Monday, July 26, 2010
A newspaper coloring contest for the reissue of the classic film "Gone With The Wind". I like the picture but this scene never appeared in the actual movie. Gone With The Wind is one of those almost perfect films that could never be duplicated. Great story, great writers, great direction, great cinematography, great wardrobe and what an amazing cast of actors playing an amazing cast of characters. This coloring contest appeared in July of 1954.
Old newspapers have beautiful illustrations. Spring Flowers by Juanita Hamel is an example of the lovely artwork by newspaper illustrators. Her work appeared almost daily in some newspapers in the 1920's and 1930's.
This Lady Cut-Out appeared in newspapers in October of 1933. Directions: First color this picture and then cut out the entire sketch around the outline. Then bend the dress backward to form a perfect hoopskirt. Paste the dress together at "A" and "B" to make her stand.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Coloring contest to win tickets to see the movie "Lone Star" appeared in newspapers in 1952. Lone Star starred Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi and Ed Begley. It was directed by Vincent Sherman.
Jack and the Beanstalk paper doll by Addie R. Woodruff from the Modern Fairy Tale Cutouts newspaper paper doll series.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Another classic John Wayne movie. The Searchers starred John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, John Qualen, Harry Carey Jr., Olive Carey, Antonio Moreno, Henry Brandon, Hank Worden, Ken Curtis (Festus in Gunsmoke and I think he was son-in-law to John Ford at that time and he had a beautiful singing voice and was a one-time member of The Sons Of The Pioneers.), Lana Wood, Dorothy Jordan and Pat Wayne. From Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide "Superb Western saga of Wayne's relentless search for niece (Natalie Wood) kidnapped by indians, spanning many years. Color, scenery, photography all splendid, with moving, insightful Frank Nugent script to match (based on Alan LeMay's novel). And who could ever forget that final shot?" The director was, of course, John Ford. John Wayne certainly was in lots of great movies.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
SISTER is from the newspaper paper doll series "Modern Fairy Tale Cutouts" by Addie Roscoe Woodruff. This paper doll appeared in an Utah newspaper in 1940.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
The movie FITZWILLY starred Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon, Edith Evans, John McGiver, Harry Townes, John Fiedler, Norman Fell, Cecil Kellaway and Sam Waterston. The movie was directed by Delbert Mann. Film debut of Barbara Feldon and Sam Waterston.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Betty Lou is another paper doll from The Doll Family newspaper paper doll series by Laura Brock. She is, in fact, the last member of the Doll Family. Laura Brock begins her series of Movie Star paper dolls after the Betty Lou paper doll.
Newspaper coloring contest for the movie "Treasure Of The Golden Condor" starring Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Fay Wray, Anne Bancroft, Leo G. Carroll, and Bobby (Robert) Blake. The movie was directed by Delmer Daves and was a remake of "Son Of Fury". The coloring contest appeared on February 13, 1953.