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From THE VAULT OF HORROR #32 , “An Ample Sample” by Al Feldstein and George Evans. EC Comics forever! #ec #comics #vaultofhorror #1950s #horror #gore #precode #williamgaines #georgeevans #alfeldstein
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Director Victor Fleming was born February 23, 1889 in a tent city near La Cañada, California. His parents had migrated from the Mid-West after a reversal of fortune. While working as a mechanic/chauffer/delivery driver, he attracted the attention of director Allan Dwan and subsequently worked as a cinematographer for Douglas Fairbanks. During World War I, he was part of the photographic section of the Signal Corps and was President Woodrow Wilson's photographer when the President attended the postwar peace talks in Versailles. Fleming began directing films with When the Clouds Roll By (1919) for United Artists; he signed with Paramount in 1922 and directed the studio's top stars including Clara Bow (they became lovers and were engaged to be married) and Gary Cooper (he helped create his laconic screen image in The Virginian and Wolf Song (both 1929)) for 8 years. He then did 2 films for Fox Films--Common Clay & Renegades (both 1930)--before reuniting with Douglas Fairbanks for the documentary Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks (1931). This still from Renegades showed Warner Baxter, Gregory Gaye, & Myrna Loy. In 1932, he signed with MGM and remained there for the rest of his career aside of one loan out to 20th Century-Fox (The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)) and his final film, Joan of Arc (1948) which starred Ingrid Bergman and was made for producer Walter Wanger. His two most memorable films were Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz (both 1939); he won an Academy Award for his direction of the former film. He married Lucile Rosson in 1933, and the marriage produced 2 daughters. He was also financially generous to his extended family. Besides Clara Bow, he was rumored to be lovers with Ingrid Bergman and Norma Shearer. He was a rightwing Republican and a supposed anti-Semite. He died January 6, 1949 of a sudden heart attack in Cottonwood, Arizona. #victorfleming #warnerbaxter #gregorygaye #myrnaloy #julesfurthman #sophiewachner #williamsdarling #renegades #foxfilms #precode #silverscreen #director #classichollywood #menwithstyle #foreignlegion #academyawardwinner #republican #rightwing
Pre-Code Hollywood + Miriam Hopkins = HOT (even 8 decades later!) The puritanical Production Code was put into place to censor Hollywood filmmakers because Miriam Hopkins, along with Barbara Stanwyck,, Claudette Colbert and several other actresses of the early 1930s were scorching movie goers eyes. Don't misunderstand, Hopkins and the others were very talented actresses. But screenwriters and directors were  making extraordinary use of those ladies' other asserts as well, displaying a surprising amount of bare skin and openly using sex in plot lines.  By the mid-1930s, the Code had clamped down on most of that.  But the surviving #PreCode films are amazing to see.  This is a publicity still of Hopkins as the "loose" woman in the 1931 "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", also starring Frederic March.  You can see it on the #BigScreen this Sat. Feb 24 at 6PM @ #LoewsJersey in #JerseyCity . #Horror #ClassicFilm #LetsMovie #Oscar #AcademyAward #JournalSquare #JSQ
Madge Bellamy in White Zombie (1932) 🗡🗡🎥 #precode #precodefilms #oldhollywood #1930s
⚡Clara Bow, Anthony Jowitt & a Russian-American actor Mischa Auer in an expressive publicity still from 📽 Call Her Savage (1932) ⚡ is available for purchase on eBay for $29.99 now 💳 Retouching: Katya Grebenyuk 🖌 _________________________________________________________________________________________· #ClaraBow · #VintageHollywood · #SilentFilmStar · #20thCenturyFox · #GoldenAgeHollywood · #RetroBeauty · #HollywoodLegend · #SilverScreenStars · #PreCode · #ClassicCinema · #GoldenAgeCinema · #OldFilm · #VintageActress · #MischaAuer · #ЧерноБелоеКино · #ClassicActress · #ClassicFilm · #MotionPictures · #VintageMovies · #GoldenAgeOfHollywood · #HollywoodGreats · #MotionPicture · #TheItGirl · #RetroHollywood · #SilverScreen · #OldHollywoodStar  · #VintageCollectibles · #eBayListing · #eBayAuction · #eBayVintage
Anita Loos (the scriptwriter) and Jean Harlow in a publicity shot for Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode
Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode
Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode
Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode
Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode
Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode
Red-Headed Woman (1932), dir. Jack Conway #PreCode This is one of the most notorious Pre-Codes because it so obviously comes from this strange parallel universe of 1929-34 when Hollywood films joyfully turned official morality on its head. Jean Harlow is this force of hysterical, outrageous, screwball nature as a “gold-digging” “home-wrecker”. The script was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with sparkling, bawdy jokes by Anita Loos. The film is utterly morally bankrupt, seedy, slightly depressing, so so funny and, obviously, completely wonderful.
More Fun Comics 58 from 1940! Awesome Bernard Baily Spectre cover. It's beat, but complete! Split spine and minor amount of glue on cover but it presents pretty well, I think. Pretty rare with only 14 copies on the census. Fun fact: interior cover has an ad for Batman 1 and All-Star 1, pre-dating both. Never get tired of these Bernard Baily Spectre covers! Scored this from the recent collection we picked up. #morefuncomics #bernardbaily #spectre #thespectre #goldenagecomics #goldenage #vintagecomics #precode #precodehorror #dccomics #comics #comicbooks #igcomicfamily #igcomiccommunity #igcomics #comiccollection #comiccollector #comiclife #cgc #cgccomics
Mae West performs “I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone” while filming “She Done Him Wrong” (1933). Join us on the podcast Monday for our discussion on this film. . #filming #boomcamera #behindthescenes #bts #onset #incostume #shedonehimwrong #maewest #diamondlil #ladylou #precode #carygrant #owenmore #gilbertroland #edithhead #lowellsherman #paramountpictures #periodfilm #1890s #gaynineties #gibsongirl
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode
Red Dust (1932), dir. Victor Fleming #PreCode A feverish, cynical and very erotic melodrama set on a Vietnamese rubber plantation where Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor end up in a love triangle. Trivia: talking to my 95 year old grandmother about the movies (in general), she comments on Gable, “all the girls were mad for him, but I thought he was tripe for fourpence”.
Promotional work for the 1931 pre code Hollywood film 'The Tarnished Lady.' . . . . #precode #cinema #1930s #1930sstyle #1930sfashion #film #history #mensstyle #artdeco #art #composition #mood #hollywood
Planet Comics 5 VF from 1940.
#DADDYCOOL 🎵 #VintageFilm ❕clip Morocco (1930) 🎥Give Me The Man #ICONS Marlene Dietrich as ‘Amy Jolly’ in the tux, 🎩 performing in 💋💋💋 French 👉🏾Give Me The Man Who Does Things 👈🏽 her first appearance in her first 🎬 #Hollywoodfilm ❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕. . #THEMAN ❕❕❕❕❕❕❕❕ #GaryCooper 🖤 #hotman 🔥💥#GOODLOOKING #HANDSOME #American #film actor known for his natural ⚪️➕ #authentic , and #understated #actingstyle and #screenperformance #MarleneDietrich #TUXEDO #1930s #GiveMetheMan #precode #HandsomeMan #Vintagemovie #silverscreen #HollywoodStar #⭐️#HollywoodGlam #GLAM #Cocktail #maninuniform #smokinghot . . @lindacarone
Great pickup today in my earliest Fiction House to date and one hell of a cover! Golden age jungle books are the best, some of my favorite compositions! Jungle Comics #33 ! #igcomic #igcomics #igcomicbookfamily #igcomicfamily #comics #comicbooks #comiccollector #comiccollection #halloween #fictionhouse #fictionhousecomics #jungle #precode #precodecomics #junglecomics #goodgirlart #gga #kaanga #goldenage #goldenagecomics #1940s #1942
#movieofthenight goes to the 1931#precode #nightnurse starring #barbarastanwyck and #joanblondell . This was a request from from @tatsnoite on my photo of Joan Blondell’s biography I posted. If you guys have any requests let me know by either messaging me or leaving a comment. #oldhollywood #classichollywood
✨Colorized portrait of Clara Bow for 📽 Call Her Savage (1932) from 1932-1933 Fox Announcement booklet✨ _________________________________________________________________________________________ · #ClaraBow · #VintageHollywood · #SilentFilmStar · #20thCenturyFox · #GoldenAgeHollywood · #RetroBeauty · #HollywoodLegend · #SilverScreenStars · #GoldenHollywood · #PreCode · #FlapperStyle · #VintageActress · #OldHollywoodStyle · #ClassicActress · #GoldenAgeOfHollywood · #HollywoodGreats · #OldHollywood · #OldHollywoodGlamour · #OldHollywoodStar · #TheItGirl · #RetroHollywood · #SilverScreen · #1930sHair · #ColorizedPhoto · #Colorized · #OldHollywoodGlam · #SilverscreenStar · #Moll · #StyleIcons · #ClassicHollywoodActress
Mae West on the set of “She Done Him Wrong” (1933) with a bevy of coppers. This is the first costume Mae wears in the film. Join us Monday for our episode on this amazing film. . #betweentakes #incostume #onset #bts #behindthescenes #shedonehimwrong #maewest #diamondlil #ladylou #precode #carygrant #owenmore #gilbertroland #edithhead #lowellsherman #paramountpictures #periodfilm #1890s #gaynineties #gibsongirl
Na Precode, construímos sonhos, fazemos parcerias, implementamos modelos de negócios, somos geradores de mudanças em nós e em nossos clientes. #precode #timeprecode #job #marketingdigital #plataformadeecommerce #vemparaprecode
Jean Harlow and Cary Grant photographed during the filming of Suzy (1936). --- Howard Hughes provided the aerial footage for the film, one scene taken from from his film Hell's Angels (1930), which was Jean's first leading role.
So undervalued these Looney Tunes covers are I just don’t understand it. Happy that I’m able to pick them up but I’m sure one day soon they will get their due! Fun cover with Bugs and Porky here, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #59 ! #igcomics #igcomicfamily #igcomicbookfamily #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #comiccollection #comiccollection #dellcomics #dellpublishing #looneytunes #bugsbunny #porkypig #cartooncomic #precode #precodecomics #scarce #goldenage #goldenagecomics #1940s #1946
Our dvd drawers. 3 of them anyways. That's most. Some of our favourite films here. Although some may be out of shot & some may be foreign editions. You get the picture anyway. #favouritemovies #favouritefilms #favourites #movies #films #precode #1930s #1940s #1950s #1960s #1970s & #takeshikitano & #halhartley #filmnoir #arthouse #xmasmovies #artificialeye #mgm #silentmovies #silentfilm #whenstarswerestars
Film director William K. Howard died February 21, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. He was born in St. Marys, Ohio on June 16, 1899 and studied engineering & law at Ohio State University. After serving in the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War, he became a sales manager for Vitagraph; he then went to Hollywood and became an assistant director for Universal in 1920. The following year he directed Buck Jones in the western Get Your Man at Fox. He directed some films at Paramount before returning to Fox in 1928. German director F.W. Murnau arrived at Fox in July 1926; Howard & other Fox directors John Ford & Frank Borzage became adherents of Murnau's film style. This still from Howard's recently digitally restored film Transatlantic (1931) showed Edmund Lowe (star of 6 Howard films) & Myrna Loy (her favorite film while at Fox). MoMA's Dave Kehr praised the film's "deep focus, long takes, and expressionistic montage" & the "unbelievably advanced" film style Howard gave to this ocean liner drama. He moved to MGM in 1933 for 5 films before decamping to Paramount for a Sylvia Sidney drama & a Carole Lombard comedy. In December 1935, Howard & 11 other directors met at King Vidor's house to form the Screen Directors Guild. London Films producer Alexander Korda signed him to a 3 picture deal in 1937; his frequent cinematographer James Wong Howe came too. Unfortunately, his last 2 films flopped & his alcoholism had begun affecting his work according to Howe. When he returned to the U.S. in 1938, he was no longer the promising director from the early talkie era. He only directed 7 more films before his death; he was also fired from Knute Rockne-All American (1940) and replaced with Lloyd Bacon. Howard married Margaret Howard in 1949. #williamkhoward #edmundlowe #myrnaloy #jameswonghowe #gordonwiles #guybolton #foxfilms #precode #oceanliner #filmdirector #classichollywood #innovative #worldwaroneveteran #germanexpressionism
Very excited to show this one as I’ve been looking for it for a long time! Fantastic werewolf cover and shows amazing for its age. Here’s one of my new personal favorites, Crack Comics #51 #igcomic #igcomics #igcomicbookfamily #igcomicfamily #comics #comicbooks #comiccollector #comiccollection #halloweencomiccovers #halloween #qualitycomics #crackcomics #precode #precodecomics #precodehorror #reedcrandall #spookymoon #goldenage #goldenagecomics #1940s #1947
Actor Bramwell Fletcher was born February 20, 1904 at Bradford, Yorkshire in England. He began acting on the stage in 1927 and made his screen debut as the title character in the English silent, Chick (1928). He traveled with lifelong friend Laurence Olivier to America and made his Broadway debut in September 1929 after appearing in 2 more silent films. He made his American film debut in Fox Film's So This Is London (1930) opposite Will Rogers. He then played Bunny Manders opposite Ronald Colman's A.J. Raffles in Sam Goldwyn's film adaptation of the Hornung novel and then appeared in 3 films for Warner Brothers/First National and 2 films for Paramount including Daughter of the Dragon (1931) which costarred Anna May Wong. His remaining 8 roles in 1930s Hollywood were minor outside the accused murderer in The Silent Witness (1932), the recovering alcoholic in The Face on the Barroom Floor (1932), the deranged archeologist in The Mummy (1932), and the doomed son in The Monkey's Paw (1933). He married actress Helen Chandler on Valentine's Day 1935 and accompanied her to England where both made films before returning to Broadway in the play Lady Precious Stream. Both later appeared in a revival of the play Outward Bound in 1938; when his attention wandered from fellow actor Laurette Taylor during a performance, she intensely stared at his crotch and made him believe his fly was unsecured. He rushed off stage in embarrassment. The couple divorced after Chandler discovered his affair with actress Mary Astor; her alcoholism may have contributed to its demise too. Two years later, he married actress Diana Barrymore and returned to Hollywood to make 3 films, while his new wife was under contract to Universal. Through the 1950s and 1960s, he appeared on television and toured in his one man show, The Bernard Shaw Story. Fletcher married twice more and had 3 children. His papers are housed in the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; he also wrote an unpublished memoir, The Thistleball. He died June 22, 1988 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. This still of him and Marian Marsh was from Svengali (1931).
✨Clara Bow on the set of 20th Century Fox during filming 📽 Call Her Savage (1932)✨ Retouching: Katya Grebenyuk 🖌 Original photo, owned by Clara, was sold through ebay by her relatives💰 _________________________________________________________________________________________· #ClaraBow · #VintageHollywood · #SilentFilmStar · #20thCenturyFox · #GoldenAgeHollywood · #RetroBeauty · #HollywoodLegend · #SilverScreenStars · #PreCode · #ClassicCinema · #GoldenAgeCinema · #OldFilm · #VintageActress · #VintageHollywood · #OldHollywoodStyle · #ЧерноБелоеКино · #ClassicActress · #ClassicFilm · #MotionPictures · #VintageMovies · #OldMovie · #CallHerSavage · #GoldenAgeOfHollywood · #HollywoodGreats · #OldHollywood · #MotionPicture · #TheItGirl · #RetroHollywood · #SilverScreen · #OldHollywoodStar
#RoadToTheOscars early Academy Award winners! 1938 You Can’t Take it with you. A young snob engages with an eccentric daughter. Dir: Frank Capra. Wrt: Robert Riskin, based on George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s play. Str: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold. ------- #YouCantTakeItWithYou #VintageFilms #Classic #preCode #Movie #Film #MovieFan #AcademyAwards #AwardsSeason #Oscars #BestPicture #Films #Awards #Movies
Dorothea Wieck died February 19, 1986 in West Berlin, West Germany. She was born Dorothea Bertha Olivia Wieck on January 3, 1908 at Davos, Graubünden in Switzerland to a family of Jewish descent. She was raised in Sweden & educated in Dresden, Germany. As a teen, she studied dance in Berlin & acted in Vienna & Munich theaters. She made her film debut in Heimliche Sünder (1926) & appeared in 8 silent films. She became a star in her talkie debut, Leontine Sagan's Mädchen in Uniform (1931). A student played by Hertha Thiele becomes enamoured with her character Fräulein von Bernburg; it became an arthouse hit in the US after its distributors shorn most of its lesbian content. She & Thiele were reunited in Anna und Elisabeth (1933); soon after, she signed with Paramount & made her Hollywood debut in Cradle Song (1933). At her 1st press event, she refused to have her legs photographed. Nina Moise was assigned to help minimize her German accent. Although her face resembled that of Paramount’s other German actress Marlene Dietrich, the film’s cinematographer Charles Lang shot her with more fill lighting in order to produce a soft effect. Although a beautiful film, it flopped, & Paramount cast her as an actress in Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934). After this film underwhelmed too (Baby LeRoy stole the film), she returned to Germany amidst rumors of being a spy. After Der Student von Prag (1935), she only appeared in supporting roles due to her opposition of the Nazis. Although Hitler was beguiled by her, she must have realized her celebrity kept her from being shipped to a concentration camp like several of her Jewish relatives. She implied to her cousin Michael Wieck in his memoir that she was given no choice when she did such propaganda work as signing photographs for Landsers at the Eastern Front or dining with Hitler. After the War, she mostly appeared in supporting roles; she also worked in a fashion salon & eventually her own acting school. Her last film was Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt (1962); her final acting was done on television & the stage. Her marriage to Baron Ernest von der Decken lasted from 1932-35. She was buried in Berlin's Friedhof Heerstraße.
Big news for Emerald City Comic Con - we're hosting a comic book trade party! This is our favorite out of state con, and we're super excited to be part of the official ECCC programing this year. This event is free and open to all attendees on Saturday, March 3 at 5:30pm. Bring a box of comics to trade with other attendees! So who can we expect to see there? Help us spread the word and tag friends attending ECCC this year! #eccc #eccc2018 #comics #comicbooks #igcomicfamily #igcomiccommunity #igcomics #comiccollection #comiccollector #comiclife #cgc #cgccomics #vintagecomics #precode #Marvel #Marvelcomics #dccomics #igcomiclords #comicsforsale #comics4sale #comiccon
#RoadToTheOscars early Academy Award winners! 1937 The Life of Emile Zola. The biographic story of the famous writer. Dir: William Dieterle. Wrt: Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Norman Reilly Raine, based on Matthew Josephson’s novel “Zola and His Time”. Str: Paul Muni, Gloria Holden, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut. ------- #TheLifeOfEmileZola #VintageFilms #Classic #preCode #Movie #Film #MovieFan #AcademyAwards #AwardsSeason #Oscars #BestPicture #Films #Awards #Movies
Cary Grant and Mae West cuddle up in “She Done Him Wrong” (1933). Join us on the podcast Monday for some ‘ooh ooh’ if you know what I mean... . #cuddleup #gettingclose #handsomeman #shedonehimwrong #maewest #diamondlil #ladylou #precode #carygrant #owenmore #gilbertroland #edithhead #lowellsherman #paramountpictures #periodfilm #1890s #gaynineties #gibsongirl
I have been getting a lot of request on this book so here is a little Flash to show how nice the colors are. Yes it is for trade. DM for any offers. #hauntedthrills #goldenage #horror #precodecomics #precode #horrorcomics #igcomicfamily
#theyrehere .... I posted snippets of 4 classic DC covers from the Golden Age a few days ago and they are here already! Thought I'd put together a little montage for their welcoming into the Crypt! ______ More Fun Comics #59 from September of 1940 with a classic cover of The Spectre by Bernard Baily ______ More Fun Comics #71 from September of 1941. A stunning outer space cover of Dr. Fate by Howard Sherman... Dr. Fate's last issue in the run wearing his full mask... and the #firstappearance of Johnny Quick ______ Detective Comics #102 from August of 1945... Classic cover of the Joker on the run by Dick Sprang... #whitepages to boot! ______ House of Mystery #1 from December of 1951. Curt Swan got the honors for this iconic cover for DC's very first horror comic! ______ #igcomicfamily #dccomics #morefuncomics #detectivecomics #houseofmystery #goldenage #goldenagecomics #atomicage #precode #thespectre #drfate #batmanandrobin #thejoker #horrorcomics #comiccollection
John Chester Brooks Morris was born February 16, 1901 in New York City to performers William Morris and Etta Hawkins. He and his other 3 siblings all became actors too. He made his first film in 1917 opposite Gladys Leslie and debuted on Broadway the following year in The Copperhead with Lionel Barrymore. By the mid-1920s, he appeared on Broadway under the auspices of George M. Cohan and also had minor roles in 2 films. Morris signed a contract with director Roland West and producer Joseph Schenck in November 1928. Morris starred in his first talkie Alibi (1929) for West and earned a Best Actor Academy Award nomination. He made several films on loan to MGM (The Divorcee (1930); The Big House (1930); & Red-Headed Woman (1932)) which solidified his stardom. He freelanced for the rest of the 1930s, but by the 1940s, his star had dimmed. His film career was revitalized when Columbia cast him as Boston Blackie in 1941 for a series of 14 films. He performed as a magician over 300 times for the U.S.O. during World War II. After the War, he acted primarily on television through the 1950s and 1960s. He returned to Broadway for Joshua Logan's staging of Blue Denim (1958) and the theatrical adaptation of Allen Drury's novel, Advise and Consent (1960-1). When the latter play was made into a film in 1962, Walter Pidgeon played the part Morris originated on stage. His last film role was as Pop Weaver in The Great White Hope (1970) which was released after he died of a possible accidental drug overdose. Morris married twice and had three children. This portrait was for Paramount's Woman Trap (1929). #chestermorris #williamawellman #womantrap #paramountpictures #precode #classichollywood #menwithstyle #suit #bostonblackie #academyawardnominee #bestactor #handsomeman #latergram
💫 Rare Clara Bow 1932 German hand colored Tobacco Card is for sale on eBay right now 💫 $7.95 or best offer 💰 _________________________________________________________________________________________ · #ClaraBow · #VintageCollectibles · #eBayListing · #eBayAuction · #eBayVintage · #VintageTreasures · #VintageHollywood · #SilverScreen · #FlapperGirl · #GoldenHollywood · #20thCenturyFox · #ClassicCinema · #HollywoodGreats · #GoldenAgeCinema · #HollywoodLegend · #ClassicActress · #SilverScreenStars · #HollywoodIcon · #PreCode · #GoldenAgeHollywood · #RetroBeauty · #VintageActress · #BlackAndWhiteMovies · #OldHollywoodStar · #oldhollywoodstars · #SilentFilmStar · #ClassicHollywoodActress · #RetroHollywood · #TheItGirl · #OldHollywood
John Sidney Blyth was born February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a theatrical family. After being fired from a newspaper job, he became an actor due to financial reasons and used the family stage name of Barrymore. His first role on Broadway was a small one in December 1903. By the late 1910s & early 1920s, John Barrymore had become a Broadway star appearing in light comedies, unconventional melodramas, & Shakespeare tragedies. He began making films in 1912 while continuing to appear on stage. His first full length feature was An American Citizen (1914). Come 1924, he devoted himself almost exclusively to films starting with Warner Brothers' Beau Brummel. Barrymore's sobriquet "The Great Profile" was used in film advertisements. He did 3 more films for Warner Brothers before signing a contract with United Artists in 1927. When talkies arrived, he returned to Warner Brothers for 6 films, including General Crack (1929) from which this still was from. He signed with MGM in 1932 after his films underwhelmed at the box office. Some of his best work was made in MGM including Grand Hotel (1932), Arsène Lupin (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), & Reunion in Vienna (1933). He also starred in 3 films including the funny remake Topaze (1933) at RKO under this non-exclusive contract. In 1934, his longtime alcoholism lead MGM to drop him. His remaining films roles were supporting ones; he also began recording radio programs during this period. He returned to Broadway in 1940; his final film, Playmates, was released months after his death in May 29, 1941. He married 4 times, most famously to actresses Dolores Costello & Elaine Barrie; he fathered 3 children. He returned to the Roman Catholic Church before he died. #johnbarrymore #alancrosland #earlluick #generalcrack #talkie #silentfilm #precode #classichollywood #menwithstyle #habsburgs #greatprofile #romancatholic #alcoholic #shakespeareanactor #broadwaystar #filmlegend #monkey #latergram
#RoadToTheOscars early Academy Award winners! 1936 The Great Ziegfeld. A glamorous musical drama film. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. Wrt: William Anthony McGuire. Str: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer. ------- #TheGreatZiegfeld #VintageFilms #Classic #preCode #Movie #Film #MovieFan #AcademyAwards #AwardsSeason #Oscars #BestPicture #Films #Awards #Movies
#JoanBlondell #precode , in #WarnerBros Studios, 1931. #30s
Jean Harlow photographed for The Girl From Missouri (1934). --- "From it's founding the Legion of Decency had targeted Harlow and fellow sensation Mae West as "a two-woman campaign of sex-ridicule" whose credo was best expressed by West: "When women go wrong, men go right after them." Worse than West's double entendres ("I'm the girl that works at Paramount all day and Fox all night") and Harlow's harlots was that each enjoyed sex without shame or embarrassment. Fearing audiences would following suit, the Legion of Decency ordered both to play virtuous characters or face nationwide boycotts. Its threats caused "temporary hysteria" in Hollywood, where Hays Office "morals director" Joseph Breen unofficially banned Born to Be Kissed as "one of the most torrid efforts to emanate from any studio at any time."" - from Bombshell: The Life and Death of Jean Harlow by David Stenn --- Born to Be Kissed was the original title of The Girl From Missouri.
Loving the old #cgccomics labels lately... How can you go wrong? ______ Batman #73 by #dccomics from October of 1952. Classic Joker #utilitybelt cover by #dicksprang ______ #igcomicfamily #batman #batmanandrobin #theboywonder #thejoker #goldenagecomics #atomicage #precode #comiccollection
Excited to announce the movie for our next episode... “She Done Him Wrong” (1933). Join us on the podcast next Monday for this bawdy precode classic! . #ohrpodcastepisodes #shedonehimwrong #maewest #diamondlil #ladylou #precode #carygrant #owenmore #gilbertroland #edithhead #lowellsherman #paramountpictures #periodfilm #1890s #gaynineties #gibsongirl
#RoadToTheOscars early Academy Award winners! 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty. The romantic reinvention of the mutiny aboard the Bounty ship. Dir: Frank Lloyd. Wrt: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson, based on Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall's novel. Str: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Movita, Mamo. ------- #MutinyOnTheBounty #VintageFilms #Classic #preCode #Movie #Film #MovieFan #AcademyAwards #AwardsSeason #Oscars #BestPicture #Films #Awards #Movies
And the coolest find. Haunted Thrills #12 10 cent Golden Age pre code Horror! Off centered but attached and complete and presents very nice. These books are getting harder to find and the skull covers are always awesome! #hauntedthrills #precode #horror #goldenage #comicbooks #horrorcomics #rare #igcomicfamily #comics
Stuart Phillip Erwin was born February 14, 1903 in Squall Valley, California. He was raised in his family's ranch and studied journalism at the University of California before attending dramatic school and acting on tour. He made his film debut in Fox Film's first talking picture, Mother Knows Best (1928). He remained at Fox for a year before decamping to Paramount in 1930. This still of Norman Foster and Stu Erwin was from No Limit (1931). He moved to MGM in 1933 and made his favorite film, Viva Villa! (1934) there. Erwin replaced Lee Tracy after Tracy was fired due to an international incident while filming in Mexico City. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 20th Century-Fox's Pigskin Parade (1936); the film was Judy Garland's first feature length film on her MGM contract and the only time she was loaned to another studio. Erwin was at 20th Century-Fox through the late 1930s and then went to Universal come the 1940s. He starred in Trouble with Father/The Stu Erwin Show on television with his wife actress June Collyer during the 1950s; they had met on the set of Dude Ranch (1931) and had two children. Through the run of the show, they lived in their Park Avenue apartment in New York and visited California to film the show. He preferred acting back East, but continued to appear on television through the 1960s. He died of a sudden heart attack in 1967 in Beverly Hills. His wife died several months later. #stuarterwin #stuerwin #normanfoster #franktuttle #victormilner #nolimit #paramountpictures #precode #menwithstyle #classichollywood #silverscreen #mustache #steward #academyawardnominee #suit #slowtalker #latergram
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