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Mickey Rooney in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 20th, 2014
2014
Apr 20

1930 CENSUS

Mickey Rooney in the 1930 Census

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762 N. Hoover Street

Los Angeles, California

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MICKEY ROONEY

1920-1914

Film Actor

Homer Macauley in The Human Comedy (1943)

Rent, $40

No Radio

Census taken on April 3, 1930

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HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

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  1. Nell Yule (head), 31 / divorced / Kansas / Manager / Movie actor
  2. Joseph Yule Jr. (son), 8 / New York / Actor / Screen

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NOTE: Mickey would have actually been 9 years old in April 1930.

This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

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The preceding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Betty White in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jan 17th, 2012
2012
Jan 17

1930 CENSUS

Betty White

(b. 1922)

Television actress

Rose Nylan on The Golden Girls (1985-1992)

 

 

Betty White home

 

454 N. Harper Avenue

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

 

 Owned, $10,000

Radio

Census taken on April 17, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Horace L. White (head), 36 / Michigan / Salesman / Electrical.
  2. Tess White (wife), 30 / Illinois / None.
  3. Betty White (daughter), 8 / Illinois / None.

 

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NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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William Powell in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Nov 15th, 2010
2010
Nov 15

1930 CENSUS

William Powell

(1892-1984)

Film actor

Nick Charles in The Thin Man (1934)

 

 

 

 

 La Belle Jour Apartment House

6200 Franklin Avenue, Apt. 401

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

Rent, $265

Radio

April [undated] 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Horatio W. Powell (head), 63 / Pennsylvania / Accountant / General practice.
  2. Nettie M. Powell (wife), 55 / Pennsylvania / None.
  3. William H. Powell (son), 35 / divorced / Pennsylvania / Actor / Film studio.

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Filming locations for Valentino (1951)

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jun 19th, 2010
2010
Jun 19

FILMING LOCATIONS

Valentino (1951)

 

 

 

 

By Allan R. Ellenberger

 

The short eventful life of the world’s greatest lover, Rudolph Valentino, is an entertainment natural; and the film, succinctly called Valentino (1951), sentimentally embellishes his life for celluloid purposes. There have been two other bio-pics based on Valentino’s life made since, and several shorts, plays and musicals and only a few are worthy of representing the actor’s life. Will someone please make an accurate and entertaining biographical film on the life of Rudolph Valentino?

 

Valentino’s producer, Edward Small, spent 13 years getting his film ready. The project survived 18 versions of the script by some 40 writers, the death of Small’s first “discovery” for the title role, and the threat that two other producers might rush a Valentino film. In that span of time, Small received over 100,000 letters and photographs from people who felt themselves right for the part.

 

The screenplay is a mixture of real and made up incidents and characters that influenced Valentino’s life. The basic facts of his rise to stardom and his tragic death at the height of his fame are true – sort of – but most of the people who figured in his career and hectic romances are necessarily disguised to prevent the producers from being sued (which didn’t work).

 

Anthony Dexter, who played Valentino, bore a startling resemblance to Rudy at times, depending on the camera angles. The film traces Valentino’s progress from dancing gigolo to the Hollywood heights to his death in New York. Along the way he encounters an actress (played by Eleanor Parker), who provides the big, unhappy romantic interlude in his life.  

 

The real-life counterpart for Parker’s character was silent film actress, Alice Terry, who successfully sued the producers and Columbia Pictures over the manner in which she was depicted in the film. Terry, who appeared in two films with Valentino, complained that she was shown as having carried on “a meretricious and illicit love affair” with Valentino while married to the director. She sued for $750,000 in damages but settled for an undisclosed amount.

 

Likewise, Valentino’s family also sued, charging that the picture was “almost entirely fictional” and showed Valentino as a “dissolute and immoral person.” They too settled out of court for a “substantial amount.”

 

The making of the film Valentino is more exciting than the film itself and is worthy of a full-blown article on the subject. However, the film is not without its high points. The tango scene between Dexter and actress Patricia Medina is first-rate and possibly one of the best of its kind ever filmed. Dexter did show a striking resemblance to Valentino, but did not speak with an Italian accent which detracts from his performance.

 

The last scene, which is the only one filmed on an actual location, was filmed at Hollywood Cemetery, several years later on the anniversary of Valentino’s death. The scene shows the yearly appearance of the veiled “Lady in Black” whose identity was unknown. Following are four screen shots from the ending of Valentino (1951) and how those locations appear today.

 

 

 

Above is a screen shot from the film Valentino showing attendees at Hollywood Cemetery on the anniversary of his death. Below is the same angle as it appears today.

 

 

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Above shows the Lady in Black character entering the Cathedral Mausoleum where Valentino’s crypt is located. Notice the full-length stained glass window at the end of the corrider and below, the same shot today and the missing window which was removed for unknown reasons.

 

 

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Above, character actor Joseph Calleia stands on the steps of the Cathedral Mausoleum as two extras speak in the foreground. Below is the same spot as it looks today.

 

 

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Above, this scene shows the Lady in Black leaving the cemetery after leaving flowers on the grave of Rudolph Valentino. Below is the same road today.

 

 

 

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Marjorie Rambeau in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Apr 28th, 2010
2010
Apr 28

1930 CENSUS

Marjorie Rambeau

(1889-1970)

Film actress

Mrs. Stewart in Torch Song (1953)

 

 

 

 

 

St. George’s Court Apartments

1245 N. Vine Street

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

 

Rent, $45

Radio

Census taken on April 14, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Marjorie Rambeau (head), 38 /California / Actress / Theatrical.
  2. Ralph W. Bickel (lodger), 35 / New York / Director / Theater.

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Edmund Goulding in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Feb 4th, 2010
2010
Feb 4

1930 CENSUS

Edmund Goulding

(1891-1959)

Film director

The Old Maid (1939)

 

 Edmund Goulding (left) with Jean Harlow, Edmund Lowe and George Cukor on the set of Dinner at Eight (1933)

 

 

Castle Argyle Arms Apartment

1919 N. Argyle Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

 

Rent, $350

Radio

Census taken on April 14, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Edmund C. Goulding (head), 39 / England (1915) / Director and writer / Motion pictures.

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Elmo Lincoln in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jan 5th, 2010
2010
Jan 5

1930 CENSUS

Elmo Lincoln

(1889-1952)

né Otto Elmo Linkenhelt

Silent film actor

Tarzan in Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

 

Elmo Lincoln

 

 

Bradford Arms Apartments

 

 

Bradford Arms Apartments (now The Avondale)

1825 N. Cahuenga Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

 

Rent, $55

Radio

Census taken on unsourced date in April 1930

 

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Otto E. Linkenhelt (head), 41 / divorced / Indiana / Miner / Mining.

 

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Jack Oakie in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Dec 7th, 2009
2009
Dec 7

1930 CENSUS

Jack Oakie

(1903-1978)

Film actor

Benzini Napaloni in The Great Dictator (1940)

 

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Jack Oakie house 1930

 

 

 1754 Taft Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

 

Rent, $175

no Radio

Census taken on April 8, 1930

 

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Jack Oakie (head), 26 / Missouri / Actor / Motion pictures.
  2. Evelyn Offield (mother), 60 / widowed / Virginia / None.

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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William Farnum in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Nov 8th, 2009
2009
Nov 8

1930 CENSUS

William Farnum

(1876-1953)

Stage and film actor

King Arthur in A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

 

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William Farnum-residence

 

1523 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

  

Rent, $70

Radio

Census taken on April 7, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. William Farnum (head), 53 / Massachusetts / Actor / Motion pictures.

 

 

William Farnum-residence

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Louella Parsons in the 1930 Census

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Sep 30th, 2009
2009
Sep 30

1930 CENSUS

Louella Parsons

(1881-1972)

née Louella Rose Oettinger

Journalist and gossip columnist

Herself in Hollywood Hotel (1937)

 

Louella Parsons

 

 

Villa Carlotta

 

 

Villa Carlotta Apartments

5959 Franklin Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

 Rent, $250

Radio

Census taken on April 12, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. Harry W. Martin (head), 40 / South Dakota / Surgeon / Medicine.
  2. Louella O. Martin (wife), 38 / Illinois / Editor / Newspaper.
  3. Harriet O. Parsons (step-daughter), 23 / Iowa / Writer / Magazine.

 

 

Villa Carlotta

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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