Tuesday, September 28, 2010
SNOOPY, COME HOME Movie Coloring Contest appeared in the Dallas Morning News on June 11, 1972. The second "Peanuts" feature film. The Director was Bill Melendez. I am so thankful that my childhood was of the Charlie Brown era and not the Bart Simpson era. I detest all the animated shows that come on television in prime-time.
GALE, a paper doll from the Laura Brock newspaper paper doll family series in 1933. The best show on television, THE AMAZING RACE, is back again. The contestants seemed to have had a lot of fun in England, storming a castle and "battling" a knight in a suit of armor. Gale, the paper doll, dreams of being Sir Galahad with his suit of armor.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Jean Harlow paper doll from the Movie Star Paper Doll Series that ran in a Brownsville, Texas newspaper in 1935.
Jean Harlow in a newspaper Ad for Lucky Strikes cigarettes from 1931.
Scramblegraph Contest that ran in newspapers in 1933. Jean Harlow was No. 17 in the contest. I rushed the folding so my end result is not very neat.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I just found this contest a few hours ago and I really like it. JUST COUNT THE WINDOWS in the New York City skyline. The grand prize was a trip to the New York World's Fair. The contest appeared in a Wisconsin newspaper on August 14, 1939.
Monday, September 13, 2010
VALLEY OF THE SUN starred Lucille Ball, Cedric Hardwicke, Dean Jagger, James Craig, Billy Gilbert, Antonio Moreno and Tom Tyler. Directed by George Marshall. The movie received good reviews. This newspaper movie coloring contest appeared on February 25, 1942.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Mark Twain's story turned into a Bing Crosby musical. A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court starred Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Wilcoxon, Murvyn Vye and Virginia Field. Tay Garnett directed the movie. I remember watching this movie many years ago on T.V. and enjoying it. Bing Crosby is one of my favorite singers. This movie coloring contest ran in a Minnesota newspaper on April 23, 1949.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The Strong Man was the first feature film of the legendary Director, Frank Capra. The movie starred Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor, Brooks Benedict, Arthur Thalasso, Robert McKim and William V. Mong. Harry Langdon played a WWI veteran who comes to America in search of the girl he corresponded with during the war. The movie received very good reviews as did the star, Harry Langdon.
GUESS HOW MUCH? Contest. The figured gentleman above is Harry Langdon. Every correct answer to the total of the figures on his suit will win two tickets to the Sigma theater to see "The Strong Man." This contest ran in an Ohio newspaper on November 16, 1926.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones starred Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hewitt and Connie Gilchrist. It was directed by Robert Stevenson. A Disney comedy about mind-reading and hypnotism. There was a sequel called The Monkey's Uncle. This coloring contest ran in February of 1964.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
This was the first in a series of pictures for kids to color in the SWISS MISS INSTANT HOT CHOCOLATE MIX Coloring Contest. The contest ran in the Billings Gazette in February of 1962.
NAMU, The Killer Whale starred Robert Lansing, John Anderson, Lee Meriwether, Richard Erdman and Robert Mattson. Directed by Laslo Benedek. Intriguing tale, based on true story of naturalist Lansing capturing and training a killer whale. Nicely done, good family fare - from Leonard Maltin's Guide to Movies and Videos. Is that really how Lee Meriwether spells her last name? I have never seen this movie.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The following information is from Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide: THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) Director: Charlie Chaplin; Starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jackie Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Maurice Moscovich, Billy Gilbert and Henry Daniell. Chaplin's first full talkie; unusual comedy combines slapstick, satire and social commentary, as he plays dual role of Jewish ghetto barber and dictator Adenoid Hynkel of Tomania. Unique, surprisingly effective film also features Oakie in unforgettable portrayal of "Benzino Napaloni" of rival country Bacteria."
The two caricatures used for the coloring contest were drawn by the famous caricaturist, Hershfield. The contest appeared in a New York newspaper in October of 1940.
Cut-out Toads and Toadstool are from September 18, 1932 and Puss & Tom Katt are from January 15, 1933. A. W. Nugent created a wonderful page for children that included paper cut-outs, mazes, hidden pictures, connect the dots and much more.