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June 5, 2015

THESE JUST IN….

This glamorous portrait still of actress Jean Arthur is from another 1935 picture, Public Hero No. 1. A penciled note scrawled on the back of the photo remarks that the World Premiere of this film is to take place May 30 at Loew's State Theater in St. Louis. The old movie palace has been long-gone. I wonder if Miss Arthur and co-star Lionel Barrymore were in attendance? (c) Columbia Pictures
One of the greatest screen actresses of her or any time, GRETA GARBO. Though all the years and all the photo books I've seen about the Swedish star, I have never come across this pose before. Probably from Camille and most likely the work of photographer Clarence Sinclair Bull. Bull was the only studio still artist she trusted enough to take her photos. (c) MGM

One of the greatest screen actresses of her or any time, GRETA GARBO. Though all the years and all the photo books I’ve seen about the Swedish star, I have never come across this pose before. Probably from ‘Camille’ and most likely the work of photographer Clarence Sinclair Bull. Bull was the only studio still artist she trusted enough to take her photos. (c) MGM

 

Folks often ask, “Where do you find all those great old stills you run in your posts?” My answer is always–“Everywhere!”

I find them at estate sales, flea markets, private individuals, ebay, etc., etc! I found the accompanying batch of rare movie photos just the other day, quite by accident, in a local antique mall.

These five stills are such a striking batch of images, that I couldn’t wait to share them with you—so, no waiting–here they are!!

 

Throughout the 1930s, actor PAUL MUNI was considered one of the screen's top-drawer performers. He made a string of quality productions for his home studio, Warner Brothers, like Scarface, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, The Story of Louis Pasteur, and many, many more. For some reason his star waned in the 1940s and he is pretty much forgotten now. A shame! He was a powerful performer who could portray a variety of different roles. (c) Warner Brothers

Throughout the 1930s, actor PAUL MUNI was considered one of the screen’s top-drawer performers. He made a string of quality productions for his home studio, Warner Brothers, like ‘Scarface,’ ‘I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang,’ ‘The Story of Louis Pasteur’, and many, many more. For some reason his star waned in the 1940s and he is pretty much forgotten now. A shame! He was a powerful performer who could portray a variety of different roles. (c) Warner Brothers

 

Follies Bergere de Paris is a forgettable 1935 musical starring Ann Sothern and French star Maurice Chevalier. The only real noteworthy thing about this movie is that it was one of mogul Darryl F. Zanuck's earliest films, after he left Warner Brothers to form his own company. (c) 20th Century-Fox

‘Follies Bergere de Paris is’ a forgettable 1935 musical starring Ann Sothern and French star Maurice Chevalier. The only real noteworthy thing about this movie is that it was one of mogul Darryl F. Zanuck’s earliest films, after he left Warner Brothers to form his own company. (c) 20th Century-Fox

 

This glamorous portrait still of actress Jean Arthur is from another 1935 picture, Public Hero No. 1. A penciled note scrawled on the back of the photo remarks that the World Premiere of this film is to take place May 30 at Loew's State Theater in St. Louis. The old movie palace has been long-gone. I wonder if Miss Arthur and co-star Lionel Barrymore were in attendance? (c) Columbia Pictures

This glamorous portrait still of actress Jean Arthur is from another 1935 picture, ‘Public Hero No. 1.’ A penciled note scrawled on the back of the photo remarks that the World Premiere of this film is to take place May 30 at Loew’s State Theater in St. Louis. The old movie palace has been long-gone. I wonder if Miss Arthur and co-star Lionel Barrymore were in attendance? (c) Columbia Pictures

 

If Garbo is the most popular female movie star ever, then CLARK GABLE has to be the world's favorite male cinema actor. This portrait still of a dapper, 33-year-old Gable is a rare piece of publicity from the 1935 film, After Office Hours. This photograph makes it easy to see Gable's intense sex appeal that still smolders today. (c) MGM

If Garbo is the most popular female movie star ever, then CLARK GABLE has to be the world’s favorite male cinema actor. This portrait still of a dapper, 33-year-old Gable is a rare piece of publicity from the 1935 film, ‘After Office Hours.’ This photograph makes it easy to see Gable’s intense sex appeal that still smolders today. (c) MGM

 

 

 






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