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21 Apr 1926 - Where Star Salaries Go

We have frequently commented on the fact that the modern screen player has developed into a sound business person who realizes the shifting, ephemeral quality of film fame and who sanely invests the generous returns which the work brings in a manner to insure independence regardless of future happiness. 64 more words

Nelson Evans and his studio

I first encountered an Evans Studio photo when I bought this picture of Jack Holt. There was something mesmerizing about his coiled posture and definite chin, and I was attracted, too, by the abstract background. 246 more words


Lillian Gish in "The Swan" (1930) - reviewed by George

I’ve seen Lillian Gish in several silent films, and of course in character roles in later films, but this was a chance to see her as a young woman in an early talkie. 389 more words


Pre Code Confidential #2: KONGO (MGM 1932)

Torture! Prostitution! Nymphomania! Drug Addiction! Ritual Sacrifice!¬†What is this, some forgotten 70s Grindhouse flick? No, it’s KONGO, a 1932 release from prestigious MGM studios. This twisted little tale stars an over the top Walter Huston as ‘Legless’ Flint, a sadistic cripple who rules over a native tribe in deepest, darkest Africa with his “ju-ju” magic tricks. 421 more words

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