Category: 1930s movies

Joan Crawford and Clark Gable publicity photos for Dancing Lady (1933)

In August 1939, Life magazine sent photographer Charles Peterson to shoot an assignment which was never featured in the magazine. This invitation only jam session was organized by jazz guitarist Eddie Condon and promoter Ernie Anderson. It took place in New York at the Riverside Drive apartment of cartoonist Burris Jenkins. The guest list included Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ivie Anderson, Hot Lips Page, Billie Holiday, Harry Lim, Pee Wee Russell, Johnny Hodges, Chu Berry, Cozy Cole, Clyde Newcombe, Bud Freeman, and Dave Tough.


Myrna Loyand and William Powell play sleuthing couple Nick and Nora Charles for the second time in “After The Thin Man” (1936).

Photos by Clarence Sinclair Bull

Jean Harlow photographed by Harvey White, 1933.

James Cagney and Jean Harlow publicity photos for The Public Enemy (1931)

Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone publicity photos for Dancing Lady (1933)

Kay Francis and William Powell publicity photos for One Way Passage (1932)

Paul Muni,

Karen Morley,

and Osgood Perkins in Scarface (1932)


James Cagney and Bette Davis in “Jimmy The Gent” (1934)

Clark Gable photographed by George Hurrell, 1931.