S is for Steichen #13


William Haines (1927)

11 comments:

swac said...

The few, the proud...

Kreisler said...

Very Stroheim

Christopher said...

a great "everyman" sort of actor..
Hes terrific in Lon Chaney's- Tell It To The Marines...

Bruno Leicht said...
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Tommy O'C said...

The few, the proud...That would be the Marines. Haines is dressed as a West Point cadet (that would be the Army). And the movie was "West Point."

During his early days in Greenwich Village, Haines shared an apartment with an actor named Archie Leach.

Marshall P. Smith said...

I didn't know about the Leach connection...interesting.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

made me think how much I love that 'Duck Soup' ...
goes off singing
"Hail! Hail! Freedonia ...!"

swac said...

Yeah, but it was a Tell It to the Marines reference! I'm jumping all over the place.

swac said...

I've heard about him sharing a place with "Archie Leach" and his pal Jack "Orry" Kelly, but I haven't pinned down an actual source for that story. Is that in the Haines biography Wisecracker?

Tommy O'C said...

Yeah, but it was a Tell It to the Marines reference!I suspected it was but I couldn't resist. :)

That info came from the Turner Classic Movie site's bio of Haines. TCM's sole source for that bio was "Wisecracker."

Semper Fi!

swac said...

I've read that Wisecracker isn't to be trusted on all counts, some of the research isn't to be trusted (the author takes some info from Gloria Swanson's imaginative autobiography as gospel truth, for example), but as good reads go, it's still a fascinating Hollywood story.