Pre-Raphaelite beauty

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George Hurrel’s photo of the 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 fascinated by … Continue reading

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 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

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

Favourite 1940s movies

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My top 5 : The ghost and Mrs Muir, The Lady from Shanghai, Rebecca, Shop around the corner and Notorious. “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 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