Marilyn in New York photographed by Sam Shaw,1958.



andypaperbag:

Lucian Freud, ph. Clifford Still, 1947

andypaperbag:

Lucian Freud, ph. Clifford Still, 1947



hollyhocksandtulips:

Marilyn, 1955
Photographed by Eve Arnold

hollyhocksandtulips:

Marilyn, 1955

Photographed by Eve Arnold



theloudestvoice:

Gloria Swanson, portrait scanned from Photoplay magazine, April 1923

theloudestvoice:

Gloria Swanson, portrait scanned from Photoplay magazine, April 1923



theloudestvoice:

Anna Q. Nilsson, Gloria Swanson, Buster Keaton, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim and H.B. Warner on the set of Sunset Boulevard, 1950
“The scene where Norma plays bridge with a few old friends came closest to giving us all the creeps, but it reminded us too, once again, of exactly who we were. Anna Q. Nilsson and H.B. Warner had made several important pictures together…before Anna’s career had been cut short by a riding accident. H.B. Warner had also been my leading man in Zaza and had played Christ in Mr. DeMille’s great early biblical epic King of Kings in 1927. Anna had recently returned to the screen as a character actress and looked splendid, but H.B. appeared brittle, almost transparent, when he showed up. Buster Keaton, the fourth member of the bridge party, looked ravaged, as indeed he had been, by alcohol. The last time we had spent any time together, he was still married to Natalie Talmadge and I was the Marquise de la Falaise.
“Waxworks is right,” Buster muttered in his unmatchable deadpan, as the four of us assembled for a scene, and we all howled with laughter.”
~Gloria Swanson in Swanson on Swanson

theloudestvoice:

Anna Q. Nilsson, Gloria Swanson, Buster Keaton, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim and H.B. Warner on the set of Sunset Boulevard, 1950


“The scene where Norma plays bridge with a few old friends came closest to giving us all the creeps, but it reminded us too, once again, of exactly who we were. Anna Q. Nilsson and H.B. Warner had made several important pictures together…before Anna’s career had been cut short by a riding accident. H.B. Warner had also been my leading man in Zaza and had played Christ in Mr. DeMille’s great early biblical epic King of Kings in 1927. Anna had recently returned to the screen as a character actress and looked splendid, but H.B. appeared brittle, almost transparent, when he showed up. Buster Keaton, the fourth member of the bridge party, looked ravaged, as indeed he had been, by alcohol. The last time we had spent any time together, he was still married to Natalie Talmadge and I was the Marquise de la Falaise.

“Waxworks is right,” Buster muttered in his unmatchable deadpan, as the four of us assembled for a scene, and we all howled with laughter.”

~Gloria Swanson in Swanson on Swanson



theloudestvoice:

Thirteen Buster posts seems unlucky, so I’ll take this opportunity to make a 14th and ask Tumblr’s collective brain what the context of this photo is. Help me, please, I need to know what’s up. :)
I’m off of here for the rest of the day, but happy birthday, Buster. I love you the most of all my silent crushes. (I almost wish I were this giant, overstuffed doll with a cute bob and simple-yet-friendly eyes, just so we could sit and look wistful together.) <3

theloudestvoice:

Thirteen Buster posts seems unlucky, so I’ll take this opportunity to make a 14th and ask Tumblr’s collective brain what the context of this photo is. Help me, please, I need to know what’s up. :)

I’m off of here for the rest of the day, but happy birthday, Buster. I love you the most of all my silent crushes. (I almost wish I were this giant, overstuffed doll with a cute bob and simple-yet-friendly eyes, just so we could sit and look wistful together.) <3



theniftyfifties:

Gloria Swanson for ‘Sunset Boulevard’, 1950.

theniftyfifties:

Gloria Swanson for ‘Sunset Boulevard’, 1950.



narcissusskisses:

James dean

narcissusskisses:

James dean



blonde-venus:

Jean Harlow, via harlow11star on flickr

blonde-venus:

Jean Harlow, via harlow11star on flickr



hollyhocksandtulips:

James Dean and Julie Harris, “East of Eden”, 1955

hollyhocksandtulips:

James Dean and Julie Harris, “East of Eden”, 1955