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Throwback Thursday

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    Throwback Thursday: Jackie Coogan

    Throwback Thursday: Jackie Coogan’s career was launched when Charlie Chaplin gave him the title role in his sentimental 1921 gem ‘The Kid.’

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    Throwback Thursday: The Wolf Man

    In early 1942, Universal Pictures scored with a double bill of 'The Wolf Man' and 'The Mad Doctor.'

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    Throwback Thursday: Von Stroheim!

    Universal’s Carl Laemmle gave Erich von Stroheim a chance to realize his vision on screen in 'Blind Husbands.' The lavish 'Foolish Wives' followed just a few years later:

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    Throwback Thursday: Promoting The Three Stooges

    This ad, featuring the Three Stooges, appeared in the 'Motion Picture Herald' in 1935 and was never intended to be seen by the public.

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    Throwback Thursday: Cecil B. DeMille in Person

    Throwback Thursday—Cecil B. DeMille was more than a filmmaker; the consummate showman thought nothing of hitting the road to amp-up the box office.

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    Throwback Thursday: Ginger Rogers, Billy Wilder And Superman

    Throwback Thursday: Prior to this 1942 comedy Billy Wilder was thought of, solely, as screenwriter!

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    Throwback Thursday: See Disney’s Snow White Again

    How did movie studios open their films in the 1930s? One thing they didn’t do was open on thousands of screens the same day…

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    Throwback Thursday: Stanwyck, Crosby, Anna May Wong

    Talkies, we’re told, killed vaudeville, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in this ad from April of 1932 where Paramount promotes its all-star stage shows as much as the main feature starring Barbara Stanwyck.

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    Throwback Thursday: Garbo, John Wayne, Laurel & Hardy

    Welcome to a new weekly feature where we’ll be reprinting vintage movie ads. I can’t get enough of these, and I hope you’ll share my enthusiasm as we step back in time.

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