Monthly Archives: October 2011

st. clair directs

Mal St. Clair (, seated behind cameraman Walter Lundin,) directs Barbara Kent—who died last week at age 103!—in Welcome Danger. 1929.

Also pictured from left, Gaylord Lloyd (just visible), Wallace Howe, Jimmy Anderson, Harold Lloyd, head electrician “Bard” Bardwell and Harold’s double Jake Jacoby.

St. Clair’s contributions as director went uncredited.

hundred-year-old headlines

May 23, 1922.

dig the critics

Films and Filming reporter Allen Eyles musters about as much of an endorsement of The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend as one could.

April 1973.

godard directs

Jean-Luc Godard directs Fritz Lang, Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli and Jack Palance in Le M├ępris. 1963.

on your sleeve

The Twist in a generic Parkway Records sleeve. Chubby Checker. 1961.

promoting fiend

A horrific display outside a Manhattan cinema (across the street from a Walgreens) entices passersby to check out screenings of Fiend Without a Face. 1958.

sensation of sensations

The bullshit brigade is out in London promoting The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Circa 1953.

we dare you

Aggressive advertising for I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Those people lining up were bound to leave disappointed. 1957.

Photo and original caption: Sight and Sound. Spring 1958.

record labels

Sticky Fingers. Rolling Stones. 1971.

paris shop window

Louise Brooks on display. 1930.