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#16 - Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes by Carolyn Keene - ★★1/2

"Nancy said it indicated one thing to her. ‘There is something bigger involved.’ "

#16 - Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes by Carolyn Keene - ★★1/2

"Nancy said it indicated one thing to her. ‘There is something bigger involved.’ "


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alwaysmarilynmonroe:

MM Expert Marijane Gray with Marilyn’s actual iconic white bathing suit from her 1957 photo shoot with Sam Shaw. Marijane is a modern us size six (uk size ten) and it is too small for her. Of course all sizes and shapes are beautiful, but this is a reminder that you can be petite and have curves, which is the proportion of your body shape, not your weight.

alwaysmarilynmonroe:

MM Expert Marijane Gray with Marilyn’s actual iconic white bathing suit from her 1957 photo shoot with Sam Shaw. Marijane is a modern us size six (uk size ten) and it is too small for her. Of course all sizes and shapes are beautiful, but this is a reminder that you can be petite and have curves, which is the proportion of your body shape, not your weight.


chaplinfortheages:

citizenscreen:

Birthday shout out to Geraldine Chaplin

Happy 70th birthday to Geraldine.

Born July 31st 1944 - Charlie Chaplin’s 4th child, but 1st child with wife Oona & his 1st daughter.  

Edith McKenzie (Kay-Kay), Chaplin nanny and household member for over 40 years, liked to recall how Charlie Chaplin watched and held his first daughter with the wonder of a young, first time father, when he was in fact already the parent of two serving soldiers (Geraldine’s brothers Charles Jr & Sydney)


Don’t… don’t you get any foolish ideas that magic will solve all your problems, because it won’t.

-The Sword in the Stone (1963)


missmarlenedietrich:

Happy Birthday, Clara! ♥ (29. July 1905 - 27. September 1965)

We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red Chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.



dianapowell:

Happy Birthday William Horatio Powell | July 29th, 1892 March 5th, 1984

His careful attention to the neceties of grooming; his perfectly tailored suits, spotless cuffs, and collars; his orotund voice curled around well-turned phrases; the deferential way he bowed his head slightly when being introduced all would have helped him gain entry at any elite, leather-chair-and-brandy-snifter men’s club.

I’m not a ladies’ man. I haven’t the physical characteristics for one thing. Not handsome. Someone like Valentino should have played this part. Not Bill Powell.
Unfortunately, or perhaps it is fortunate that I have always been forced to stand on my acting ability. I haven’t a personality such as Jack Gilbert`s, for instance, that attracts women and makes them like me for myself. When I am on the screen I must make them forget me entirely and think only of my acting”

Powell is to dialogue as Fred Astaire is to dance. His delivery is so droll and insinuating, so knowing and innocent at the same time, that it hardly matters what he’s saying.


clarabows:

Happy 109th birthday Clara Bow! 29th July 1905.

I loved her. She was so generous, no snootiness or anything. She was wonderful to me.”
- Jean Arthur

"I felt Clara was just marvelous, and I loved her. I feel very sorry for her, terribly sorry for her personally. She had such a sad life."
- Colleen Moore

"I was introduced to Clara Bow. I think we just said ‘hello.’ She was a bit nervous and was seemingly in haste. She was there to act and perform and she wanted to get started. I remember she was very nice and not an ‘It’ Girl at all. She was very quiet and not talkative. She wore a pleated skirt with a big belt around her waist and was very graceful. I could tell how talented she was because she could use her face so well. Whenever she spoke, her eyebrows would go up. She was very small with lovely hair over her forehead and great big eyes. She seemed insecure about the talkies and found the whole thing overwhelming. I remember hearing her say, ‘It’s all so new to me.’ She was all alone there. She’d go into make-up alone and do it herself and she’d come on the set alone. She didn’t depend on anybody. I didn’t think the studio was supporting her. She was such a big star and I think she could have had a longer career if they had been more helpful. I was impressed with what a nice girl she really was."
- Marian Marsh

"On Screen she was bigger than anybody. But off the screen she disappeared like an over-exposed negative."
- Louise Brooks

“Clara Bow is the quintessence of what the term ‘flapper’ signifies as a definite description: pretty, impudent, superbly assured, as worldly-wise, briefly-clad and ‘hard-berled’ as possible. There were hundreds of them, her prototypes. Now, completing the circle, there are thousands more, patterning themselves after her. It is rather futile to analyse flappers. They are just girls, all sorts of girls, their one common trait being that they are young things with a splendid talent for living.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"When she is on the screen nothing else matters. When she is off, the same is true".
- Photoplay

"Then we were doing the death scene—Josef von Sternberg was directing that. She was dying, and I was kneeling beside her, weeping. She was chewing gum. She had this great wad of gum in her face when they said, ‘All right, Clara, get the gum out. We’re going to shoot the scene.’ She took the gum out, put it back of her ear, and died. Well, that struck me as so funny, I howled, and they had to wait for me to stop laughing before I could cry again."
- Esther Ralston

"If ever a star was made by public demand, it was Clara Bow."
- Adela Rogers St. Johns

"When Bow was at her height in pictures we could make a story with her in it and gross a million and a half, where another actress would gross half a million in the same picture and with the same cast."
- David Selznick

"This girl was the real thing, someone to stir every pulse in the nation."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"There was no rivalry whatever between us. She had her part and I had mine. But I feel very sorry because one night, I think it was the night we finished the picture, I was giving a big party at my house and I had to rush home. Her dressing room was right next door to mine, and she must have known that I was giving a big party. All the Hollywood people, directors and everybody, were coming. She was standing in her doorway, and she said, ‘You’re having a party, aren’t you, Esther?’ I said, ‘Yes. Oh, would you like to come, Clara?’ ‘No, no’ she said, ‘I know you don’t want me.’ I’ve never forgotten that."
- Esther Ralston

"… Clara Bow lingers in the eye, long after the picture has gone."
Variety, 1924


disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 


Vanessa Paradis in Élisa (1995) - requested by emilycosette



#179 - Act of Love (1953) - ★★★

"The River Seine. All my life I wanted to see it. Finally I saw it, with a gun in my hand. Travel, twentieth-century style."

#179 - Act of Love (1953) - ★★★

"The River Seine. All my life I wanted to see it. Finally I saw it, with a gun in my hand. Travel, twentieth-century style."


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#15 - Bardot by Sean French - ★★★★

"Bardot’s youthful insouciance, freed from traditional moral constraints, was subversive in its own way but not only was  it an ideal that other women would inevitably fail to live up to, it would also defeat Bardot herself."

#15 - Bardot by Sean French - ★★★★

"Bardot’s youthful insouciance, freed from traditional moral constraints, was subversive in its own way but not only was  it an ideal that other women would inevitably fail to live up to, it would also defeat Bardot herself."


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#178 - Psyche 59 (1964) - ★★★

"Aren’t you going to kiss the bride?"

#178 - Psyche 59 (1964) - ★★★

"Aren’t you going to kiss the bride?"


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#177 - Island in the Sun (1957) - ★★1/2

"Does it make any difference, having an aim in life?"

#177 - Island in the Sun (1957) - ★★1/2

"Does it make any difference, having an aim in life?"


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ourmarilynmonroe:

27/29 July 1962 - Marilyn Monroe spends the weekend with Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra and others at Cal-Neva Lodge. It is here where she supposedly had an overdose after accidentally taking too much medication. Many stories from this weekend are conflicting and pure rumour, hence why it is known as “The Lost Weekend”.

These are most probably the last photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe when she was alive as she died a few days later.