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

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 Wood. My favourite movies of her are “You can’t take it with you” and Mr Deeds goes to town”.

“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 livingwas directed by Mitchell Leisen in 1937 and starring Jean Arthur and Ray Milland. “During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker (Edward Arnold) throws away his wife’s expensive fur coat ; it lands on the head of a stenographer (Jean Arthur). Thus, everyone assume she is his mistress and has access to his millions. ” It is a very funny and wonderful movie with a lovely Jean Arthur.

“You can’t take it with you” was directed by Frank Capra in 1938 and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur. “A man from a family of rich snobs (James Stewart) becomes engaged to a woman (Jean Arthur) from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.” This a wonderful, moving, brillant and full of fancy movie.

“The devil and Miss Jones” was directed by Sam Wood in 1941 and starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. “A tycoon (Charles Coburn) goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. “

The more the Merrier was directed by George Stevens in 1943 starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn. “Due to a housing shortage in Washington, D.C., during World War II, Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) agrees to rent part of her apartment to wealthy retiree Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) and soldier Joe Carter (Joel McCrea).” It is a very funny movie with a lovely Jean Arthur.

Jean Arthur in “The more the Merrier”

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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 ravishing actress Jean Arthur

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Portrait of Jean Arthur in the 1920s, Iljiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings and photo made with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of her are … 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 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