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
Alice White is a parading sweetheart in 1930’s Sweethearts on Parade
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.
Miriam Hopkins in Fast and Loose (1930)
Malcolm St. Clair and Betty Compson snapped between scenes on location during the filming of Universal’s sophisticated comedy, The Boudoir Diplomat.