♥ Old Hollywood ♥

April. 28. Indiana.

this blog is all about Old Hollywood, History, and Film.

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marypickfords:

Mary Pickford in Through the Back Door (1921)

marypickfords:

Mary Pickford in Through the Back Door (1921)

fuckindiva:

Anita Ekberg by Allan Grant, 1951

fuckindiva:

Veronica Lake

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fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra in “Cleopatra”

Travis Banton 

1934

Profiles in History 

marypickfords:

Mary Pickford, 1919.

marypickfords:

Mary Pickford, 1919.

Don Ameche and Gene Tierney, Heaven Can Wait, Ernst Lubitsch (1943)

Marilyn Monroe attending the premiere of ‘The Pajama Game’ at St. James Theatre on Broadway, 1954

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tracylord:

Myrna Loy + nose scrunch

At the beginning of her career Myrna Loy´s turned-up nose was not as famous yet, rather infamous. She had a little bone on the side of her nose, which cast a shadow in certain lights. This drove the cameramen crazy "because they never knew when it would appear. They’d see the rushes, groan, ‘There’s that thing again,’ and have to retake the scene. It looked like a tiny smudge on my nose. I mean you could hardly see it, but that’s how far the mania for perfection went." So she was often called in for retakes and since those are rather expensive she was once called in by the makeup department who announced that they maybe would fix her nose. "I was horrified. I used to be known as ‘The Nose’ for goodness’ sake—thousands of women went to plastic surgeons to have it duplicated.  I said, ‘Never! Nobody’s touching this nose!’ and got out of there fast.” And she was true. She had the most famous and sought-after nose of the 1930s and women would regularly go to plastic surgeons go get “a nose like Myrna Loy”.

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"I can no longer apologize to Joan, I hope my apology will mean something to those of you who love her most. Some of you may know me, or of me…I was one of Christina’s closest friends for over 25 years. I blindly went along with her nonsense, without question, or thought, or regard for what she did to defame one of the most talented actresses in the world, who worked her whole life to entertain people, and make them happy. I am no longer speaking to Christina, partly because of the person she has become. Yes, there was abuse in that house, but I honestly believe that Joan was at her wits end with what to do with this horrible, stubborn, ungrateful adopted child. I’m at my wits end with what to do with this horrible, stubborn, ungrateful 75 year old woman. Except that I can walk away. Joan couldn’t. My mother [Patty Andrews] was very famous too. She died last year, and though my life was not all sunshine and lolly pops either-I could have written a book-I chose to consider every show, song or movie that she did, as a badge of honor, and pride, that I was lucky enough to be a part of. I would no more write a book full of crap, and "poor me-s" now that she is dead, and deprive the world from knowing her as the legend that she and her sisters were. That is the chicken shit way. So Miss Joan Crawford- I have always loved your acting. I am sorry I did not defend you, when you were no longer here to defend yourself. I am sorry that I participated in Christina’s hateful attempt to destroy your legacy. And more than anything, I am sorry that your good deed caused you so much pain. Iva Bernice (Christina’s birth mother whom I tracked down for her about 20 years ago- pre computer) dodged a bullet. I’m sorry Miss Crawford that you didn’t."- Pam DuBois.

"I can no longer apologize to Joan, I hope my apology will mean something to those of you who love her most. Some of you may know me, or of me…I was one of Christina’s closest friends for over 25 years. I blindly went along with her nonsense, without question, or thought, or regard for what she did to defame one of the most talented actresses in the world, who worked her whole life to entertain people, and make them happy. I am no longer speaking to Christina, partly because of the person she has become. Yes, there was abuse in that house, but I honestly believe that Joan was at her wits end with what to do with this horrible, stubborn, ungrateful adopted child. I’m at my wits end with what to do with this horrible, stubborn, ungrateful 75 year old woman. Except that I can walk away. Joan couldn’t. My mother [Patty Andrews] was very famous too. She died last year, and though my life was not all sunshine and lolly pops either-I could have written a book-I chose to consider every show, song or movie that she did, as a badge of honor, and pride, that I was lucky enough to be a part of. I would no more write a book full of crap, and "poor me-s" now that she is dead, and deprive the world from knowing her as the legend that she and her sisters were. That is the chicken shit way. So Miss Joan Crawford- I have always loved your acting. I am sorry I did not defend you, when you were no longer here to defend yourself. I am sorry that I participated in Christina’s hateful attempt to destroy your legacy. And more than anything, I am sorry that your good deed caused you so much pain. Iva Bernice (Christina’s birth mother whom I tracked down for her about 20 years ago- pre computer) dodged a bullet. I’m sorry Miss Crawford that you didn’t."- Pam DuBois.

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deforest:

Joan Crawford, March 1927

deforest:

Joan Crawford, March 1927

ohrobbybaby:

Ginger Rogers in Carefree (1938)

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Rita Hayworth on set of Gilda. Photographed by Bob Landry.
Rita Hayworth on set of Gilda. Photographed by Bob Landry.

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