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

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

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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 … Continue reading

Favourite quotes in old Hollywood movies (2) (Film noir movies)

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Marion Parsonnet and Ben Hecht : Gilda’s screenwriters Anthony Veiller : The killers’ screenwriter Billy wilder, Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain : Double indemnity’ screenwriters Sources : IMDB and Pinterest

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

Old Hollywood stars at the beach

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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

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (2)

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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”.

The costume jewelry house Joseff of Hollywood

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Joseff of Hollywood was founded by Eugene Joseff in 1928. The Joseff of Hollywood jewels were worn by the most famous Golden Age Hollywood stars (Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney, Jane Russel, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh…). “It … Continue reading

Favourite movie themes by Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone (born in 1928 in Rome) is one of the greatest film composer. He is especially famous for his collaboration with the Italian director Sergio Leone.

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

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (1)

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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

Favourite 1960s movies

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My top 5 : Splendor in the grass, Charade, Les tontons flingueurs, La grande vadrouille and West side story. “Charade” directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. “A woman (Audrey Hepburn) is pursued by several men … Continue reading