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Timeless Beauty Marilyn Monroe

22 Nov

Timeless Beauty of Audrey Hepburn

15 Nov

Bathing Beauties: Gail Russell in Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

5 Nov

Night Has a Thousand Eyes is a 1948 film noir, starring Edward G. Robinson and directed by John Farrow. The screenplay was written by Barré Lyndon and Jonathan Latimer. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Cornell Woolrich.


Brigitte Bardot photographed in France at the Cannes Film Festival by Kary Lasch

4 Nov

Here are some great photographs of 19 year-old Brigitte Bardot at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Photographs by Kary Lasch.

Sexy Retro Halloween Witches

26 Oct
Etchika Choureau, 1958

Virginia Curtis, 1954

Madge Meredith, 1946

Ann Miller, 1949

Tintype Witches, 1875

Ann Savage Riding, 1944

Nancy Gates, 1943

Lucia Carroll, 1941

Leila Hyams, 1928

June Collyer, 1930

Fabulous Four Witches, 1941

Dorothy Dix, 1928

Colleen Moore, 1920

Ursula Jeanis, 1965

Something’s Got to Give – Marilyn Monroe’s Never-Before-Seen Nearly Nude Photos

24 Oct
While the film never made it to theaters, stills and photographs from the shoot have been exhibited the world over, though only the best images have survived — Monroe reportedly destroyed negatives of pictures she didn’t like. The star celebrated her 36th birthday on the set of her last film, dying just two months later on August 5, 1962.

While filming Something’s Got to Give, Fox studios permitted Monroe to travel to New York to serenade President John F. Kennedy at his birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden.

On the edge. Producer Henry Weinstein and director George Cukor fired Monroe after a series of absences, rehiring her only after her co-star Dean Martin refused to work with anyone else.

Something’s Got to Give was supposed to be a closed set, but Monroe personally invited photographers to snap up pictures of her.

Monroe eventually took off her flesh-colored bikini bottom and swam around naked. The film would have been the first time a major movie star appeared completely nude onscreen since Hedy Lamarr’s appearance in Ecstasy in 1933.

Marilyn Monroe was supposed to wear a body stocking for the pool scene in Something’s Got to Give, but she took it off and swam around only in a flesh-colored bikini bottom.

Monroe died before she finished making the movie, but excerpts and snapshots of her now-legendary nude bathing scene have only fueled her posthumous celebrity. Almost 50 years after her death, Duncan Miller Gallery is now exhibiting a dozen rare photos of Monroe from the set of Something’s Got to Give.

(Duncan Miller Gallery, via LA Weekly)

A series of never-before seen pictures of Marilyn Monroe are published in new book

22 Oct

A series of never-before seen pictures of Marilyn Monroe showing the sex symbol in unguarded and intimate moments has been published for the first time. The photos show the screen legend, then 27, still oozing sex appeal despite being in the clutches of a grizzly bear. They are part of more than 100 previously unpublished and digitally restored black and white images taken during the summer of 1953 and featured in a new book.

Picture: REUTERS/The Estate of John Vachon/Dover Publications, Inc.

Beautiful B&W Portrait Pictures of Ann Dvorak

22 Oct

Ann Dvorak (August 2, 1911 – December 10, 1979) was an American film actress.

Asked how to pronounce her adopted surname, she told The Literary Digest: “My name is properly pronounced vor’shack. The D remains silent. I have had quite a time with the name, having been called practically everything from Balzac to Bickelsrock.”

Ziegfeld Girls from 1910-40s by Alfred Cheney Johnston

21 Oct

Alfred Cheney Johnston (known as “Cheney” to his friends and associates) (April 8, 1885 – April 17, 1971) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s/1930s actors and actresses.

Featuring the photographs of lovely, anonymous Ziegfeld Girls by Alfred Cheney Johnston, taken from the 1910s thru the 1940’s.


Sharon Stone, 1983

7 Oct

[via How To Be A Retronaut]