admonitions to quit drinking ("You're a dunderheaded lump of obstinacy!"), and his strong-willed daughter's (Brenda De Banzie) attempts to live a healthier life

  • Jet Pilot (1957) - John Wayne and Janet Leigh (as a Russian jet fighter who speaks perfect midwest English!) star in this improbable (nay, silly) tale of jet pilots shooting it out over the skies—two clips for the price of one

  • Mokey (1942) - Robert Blake gets to drive a car with Dan Dailey and, later, another kid pressures him to run away to California with a pack of hobos

  • The Road to Hong Kong (1960) - Bob Hope and Bing Crosby find themselves in spaceship quarters designed for monkeys, with humorous results at feeding time—enjoy Robert Morley too

June 18, 2008

Anthony
Adverse

Arizona
 

Bitter
Sweet

Captain
Blood

The Corsican
Brothers

Hobson's
Choice

Jet Pilot
 

Mokey
 

The Road to
Hong Kong

Two new faces today:  Jon Hall in The Prince of Thieves (1948), and Evelyn Keyes (2 pictures).

We also added several more Abbott and Costello radio programs.

Richard has three new photos for us:

Vic sent us a nice shot of Brigitte Bardot.

Vladimir followed up with photos of Doris Day in Calamity Jane (1953) and Ava Gardner.

Next, more interesting and eclectic images from Sir Nick:

Tag team Rikke and Gary sent us three photos of Kirk Douglas and Woody Strode dueling in Spartacus (1960), while Sever provided a new film clip (and upgraded the existing clip).

Gary stuck around a bit longer to bring us more great images:

Frances has five nice Cary Grant scans for us:  I'm No Angel (1933), two from Wings in the Dark (1935), with Myrna Loy, and two posed shots.

We appreciate these fine scans submitted by our generous guest contributors!

Ricardo identified the films for some existing Marlene Dietrich photos:  A Foreign Affair (1948) and No Highway in the Sky (1951).

Enjoy these film clips:

June 10, 2008

A & C Radio Programs

Daughter of
the Dragon

Spartacus
 

The Adv. of
S. Holmes

After the Dance

Anything Goes

The Big
Heat

Crossfire
 

The Garden
of Allah

Kid
Nightingale

Pittsburgh
 

Zombies on
Broadway

Here are three new photos of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., buckling his swashes in the tradition of his dad.  We have shots from The Corsican Brothers (1941), The Exile (1947), and Sinbad the Sailor (1947)—with a film clip.

Richard comes through once again with three international stars:

Karl returned from a long vacation with several mementos:

Gary sent us several nice photos:

Chris also sent in a photo from David Copperfield (1935).  This time it's Basil Rathbone.

Rikke dropped off some new scans:

Sylvie resurfaced to share a new James Dean desktop wallpaper.

Drina corrected a Norma Talmadge photo as being from The Lady (1925).

Thanks once again to our guest contributors.

More flickers:

  • 55 Days at Peking (1963) - Sever provided a clip of Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner crashing a royal shindig, as East (Robert Helpmann, in indelible pancake makeup!) meets West (David Niven), and a good time is had by all until someone messes with Chuck—and you don't want to mess with Chuck!

  • A King in New York (1957) - Sever provided two clips:  1) Charlie Chaplin gets the news that he's out of money, so he needs to think about how to rebound—then he has a tête-à-tête with Maxine Audley; 2) Chaplin does a bombastic interpretation of Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy

  • Around the World in 80 Days (1956) - David Niven and Cantinflas take off in a hot air balloon to see what they can see, in a clip from this epic adventure film prepared by Sever

  • The Big Clock (1948) - Charles Laughton threatens to blacklist Ray Milland if he doesn't get his way—pay attention, since the mood swings from congenial to confrontational in a nanosecond!

  • The Conqueror (1956) - It's fortunate that this dreadful film has already been panned by so many, since I'm left almost speechless by it...almost. Enjoy deliciously horrific miscasting, laughable makeup, obtuse dialog, and leaden pacing.  John Wayne barks out orders, demands the hanging death of two guards, bullies a slave, announces his abduction and marriage intentions for Susan Hayward, back-talks his Mom (Agnes Moorehead), and plots new war allegiances with Pedro Armendáriz—all before breakfast. Don't choke on your popcorn!

  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) - Gary Cooper makes his sanity case in court, and demonstrates that pixelatedness is rampant—watch for mean Douglass Dumbrille, Jean Arthur, and veteran actor H.B. Warner—thanks to Sever for this clip

  • People Will Talk (1951) - Physician Cary Grant, informs his patient (Jeanne Crain) that she's pregnant, and she's not happy with the news

  • The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Sever upgraded our three existing clips and added four more from this timeless film, featuring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton

June 4, 2008

Sinbad the
Sailor

Dr. Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde

55 Days
at Peking

 

A King in
New York

 

Around the World in
80 Days

The Big
Clock

 

The
Conqueror

 

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

People
Will Talk

The Wizard
of Oz

     

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