Monday, 22 December 2014

Oliver Hardy

Born: 18 January 1892, Harlem, Georgia, USA
Died: 7 August 1957, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bakery (1921) as Foreman (Credited as Babe Hardy)

With Frank Alexander.

















Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette's Former Sweetheart (Credited as Babe Hardy)

With James Finlayson.
























    Here is a clip from Yes, Yes Nanette featuring Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson and Lyle Tayo.










Wandering Papas (1926) as Camp Foreman (Credited as Babe Hardy)

With Clyde Cook.
























    Oliver Hardy with Clyde Cook in Wandering Papas.










45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) as Hotel Detective



















The Second Hundred Years (1927) as Big Goofy





















Love 'Em and Weep (1927) Judge Chigger

Oliver Hardy is virtually unrecognisable in this film and only has a few seconds of screen time. Here he is with May Wallace.















Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Mr. Hardy

With Kay Deslys.



































We Faw Down (1928) as Ollie

With Kay Deslys.
















Men O' War (1929) as Ollie

The two ladies with their backs to us are Gloria Greer and Anne Cornwall.


















Come Clean (1931) as Ollie



















County Hospital (1932) as Ollie




















Way Out West (1937) as Ollie



















Block-Heads (1938) as Ollie

With Minna Gombell.

















Atoll K (1951) as Ollie (Credited as Hardy)

With Stan Laurel. As you can see, Stan Laurel was ill and lost a lot of weight during the filming of Atoll K.














William Austin

Born: 12 June 1884, Georgetown, British Guiana. [now Guyana]
Died: 15 June 1975, Newport Beach, California, USA

County Hospital (1932) as Ollie's hospital roommate
















May Wallace

Born: 23 August 1877, Russiaville, Indiana, USA
Died:11 December 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA

Love 'Em and Weep (1927) as Mrs. Chigger (uncredited)

With Oliver Hardy.
















Skirt Shy (1929) as Maggie Herring




















County Hospital (1932) as Miss Wallace, head nurse



















The Keeper of the Bees (1935) as Nurse (uncredited)



















Way Out West (1937) as Cook (uncredited)

Mary Gordon has her back to us.












Friday, 19 December 2014

Herbert Heywood

Born: 1 February 1881, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 15 September 1964, Van Nuys, California, USA

The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Hill, the foreman (uncredited)















Thursday, 18 December 2014

Van Johnson

Born: 25 August 1916, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Died: 12 December 2008, Nyack, New York, USA
 
Too Many Girls (1940) as Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 
Van Johnson is front and centre in this opening scene. This was Van's first film. He had been in the original Broadway production of Too Many Girls as a dancer and singer in the chorus line.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Too Young to Kiss (1951) as Eric Wainwright



















The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Steve Maryk

Van Johnson is on the left, with Robert Francis.











Thursday, 11 December 2014

Susan Strasberg

Born: 22 May 1938, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 21 January 1999, New York City, New York, USA

Stage Struck (1958) as Eva Lovelace

With Herbert Marshall.











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