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 1940s movies

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

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

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

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

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

Favourite music scenes in old French movies

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“Happy birthday to you” sung by Lino Ventura in the French cult comedy “Les tontons flingueurs” directed by Georges Lautner : Louis de Funès and Bourvil sing “Tea for two” in the turkish baths in the great French movie “La … Continue reading

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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Favourite Films Noirs

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The term of “Film Noir” (literally “black film”) was invented by French film critics after the World War II, in 1946. The first critic who used this term was the French film critic Nino Frank. This kind of movie can … Continue reading

The classic actor Cary Grant

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One of my favourite actor, the British Cary Grant (1904-1986) was charming and disarmingly clownish. He played in wonderful movies, worked alongside the greatest actresses (Audrey Hepburn, Jean Arthur, Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn…)  and directors (Stanley Donen, Hitchcok, Leo McCarey…). … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Edith Head

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Edith Head (1897-1981) was an American costume designer who worked with the most famous Hollywood actresses and directors like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder. Between 1924 and 1967, she worked at the Paramount Pictures in the … Continue reading

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”.

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