Category: 1930s

Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in Romeo and J…

Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in Romeo and Juliet  (George Cukor, 1936)

Joan Bennett, 1939, wearing a Schiaparelli hat

Joan Bennett, 1939, wearing a Schiaparelli hat

“I don’t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much.”

Bette Davis in Dark Victory  (Edmund Goulding,…

Bette Davis in Dark Victory  (Edmund Goulding, 1939)

Constance Bennett, 1933 “Constance Bennett al…

Constance Bennett, 1933

“Constance Bennett always has been a glamorous figure. During her entire screen career that has been her chief stock in trade. Webster defines glamour as ‘enchantment or alluring charm.’ Can you think of a more fitting description of Miss Bennett? She is the personification of a fascinating woman.” – Darryl Zanuck, who picked her as one of the nine Hollywood queens of 1933.

King Kong  (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Sch…

King Kong  (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)

The first and still the best

James Stewart and Claudette Colbert in a publi…

James Stewart and Claudette Colbert in a publicity photo for It’s a Wonderful World  (W.S. Van Dyke, 1939)

Cyril Ritchard (known to children of my genera…

Cyril Ritchard (known to children of my generation as Captain Hook in Peter Pan)on the day of his wedding to Madge Elliott on 16 September 1935. He was an actor on the stage in the movies (particularly in the Thirties) and later very active in American television.

Miriam Hopkins, 1932, a publicity photo for Tr…

Miriam Hopkins, 1932, a publicity photo for Trouble in Paradise

Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in Smilin’ Thr…

Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in Smilin’ Through  (Sidney Franklin, 1932)

This film makes me cry so much I can only watch it about once a decade.

A Paris street corner in the evening, photo by…

A Paris street corner in the evening, photo by Fred Stein, 1937