Category: old hollywood

Marlon Brando, 1952, photographed during the f…

Marlon Brando, 1952, photographed during the filming of Viva Zapata!  (Eia Kazan, 1952) in Zapata County, Texas

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

Hedy Lamarr and Robert Taylor in Lady of the T…

Hedy Lamarr and Robert Taylor in Lady of the Tropics  (Jack Conway, 1939). This was Lamarr’s second English-language film.

Humphrey Bogart as notorious gangster Duke Man…

Humphrey Bogart as notorious gangster Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest  (Archie Mayo, 1936). Bogart had created the role on stage in Robert Sherwood’s play, but Leslie Howard, who was the star of the stage production and owned the rights to the play, refused to appear in the film without him. It proved to be a breakthrough role for Humphrey Bogart.

Joan Crawford in a publicity photo for Sadie M…

Joan Crawford in a publicity photo for Sadie McKee, 1934, wearing a dress by Adrian

James Cagney, 1933. He wasn’t just a gangster …

James Cagney, 1933. He wasn’t just a gangster in the movies, he was also a prolific hoofer. You can watch him dancing in Footlight Parade, Something to Sing About and, of course, Yankee Doodle Dandy, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar