"They nicknamed me 'The Oomph Girl', and I loathe that nickname! Just being known by a nickname indicates that you're not thought of as a true actress . . . It's just crap! If you call an actress by her looks or a reaction, then that's all she'll ever be thought of as." -- Ann Sheridan ⭐️Photo by George Hurrell, 1942 ⭐️
Lucille Ball and Gene Kelly in Du Barry Was A Lady (1943) ⭐️
⭐️Originally intended to be a vehicle for Ann Southern, Southern dropped out when she discovered she was pregnant and Lucille Ball was cast.
⭐️Lucille Ball would later hire the cinematographer for this film, Karl Freund, for I Love Lucy. ⭐️
Ann Carter and Barbara Stanwyck in "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" (1947). My favorite part of this movie I think is the relationship between Sally (Barbara Stanwyck) and her stepdaughter Bea (Ann Carter). They play it like they genuinely care about each other. It's very sweet. There aren't many movies like that. Most show the stepparent/stepchild hating each other. #thetwomrscarrolls#barbarastanwyck#anncarter#1940s#oldhollywood#classichollywood
Rare color photograph from a photoshoot in 1940. Many online sources credit this photoshoot as done by Hurrell, but I've found magazines give credit to Scotty Welbourne. Whichever photographer took them, they're all so beautiful. ✨💛
Original Caption: ASTRONOMICAL COMEDY STARS ... Hedy Lamar and William Powell, co-stars of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "The Heavenly Body," catch the mood of the comedy based on their disagreement between astronomy and astrology. Miss Lamar and Powell again are cast as man and wife as they were in their other co-starring vehicle, "Crossroads." James Craig heads the supporting cast of "The Heavenly Body," which also includes Faye Bainter, Spring Byington, and Phillip Terry. Ace comedy director Alexander Hall directed and Arthur Hornblow Jr. produced. ⭐️Photo by Clarence S. Bull, 1944 ⭐️
Absolutely stunned that my hometown library still carries #VHS ! 📼
I rented this ALL ABOUT EVE tape dozens of times throughout middle/high school. It was one of the first films I genuinely loved and set me on the path to working in entertainment. Seeing it for the first time in 15+ years was like running into an old friend.
My introduction to the extraordinary Glenn Close was with the now classic 1987 film, Fatal Attraction. What a powerhouse performance. Who could forget Alex Forrest? That film and her performance became part of our popular culture landscape. She was nominated for an Oscar and lost to Cher. I love Cher, but Glen's performance was better and more memorable. She should have won! In her next film, Dangerous Liaisons, she starred as the masterfully corrupt and manipulating Marquise de Merteuil in which she received yet another Academy Award nomination for best actress. This is one of my favorite films and my favorite Glenn Close performance. That last close up scene when she is removing her makeup in silence with tears running down her face as the screen fades to black is probably one of the best cinematic scenes in film history! I've seen it countless times yet every time I watch it, it feels like the first. When it was first released in theaters, I used to skip school to go see it. I was obsessed! Another one of Glenn's memorable film roles was the deliciously evil Cruella De Vil in the live action adaptation of Disney's 101 Dalmatians. She devours every scene she's in! More recently she starred as Patty Hewes in the TV legal drama, Damages. Patty is one of the most layered, complicated characters television has ever had to offer. Glen plays her to perfection. It's no wonder she won two Emmys and a Golden Globe award for that performance. Glen Close is undoubtedly one of the finest actresses of her generation. She's often compared to Meryl Streep. Although I like Meryl, I think Glenn is a more versatile actress. I can't wait to see what she does next! I'm sure it will be brilliant! #glennclose#sunsetboulevard#sunsetboulevardmusical#normadesmond#broadway#billywilder#musical#andrewlloydwebber#paramountstudios#newyork#newyorkcity#nyc#fatalattraction#dangerousliaisons#101dalmations#tonys#tonyawards#oscars#gayicon#classichollywood#hollywood#michaeldouglas#jeanpaulgaultier#fashion#fashionbear#gayfashion#instagay#gaybeard#beard#instabeard