Tag Archives: Thelma Todd

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1933 (copyright 1934) Universal picture “Counsellor at Law,” with John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Isabel Jewell, Melvyn Douglas, Onslow Stevens, Thelma Todd, Clara Langsner, J. Hammond Dailey, Mayo Methot, Bobby Gordon, Malka Kornstein, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Paramount Pictures’ School of Acting Trains Junior Stars

  An ad for “Fascinating Youth.” How do you make a movie star? Can you mold virgin and unproven talent into respected and popular screen performers, or is stardom just a result of some undefinable yet unique charm, personality, or … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 7

Sept. 20, 1934: The Cafe Trocadero opens at “8610 Boulevard de la Sunset.” Before going further into the death of Ted Healy, I thought it would be interesting to look at the club where the incident occurred,  The Trocadero, which … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth – Part 3

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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May 5, 1938

Above, Thelma Todd’s famous (or notorious) Inn … Below, George Sakalis says he was offered $3,000 to keep his mouth shut in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing … Jackie Coogan says he brought … Continue reading

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