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

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.

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

Favourite stylish movies

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One of the pleasures to watch a movie is the costumes. My Favourite costume designers are Edith Head (“Sabrina”, “Rear window”, “To catch a thief”), Jean Louis (“Gilda”), Irene Sharaff (Cleopatra), Adrian (“The Ziegfeld girl”), Daniel Orlandi (“Down with love”), … 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

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”.

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.

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (1)

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When Hollywood celebrated Halloween ! (1)

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Happy Halloween ! Classic Hollywood stars celebrating Halloween : The Addams family (1991) : Sources : https://twitter.com/NitrateDiva?lang=fr ; https://www.youtube.com/ ; https://fr.pinterest.com ; https://www.tumblr.com and http://www.vintag.es/

The Old Hollywood photographer Robert Coburn

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Robert Coburn (1900-1990) was a Hollywood photographer who captured the most famous movie stars from the  1930s to 1960s (Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Kim Novak, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper…). For 20 years, he had worked for Columbia studio. He particulary … Continue reading

Rita Hayworth, the dancer

Born Margarita Carmen Cansino, Rita Hayworth was a dancer with her father before acting. She was a very talented dancer ; she used this talent in many movies. She performed with the two best dancer actors : Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She was the favourite dance partner of Fred Astaire. Both graceful and energetic, watching her performances is always an enchantment.

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The Old Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis

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The French Jean Louis Berthault (1907-1997) called “Jean Louis” was a Hollywood costume designer who dressed many movie stars but particulary the fabulous Rita Hayworth. The strapless black gown he had done for Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” marked cinema history. … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby

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Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) was pioneering in celebrities photography. He was the first “outside photographer” : the studios hired him to realize photos for the press. He photographed the biggest movie stars.

Wonderful Old Hollywood actresses on magazine covers

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Gene Tierney was beautiful and moving in the movie “The ghost and Mrs. Muir” with Rex Harrison, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1947. Jean Arthur was abble to play comic roles but also moving ones. My favourite movie of … Continue reading