Female gang members in a police lineup, 1942.
"I’ve messed up my life and it’s too late to change that. These walks are just an escape. When I walk alone, I think about my life and the past…I am not satisfied with the way I made my life. New York has everything, but what use is that to me? I might just as well live on a deserted island. I’m restless everywhere. I always have been…if only I knew where to go."
-Greta Garbo, 1977
Carole Lombard’s bedside table, complete with Baby pictures of herself and Clark.
Marlene Dietrich’s cameo in Paris When it Sizzles (1964)
You know, it’s just a matter of time. The soul is willing but the flesh is weak.
and ps: i started to watch american horror story and i’m in love
i really don’t want to go to school tomorrow.
Olivia de Havilland icons- for anonymous & olivia-deh
Judy Garland performing “By Myself” in the movie I Could Go On Singing, c. 1963
"The only times I’m self-conscious are-when I’m Jean Arthur. In front of the camera I lose my identity completely, and with it I lose my timidity. As a character in a play I feel as if I can be what people expect. As Jean Arthur, I never feel as if I know what people expect."
Happy birthday Gladys Georgianna Greene aka Jean Arthur!! (October 17, 1900 -
J une 19, 1991)
Happy birthday Gladys Georgianna Greene aka Jean Arthur!
(October 17th, 1900 -
June 19, 1991)
It’s hardly fair for women to do the same things at the same hours every day of their lives, while men have new experiences, meet new people every day. I felt that way as a little girl, with two older brothers around the house. It seemed to me that they led adventurous lives, compared with mine. I felt cheated and frustrated. I became a tomboy in self-defense. I decided that I was going to do things that were exciting, or at least interesting.
UNDERRATED ACTRESSES: 1/? → JEAN ARTHUR
Gladys Georgianna Greene (October 17, 1900 - June 19, 1991)
Nominated for best actress in 1943 for The More the Merrier, Jean Arthur was one of the most overlooked actresses in the business. She changed her name to Jean Arthur, inspired by two great heroes, King Arthur and Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc). Jean had a high pitch voice that was hidden for seven years after her film debut until her first talkie in 1929. Her voice almost kept her from being casted in bigger roles, but her acting was irresistible. She was so irresistible that she was one of the leading contenders for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. She did a screen test in 1938 for the film, but was soon turned down and was followed by a test from Joan Bennett and then Vivien Leigh. This allowed Jean to accept another film offer starring Jimmy Stewart called Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Arthur was known as being reclusive because she suffered from stage fright, and she refused to do interviews… “Quite frankly, I’d rather have my throat slit.”. Often stated as The Actress Nobody Knew, Jean Arthur was not only a screwball legend, she was a brilliant actress with unmistakable talent. Her most famous roles are in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and You Can’t Take it With You (1938). Jean Arthur, in my opinion, deserved more recognition than what she received…
“I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself.” - Jean Arthur
can we just talk about
what are you
you adorable woman
i love you so much
♫ "Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the Beast." ♫
Happy 89th Birthday, Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury!
(October 16, 1925)
“Providing I can put one foot in front of the other, I will continue to act."