Category: 1940s

Carole Lombard, c.1940

Carole Lombard, c.1940

Veronica Lake, 1947, a publicity photo for Ram…

Veronica Lake, 1947, a publicity photo for Ramrod. This was Lake’s first film after leaving Paramount, and it was a success. 

Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in a publicity …

Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner in a publicity photo for the classic film noir The Killers  (Robert Siodmak, 1946). The success of this film established both of these young actors as stars. For Lancaster, it was also his film debut.

Humphrey Bogart in a publicity photo for To Ha…

Humphrey Bogart in a publicity photo for To Have and Have Not  (Howard Hawks, 1944)

“I’m not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’”

Remembering Rita Hayworth on her birthday  (17…

Remembering Rita Hayworth on her birthday  (17 October 1918 – 14 May 1987)

“All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.”

Hedy Lamarr, 1944

Hedy Lamarr, 1944

Ingrid Bergman in Notorious  (Alfred Hitchcock…

Ingrid Bergman in Notorious  (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946) wearing a dress designed by Edith Head

Myrna Loy, 1942

Myrna Loy, 1942

“I was glamorous because of magicians like George J. Folsey, James Wong Howe, Oliver Marsh, Ray June, and all those other great cinematographers. I trusted those men and the other experts who made us beautiful. The rest of it I didn’t give a damn about. I didn’t fuss about my clothes, my lighting, or anything else….”

Gregory Peck, c.1945

Gregory Peck, c.1945

sparklejamesysparkle: “Bringing humor and brin…

sparklejamesysparkle:

“Bringing humor and bringing happiness and joy to an audience is a wonderful opportunity in life, believe me.”

Happy 93rd birthday to Dame Angela Lansbury, born on October 16th, 1925 in London, England.

Portraits of Angela by Clarence Sinclair Bull taken during her MGM years in the mid to late-1940s.