Photoplay Magazine – March 1930

Here we go again – 86 years into the Hollywood past!

I’m not a Joan Crawford fan, but this is a nice cover.

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Not only were silent films being phased out, but color was creeping into the mainstay.Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 5.19.57 PM.png

Couldn’t tell you who Lawrence Tibet was, but was surprised to see Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy in this ad. Also, directed by Lionel Barrymore. Anyone ever seen this?Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 5.22.33 PM.png

Here’s a pressing question….Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 5.24.11 PM.jpg

Check out this young pretty-boy.Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 5.25.01 PM.png

Yipes!

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Up-to-the-minute Chaplin news.

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Edwina Booth was an American actress. She is best known for the 1931 film Trader Horn, during the filming of which she contracted an illness which effectively ruined her movie career. Here be the story:

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Keystone reunion:

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No matter how fancy the art or the ad layout… your product is still called “Spud.”Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 5.36.20 PM.png

Blackberries???Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 5.37.21 PM.jpg

Move over, Brown Derby.

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Here are some new Hollywood faces. Jack Benny (spent over 60 years in the Biz) and William Boyd (who managed to do more than just two seasons – he was Hopalong Cassidy for two decades!)

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Anyone know which Chase film this is?

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And finally the SECOND weirdest question in this issue:

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See ya next month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photoplay Magazine – Feb 1930

Here  are some clippings from Photoplay- 86 years ago!

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Talkartoons… what a terrible name! Still, they were a laugh a second.

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Wow! “Inimitable blackface artists!” (As opposed to inimitable whiteface artists.)

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Ooo, look what just came out! A new Marx Brothers comedy!

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What a weird, exciting time this must have been when sound was just entering the film business. Movies were advertised as Silent, All Talkie, or Part Talkie. (Part Talkie?… Like only every other word?)

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Local boy makes good. Santa Clarita’s own William S. Hart! (The only talkie he ever shot was an introduction to “Tumbleweeds.”)

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A film can cost a million dollars?!?!  What’s the world coming to?!

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That’s an awfully big toy house.Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 8.53.13 AM.png

 

Little Rascals update:

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Should be used in the 2016 election, yes?

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Racism update:  Remember, osculating didoes will offend British sensibilities.Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 8.50.34 AM.png

“Artists Earn More”  (More than who?)

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Did you know that Dr. Frankenstein’s wife was Fannie Brice’s sister-in-law?Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 9.12.24 AM.png

One half of the Wheeler and Woolsey comedy team.

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See you next month!