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Postby klondike » August 16th, 2008, 9:47 am

mongoII wrote:I won't comment on Lizabeth Scott since I'm happy just to have her around.


You're exactly right, Mongo.
Forgive my lapse of manners; I guess peeking around behind all these glam tinseltown lives had me reacting superficially. [Just don't ell my Mom, 'kay? I got my ears pulled enough when I was a kid!]

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Postby mongoII » August 16th, 2008, 2:23 pm

Thank you, Klondike. Your mother would be proud.

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The guys at Universal Studios: Hugh O'Brien, Scott Brady,
Rock Hudson, John Bromfield and Tony Curtis.

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Kirk Douglas 91 at a tribute to Barbara Stanwyck in 2007.

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Betty Grable with first husband Jackie Coogan.

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Marlon Brando in full bloom.

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Ice skater Sonja Henie on the town with Cesar Romero.

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Sterling Hayden at sea on his schooner.

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Mae West and Marlene Dietrich comparing notes.

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Tony Curtis sans toupee.

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Esther Williams wih her date Jeff Chandler.

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Norma Shearer with James Stewart.

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Silent screen star Lillian Gish preparing to go on stage.

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Robert Mitchum trudging from the pharmacy in 1996.

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Lana Turner, Johnny Stompanato & Cheryl Crane just pior to the tragedy.

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Ingrid Bergman presenting the Best Actor Oscar to Ray Milland for "The Lost Weekend"

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Frank Sinatra and wife Ava Gardner dining out.

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Wold War II pinup the delightful Ann Miller.

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Ginger Rogers & husband Lew Ayres at Joan Crawford's wedding reception.

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Errol Flynn with 15 yr old gal pal Beverly Aadland.

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Tyrone Power sunning between takes.

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Sal Mineo and Paul Newman chewing the fat.

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John Garfield and wife Roberta on their wedding day January 27, 1935.

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Bela Lugosi at rest in his Dracula outfit (1956).

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Deborah Kerr raiding the refrigerator.

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Lana Turner & John Hodiak going over lines in a cozy manner.

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Frances Dee and husband Joel McCrea romping on the beach.

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Mickey Hargitay and wife Jayne Mansfield during their nightclub act.

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W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx meet briefly at a buffet.

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Stan Laurel on the set with his daughter Lois.

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Ava Gardner & Robert Taylor on the set of "The Bribe" (1949).

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Boris Karloff relaxed at home.

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Dancing dynamos Donald O'Connor, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

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Clifton Webb with his beloved mother Maybelle.

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Lupe Velez getting cozy with Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger).

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Esther Williams & June Allyson at James Stewart's funeral in 1997.

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Bette Davis in a moment of tranquility.

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Postby moira finnie » August 18th, 2008, 6:19 pm

Your new thread is quite a trip through the decades of classic Hollywood, Mongo. I'm enjoying the ride a great deal, (though, perhaps I could have lived out my span without seeing Marlon Brando in a diaper... :wink:).

My three favorite photos so far are the two with Ava Gardner entertaining two of her (ahem) gentlemen friends, Sinatra and Robert Taylor (by the looks of things practically on the same day). I lent my copy of Lee Server's biography, "Ava:Love Is Nothing" to my brother, (I can kiss that book goodbye), so maybe you can fill my memory in about how these two fellas dovetailed in that beauty's life. All I can remember is that Barbara Stanwyck would have gladly let the air out of Ava's tires had she had the chance following Gardner's affair with her then-husband, Taylor. Did those two guys know about each other, or was what was good for the goose, just as good for the gander? Btw, the not-on-dvd, seldom broadcast noir, The Bribe (1949) will be steaming up TCM this week on Aug. 21st at 9:00AM and on Nov. 24th at 12:15AM (something to be thankful for around the holiday, eh?)...My other, truly favorite photo so far is the one of Stan Laurel and his little girl Lois. Could there ever have been a sweeter looking father?

Thanks for putting this compendium together, Mongo. You are wonderful.
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Postby mrsl » August 18th, 2008, 9:21 pm

Mongo:

I like these candids so much better than the studio poses. I'm afraid I'm with moira on Marlon, but also with Bela in his real, as opposed to reel coffin.

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Postby klondike » August 19th, 2008, 7:10 am

Avaavaavaava . . 'va . . 'va
I'd be more eloquent, but my glands keep unplugging my tongue!
Mongo, good Sir, are you trying to sabotage my wits? First, a quick glimpse of Brenda Marshall, then the merest soupcon of Rita, and now a hefty double shot of the lovliest filly ever to prance the pastures of Hollywood Heaven?!!
You know what those two candids of l'Ava Jolie brought to mind for me, just now? That deMaupassant quote about how someone you dislike will annoy the living h*ll out of you just by the way they hold their fork, yet some one you adore can dump their whole plate in your lap and you just won't care.
That kind of sums up how I feel about AG: never a great actress, not always a loyal friend, seldom a warm humanitarian, likely not a noteworthy intellectual or aesthetic, too often a self-absorbed wanton . . but by combining that stunning face with a chipper personality and a bon vivant attitude, her merry little balloon just goes drifting sweetly along forever beneath that canopy of greater Stars!

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Postby jdb1 » August 19th, 2008, 8:46 am

Never ceases to amaze me, Klonny: I simply don't get all the rapture about Ava Gardner. I think the photo above is ghastly -- the only adjective I can ever come up with for Gardner's face is "odd," and not necessarily in a good way. We all surely see different things in the same image, don't we?

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Postby moira finnie » August 19th, 2008, 8:59 am

Judith, my friend, I suspect that you may be in the minority regarding Ava Gardner. It may seem an odd face, but a beautiful one, despite all, and to me, a better actress than she knew as she aged, not always so gracefully.
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Postby ChiO » August 19th, 2008, 9:21 am

Speaking of faces: I'm having a hard time which makes the better pair of faces -- William Claude & Julius, or Sal & Paul. Beauty lurks everywhere.
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Postby klondike » August 19th, 2008, 10:15 am

ChiO wrote:Speaking of faces: I'm having a hard time which makes the better pair of faces -- William Claude & Julius, or Sal & Paul. Beauty lurks everywhere.


Great point, Big C: especially that exchange of looks between Fields & Marx - truly a treasure!

And speaking of expression . . hey, Mongo, can you ID that comely young thing behind Ginger who was endeavoring to give such great face at Joan's wedding bash?

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Postby mongoII » August 19th, 2008, 10:57 am

Klondike, the lovely actress is Sally Blane, the sister of Loretta Young. The guy leaning on the bar is actor Russell Gleason, the son of the wonderful James Gleason. The photo was taken c1938.
And I happen to think that Ava Gardner is a ravishing beauty.

Much thanks to you Moira, and I'm glad to hear that your enjoying the thread. Strangely enough I had no idea that Robert Taylor and Ava Gardner were an item. That rat canoodled around on my Barbara Stanwyck?

Anne, as promised the CANDIDS are a variety of images both bitter and sweet. Not all was peaches and cream in LALA land.

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Postby Ayres » August 19th, 2008, 12:45 pm

mongoII wrote:Klondike, the lovely actress is Sally Blane, the sister of Loretta Young. The guy leaning on the bar is actor Russell Gleason, the son of the wonderful James Gleason. The photo was taken c1938.


If I may, Mongo, the photo was taken October 11, 1935, the day Joan married Franchot Tone.

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Postby mongoII » August 19th, 2008, 1:01 pm

Thank you Ayres. I appreciate the correction.

Here are some more candids to enjoy:
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Divas Rosalind Russell, Greer Garson & Merle Oberon stepping out.

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At the pool with Robert Wagner making faces behind Jeffrey Hunter.

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Publicity shot of Natalie Wood as "Gypsy" (1962).

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On the set of "Tarzan and His Mate" with Johnny Weissmuller & Maureen O'Sullivan.

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'Happy birthday to me' - Marilyn Monroe turning 30 in 1956.

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Betty Hutton jivin' with the soldiers at the Canteen during WWII.

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Tony Curtis as Josephine & Jack Lemmon as Daphne on the studio lot while making "Some Like It Hot" (1959).

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Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon reunited 36 years later in 1995 for Vanity Fair Magazine.

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Barbara Stanwyck incognito dining with husband Robert Taylor (1950).

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Tony Curtis and Jeff Chandler sharing a cup of coffee.

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Marilyn Monroe surrounded by John and Robert Kennedy hmmm.

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Howard Duff and Ida Lupino with their daughter Bridget.

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George Stevens directing Elizabeth Taylor & Montgomery Clift in "A Place in the Sun".

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Marie Dressler (center) on the picket line. Watch out!

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Marlene Dietrich & Claudette Colbert romping on the slide.

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Laurence Olivier? Hopefully it's for a stage or film role.

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Ricardo Montalban busy as a beaver.

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Anna Magnani, Marlon Brando & Joanne Woodward on the set of "The Fugitive Kind."

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Hattie McDaniel a member of the AWVS during WWII.

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Shelley Winters unzipped and Farley Granger to the rescue.

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A salute to Barbara Stanwyck (2007) L-R Earl Holliman, Gigi Perreau, Army Archerd, Pat Crowley, Lizabeth Scott, host Robert Osborne, Lori Nelson, Nolan Miller & Nina Foch.

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Glenn Close with a fragile Deborah Kerr receiving an honorary Oscar in 1994.

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Actress Gale Sondergaard grilled at the HUAC witch hunt trials.

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Humphey Bogart and third wife actress Mayo Methot.

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Laurel & Hardy playing doctors treating Johnnie Weissmuller.

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Marlene Dietrich & John Wayne in a game of chess on the set.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr and wife Joan Crawford.

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Jane Russell & Bob Hope on the set of "Son of Paleface" (1952).

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Margaret O'Brien with husband Roy and their daughter Mara.

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Maureen O'Hara eye to eye with Fidel Castro while making "Our Man In Havana."

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Steve Cochran and pal on the set (1959).
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Postby myrnaloyisdope » August 20th, 2008, 9:53 am

More great stuff. The Brando one is beyond depressing.

I love the one of Dietrich and Colbert, very cute.

Oh, and it is Farley Granger, not "Farey".
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Postby klondike » August 20th, 2008, 10:03 am

myrnaloyisdope wrote:
Oh, and it is Farley Granger, not "Farey".


I think it's safe to say that we all know that it's farley, not farey (and subconciously corrected it while reading), but most of us like to practice stockpiling forgiveness when it comes to typo's. :wink:
Sort of choosing to ignore the color of everyone's pots & kettles, as it were.

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Postby myrnaloyisdope » August 20th, 2008, 10:45 am

I guess I should have put a smiley.
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