Category: 1950s

Montgomery Clift, 1951

Montgomery Clift, 1951

“Look, I’m not odd. I’m just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor.”

Jane Fonda, 1959, photo by Henry Clarke for Vo…

Jane Fonda, 1959, photo by Henry Clarke for Vogue

Elizabeth Taylor in a 1958 portrait by Virgil …

Elizabeth Taylor in a 1958 portrait by Virgil Apger

Suzy Parker poses before the Eiffel Tower wear…

Suzy Parker poses before the Eiffel Tower wearing a Givenchy coat in a photo by Georges Dambier for ELLE, Paris, 1954

Jane Russell, c.1951

Jane Russell, c.1951

William Holden, 1950, the year he made Sunset …

William Holden, 1950, the year he made Sunset Boulevard and Born Yesterday. It was his breakthrough year. Billy Wilder, who directed Sunset Boulevard, said of Holden: “Bill was a complex guy and a totally honorable friend. He was a genuine star. Every woman was in love with him.“

Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish and Robert Mitch…

Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955). The cinematographer was Stanley Cortez.

James Dean, 1954

James Dean, 1954

Model wears a gown by Dior in a 1951 photo by …

Model wears a gown by Dior in a 1951 photo by Cecil Beaton for Vogue.

Robert Mitchum, 1950 “As an actor he is super…

Robert Mitchum, 1950

“As an actor he is superb. However you read a line, he has anticipated it. He is a fantastically sensitive, decent human being… 

Deep down he is a gentle, obliquely witty man, possessed of many, many more talents than the acting by which he is known.” – Deborah Kerr