Universal contract stars and fast friends, Binnie Barnes & Sally Eilers, go for a stroll on the lot. Miss Barnes is playing Lillian Russell in 1935’s Diamond Brady and Miss Eilers recently completed Alias Mary Dow
in the old days the Green Room was the scene of gaiety and laughter and, sometimes, heartaches as Los Angeles society and ‘stage-door Johnnies’ gathered to meet the famous stars. Photo shows the last Green Room gathering with members of the Mexican theater troupe chatting in the darkening shadows. photo dated - April 8, 1936
boys and girls dip their hands in the water as they wade in the fly casting pool at Recreation Park in Long Beach, an oval pool set in front of the clubhouse. The top of oil derricks are visible behind the clubhouse which is surrounded by tall trees. photograph dated - April 3, 1937
Chinese Aviatrix receives gift of new plane from Col Roscoe Turner. Washington, DC, April 3, 1939. Col. Roscoe Turner, winner of speed trophies in the air, dropped down to Washington Airport today with a red high wing monoplane which he presented to the friends of New China, represented by Miss Hilda Yen, Chinese Aviatrix. The plane, ‘the Spirit of New China’, was built by the Porterfield factory
thought I was all done with 1933 flicks, but apparently not! I caught Rowland V Lee’s Zoo In Budapest at Maryland’s cinema treasure - The AFI Silver. Zoo stars Gene Raymond as a kindly zoo keeper, who helps ‘orphan’ Loretta Young escape the orphanage by hiding out in the zoo… IN BUDAPEST!!! hearts throb, and then a little boy, also on the loose, opens a tiger cage and all hell breaks lose! elephants start breaking down cages, lions fight tigers, tigers fight elephants and the humans are helpless to stop it all!! there was no CGI back then so these animals appeared to really be fighting one another!! CRAZY TOWN!!!!
Ready for the gun - Washington, DC - April 2, circa 1937. Clear weather and a fast track prevailed today as the first annual waitresses derby got under way in the capital. There was no age or weight limit for the starters who carried cocktail setups instead of the usual heavy dinner ware