Crate Expectations

September 24, 2010 at 4:36 am (One Lil' Picture)

The plan was to get himself delivered to the studio, pop out of the box, charm everyone with a snappy tap dance, and get himself a movie contract. It seemed like a good idea at the time. June 1929. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

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3 Comments

  1. Sten Sture said,

    Interesting, thanks!
    Added to this account;
    Refereed to as the “Second gold-rush of California”;
    Wannabees besieged Hollywood in the early twenties;
    Photos of bloody body-bags piled outside casting offices circulated;
    In 1924, Clara Bow, who to many youngsters, was a living proof of fast success;
    “The Charleston Gazette”, January 27th 1924;
    “Clara’s opinion is called forth by some rather alarming statistics recently disclosed by municipal officials in Los Angeles…of 100000 who have registered with professional agencies in Los Angeles during the last five years, only three are known to have achieved any degree of success. Since the diminutive Miss Bow arrived right in the face of this apparently overwhelming odds, her formula is worth listen in…Clara Bow was a recognized screen success before she even saw Los Angeles”
    For now…

  2. Jennifer said,

    Shoulda sent himself on Boxing Day!

    *facepalm*

  3. J. Theakston said,

    Did it not occur to him that it would have been faster to simply just ship himself from some place in Los Angeles to the studio?

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