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Playbills To Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies -- New Book


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Comment by Brenda Loew on April 30, 2011 at 9:02am

Classic Film Fans Won't Want to Miss This One!

Legendary Classic Film Stars paid tribute in Playbills To Photoplays


Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers who Pioneered the Talkies is a tribute to a host of legendary classic film stars who journeyed from stage to screen:




Al Jolson


Basil Rathbone


Billie Burke


Burt Lancaster


Buster Keaton


Cary Grant


Charles Wagenheim


Charley Grapewin


Charlie Chaplin


Clark Cable


Clifton Webb


Conrad Veidt


Ed Wynn


Eddie Cantor


Edward G. Robinson


Edward Quillan


Ethel Merman


Frankie Thomas


Fred Astaire


George Arliss


George Burns and Gracie Allen


Greta Garbo


Harold Lloyd


Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo Marx


Humphrey Bogart


James Cagney


Jean Arthur


John Gilbert


Jon Huston


Katharine Hepburn


Lee Tracy


Lucille Ball


Mae West


Marie Dressler


Myrna Loy


Norma Shearer


Paul Mini


Ralph, Frank and Carlos Morgan


Red Skelton


Ruby Keeler


Ruth Gordon


Spencer Tracy


Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy


W.C. Fields


Walter Huston


Warren William

Comment by Brenda Loew on April 25, 2011 at 5:05pm


“This collection of essays follows some of the most famous names in show business from Vaudeville and Broadway to Hollywood, revealing a part of their lives that movie historians have neglected – until now. This book is terrific…a must read.”

- Morgan Loew, great-grandson of Adolph Zukor, founder, Paramount Pictures, and Marcus Loew, founder, Loews Theaters and MGM

“Amazingly diverse and fascinating, a most compelling book. Wonderful!”

- Joan Benny, daughter of comedian, Jack Benny, one of America’s greatest
entertainment icons of the 20th century, whose career included vaudeville, radio, movies and television

Comment by Brenda Loew on April 24, 2011 at 10:12am
Same tree. Different branch.
Comment by Catherine on January 25, 2011 at 12:30am

Are you related in any way to Marcus Loew?


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