Category: 1930s

Henry Fonda and Bette Davis in Jezebel  (Willi…

Henry Fonda and Bette Davis in Jezebel  (William Wyler, 1938)

Marlene Dietrich as Amy Joly in Morocco  (Jose…

Marlene Dietrich as Amy Joly in Morocco  (Josef von Sternberg, 1930), Dietrich’s first American film

Édith Piaf, 1936, with a photo of Maurice Chev…

Édith Piaf, 1936, with a photo of Maurice Chevalier on her dressing table

roseydoux:Design for Living (1933) Miriam Hopk…

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Design for Living (1933)

Miriam Hopkins in the pre-Code comedy Design for Living  (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)

Barbara Stanwyck, 1939

Barbara Stanwyck, 1939

Adrienne Ames, 1936, photo by George Hurrell

Adrienne Ames, 1936, photo by George Hurrell

Ames was busy in the Thirties, under contract first to Paramount and later Fox, but by the end of the decade her popularity had waned. Rather than hang around Hollywood, she took herself to New York in 1941. She went to work for local radio station WHN doing a talk show twice a day, six days a week, adding a third show three nights a week. Not long thereafter she also began a movie review program once a week. She was a successful radio personality until her death in 1947 at the age of 39.

Loretta Young in Midnight Mary  (William Wellm…

Loretta Young in Midnight Mary  (William Wellman, 1933) wearing a gown by Adrian, head designer for MGM.

Remembering Claudette Colbert on her birthday …

Remembering Claudette Colbert on her birthday (September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996). She’s seen here in costume for Cecil B DeMille’s 1934 epic Cleopatra.

“It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.”

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Brassaï (September 9, 1899 – July 8, 1984), Marlene, 1937.

Tyrone Power, 1937

Tyrone Power, 1937

“He wasn’t arrogant. He wasn’t full of himself, but I’ve never seen anyone as handsome as Ty.”  – Alice Faye