Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Wally Albright

Born: 3 September 1925, Burbank, California, USA
Died: 7 August 1999, Sacramento, California, USA

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Little Boy (uncredited)

Wally Albright is on the right, with Warren Mills.

















The Single Standard (1929) as Arden's Son (uncredited)

With Johnny Mack Brown.
































Leo Sulky

Born: 6 December 1874, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: 3 June 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

Love 'Em and Weep (1927) as Restaurant Manager (uncredited)

Leo Sulky grabs Stan Laurel.
















Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Male Nurse (uncredited)

















Warren Mills

Born: 18 March 1926, New York, USA
Died: May 1975, New York, USA

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Baby Oscar

Warren is the baby with Marion Byron on the left and Anita Garvin on the right.






























Max Davidson

Born: 23 May 1875, Berlin, Germany
Died: 4 September 1950, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Anything Once! (1927) as Granville



















Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Detective Davidson
















Marion Byron

Born: 16 March 1911, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Died: 5 July 1985, Santa Monica, California, USA

Going Ga-Ga (1929) as Marion


















Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Justus D. Barnes

Born: 2 October 1862, Little Falls, New York, USA
Died: 6 February 1946, Weedsport, New York, USA

The Great Train Robbery (1903) as Bandit Who Fires at Camera (uncredited)


















Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Arthur Trimble

Born: 15 October 1916, San Bernardino, California, USA
Died: 27 August 1948, San Bernardino, California, USA

Speed Boys (1924) as

Arthur Trimble is on the right, with Josephine Adair. This short comedy was part of the 'Century Comedy Kids' series of films.















Josephine Adair

Born: 30 November 1916, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1997, Iowa, USA

Speed Boys (1924) as Mazie

Josephine Adair is on the left, with Arthur Trimble. This short comedy was part of the 'Century Comedy Kids' series of films.














Friday, 19 April 2019

Ida Darling

Born: 23 February 1880, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 5 June 1936, Hollywood, California, USA

Ida Darling was an actress on the stage for many years before appearing on the silver screen. She appeared on Broadway from 1900 and made her last appearance in 1919.

Irene (1926) as Mrs. Warren Marshall

















Ida in the 'Technicolour' fashion show scene.











Lydia Yeamans Titus

Born: 1865, Sydney, Australia
Died: 29 December 1929, Glendale, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Mrs. Cheston

With Marion Aye.






























Cora Macey

Born: 8 December 1863, Illinois, USA
Died: 3 April 1956, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Mrs. Gilmour

With Bess Flowers. Cora was the mother of the costume designer for this film, Cora MacCreachy.














Cora is in white, with Lydia Yeamans Titus on the right and Kate Price behind Cora.











Kate Price

Born: 13 February 1872, Cork, Ireland
Died: 4 January 1943, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Ma O'Dare
















Fay McKenzie

Born: 19 February 1918, Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 16 April 2019, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Mary O'Dare, Irene's younger sister
















Marion Aye

Born: 5 April 1903, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 21 July 1951, Hollywood, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Helen Cheston (Credited Maryon Aye)
















Eva Novak

Born: 14 February 1898, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 17 April 1988, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sister of Jane Novak.

Irene (1926) as Eleanor Hadley















George K. Arthur

Born: 27 January 1899, Littlehampton, Sussex, England, UK
Died: 30 May 1985, New York City, New York, USA

Irene (1926) as Madame Lucy
































Thursday, 18 April 2019

Betty Francisco

Born: 26 September 1900, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Died: 25 November 1950, El Cerrito, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Cordelia Smith
















Charles Murray

Born: 22 June 1872, Laurel, Indiana, USA
Died: 29 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA

Irene (1926) as Pa O'Dare (Credited as Charlie Murray)
















Colleen Moore

Born: 19 August 1899, Port Huron, Michigan, USA
Died: 25 January 1988, Paso Robles, California, USA

In an interview she gave in the 1980s Colleen Moore said she got into films after her uncle, who was a powerful newspaper man in Chicago, helped D.W. Griffith get 'The Birth of a Nation (1915)' and 'Intolerance (1916)' past the censors. As a 'pay off' Colleen was given a 6 month contract. She also stated that parts of the scripts for many of the silent comedies she did were almost blank so long as they followed the general gist of the story and the actors said the few lines that were written at the right time so that the title cards could be inserted.

Irene (1926) as Irene O'Dare































Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Grant Gorman

Born: 28 July 1907, Iowa, USA
Died: 6 May 1968, Kern County, California, USA

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Sonny



















With James Finlayson.














Jack Gavin

Born: 1875, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 6 January 1938, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette's Father


















Sunday, 14 April 2019

Butterfly McQueen

Born: 7 January 1911, Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: 22 December 1995, Augusta, Georgia, USA

Gone with the Wind (1939) as Prissy - House Servant

With Vivien Leigh and Harry Davenport.














Everett Brown

Born: 1 January 1902, Smith County, Texas, USA
Died: 14 October 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA

Tell No Tales (1939) Doorman at The Alley Cat (uncredited)

According to various sources, the guy down the steps on the left is Everett Brown but it is too dark to see. The other man in Melvyn Douglas.

















Gone with the Wind (1939) as Big Sam - Field Foreman


















Ona Munson

Born: 16 June 1903, Portland, Oregon, USA
Died: 11 February 1955, New York City, New York, USA

Gone with the Wind (1939) as Belle Watling


















Helen Gilmore

Born: 4 January 1862, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 16 November 1936, Los Angeles, California, USA

Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Woman in audience (uncredited)

Helen Gilmore is seated behind Lyle Tayo.













Lyle Tayo

Born: 19 January 1889, Elmdale, Kansas, USA
Died: 2 May 1971, Hollywood, California, USA

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette



















45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) as A Hotel Guest Splashed in the Final Scene (uncredited)

Lyle Tayo is on the far left of the picture.
















Should Married Men Go Home? (1928) as Golfer (uncredited)

Lyle Tayo is in white. Clara Guiol is on the left.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Chubby's Mother
 
Helen Gilmore is sat behind Lyle Tayo.















Saturday, 13 April 2019

Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Born: 29 March 1925, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: 17 May 1945, Merced, California, USA

Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Wheezer (Credited as Hal Roach's Rascals)
















Films Watched and Included in this Blog - 1920s

When I research an actor or actress I would normally watch a film in its entirety to make sure I have the right information regarding the character name and any other information I care to include. Occasionally, this isn't possible owing to the film being only available in part or not at all so I have to rely on other sources for the picture. This is very rare and I can only think of around three or four instances of this happening in the entire blog. When this does happen I endeavour to credit the source website. Many of the screen caps come from films that I have come across on YouTube, but occasionally I use commerical sources such as DVDs to capture the pictures. I do this blog for educational purposes and to hopefully encourage people to go and watch the film for themselves.

Below is the list of films in chronological order that I have watched to create this blog. All my entries into this blog are of actors or actresses who have appeared in films or television sometime between 1888 and 1969. Later films are only included where there were actors in them from the aforementioned period. For example, Jack Nicholson began his film career in the 1950s and was still acting in the 2010s and therefore any film I watch with Jack Nicholson in will be included.

Next to the film title is the names of all of the actors, actresses and extras known to have appeared in the film. Some will have links to take you to thir page in this blog.

[PLEASE NOTE: This cross-referencing project is a work in progress.]

Films Watched and Included in this Blog

The 1920s


1920







1921







1922


Our Gang
 
[Anna Mae Bilson, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, John Hatton, Ernest Morrison, Buck Black, Peggy Cartwright, Weston Doty, Winston Doty, Henry Hill, George Ward, Helen Gilmore, Wallace Howe, Mark Jones, Fanny Kelly, Charley Lloyd, Jack O'Brien, Molly Thompson, Vera White, Charley Young] 





1923







1924







1925

Yes, Yes, Nanette

[James Finlayson, Lyle Tayo, Sue O'Neil, Grant Gorman, Jack Gavin, Oliver Hardy, Pete the Dog]





1926


45 Minutes from Hollywood
 
 
 
Monkey Business
 



1927

Anything Once!

[Mabel Normand, James Finlayson, Max Davidson, Theodore von Eltz, Nora Hayden, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Leo White, S. D. Wilcox, Noah Young]



The Second Hundred Years

[Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Tiny Sandford, Frank Brownlee, Evelyn Burns, Dorothy Coburn, Edgar Dearing, Budd Fine, Alfred Fisher, Otto Fries, William Gillespie, F. F. Guenste, Charlie Hall, Hayes Robertson, Bob O'Connor, Eugene Pallette, Rosemary Theby, Ellinor Vanderveer]

Love 'Em and Weep

[Mae Busch, Stan Laurel, James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Mineau, Vivien Oakland, Chet Brandenburg, Ed Brandenburg, Clara Guiol, Charlie Hall, Villie Latimer, Leo Sulky, May Wallace]





1928


Should Married Men Go Home?

[Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Viola Richard, Edna Marion, Kay Deslys, John Aasen, Chet Brandenburg, Dorothy Coburn, Clara Guiol, Charlie Hall, Jack Hill, Sam Lufkin, Lyle Tayo]

We Faw Down

[Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Vivien Oakland, Bess Flowers, Kay Deslys, Vera White, Allan Cavan, George Kotsonaros]




1929


The Single Standard

[Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler, Mahlon Hamilton, Kathlyn Williams, Zeffie Tilbury, Wally Albright, Wade Boteler, Drew Demorest, Jimmie Dundee, Bess Flowers, Anita Garvin, Katharine Irving, Joel McCrea, Robert Montgomery, Elliott Nugent, William H. O'Brien, Fred Solm]








Friday, 12 April 2019

Films Watched and Included in this Blog - 1950s

When I research an actor or actress I would normally watch a film in its entirety to make sure I have the right information regarding the character name and any other information I care to include. Occasionally, this isn't possible owing to the film being only available in part or not at all so I have to rely on other sources for the picture. This is very rare and I can only think of around three or four instances of this happening in the entire blog. When this does happen I endeavour to credit the source website. Many of the screen caps come from films that I have come across on YouTube, but occasionally I use commerical sources such as DVDs to capture the pictures. I do this blog for educational purposes and to hopefully encourage people to go and watch the film for themselves.

Below is the list of films in chronological order that I have watched to create this blog. All my entries into this blog are of actors or actresses who have appeared in films or television sometime between 1888 and 1969. Later films are only included where there were actors in them from the aforementioned period. For example, Jack Nicholson began his film career in the 1950s and was still acting in the 2010s and therefore any film I watch with Jack Nicholson in will be included.

Next to the film title is the names of all of the actors, actresses and extras known to have appeared in the film. Some will have links to take you to thir page in this blog.

[PLEASE NOTE: This cross-referencing project is a work in progress.]

Films Watched and Included in this Blog

The 1950s


1950

The Fighting Stallion



Highway 301

[Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan, Robert Webber, Wally Cassell, Aline Towne, Richard Egan, Edward Norris, William P. Lane Jr., John S. Battle, W. Kerr Scott, Fred Aldrich, John Alvin, Richard Bartell, Chet Brandenburg, Bill Cartledge, Dick Cherney, Russ Conway, Luther Crockett, Russell Custer, Cathy Dart, Bert Davidson, Sam Finn, George Ford, Paula Hill, Mary Alan Hokanson, Guy Kingsford, Lyle Latell, Perc Launders, Jack Lomas, George Magrill, Charles Marsh, Thomas Martin, Paul Maxey, Charles McAvoy, Philo McCullough, John McGuire, Paul McGuire, Frank Meredith, Howard M. Mitchell, Hans Moebus, Ralph Montgomery, Edward Peil Sr., Jack Perrin, Ezelle Poule, Charles Regan, John Roy, Syd Saylor, Jeffrey Sayre, Scott Seaton, Charles Sherlock, Cap Somers, Robert Strong, Charles Sullivan, Joanne Tree, Tom Wilson, Bud Wolfe, Barbara Wooddell]



Three Came Home
 
[Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa, Sylvia Andrew, Mark Keuning, Phyllis Morris, Howard Chuman, John Burton, Melinda Casey, Campbell Copelin, Leslie Denison, Devi Dja, Frank Emi, Doreen Mary English, Stanley Fraser, Alex Frazer, Jerry Fujikawa, John Furukawa, Gene Gondo, Clarke Gordon, Jim Hagimori, Otto Han, Billy Henry, Mimi Heyworth, Kurt Hiroshima, Albert Hirota, Robin Hughes, Shig Imori, George Ito, Tika Iwashaiki, Peter James, Virginia Keiley, Agnes Newton Keith, Robert Kino, Robert Kishita, Frank Kobata, Tom Komuro, Frank Kumagai, George Kunitaki, Ken Kurosa, George Leigh, Sung Li, James Logan, Lee MacGregor, John Mantley, Harry Martin, David Matshushama, Bob Matsuo, Rollin Moriyama, Tom Muramada, Giro Murashami, Ralph Nagai, Charles Nakauchi, George Natsume, Hiroshi Neeno, Patrick O'Moore, Patricia O'Neal, Bob Oku, Tom Omori, Sam 'Isami' Ono, Jean Prescott, Duncan Richardson, Al Saijo, Frank Saito, Jim Saito, Carol Savage, Yutaka Shimahara, Yutaka Shimizu, Arthur Shira, Robert Shirahama, John Shulick, Leslie Thomas, Arthur Tovey, George Utsunomiya, Peter J. Votrian, Douglas Walton, Helen Westcott, Kermit Whitfield, Patrick Whyte, Leonard Willey, Roy Yamadero, Jimmy Yamaguchi, Mazaji 'Butch' Yamamoto, Yamato Cain Yamasaki, James Yanari, Mas Yoshida, Akira Yoshihara]
 
Union Station
 
[William Holden, Nancy Olson, Barry Fitzgerald, Lyle Bettger, Jan Sterling, Allene Roberts, Herbert Heyes, Don Dunning, Fred Graff, James Seay, Parley Baer, Ralph Sanford, Richard Karlan, Bigelow Sayre, Charles Dayton, Jean Ruth, Paul Lees, Harry Hayden, Eric Alden, Trevor Bardette, Richard Barron, Paul Bradley, Ralph Byrd, Betty Corner, Robert Cornthwaite, John Crawford, Isabel Cushin, Edgar Dearing, Mike Donovan, June Earle, Robert Easton, Dick Elliott, Edith Evanson, Franklyn Farnum, Al Ferguson, Byron Foulger, Gerry Ganzer, Jack Gargan, Sumner Getchell, Charmienne Harker, Bob Hoffman, Thomas E. Jackson, Jerry James, Barbara Knudson, Ethan Laidlaw, George Lynn, Mike Mahoney, William Meader, Lee Miller, Howard M. Mitchell, Hans Moebus, Ralph Montgomery, Howard Negley, Gilman Rankin, Joe Recht, Jack Roberts, Kasey Rogers, Charles Sherlock, Queenie Smith, Douglas Spencer, Brick Sullivan, Bernard Szold, Dorothy Vernon, Joe Warfield, Ward Wood, Clifton Young, Fred Zendar] 



1951

The Man in the White Suit

[Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Howard Marion-Crawford, Henry Mollison, Vida Hope, Patric Doonan, Duncan Lamont, Harold Goodwin, Colin Gordon, Joan Harben, Arthur Howard, Roddy Hughes, Stuart Latham, Miles Malleson, Edie Martin, Mandy Miller, Charlotte Mitchell, Olaf Olsen, Desmond Roberts, Ewan Roberts, John Rudling, Charles Saynor, Russell Waters, Brian Worth, George Benson, Frank Atkinson, Charles Cullum, F. B. J. Sharp, Scott Harrold, Jack Howarth, Jack McNaughton, Judith Furse, Billy Russell, David Boyd, Alan Haines, Arthur Mullard, Carol Wolveridge]




1952






1953


Hannah Lee: An American Primitive 
 
 
 
Mesa of Lost Women
 
Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon, Richard Travis, Lyle Talbot (voice), Paula Hill, Robert Knapp, Tandra Quinn, Chris-Pin Martin, Harmon Stevens, Nico Lek, Kelly Drake, John Martin, George Barrows, Candy Collins, Dolores Fuller, Dean Riesner, Doris Lee Price, Mona McKinnon, Sherry Moreland, Ginger Sherry, Chris Randall, Diane Fortier, Karna Greene, June Benbow, Katherine Victor, Fred Kelsey, Samuel Wu, Margia Dean, Elias Gamboa, John George, Doris Hart, Jack Low, Paul Ravel, Waclaw Rekwart, Suzanne Ridgway, Julian Rivero, Angelo Rossitto] 


Mister Scoutmaster
 
[Clifton Webb, Edmund Gwenn, George Winslow, Frances Dee, Veda Ann Borg, Orley Lindgren, Jimmy Hawkins, Jimmy Moss, Sammy Ogg, Skip Torgerson, Lee Aaker, Mickey Little, Jon Gardner, Sarah Selby, Amanda Randolph, Otis Garth, Harry Seymour, Bill McKenzie, Steve Brent, Dee Aaker, Robert Adler, Harry Carter, Jack Chefe, Martin Dean, Elizabeth Flournoy, Dick Fortune, Ralph Gamble, Ned Glass, Tom Greenway, Dabbs Greer, Mary Alan Hokanson, Teddy Infuhr, Stan Malotte, Alma Mansfield, Michael McLean, Frank Mills, Billy Nelson, Gordon Nelson, Dee Pollock, Bert Stevens, Kay Stewart, Bob Sweeney, Tina Thompson, Robert B. Williams, Robert Winans]
 
Murder at 3am
 
[Dennis Price, Peggy Evans, Rex Garner, Arnold Bell, Greta Mayaro, Philip Saville, Leonard Sharp, Nora Gordon, Renee Goddard, Arthur Lovegrove, Daphne Maddox, Robert Weeden, John Davis, Victor Harrington, Aileen Lewis] 


 



1954



The Caine Mutiny

[Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Tom Tully, E. G. Marshall, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Katherine Warren, Jerry Paris, Steve Brodie, David Alpert, Don Anderson, Herbert Anderson, James Best, Whit Bissell, Robert Bray, James Conaty, Ted Cooper, Don Dillaway, Don Dubbins, Johnny Duncan, James Edwards, Ben Harris, Sam Harris, Joe Haworth, Roy Jenson, Todd Karns, Don Keefer, Edward Laguna, Frank Losee Jr., Dayton Lummis, Kenneth MacDonald, Paul McGuire, Tyler McVey, Patrick Miller, Richard Norris, Barry Norton, Steve Pendleton, Jay Richards, Gene Starns, Bert Stevens, James Todd, John Tomeck]


1955






1956






1957

Lucky Jim

[John Welsh, Ronald Cardew, Hugh Griffith, Kenneth Griffith, Ian Carmichael, Jeremy Hawk, Penny Morrell, John Cairney, Maureen Connell, Reginald Beckwith, Jean Anderson, Ian Wilson, Sharon Acker, Terry-Thomas, Clive Morton, Charles Lamb, Henry B. Longhurst, Jeremy Longhurst, Pauline Chamberlain, Mabel Etherington, Harry Fowler, Bob Raymond, Jack Sharp, John Smart, Philip Stewart, Eric Thompson, Robert Brooks Turner]

Perry Mason: The Case of the Restless Redhead (Season 1, Episode 1)

[Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Helen Mayon, Jack Gargan]




1958

The Sheepman

[Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan, Willis Bouchey, Pernell Roberts, Slim Pickens, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Richard Alexander, Leon Alton, Roscoe Ates, Emile Avery, Walter Bacon, Sam Bagley, Irene Barton, Danny Borzage, John Bose, George Boyce, Lane Bradford, Chet Brandenburg, George Bruggeman, Brandy Bryan, Ralph Bucko, Lorraine Carol, Edith Clair, Bill Clark, G. Pat Collins, Gene Coogan, Russell Custer, Roy Damron, Franklyn Farnum, Lee Tung Foo, Joel Friend, Kenneth Gibson, James Gonzalez, Tom Greenway, Kit Guard, Signe Hack, Bill Hale, Harry Harvey, Les Hellman, Percy Helton, Tex Holden, Jimmie Horan, Wes Hudman, Harvey Karels, Dave Kashner, Tom Kennedy, Norman Leavitt, Forrest Lewis, Tom London, Frank Marlowe, Kermit Maynard, Frank Mills, Burt Mustin, William Newell, Jack Perry, Jose Portugal, Ray Pourchot, Paul Ravel, Bob Reeves, Mitchell Rhein, Dick Rich, Robert Robinson, John Roy, Jerry Schumacher, Bernad Sell, Lucile Sewall, Clint Sharp, Cap Somers, Walter Soo Hoo, Ray Spiker, Jack Stoney, Peggy Taylor, Dan White, Harry Wilson, Harry Woods]





1959


Cover Girl Killer

[Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young, Spencer Teakle, Victor Brooks, Bernadette Milnes, Christina Gregg, Tony Doonan, John Barrard, Alan Edwards, Charles Lloyd Pack, Dermot Kelly, Denis Holmes, Julie Shearing, Tony Thawnton, Paddy Joyce, Claude Jones, John Baker, Frank Barringer, Jimmy Scott]

Operation Petticoat

[Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg, Robert F. Simon, Robert Gist, Gavin MacLeod, George Dunn, Dick Crockett, Madlyn Rhue, Marion Ross, Clarence Lung, Frankie Darro, Tony Pastor Jr., Bob Hoy, Nicky Blair, John W. Morley, Arthur O'Connell, Hal Baylor, William Bryant, Bert Byers, Dick Callinan, Gordon Casell, Malcolm Cassell, H. Haile Chace, Tony Corrado, Dale Cummings, Francis De Sales, Vince Deadrick Sr., Alan Dexter, Kirk Douglas, Tusi Faiivae, Paul Frees, Bob Gibson, Larry Gilliland, Preston Hanson, Fred Harflinger II, Harry Harvey Jr., Vi Ingraham, Glenn Jacobson, Robert Keys, Joseph Kim, William Kinney, James Lanphier, Nelson Leigh, Leon Lontoc, John James Russell, Alan Scott, Bob Stratton, Nino Tempo, Howard Venezia, Francis L. Ward, Robert C. Youmans]










Thursday, 11 April 2019

Noah Young

Born: 2 February 1887, North Park, Colorado, USA
Died: 18 April 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA

A Regular Pal (1920) as The Crook

With Beatrice La Plante.
This is a Hal Roach comedy. Apparently there are only two copies of this film that exist in the world and the pictures here came from a listing on Ebay for one of them.











Beatrice La Plante

Born: 23 July 1896, Faribault, Minnesota, USA
Died: 3 March 1992, Monrovia, California, USA

A Regular Pal (1920) as

This is a Hal Roach comedy. Apparently there are only two copies of this film that exist in the world and the pictures here came from a listing on Ebay for one of them.


































Linda Loredo

Born: 20 June 1907, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Died: 11 August 1931, Los Angeles, California, USA

Was often cast in the Spanish-speaking versions of films made by Hal Roach Studios including some by Laurel and Hardy. Sadly Linda Loredo contracted peritonitis after an emergency appendectomy in June 1931, and died in August of that year cutting short a promising film career at aged only 24.

Come Clean (1931) as Mrs. Laurel

With Stan Laurel. Linda making a rare appearance in an English-speaking version of a Laurel and Hardy short comedy.













Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Sally O'Neil

Born: 23 October 1908, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Died: 18 June 1968, Galesburg, Illinois, USA

Sally O'Neil was a vaudeville performer and a film actress who moved to Hollywood with her sisters Suzanne and Isabel after their father died. Her real name was Virginia Noonan and it was changed when she began working in silent films in Hollywood.

Sally O'Neil was chosen as a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926.

Not to be confused with Sue O'Neil, who was actually Sally's sister, later called Molly O'Day. Many sources get the listings of films for each of these actresses mixed up.

Show of Shows (1929) as Herself

Sally O'Neil is on the left with her sister Molly O'Day. In this MGM spectacular many silent actors and actresses were given their first speaking roles.












Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Molly O'Day

Born: 16 October 1909, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
Died: 15 October 1998, Avila Beach, California, USA

Molly O'Day was a vaudeville performer and a film actress who moved to Hollywood with her sisters Virginia and Isabel after their father died. Molly, who's real name was Suzanne Noonan, was the youngest of 11 children. She changed her name to Sue O'Neil when she entered the movie industry and her older sister Virginia changed her name to Sally O'Neil. The two sisters' identities in films have often been confused, especially by modern day casual film enthusiasts and historians. In fact, as of writing, the IMDB have many of Molly O'Day's entries, when she was known as Sue O'Neil, on the Sally O'Neil page.

Sue O'Neil worked for the Hal Roach Studios on films starring Glen Tryon, Clyde Cook and Charley Chase, amongst others. When O'Neil signed with First National Pictures in 1927, they tried to change her name to Kitty Kelly until an appeal was lodged by an actress of that name in New York, and so she became Molly O'Day. The actress Kitty Kelly according to IMDB was born as Sue O'Neil! Oh, dear!

Molly O'Day was chosen as a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1928.

Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925) as Nanette's Sister (Credited as Sue O'Neill)

This was Sue's/Molly's first on-screen appearance. It was co-directed by Clarence Hennecke and Stan Laurel, starred James Finlayson and featured Oliver Hardy.






















    A clip of Sue O'Neil / Molly O'Day in 'Yes, Yes, Nanette'.









His Wooden Wedding (1925) as Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Charley Chase and Katherine Grant are the bride and groom. Sue O'Neil is on the far right of the picture, over Grant's left shoulder.
















Wandering Papas (1926) as Susie, the Hermit's Daughter (Credited as Sue O'Neill)

This Clyde Cook short comedy featured Oliver Hardy and was directed by Stan Laurel.






















    A clip of Sue O'Neil / Molly O'Day in 'Wandering Papas'.










Dizzy Daddies (1926) as Irma Haig, Jonathan's Younger Daughter (Credited as Sue O'Neill)

























    A clip from 'Dizzy Daddies' with Mildred June and James Finlayson.











45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926) as Orville's Sister (Credited as Sue O'Neil)

This Glenn Tryon short comedy was Molly O'Day's only appearance in a film with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the cast although she had worked with them both before in the comedy shorts 'Yes, Yes, Nanette (1925)' and 'Wandering Papas (1926)', both of which featured Oliver Hardy and were directed by Stan Laurel.





































    Here's the breakfast table clip from '45 Minutes from Hollywood'.











The Patent Leather Kid (1927) as Curley Boyle, the Golden Dancer
























    A clip from 'The Patent Leather Kid' showing a pivotal moment in the film.











Show of Shows (1929) as Herself

Molly O'Day is on the right with her sister Sally O'Neil. In this MGM spectacular many silent actors and actresses were given their first speaking roles. The full clip can be seen in the episode of 'The Ladies of Laurel and Hardy', a video featured at the bottom of this post.














Gigolettes of Paris (1933) as Paulette
























    A clip with Madge Bellamy from 'Gigolettes of Paris'.










Bars of Hate (1935) as Gertie


























    Molly O'Day in a scene from 'Bars of Hate' with 'Snub' Pollard.










The Law of 45's (1935) as Joan Hayden

























   A clip with Molly O'Day in 'The Law of 45's'.











Other Videos







    The Ladies of Laurel and Hardy - Episode 2 - Sue O'Neil











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