Just love stills from Blondie of the Follies (1932). The movie
so exemplifies how wondrously over-the-top movies could be in the early
30s. The sets are just fantastic. The women are all beautiful and dressed
in attire found only in Hollywood. And, of course, the tux attired
drop-dead handsome male lead is seen either with a drink in hand or
gazing longingly into the leading woman's eyes. What a wonderful escape
it had to have been for moviegoers living in the Great Depression.
(It's a great escape now!)
Marion Davies was born on
this day in 1897. She made two pictures with Bob, Blondie and Ever Since Eve (1937) and lived a somewhat sad, but fascinating life. Never, Everpass up a chance to see the Hearst Castle ... even the bus ride up
to the Castle is memorable. Most of 1930s Hollywood is long gone, but the Castle is still there in all its glory.