Showing posts tagged 1930s

Louise Brooks is vacant in 1936’s Empty Saddles, alongside Buck Jones & Gertrude Astor

Louise Brooks is vacant in 1936’s Empty Saddles, alongside Buck Jones & Gertrude Astor

Grace Furuta, Mrs Noji and a very good-natured Reverend Noji, with friends at Huntington Beach, circa 1939. Oil derricks line Ocean Boulevard, now Pacific Coast Highway, and a surfer can be seen carrying a board in the background

Grace Furuta, Mrs Noji and a very good-natured Reverend Noji, with friends at Huntington Beach, circa 1939. Oil derricks line Ocean Boulevard, now Pacific Coast Highway, and a surfer can be seen carrying a board in the background

Swedish poster of 1936’s Ladies in Love (Förälskade Kvinnor), starring Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett and Simone Simon

Swedish poster of 1936’s Ladies in Love (Förälskade Kvinnor), starring Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett and Simone Simon

three London girls, Miss Elizabeth McNabb, daughter of Surgeon-Rear-Admiral Sir Daniel McNabb, Miss HMDodds, and Miss E Brightman, have established themselves as women decorators. So good is their work that they are in great demand and have built up a great business. They have been engaged by some of the largest establishments in London. They are at present decorating the interior of the Imperial Airways headquarters in London. July 31, 1931

three London girls, Miss Elizabeth McNabb, daughter of Surgeon-Rear-Admiral Sir Daniel McNabb, Miss HMDodds, and Miss E Brightman, have established themselves as women decorators. So good is their work that they are in great demand and have built up a great business. They have been engaged by some of the largest establishments in London. They are at present decorating the interior of the Imperial Airways headquarters in London. July 31, 1931

Plano camp gals playing in the Fox River during a heat wave, Illinois, July 31, 1930

Plano camp gals playing in the Fox River during a heat wave, Illinois, July 31, 1930

The English women’s cricket team posed over their reflections in a puddle, taken in Australia, 1934 or 1935

The English women’s cricket team posed over their reflections in a puddle, taken in Australia, 1934 or 1935

left to right - Bridget Gibbs, grand-daughter of the Earl and Countess of Carrick, Diana Margaret Corbett, Hazel Phillips, Pamela June Colt, Georgina Moira Wood, Somerset Brian Gibbs, grandson of the Earl of Carrick and son of Lady Rosamund Gibbs, enjoying the sunshine in Hyde Park, London - July 24, 1931

left to right - Bridget Gibbs, grand-daughter of the Earl and Countess of Carrick, Diana Margaret Corbett, Hazel Phillips, Pamela June Colt, Georgina Moira Wood, Somerset Brian Gibbs, grandson of the Earl of Carrick and son of Lady Rosamund Gibbs, enjoying the sunshine in Hyde Park, London - July 24, 1931

saw 1932’s By Whose Hand? last night at MoMA, as a part of their Lady in the Dark: Crime Films from Columbia Pictures 1932–1957 series.  It was a fun and mildy thrilling pic about a murderer on the lam, with the police and ace reporter Ben Lyon hot on his trail.  Adventure and mystery and murder ensues, and so does heart pitter-patter between Lyons and passenger Barbara Weeks.  Best part is that they told the story effectively in only 63 minutes.  Maybe movies today can learn from this less minutes is plenty practice!

saw 1932’s By Whose Hand? last night at MoMA, as a part of their Lady in the Dark: Crime Films from Columbia Pictures 1932–1957 series.  It was a fun and mildy thrilling pic about a murderer on the lam, with the police and ace reporter Ben Lyon hot on his trail.  Adventure and mystery and murder ensues, and so does heart pitter-patter between Lyons and passenger Barbara Weeks.  Best part is that they told the story effectively in only 63 minutes.  Maybe movies today can learn from this less minutes is plenty practice!