1931, a Hal Roach short w/ Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts.

1931, a Hal Roach short w/ Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts.

JOHN HUBBARD Sexy Tights ROADSHOW Circus ORIGINAL Hal Roach PHOTO Muscle 1941

JOHN HUBBARD Sexy Tights ROADSHOW Circus ORIGINAL Hal Roach PHOTO Muscle 1941

*HURDY GURDY (1929) Edgar Kennedy & Thelma Todd In HAL ROACH'S FIRST SOUND SHORT

*HURDY GURDY (1929) Edgar Kennedy & Thelma Todd In HAL ROACH'S FIRST SOUND SHORT

*HURDY GURDY (1929) Edgar Kennedy & Ann Brody In HAL ROACH'S FIRST SOUND SHORT

*HURDY GURDY (1929) Edgar Kennedy & Ann Brody In HAL ROACH'S FIRST SOUND SHORT

William (Billie) Thomas (3/12/1930 - 10/10/1980) played Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedy shorts from 1934 to 1944, and was the only cast member to appear in all 52 of the films produced by MGM after the studio obtained rights from Hal Roach in 1938. Thomas served in the Korean War and returned to a career in Hollywood working behind the scenes as a technical editor. #TodayInBlackHistory

William (Billie) Thomas (3/12/1930 - 10/10/1980) played Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedy shorts from 1934 to 1944, and was the only cast member to appear in all 52 of the films produced by MGM after the studio obtained rights from Hal Roach in 1938. Thomas served in the Korean War and returned to a career in Hollywood working behind the scenes as a technical editor. #TodayInBlackHistory

The Bradbury Mansion in Los Angeles, CA - Occupied for years by various film companies and onetime home to Hal Roach's Rollin Film Company.  It was so drafty that Harold Lloyd dubbed it "Pneumonia Hall".  c. 1927

The Bradbury Mansion in Los Angeles, CA - Occupied for years by various film companies and onetime home to Hal Roach's Rollin Film Company. It was so drafty that Harold Lloyd dubbed it "Pneumonia Hall". c. 1927

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