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Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish

The beautiful 1920s silent movie star Lillian Gish. I assume this is a publicity photo from one of her movies, but does anyone know which movie it’s from?

Rudolph Valentino and his dog

Rudolph Valentino and his dog

Rudolph Valentino and his dog. Actor and heart-throb Valentino appeared in many films, including Moran of the Lady Letty (1921), which was filmed in a variety of Southern California locations, including Balboa, Anaheim Landing, Catalina, and the Lasky Camp in Santa Ana Canyon. Does anyone know what his dog was called?

10 things you didn’t know about Katharine Hepburn

10 things you didn’t know about Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn received four Academy Awards for Best Actress – I think this is a record but I couldn’t verify it, does anyone know? She had 26-year affair with her costar Spencer Tracy which was hidden from the public. The young Hepburn was a tomboy who liked to call herself Jimmy, and cut her hair(…)

Marilyn Monroe’s costume test for her unseen last movie (video)

Marilyn Monroe’s costume test for her unseen last movie (video)

Marilyn Monroe‘s costume test for the unfinished 1962 movie Something’s Got to Give. She’s absolutely hypnotic, even just trying out different costumes and hairstyles. It’s such a shame she died before this movie could be made… Edited with BlogPad Pro

10 things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

10 things you didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn

Did you know that  Audrey Hepburn wasn’t Capote’s first choice to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Hope you like these unusual facts about Hepburn. They are 10 things I didn’t know about Audrey Hepburn anyway!  If you’re the world’s biggest Audrey Hepburn superfan you may already know some of these – let me(…)

10 things you didn’t know about Rita Hayworth

10 things you didn’t know about Rita Hayworth

Best known for her performance in Gilda, Rita Hayworth was one of the 1940s most famous (and one of my all time favourite) movie stars. I certainly didn’t know all of these facts, so I’d love to know how many are new to you too! Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New(…)

The pre-Hollywood Greta Garbo

The pre-Hollywood Greta Garbo

Swedish actress Greta Garbo photographed in 1925 just before she made the move to Hollywood (and before she had her Hollywood transformation). It’s very different to her American movie image isn’t it?

Joan Collins being attacked by Giant Ants

Joan Collins being attacked by Giant Ants

I love a good monster movie, well truth be told I love a *rubbish* monster movie. If the monster movie is too graphic and ‘realistic’ I don’t like it at all (I’m still having nightmares from watching Starship Troopers). This is from the movie Empire of the Ants from 1977. I love the fact that(…)

Joan Collins screentest for Liz Taylors part in Cleopatra

Joan Collins screentest for Liz Taylors part in Cleopatra

Did you know that Joan Collins was considered for the part of Cleopatra before Elizabeth Taylor finally won the role? Here is her screentest. You see her in full costume and makeup trying out some of the lines- what do you think? Personally, she’s not a patch on Taylor, I think they made the right(…)

Joan Crawford looking veiled and edgy, 1930

Joan Crawford looking veiled and edgy, 1930

Isn’t this a stunning photo of Joan Crawford? It dates from the early 1930s and I love the dark lace-veiled hat and those wicked lips – isn’t she fabulous?

Silent movie actress Lillian Gish

Silent movie actress Lillian Gish

1920s Hollywood star and silent movie actress Lillian Gish photographed by Charles Albin, New York, 1922. Aren’t her gloves and veil pretty? Such a lovely photo!

Greta Garbo before she was told to ‘lose weight and get her teeth fixed’

Greta Garbo before she was told to ‘lose weight and get her teeth fixed’

These photos of  Greta Garbo were taken in 1924, the year she made her first movie in The Saga of Gösta Berling. The following year she met Louis B. Mayer, the vice president and general manager of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who reportedly told her to “get her teeth fixed and to lose weight because Americans didn’t like(…)

Joan Collins in the 1970s

Joan Collins in the 1970s

Goodness me, now that’s a cross face if I ever did see one! This 1970s photo of Joan Collins (looking formidable) was from the 1973 movie Drive Hard, Drive Fast. In my case the Seventies really was the decade that fashion forgot, I wore flared corduroy dungarees, Aran jumpers, tartan and t-bar shoes from StartRight(…)

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock

A series of promotional photos of Elvis Presley from the movie Jailhouse Rock. You can see why he drove the girls so crazy can’t you (except for the photo where he looks drunk – I’m surprised that one made it through!) [3 photos]

Young Greta Garbo aged 15

Young Greta Garbo aged 15

A young Greta Garbo photographed aged 15 in 1920 by Henry B Goodwin. It was another 4 years before she starred in her first movie.

Young Joan Collins with a pancake on her head

Young Joan Collins with a pancake on her head

As you can see it’s not *actually* a pancake, but the hat does look like a pancake so I’m going to call it a pancake hat (until someone more knowledgable corrects me). Anyway, this is a publicity photo of a young Joan Collins from the 1952 movie I Believe in You. I’m not sure how(…)