Category: 1930s

Mary Astor, 1938 “When two or three who love …

Mary Astor, 1938

“When two or three who love the cinema are gathered together, the name of Mary Astor always comes up, and everybody agrees that she was an actress of special attraction, whose qualities of depth and reality always seemed to illuminate the parts she played.”  – director Lindsay Anderson

Tyrone Power, c.1936

Tyrone Power, c.1936

Two photos of Katharine Hepburn in support of …

Two photos of Katharine Hepburn in support of her film Sylvia Scarlett  (George Cukor, 1935) by Ernest Bachrach. She plays a woman who masquerades as a boy to escape the police.

Barbara Stanwyck, 1938

Barbara Stanwyck, 1938

“[I] have never worked with an actress who was more co-operative, less temperamental, and a better workman – to use my term of highest compliment – than Barbara Stanwyck.”  – Cecil B DeMille

Jean Harlow, 1933, photo by Ted Allan

Jean Harlow, 1933, photo by Ted Allan

mizworldofrandom: Inspiration (1931) Greta G…

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Inspiration (1931)

Greta Garbo and Robert Montgomery in Inspiration  (Clarence Brown, 1931)

Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in a publicity p…

Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in a publicity photo by George Hurrell for Possessed  (Clarence Brown, 1931)

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“Because we are human; because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies; because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing; there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live.” – Roger Ebert

Katharine Hepburn, 1934, photo by Ernest Bachr…

Katharine Hepburn, 1934, photo by Ernest Bachrach

James Stewart, 1936, photo by Ted Allan “You …

James Stewart, 1936, photo by Ted Allan

“You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks. Always be yourself.”