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Betty Hutton, a stage, film and television actress, comedian, dancer and singer, in The Film Yearbook, 1951. One of her greatest successes was the movie Annie Get Your Gun, 1950. Judy Garland was scheduled to play the lead role of Annie Oakley, but due to various issues Betty Hutton replaced her.

The Film Daily Yearbook, 1951

Roy Rogers, “King of the Cowboys” and Trigger, “The Smartest Horse in the Movies”.

As Golden Cloud, Trigger made his movie debut in The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938, as Maid Marian/Olivia de Havilland’s horse.

The Film Daily, October 1937

Double Wedding, a romantic comedy, was the seventh William Powell-Myrna Loy pairing, with seven more to follow. The light-hearted nature of the film was at odds with its tragic backdrop – Jean Harlow, William Powell’s fiancée of three years, died during production. Understandably, Powell was distraught. Myrna Loy, a good friend of both William Powell and Jean Harlow, later stated that she disliked the film because of its tragic associations.

The Film Daily’s top films of 1950. As you can see, they loved everything associated with Sunset Boulevard.

Gloria Swanson made her motion picture debut in 1915. She’s mentioned here in relation to her famous 1950 comeback as Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (Mae West and Mary Pickford were considered for the part).

A MGM feature in The Film Daily Yearbook, 1951, promoting Show Boat and An American in Paris.

Alice Faye, The Film Daily, November 1937.

Image of Joan Crawford in The Film Daily, 1937.

Howard Barnes of the New York Herald Tribune said of the film, “Joan Crawford has a glamorous field day in The Bride Wore Red…. With a new hair-do and more wide-eyed than ever, she plays at being a slattern, a fine lady, and a peasant with all of the well-known Crawford sorcery. It is not entirely her fault that she always remains herself.”

The Film Daily, 1941, the centrepiece of a four-page promotion for Citizen Kane.

September 1941, A Film Daily promotion for Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth’s new movie, You’ll Never Get Rich.

Judy Garland on the cover of Photoplay, November 1944.

A promotion for Laura starring Gene Tierney, in Film Daily, October 1944.

Ingrid Bergman on the January 1945 cover of Photoplay. The magazine also encouraged the American public to buy War Bonds. Many leading actors toured the country promoting War Bonds.

1920s – 1960s