……….I was amazed to find these photos of an enormous kettle drum which had been signed by many Hollywood stars in 1940.
Does anyone know the background behind it? Was it done for charity, I wonder.
I could make out some of the star names – Bette Davis is prominent in the middle. Also Janet Gaynor, Jane Withers, Walter Abel,King Vidor, Grace Moore, Ann Sothern, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Armstrong, ‘Jim’ Cagney, Claude Rains, Gloria Swanson, Margaret Lindsay , Pat O’Brien, Robert Taylor, Herbert Marshall, Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler.
……….Like many other stars, Linda Darnell was an artist , having studied art before going to Hollywood. I’d love to find other paintings she did and whether many have been sold.
This landscape by Linda is on sale for $3,000 at fleetwoodmac.net
Linda was a sculptor too.
………..Dialogue Quotes from THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT:
Joe (George Raft): “It’s a classy chassis.”
Cassie (Ann Sheridan ): “You couldn’t even afford the head lights.”
Lana (Ida Lupino): “The doors made me do it.”
(Quotes thanks to classic movie hub.com)
………Eventually she did want to be left alone.
Thanks Vienna: unique pics but I do not know where this drum came from or purpose.
Hope we can find out more about it.
“The doors made me do it!!” is a descent into madness as you’ve never seen it before, at the same time chilling and gloriously over-the-top campy. Love it.
It certainly gave Ida Lupino a chance to show how good she was.
Sad to see a matronly overweight Linda Darnell in an episode of Burke’s Law recently. Her beauty was intact however. I think it was her final television appearance.
Enjoyed very much the landscape Darnell did. Hadn’t known she painted.
It was a nice surprise to learn that Linda painted.