Sunday, November 30, 2008

Charley Chased

No doubt about it, Charley Chase is an acquired taste for some. Speaking for myself, I have always liked his un-bounded optimism of a comedy creation. Very entertaining song and dance numbers would sneak into his films at un-expected moments and if you need any other reason to check these shorts out, the fact that his frequent co-star (and real life lover) Thelma Todd would appear occasionally is enough for me!
Here is a prime example of a very rare one-sheet to the Hal Roach Comedy short. I love the art deco look! The young lady so taken by Mr. Chase that she literally melts into the ice!

The Three StOOges In French

Here is a very cool French Window Card. From the mid 50s with Larry, Shemp & Moe. The artist really captured their likenesses.
Btw, the French translation reads: Columbia Pictures Presents, Extra Bonus Short, The Kings of Slapstick, The 3 Stooges in.... Which of course left room for the theater to put whatever title they wanted in that white space. Thanks to Lisa Benson for translation help!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Creature in REAL Color!

This is one of several photos that recently surfaced. The source was LIFE magazine. They did a photo spread on the first Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) film. As great as the photos were, none (I have been told) appeared in color in the magazine. This came from a slightly faded (Eastman Color) negative. I color corrected it to the best of my abilities. And the Creature's victim, sexy as heck Julie Adams still gets my blood boiling. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bob Hope.....Movie Star!

Known mostly for entertaining our Armed Forces, Bob Hope had an amazing career in Motion Pictures. Here is a one sheet to the GHOST BREAKERS (1940) the smash hit which co-starred the gorgeous Paulette Goddard. Paulette was also his co-star in their earlier classic, CAT AND THE CANARY (1939). Hey Universal, would make a great double bill DVD!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wasted Poster?

No film starring Etchika Choureau can be all bad!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I had to do it again!

I had such a great response to the last SPOOK SHOW poster I restored, I did it again! This one is just as colorful as the last. Sure wish they had these again to wow a whole new generation of the young and young at heart. Sure would have liked meeting DR. RETSEL! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bad Move Buster!

Buster Keaton joined M.G.M. and gave up creative control of his films and ultimately, his career! This is actually not a bad little film. This 1930 film is remembered more as the first film that finally allowed the viewing public to hear his voice, this behind the hollywood scenes comedy is an "interesting" viewing experience.

Note how this window card touts the soon to be dead Vaudeville. Replaced by the very types of films that this poster advertises!