Category: 1940s

Ava Gardner and James Mason in East Side, West…

Ava Gardner and James Mason in East Side, West Side  (Mervyn LeRoy, 1949)

Lauren Bacall, 1945

Lauren Bacall, 1945

Tough guy Robert Mitchum, c.1946 “This is not…

Tough guy Robert Mitchum, c.1946

“This is not a tough job. You read a script. If you like the part and the money is O.K., you do it. Then you remember your lines. You show up on time. You do what the director tells you to do. When you finish, you rest and then go on to the next part. That’s it.”

Ingrid Bergman, 1945, photo by Ernest Bachrach

Ingrid Bergman, 1945, photo by Ernest Bachrach

Veronica Lake, 1941, wearing a gown Edith Head…

Veronica Lake, 1941, wearing a gown Edith Head had designed for This Gun For Hire

Marlene Dietrich, 1940, photo by A.L. “Whitey”…

Marlene Dietrich, 1940, photo by A.L. “Whitey” Schafer

Veronica Lake, 1942

Veronica Lake, 1942

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in The Big S…

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep  (Howard Hawks, 1946)

Dancer Valerie Bettis, 1944, photo by Barbara …

Dancer Valerie Bettis, 1944, photo by Barbara Morgan

Katharine Hepburn, 1940

Katharine Hepburn, 1940