Category: 1940s

Lana Turner in a publicity photo for The Postm…

Lana Turner in a publicity photo for The Postman Always Rings Twice  (Tay Garnett, 1946)

Bette Davis in Now, Voyager  (Irving Rapper, 1…

Bette Davis in Now, Voyager  (Irving Rapper, 1942)


“I’m such a fool, such an old fool. These are only tears of gratitude – an old maid’s gratitude for the crumbs offered.“

On the beach at Coney Island, 1946, photo by H…

On the beach at Coney Island, 1946, photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Lauren Bacall in Confidential Agent  (Herman S…

Lauren Bacall in Confidential Agent  (Herman Shumlin, 1945), the film she made in between To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep. Her performance was not well-received, and she said she felt her reputation as an actress never recovered from it.

Ingrid Bergman in costume for Saratoga Trunk  …

Ingrid Bergman in costume for Saratoga Trunk  (Sam Wood, 1945)

Director Howard Hawks (left) works on a scene …

Director Howard Hawks (left) works on a scene with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart during the filming of The Big Sleep, 1946

Ava Gardner, 1945

Ava Gardner, 1945

Two boys walking to school, Harlem, New York, …

Two boys walking to school, Harlem, New York, 1943, photo by Gordon Parks

Joan Crawford, 1943

Joan Crawford, 1943

“I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.”

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Model in Dress by Carosa Roma, Photo by Pasquale de Antonis, 1949