Favourite screwball comedy movies

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Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies were characterized by “satire of American society, romantic conflicts , battles of the sexes, sight gags, sarcasm, plot twists, verbal duels and witty dialogues”.

Favourite quotes in French classic movies (Michel Audiard’s dialogues)

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Michel Audiard wrote the dialogues of this cult French movie. “Les tontons flingueurs” was directed by Georges Lautner in 1963. Michel Audiard wrote the dialogues of the Georges Lautner “Les barbouzes” (1964) starring Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier and Francis Blanche.

Favourite quotes in Old Hollywood movies (screwball comedies) (6)

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Robert Russell, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster and Frank Ross were the screenwriters of the George Stevens’ movie (1943) “The more the merrier” starring the lovely Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt were the … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood actress Jean Arthur’s photoshoots

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Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of her are “You can’t take it with you”, “Easy living”, “The devil and Miss Jones”, Mr Deeds goes to town”, “The more the Merrier”, “A foreign affair”, … Continue reading

Favourite quotes of Old Hollywood movies (Film noir) (5)

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Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt were the screenwriters of the movie “Laura” directed by Otto Preminger in 1944. William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman were the screenwriters of the movie “The Big sleep” directed by Howard Hawks … Continue reading

Favourite quotes in Old Hollywood movies (Screwball comedy) (4)

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Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich were the screenwriters of “The thin man” directed by W.S. Van Dyke in 1934 with William Powell (Nick Charles) and Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster were the screenwriters of … Continue reading

Natalie Wood

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Photo of the actress Natalie Wood and my two photos of Agrigento, Sicily. Agrigento, Sicily Natalie Wood is my favourite actress with Jean Arthur. My favourite movies of her are Splendor in the grass, West Side Story, The property is … Continue reading

Favourite 1940s movies

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My top 5 : The ghost and Mrs Muir, The Lady from Shanghai, Rebecca, The red shoes and The more the Merrier. “Rebecca” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 and starring Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson. “A self-conscious … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood actress Jean Arthur

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Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of her are “You can’t take it with you”, “The more the Merrier”, Too many husbands”, “The talk of the town”, If you could only cook!”, “Ex-Mrs. Bradford”, … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood actress Jean Arthur

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Jean Arthur was an old Hollywood actress. Continue reading

The Art Deco actress Jean Arthur

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Portrait of the American actress Jean Arthur by Eugene Robert Richee (1929) and my Art Deco inspired patterns based on my photo of a pole in a Leipzig’s passage. Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of … Continue reading

An Art Deco Christmas with Jean Arthur

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Christmas tree i decorated with my aunt and my mother, my pattern based on my photo of a pole in a Leipzig’s passage and a photo of the actress Jean Arthur (1920s). Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie … Continue reading

Favourite quotes in old Hollywood movies (2) (Film noir movies)

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Marion Parsonnet and Ben Hecht : Gilda’s screenwriters Anthony Veiller : The killers’ screenwriter Billy wilder, Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain : Double indemnity’ screenwriters Sources : IMDB and Pinterest

The Old Hollywood photographer Elmer Fryer

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Elmer Fryer (1898-1944) was an American photographer who did portraits of Hollywood stars for Warner Bros from 1929 to 1941. He replaced Fred Archer in 1929, as the head of the Warner Bros’ still department. He photographed actors like Errol … Continue reading

The glamorous Jean Arthur

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Jean Arthur photographed for the movie “The Ex- Mrs. Bradford” (1936). I designed the background based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and the jewel belt. The costume designer Bernard Newman created this dress for the movie … Continue reading

Favourite quotes in old Hollywood movies (1) (Screwball comedy movies)

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Robert Riskin was the screenwriter of the Frank Capra’s movies “It happened one night“, “Mr Deeds goes to town” and “You can’t take it with you“. Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht were the screenwriters of the movie “His girl Friday” … Continue reading

The actress Jean Arthur in the 1930s

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Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of her are “You can’t take it with you”, “The more the Merrier”, Too many husbands”, “The talk of the town”, If you could only cook!”, “Ex-Mrs. Bradford”, … Continue reading

Marilyn Monroe in pink

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William Travilla’s gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie « Gentlemen prefer blondes » (1953). Marilyn Monroe sings « Diamonds are girl’s best friends » in the movie « Gentlemen prefer blondes ».

Architecture and jewelry at the time of Art Deco

Raymond templier’s earrings and metallic structure representing the Empire State Building in New York. The actress Brigitte Helm wearing Raymond Templier jewels in the movie « money » directed by Marcel L’Herbier in 1928.

Pre-Raphaelite beauty

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George Hurrel’s photo of the red hair actress Rita Hayworth, William Morris’ pattern and pomegranate’s earrings. Rita Hayworth was one of the most famous red hair actress in Hollywood. Dante Gabriel Rossetti like most of the Pre Raphaelite painters was … Continue reading

Old Hollywood stars at the swimming pool

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Elizabeth Taylor : Gene Tierney : Ava Gardner : Grace Kelly : Natalie Wood : Rita Hayworth :

The vintage photographer Paul Tanqueray

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Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991) was an English photographer. The well-known photographer Cecil Beaton had been his assistant until 1927. The Paul Tanqueray’s work was weekly published in the magazines Sketch and Tatler. His photos were also regularly in the covers of … Continue reading

A future made of concrete and metal

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Poster of the movie Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang in 1927) and Jean Després’ brooch (silver and black onyx) and bracelet. The Art Deco movement influenced all the arts like jewelry and architecture. Jean Després (1889-1980) was a famous Art … Continue reading

Waiting for a kiss under the mistletoe

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Photo of Norma Shearer under the mistletoe for the New Year (MGM studios), Wilhelm Schweizer Pewter’s ornament (angel), glitter heart brooch, branch of mistletoe and star earrings by Andrea Fohrman.

A lovely Santa Claus

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Heart earrings by Valentino, shooting star ornament by WILHELM SCHWEIZER PEWTER and photo of the actress June Haver with Santa Claus (1950s). June Haver (1926-2005) was an American actress, star of musicals produced by 20th century Fox (“Three little girls … Continue reading

What a joy ! It’s Christmas !

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Star brooch by Des petits hauts, WILHELM SCHWEIZER PEWTER’s Christmas branch, Des petits hauts star brooch and photo of Jeanne Crain in a scene of the movie “Margie” by the photographer Peter Stackpole. Jeanne Crain (1925-2003) was an American actress … Continue reading