The Old Hollywood costume designer Bernard Newman

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Bernard Newman was a 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 : Rafter … Continue reading

Favourite 1930s movies

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“It happened one night”was directed by Frank Capra in 1934 and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. “A spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert), running away from her family, is helped by a man (Clark Gable) who is actually a reporter in … 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