Monthly Archives: October 2009

whale directs

James Whale

James Whale directs Gloria Stuart in The Old Dark House. 1932.



March 1968.

press conference 1957

Henry FondaHenry Fonda

Sight and Sound. Summer 1957.

a book by its cover

Sternberg Sarris

1966. Issued in conjunction with the November 1965 – January 1966 MoMA film series “The Films of Josef von Sternberg”

ford’s funeral

Ford's funeral

John Ford’s grandson hands the Midway flag to Mrs. Ford. (Don’t miss Duke Wayne on the right.) 1973.


cute band alert

The Dixie Cups. You Should Have Seen The Way He Looked At Me. 1964.

gish on location

The Wind

Lillian Gish in the Mojave Desert during filming of Victor Sjöström’s The Wind. 1928.

gentry on my mind

The Nuts

This is the last of these guys. I hope that the person responsible for these ads was fired.

soupy sales is dead

Soupy Sales

This dude is way before my time but I always thought this story was pretty cool (from wikipedia):

On New Year’s Day 1965, miffed at having to work on the holiday, Sales ended his live broadcast by encouraging his young viewers to tiptoe into their still-sleeping parents’ bedrooms and remove those “funny green pieces of paper with pictures of U.S. Presidents” from their pants and pocketbooks. “Put them in an envelope and mail them to me,” Soupy instructed the children. “And I’ll send you a postcard from Puerto Rico!” He was then hit with a pie.

Several days later, a chagrined Soupy announced that money was unexpectedly being received in the mail. He explained that he had been joking and announced that unreturnable contributions would be donated to charity. As parents’ complaints increased, WNEW’s management felt compelled to suspend Sales for two weeks. Young viewers picketed Channel 5. The uproar surrounding Sales’ suspension increased his popularity.

f for fields

Fields, Brooks

Fields and Louise Brooks in It’s the Old Army Game. Eddie Sutherland. 1926.