Welcome to Show Business! #10


Original Caption:

Los Angeles -- Marie Prevost and Chester Conklin, members of the old Keystone Comedy Troupe, are making a comeback as they step before the kleig lights once again. They are in a short subject called "Keystone Hotel." (1935)

5 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

She looks fine here, but did not look her best when the cops busted in on her lonely nest. More humor comes to mind, but it's all horribly, horribly cruel.

Hans Gruber said...

Lovely tale, bob.

Tom Sutpen said...

It's at least a cautionary tale for dog-owners (never croak without first insuring that your pup is well-fed beforehand)

VP81955 said...

That year (1935), Marie portrayed one of Carole Lombard's friends in "Hands Across The Table."

A few months ago, I wrote an entry on her career and separated fact from Nick Lowe fiction (and that's no knock at him -- "Pure Pop For Now People" is one of my favorite albums of the '70s):

http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/102936.html

(the end is "102936.html")

Tom Sutpen said...

Excellent post. I should point out one thing, though: Most of the details in Nick Lowe's song are not in Kenneth Anger's account (an account that occupies just a sentence or two of 'Hollywood Babylon'). You could say Lowe was wildly embellishing an already dubious story.

And yes, 'Pure Pop for Now People' is, and always will be, a thing of beauty.