Montana Moon, 1930 (dir. Malcolm St. Clair)
John Barrymore in costume as Captain Ahab on the set of Moby Dick (1930)
all eyes (including June MacCloy) are on Bebe Daniels, in 1930’s Reaching for the Moon
Dorothy Mackaill in The Office Wife (1930).
Harold Lloyd behind the scenes of Feet First (1930)
This still offers a rare insight into how the iconic clock tower scene in Lloyd’s earlier picture, Safety Last!, would have been filmed. A building facade was built on the roof of a smaller block and then later clever camera tricks would have been used to make the building seem higher than it actually was. Though, as you can see here, the stunt is still not entirely safe, as the set itself was two stories high.
Anita Page and Buster Keaton in Free and Easy (1930)
Jean Harlow in stills for Hell’s Angels, 1930. Photographed by William Mortensen as a private commission for Howard Hughes.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in The Little Accident, 1930