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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“Mr. Deeds goes to town” was directed by Frank Capra in 1936 and starring Jean Arthur and Gary Cooper. “Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.” “Easy living” was … 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 vertiginous future

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Jean Després bracelet, Metropolis movie poster and Art Deco wallpaper (Mayfair). Jean Després (1899-1980) was a famous Art Deco jeweler. Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang, 1927) is a movie depicting a dark future with a vertiginous architecture. The Metropolis is … 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

When Hollywood celebrated Halloween (2)

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Don’t be afraid of black cats…

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Black cat lamp and photo of Tippi Hedren shot by Philippe Halsman, for the movie “The birds” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1963. I imagined a version of this movie with black cats instead of birds on wires.

The Old Hollywood costume designer Travis Banton

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Travis Banton (1894-1958) was an American costume designer at the Paramount. He dressed hollywood stars such as Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich. He worked with Carole Lombard and Marlene Dietrich for many movies. He … Continue reading

When Hollywood celebrated the July 4th !

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The July 4th (or Fourth of July) is a patriotic and federal holiday ; it is the Independence Day in the United States. It is celebrates each year to commemorate the publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Bretagne … Continue reading

Old Hollywood stars at the beach

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The fashion and Old Hollywood illustrator F. Earl Christy

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F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was a reknown American illustrator. He drew especially portraits of women (Pictorial review, American magazine, Modern Priscilla…) and realized illustrations of movie stars. Among the actresses he drew, there were Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Shirley … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Wallace Seawell

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Wallace Seawell (1916-2007) was an American photographer who shot the most famous Hollywood stars during the Fifties and the Sixties. Among actresses he had under his objective, there were Natalie Wood, Sophia Lauren, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. His photos … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Bernard Newman

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Bernard Newman (1903-1966) was an American costume designer working for the studio RKO. He dressed famous actresses such as Ginger Rogers, Jean Arthur and Irene Dunne. He collaborated particulary with Ginger Rogers. He created gowns for nine of her movies … Continue reading

The vintage celebrity photographer Peter Basch

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Peter Basch was an American photographer born in Berlin, Germany. During the Fifties and the Sixties, he shot the most famous European (Mainly French) and American celebrities (actors, dancers, artists). He also did fashion photoshoots for magazines such as Life … Continue reading

Favourite 1930s movies

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My top 5 : You can’t take it with you, Easy living, It happened one night, Mr Deeds goes to town and Holiday. “M” directed by Fritz Lang in 1931 and starring Peter Lorre. “When the police in a German … Continue reading

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (2)

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Favourite 1940s movies

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My top 5 : The ghost and Mrs Muir, The Lady from Shanghai, Rebecca, Le corbeau and Heaven can wait. “Rebecca” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 and starring Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson. “A self-conscious bride (Joan … Continue reading

Hollywood photoshoots revisiting classic cinema

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The Italian vintage fashion House Sorelle Fontana

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Sorelle Fontana was an Italian Haute couture fashion house based in Rome. It was created in 1943 by the Fontana sisters (Micol Fontana, Giovanna Fontana and Zoe Fontana). In the 1950s, they launched a line of ready to wear. In … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Vera West

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Vera West (1898-1947) was an American costume designer who worked at Universal (1924-1947). She was specialized in horror and dark movies. She designed the famous black gown worn by Ava Gardner in the movie “The killers”.

The Old Hollywood photographer George Hurrell

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George Hurrell (1904-1992) was an American photographer, famous for his portraits of Hollyood movie stars (Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Norma Shearer, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper…). He created glamour, sensual and magnificent photographs. From 1930 … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Adrian

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Adrian Adolph Greenberg (1903-1959), better known as “Adrian”, was a famous American costume designer. He studied at the School of Applied and Fine Arts of New York and then in Paris. He created costumes for Broadway theaters until 1925. He … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Irene Sharaff

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Irene Sharaff (1910-1993) was an American costume designer who was nominated for 15 Academy Awards. She worked mainly as a free-lance ; she worked only 4 years for studios. From 1943 to 1945, she worked under contract at MGM, and … Continue reading

Vintage Academy Awards in photos

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Since 1929, the Academy Awards (Oscars) have been given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize cinema excellence.

The costume jewelry house Joseff of Hollywood

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Joseff of Hollywood was founded by Eugene Joseff in 1928. The Joseff of Hollywood jewels were worn by the most famous Golden Age Hollywood stars (Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney, Jane Russel, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh…). “It … Continue reading

The Golden Globes in photos

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Since 1944, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) have rewarded the cinema and TV excellence through the Golden Globes. La la land, Atonement, the Social Network were namely awarded.