Favourite quotes in Old Hollywood movies (Screwball comedy) (4)

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Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich were the screenwriters of “The thin man” directed by W.S. Van Dyke in 1934 with William Powell (Nick Charles) and Myrna Loy (Nora Charles) Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster were the screenwriters of … Continue reading

Natalie Wood

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Photo of the actress Natalie Wood and my two photos of Agrigento, Sicily. Agrigento, Sicily Natalie Wood is my favourite actress with Jean Arthur. My favourite movies of her are Splendor in the grass, West Side Story, The property is … 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

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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Favourite quotes in old Hollywood movies (3) (Screwball comedy)

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Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch were the screenwriters of the movie “Ninotchka“. Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde were the screenwriters of the movie “Bringing up Baby“. Viña Delmar and Arthur Richman were the screenwriter of “The awful truth“.

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 Old Hollywood photographer Elmer Fryer

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Elmer Fryer (1898-1944) was an American photographer who did portraits of Hollywood stars for Warner Bros from 1929 to 1941. He replaced Fred Archer in 1929, as the head of the Warner Bros’ still department. He photographed actors like Errol … 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

Luminous Gene Tierney

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Photo of the actress Gene Tierney and my pattern. She played in one of the most wonderful movies : “The ghost and Mrs Muir” directed by Mankiewicz in 1941 and starring Rex Harrison and George Sanders. A young widow Lucy … Continue reading

Marilyn Monroe in pink

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William Travilla’s gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie « Gentlemen prefer blondes » (1953). Marilyn Monroe sings « Diamonds are girl’s best friends » in the movie « Gentlemen prefer blondes ».

The dazzling Norma Shearer

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Photo of Norma Shearer (George Hurrell?), Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings and photo made with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. George Hurrell was the most famous Old Hollywood photographer. His photos of the most popular movie … 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 magnificent Carole Lombard

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Photo of Carole Lombard by Otto Dyar, photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings (art deco inspired). Carole Lombard was a famous actress who often played in screwball comedy movies (Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies … 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

Audrey Hepburn enlightening Christmas

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Photo of Audrey Hepburn in the movie “Funny face”, Wilhelm Schweizer Pewter’s angel and my photo of the Christmas trees i did last year at my aunt’s house. More photos of my Christmas tree of last year :

Old Hollywood stars at the swimming pool

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Elizabeth Taylor : Gene Tierney : Ava Gardner : Grace Kelly : Natalie Wood : Rita Hayworth :

The vintage photographer Paul Tanqueray

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Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991) was an English photographer. The well-known photographer Cecil Beaton had been his assistant until 1927. The Paul Tanqueray’s work was weekly published in the magazines Sketch and Tatler. His photos were also regularly in the covers of … Continue reading

Waiting for a kiss under the mistletoe

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Photo of Norma Shearer under the mistletoe for the New Year (MGM studios), Wilhelm Schweizer Pewter’s ornament (angel), glitter heart brooch, branch of mistletoe and star earrings by Andrea Fohrman.

When Hollywood celebrated Halloween (2)

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The Old Hollywood costume designer Travis Banton

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Travis Banton (1894-1958) was an American costume designer at the Paramount. He dressed hollywood stars such as Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich. He worked with Carole Lombard and Marlene Dietrich for many movies. He … Continue reading

When Hollywood celebrated the July 4th !

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The July 4th (or Fourth of July) is a patriotic and federal holiday ; it is the Independence Day in the United States. It is celebrates each year to commemorate the publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Bretagne … Continue reading

Old Hollywood stars at the beach

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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 photographer Wallace Seawell

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Wallace Seawell (1916-2007) was an American photographer who shot the most famous Hollywood stars during the Fifties and the Sixties. Among actresses he had under his objective, there were Natalie Wood, Sophia Lauren, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. His photos … 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

The vintage celebrity photographer Peter Basch

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Peter Basch was an American photographer born in Berlin, Germany. During the Fifties and the Sixties, he shot the most famous European (Mainly French) and American celebrities (actors, dancers, artists). He also did fashion photoshoots for magazines such as Life … 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

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (2)

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The Italian vintage fashion House Sorelle Fontana

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Sorelle Fontana was an Italian Haute couture fashion house based in Rome. It was created in 1943 by the Fontana sisters (Micol Fontana, Giovanna Fontana and Zoe Fontana). In the 1950s, they launched a line of ready to wear. In … Continue reading

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 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

Vintage Academy Awards in photos

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Since 1929, the Academy Awards (Oscars) have been given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize cinema excellence.