Monday, November 30, 2009

Out on the Town: Young Hollywood in the swingin' 60s

Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue

Bobby Darrin and Sandra Dee

Annabelle Garth and Robert Evans at the 1968 Golden Globes

Michael Caine and Nancy Sinatra

Troy Donahue and Nanette Turner at the Cocoanut Grove, 1966

Bobby Darrin and Sandra Dee

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aiy Chihuahua!

Jayne Mansfield and her chihuahua

Marilyn Monroe and her chihuahua

Lupe Velez and her chihuahuas

Our little chihuahua, 'Chiquita'

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Gloria Grahame (1923-1981)

When I started thinking about a post for Gloria Grahame's birthday, I was in a bit of a quandary. You see, I've been collecting original Gloria Grahame photos and lobby cards for many years and have well over a thousand in my personal collection. Obviously, with so many pictures to choose from, my usual custom of posting a more-or-less chronological series, with examples from all the major movies, would be a monumental chore. I decided that I would instead share a few select photos from my collection that have never been published online before. I hope you enjoy them.

Gloria with Jed Harris, director of the stage play
The World's Full of Girls (1943)

Gloria at age 18, at the time of her MGM contract signing in 1944

with director Richard Whorf on the set of Blonde Fever (1944)

A scene from Blonde Fever (1944) with Marshall Thompson

in Roughshod (1949)

Gloria at home, April 21, 1953

on the set of Human Desire (1954) with Broderick Crawford

A scene from Human Desire (1954) with Glenn Ford

A scene from Head Over Heels (1979)

These next four photos are some of the prizes of my collection. They are previously unpublished snapshots that were taken by friends and fans in Gloria's later years. I especially get a kick out of the one of Gloria in curlers, apparently at home. I imagine her interrupting housework in the 70s to pose for a friend with the Oscar she received for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952).

from the Iron Horse TV series in 1967

from an unknown film or TV show (any guesses?)

with Burgess Meredith in Mr. Griffin and Me (TV) (1981)

Gloria models at a Charity Fashion Show ca. 1952

Macao (1952), with Robert Mitchum

with Sterling Hayden in a publicity still from Naked Alibi (1954)

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Eloise Taylor O'Brien, Pat O'Brien and Gloria Graham
in a episode from the TV series "Harrigan & Son," which aired Jan 27, 1961

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Art of the Dangle 5 - More Candid Dangles

Marina Berti, 1951

Natalie Wood during filming of
This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Joan Bennett, makeup still for Nob Hill (1945)

Sophia Loren shopping for hats, 1963

Virna Lisi

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rub-a-dub-dub: Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor & Mia Farrow in Secret Ceremony (1968)

Cleopatra (1963)

Cleopatra (1963)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

For the Boys: Ann Sheridan

Ann visits a US Army Air Corps unit in India, 1943, where servicemen have named their B-26 Marauder Medium Bomber the "Sheridan Express" in her honor.

Ann visits wounded U.S. troops at Agra Hospital in India, 1943

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bathing Beauties: Starlets of the 1920s

Marie Prevost

Gladys Ford

Fritzi Ridgeway, 1924

Dorothy Janis, 1926

Jobyna Ralston

Louise Brooks

Margaret Morris