Monday, July 30, 2012

Rub-a-dub-dub: Maria Montez

Maria prepares for her bathtub scene in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

For the Boys: Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney in Naval Aid Auxiliary Uniform, 1943

The war-time organization known as the Naval Aid Auxiliary set up a series of rest stations across the country to provide entertainment and temporary housing for sailors and marines during transfers between duty stations. The NAA received much of their funding from public donations, much of which was raised by Hollywood celebrities through personal appearances nationwide. In 1943-1944 the NAA signed up almost 200 celebrities who dedicated hundreds of hours working in the stations.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 77

Helena Bonham Carter by Peter Lindbergh

Keira Knightley in Last Night (2010)

Lara Stone

Malgosia Bela


Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface (1983)

Nicole Kidman

Rianne ten Haken

Scarlett Johansson

Mary Kate Olsen

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Adventures in Androgyny: Evalyn Knapp

On the set of Smart Money (1931) with director Alfred E. Green, (far right) Boris Karloff, James Cagney and Ralf Harolde.