Category: 1940

Anna May Wong and her brother Richard photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 13, 1940.

Anna May Wong photographed by Carl Van Vechten on

November 4, 1940.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. 

Orson Welles and Dolores Del Rio sail to Catalina Island off the coast of California, circa 1940. 

Photos by Earl Theisen

William Powell and Myrna Loy publicity stills for “I Love You Again” (1940)

Anna May Wong photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 4, 1940.

Newlyweds Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball at the Roxy Theatre on November 30, 1940.

(Original Caption) Actress Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Cuban glamour boy, who eloped to Greenwich, Connecticut, express their happiness while waiting for Desi to make his next stage appearance at a New York theater. Wedding ceremony caused Desi to miss the first show. They met in Hollywood, during filming of picture, Too Many Girls, in which both appeared. Arnaz gave his age as 25; Miss Ball said she was 26.

Frida Kahlo at the her home and studio designed by architect Juan O’Gorman in the Colonia San Angel neighborhood of Mexico City, 1940.

Photos by Ivan Dmitri