The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris
The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris is a 1928 American comedy film directed by William Beaudine. It was the first sequel to the Kellys; the film title is sometimes listed as The Kellys in Paris. It was an early production of Edward Small. George Sidney as Sidney Cohen J. Farrell MacDonald as Patrick Kelly Vera Gordon as Mrs. Cohen Kate Price as Mrs. Kelly Charles Delaney as Patrick Kelly Jr. Sue Carol as Sadye Cohen Gertrude Astor as Paulette Gino Corrado as Pierre Charles Murray The film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation and the Cineteca Nazionale, Rome. Gertrude Astor filmography The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris at the American Film Institute Catalog The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris on IMDb The Cohens and the Kells in Paris at TCMDB Film stills at BFI.org.uk
My Man (1928 film)
My Man is a 1928 black and white part-talkie American comedy-drama musical film directed by Archie Mayo starring Fanny Brice and featuring Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. It was Brice's feature film debut at the age of 37, she was a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. At the time Warner Bros. made this film there were still some silent movies in production and being released. My Man used intertitles but included talking sequences, synchronized music, sound effects using a Vitaphone sound-on-disc system, it would not be until 1929 that talking movies would take over, but Warner Bros. had stopped making silent movies and switched to sound pictures by the end of that year, either part talking or full talking. Warner Bros. would start making movies in color as well as sound movies. Fannie Brand, an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey, a young fellow who earns a precarious living demonstrating an elastic exerciser in a drugstore window.
Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is called off when Fannie finds Joe making love to her unprincipled sister, Edna. Fannie auditions for Landau, a theatrical producer, goes on the Broadway stage. Fannie is a great success, she and Joe soon find their way back into each other's arms. Fanny Brice as Fannie Brand Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Joe Halsey Edna Murphy as Edna Brand Andrés De Segurola as Landau Richard Tucker as Waldo Billy Seay as Sammy Arthur Hoyt as Thorne Ann Brody as Mrs. Schultz Clarissa Selwynne as Forelady According to Warner Bros records the film earned $1,099,000 domestically and $119,000 foreign. "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You" – Fred Fisher and Billy Rose "My Man" – music by Maurice Yvain, lyrics by Channing Pollock "Second Hand Rose" – music by James F. Hanley, lyrics by Grant Clarke "If You Want the Rainbow, You Must Have the Rain" – music by Oscar Levant, lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose "I'm An Indian" – music by Leo Edwards, lyrics by Blanche Merrill "I Was a Floradora Baby" – music by Harry Carroll, lyrics by Ballard MacDonald All songs were sung by Fanny Brice My Man premiered at the Warners' Theatre in Manhattan, New York City, on December 21, 1928.
An incomplete version of this film survives. In addition to this incomplete copy, the full synchronized soundtrack survives on Vitaphone discs, as well as the soundtrack for the theatrical trailer. List of lost films List of early Warner Bros. talking features My Man at the American Film Institute Catalog My Man on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie New York Times feature My Man Soundtrack at Internet Archive My Man Soundtrack Trailer at SoundCloud
Bess Flowers was an American actress best known for her work as an extra in hundreds of films. She was known as "The Queen of the Hollywood Extras," appearing in more than 350 feature films and numerous comedy shorts in her 41-year career. Born in Sherman, Flowers' film debut came in 1923, when she appeared in Hollywood, she made three films that year, began working extensively. Many of her appearances are uncredited, as she played non-speaking roles. By the 1930s, Flowers was in constant demand, her appearances ranged from Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford thrillers to comedic roles alongside of Charley Chase, the Three Stooges, Leon Errol, Edgar Kennedy, Laurel and Hardy. She appeared in the following five films which won the Academy Award for Best Picture: It Happened One Night, You Can't Take it with You, All About Eve, The Greatest Show on Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days. In each of these movies, Flowers was uncredited. Including these five movies, she had appeared in twenty-three Best Picture nominees in total, making her the record holder for most appearances in films nominated for the award.
Her last movie was Good Neighbor Sam in 1964. Flowers's acting career was not confined to feature films, she was seen in many episodic American TV series, such as I Love Lucy, notably in episodes, "Lucy Is Enceinte", "Ethel's Birthday", "Lucy's Night in Town", where she is seen as a theatre patron. Outside her acting career, in 1945, Flowers helped to found the Screen Extras Guild, where she served as one of its first vice-presidents and recording secretaries. Flowers was first married on September 2, 1923, in Ventura County, California, to Cullen Tate, an assistant to Cecil B. DeMille, they were divorced in 1928 in Los Angeles. Her second marriage took place on August 5, 1929, to William S. Holman, they were divorced in 1930 in Los Angeles. She and Tate had Patricia E. Tate. Flowers died on July 28, 1984, at age 85 in the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital:129 in Woodland Hills, California, she was cremated and her ashes interred at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory. List of actors who have appeared in multiple Best Picture Academy Award winners Bess Flowers on IMDb An appreciation by Joe McElhaney Bess Flowers at Virtual History
Nancy Carroll was an American actress. Of Irish parentage, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Lahiff, Carroll was born in New York City, her education came at Holy Trinity School in New York, but she left there at age 16 to work as a stenographer in an office of a lace manufacturer. Carroll and her sister Elsie once performed a dancing act in a local contest of amateur talent; this led her to a stage career and on to screen stardom. She began her acting career in Broadway musicals, she became a successful actress in "talkies" because her musical background enabled her to play in movie musicals of the 1930s. Her film debut was in Ladies Must Dress in 1927. In 1928 she made eight films. One of them, Easy Come, Easy Go, co-starring Richard Dix, made her a star. In 1929 she starred in The Dance of Life with Hal Skelly, The Wolf of Wall Street along with George Bancroft and Olga Baclanova, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 for The Devil's Holiday. Among her other films are Laughter, Paramount on Parade, Hot Saturday with Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, The Kiss Before the Mirror directed by James Whale, Broken Lullaby aka The Man I Killed directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
Under contract to Paramount Pictures, Carroll balked at the roles the studio offered her and she earned a reputation as a recalcitrant and uncooperative actress. In spite of her ability to tackle light comedies, tearful melodramas, musicals, as well as garnering considerable praise by the critics and public – she received the most fan mail of any star in the early 1930s – she was released from her contract by the studio. In the mid-1930s under a four-film contract with Columbia Pictures, she made four rather insignificant films and was no longer an A-list actress. Carroll retired from films in 1938, returned to the stage, starred in the early television series The Aldrich Family in 1950. In the following year, she guest-starred in the television version of The Egg and I, starring her daughter, Patricia Kirkland. On August 6, 1965, Carroll was found dead after failing to arrive at the theater for a performance; the cause of her death was an aneurysm. She was 61 years old. For her contributions to the film industry, Carroll has a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street.
The star was dedicated February 8, 1960. Nancy Carroll at the Internet Broadway Database Nancy Carroll on IMDb Nancy Carroll at AllMovie Nancy Carroll at Find a Grave Photographs of Nancy Carroll Set of Carroll portraits and promotional shots
Syd Saylor was an American comedic actor and movie cowboy sidekick who appeared in 395 films and television series between 1926 and 1962. Saylor's father, George Sailor, was in San Francisco when the big 1906 San Francisco earthquake hit the area, he was never seen again. Syd was a member of several local actors groups and discovered he had a knack for making people laugh. An uncle was a captain in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department—and a former member of Mack Sennett's comedy troupe, The Keystone Kops. Syd's uncle used his connections in the Hollywood film industry to get Syd's foot in the door to films. In the silent film days of the 1920s, he had his own series of two-reel shorts. Saylor graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an artist before venturing into acting. Saylor went on to have a prolific career as a character actor, set apart from other character actors by his bulging eyes, stuttering speech, a protruding Adam's apple, he appeared in everything from comedies to westerns as the hero's comical sidekick.
Saylor was the second television "Bozo the Clown" on KTTV Ch. 11 in Hollywood, California during the early 1950s. Saylor died in Hollywood in 1962, aged 67. Syd Saylor on IMDb Syd Saylor at Find a Grave
Frank Parker (singer)
Frank Parker was an American singer and radio and television personality. Parker was born Frank Ciccio on April 1903 in New York City, he was a graduate of the Milan Conservatory of music, was a dancer in a stage production of Little Nellie Kelly. Parker began his singing career as a tenor in 1926 and appeared with Harry Horlick's orchestra in 1933. Parker debuted on radio as a substitute singer on The Eveready Hour, he was a regular on radio and television in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s with personalities including Jack Benny, George Burns and Arthur Godfrey. An October 30, 1930, newspaper listing shows Parker singing on the Van Heusen Program on WABC in New York City. In the early 1930s, he was a featured singer with Donald Voorhees and his orchestra on the Bond Sunshine Program on WEAF in New York City. Parker's tenure with Benny ended in the fall of 1935; when Michael Bartlett replaced Parker on the program, a newspaper article noted: " turned Frank Parker into a tenor with a keen sense of humor...
Frank Parker asks $3,000 a week from theatrical booking agents, gets it."Beginning September 14, 1935, he had his own program, That Atlantic Family on Tour, with Frank Parker, heard on 36 CBS stations. In September and October 1936, Parker and Ramona were featured on a 15-minute weekly program on WEAF in New York City and WMAQ in Chicago. Beginning June 30, 1937, Parker teamed with Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra on CBS in a summer replacement program sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes. In the early 1940s, he sang with Andre Kostelanetz on broadcasts over WABC in New York City, he was the featured male singer on Your Home Front Reporter, broadcast on CBS in 1943. In 1949, the Teleways company advertised "156 brilliant 15 minute musical programs," episodes of the Frank Parker Show, that were available to radio stations via transcription. Parker was Groom and a panelist on Masquerade Party; the 1950s saw Parker become a member of the Little Godfreys cast of singers on Arthur Godfrey Time and Arthur Godfrey and His Friends until around 1956.
Parker had known Godfrey since the 1930s. Parker appeared in several movies including Romance in the Rain, Sweet Surrender and Paris Follies of 1956. Parker died at the age of 95 on January 1999, in Titusville, Florida, his hobbies included golf and reading. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard. Frank Parker on IMDb Frank Parker singing with Harry Horlick on YouTube, 1933
Companionate Marriage was a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Erle C. Kenton and starring Betty Bronson, released by First National Pictures; the film is now considered lost. The film was a collaboration between the company of Asher Small Sam Sax, it was banned by the New York State Censor. Betty Bronson – Sally Williams Alec B. Francis – Judge Meredith William Welsh – Mr. Williams Edward Martindel – James Moore Sarah Padden – Mrs. Williams Hedda Hopper – Mrs. Moore Richard Walling – Donald Moore Arthur Rankin – Tommy Van Cleve June Nash – Ruth Moore Companionate Marriage on IMDb Companionate Marriage at AllMovie