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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

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2/19/20

 

PHOTOS:

1951:  On the set of Goodbye, My Fancy (bigger, better replacement and new press caption describing gown).

1954:  At an event with Alan Ladd (Van Heflin in background).

1955:  Four candids after marriage to Al Steele (page from unknown magazine).

1956:  

With Cliff Robertson, newly hired for Autumn Leaves (includes press caption).

Candids with The Twins in London, one (includes press caption) and two (thanks to Oliver).

 

MAGAZINES:  

A new 1930 cover for Pour Vous (France).

Bigger, better replacement covers for Modern Movies (1938) and Silver Screen (1949).

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/15/20

 

1947 PHOTOS: Possessed

Film stills:  In the psych ward with Stanley Ridges, with Van Heflin (one and two), and with Geraldine Brooks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/11/20

 

TOBACCIANA: After a couple of weeks of work, have finally, I think, whipped the long-neglected Cig Cards (Tobacciana) page into some sort of shape!

 

UK cards:  

Carreras---New front/back of 1934 oval card.

R. and J. Hill--- New front/back of 1936 card.

Ogden---Bigger front/new back of 1936 card.

 

German cards:

Brinkmann--- Three cards (front/back) from the "Bunte Filmbilder" series.

Jasmatzi---Bigger front/new back for a 1931 card.

 

 

 

 


 

2/09/20

 

TOBACCIANA:

UK cards: Ardath---Bigger front and new back for a 1934 card; and a new 1936 "Who Is This?" card.

German cards: Garbaty--- Updated cards and info.

 

 


 

2/07/20

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  At Marion Davies' "Kiddie Party" with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr. (bigger, better replacement and new press caption).

1933:  Divorcing Doug in Los Angeles (new photo and lengthy press caption).

1934:  Forsaking All Others -- On the set with Clark Gable (bigger, better replacement and new press caption).

1937:  On the set of The Bride Wore Red (new photo and press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/03/20

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  MGM publicity.

1927:  Publicity for The Understanding Heart (including press caption).

1929:  MGM publicity.

 

MAGAZINES:  Allas (Sweden): A new1932 cover and a bigger, better replacement 1937 cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/28/20

 

TOBACCIANA:  More new info for UK cigarette cards.

 

Abdulla: 1932 "Cinema Stars" series: Bigger front of card and new back.  

Gallaher:  

"Champions of Stage & Screen," "Shots from Famous Films," and "My Favourite Part" series: Bigger fronts and new backs of cards.

"Film Partners" series: Two new backs of cards.

Godfrey Phillips:

"Stage and Cinema Beauties" series:  New fronts/backs of 1933 and 1935 cards.

"Stars of the Screen" series:  New fronts/backs of 1934 and 1936 cards.

"Screen Stars" series:  New front/back of 1936 card.

"Famous Love Scenes" series:  Three bigger fronts and new backs from 1939.

Mitchell:  1939 "Stars of Screen & History" series: Bigger front/new back.

Wills:  "Film Favourites" series: New 1928 front of card.

 

  


 

1/25/20

 

TOBACCIANA:  New info for UK cigarette cards.

 

Carreras:  New front/back info for two from the '30s.

Gallaher:  Two new cards from the "Film Partners" series with Cooper and Gable. And new front/back info from "Famous Film Scenes" with Montgomery.

Lloyd's:  New back info from two of the "Cinema Stars" series.

Player:  Bigger fronts and new back info from  two cards from '34 and '38.

Summit:  New front/back info with Franchot Tone from the "Screen Lovers" series.

Wills:  New card featuring Our Blushing Brides.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/23/20

 

MAGAZINES:  New and/or updated covers and info.

 

Cine-Miroir (France) -- Three better replacement covers and new info.

Cinemonde (France) -- New '32 cover and replacement '35 cover, plus new info.

Cine Revue (France) -- New '48 cover and replacement '51 cover, plus new info.

Cine Selection (France) -- Replacement '62 cover and new info.

Cinevie (France) -- Replacement '48 cover.

Cinevie Cinevogue (France) -- Replacement '48 cover and new info.

Le Film du Jour (France) -- New '47 cover and info.

Les Films Pour Vous (France)  --  New '58 cover and info.

Mon Cine (France) -- New '31 cover.

Montreal Film (Canada) -- Replacement '51 cover.

Pour Vous (France) -- New '33 cover and info.

True Confessions (US) -- Replacement '35 cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/21/20

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  Two jujitsu shots on the set of The Caretakers.

1965:  At the Academy Awards with George Cukor.

1968:  A film still from Berserk with Judy Geeson.

 

ART:  Updated the page for the 1962 charcoal sketch by Nicholas Volpe to include a much larger portrait, as well as info about the artist and the Academy Awards-sponsored book in which the sketch first appeared.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA:  Added a new entry for jujitsu instructor Bruce Tegner. Also updated the entry for Nicholas Volpe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/19/20

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  On the set of Harriet Craig with Mel Ferrer (includes press caption).

1951:  A film still from Goodbye, My Fancy with Ellen Corby and Eve Arden.

1956:  On the set of Autumn Leaves with director Robert Aldrich.

 

LETTERS:  1958 -- To a fan with gratitude and travel/appearance news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL PHOTOS

 

March 2006: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

July 2006: Ann Blyth at the Castro

May 2007: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

March 2008: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

March / May 2009: Ferncliff Flower Photos