Category: cinema

twixnmix: Jean Harlow and Italian airman Tito …

twixnmix:

Jean Harlow and Italian airman Tito Falcone photographed by Margaret Chute

on July 5, 1933.

Tito Falconi

was a famous aerobatic pilot that had held the world record in inverted flight going in a Caproni 113 biplane racer from St. Louis to Chicago in 1933. They are standing by an autogiro which had been entered in a National Air Race. 

Rudolph Valentino in “The Four Horsemen …

Rudolph Valentino in “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1921)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirklan…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland for Look magazine on November 17, 1961.

Douglas Kirkland: The first time I met Marilyn to talk about the shoot, my colleagues and I went to her home on Doheny Drive – right on the edge where Beverly Hills and Hollywood connect. She was very disarming because she didn’t seem like a big superstar; she seemed more like the girl next door. I wanted to get some hot pictures of her, but in my shy Canadian way, I didn’t know how to say that. In the end Marilyn was the one to take charge. She said, ‘I know what we need. We need a bed, and we need white silk sheets – they must be silk. Frank Sinatra records, and Dom Pérignon champagne.’ She totally pre-empted what I wanted to go for on the shoot, and I was so relieved. We scheduled it to be done about three days later, at 7.30pm on a Friday evening.”

“The day came and I arrived promptly at the studio, which we’d we rented in Hollywood. I waited and waited, and 9.30pm came and she had not yet appeared. I said to myself, ‘If Marilyn doesn’t show up, it’s going to be a disaster. I’m still new at the publication, I’ve been sent to California, and if I don’t take back pictures it will be very difficult to explain.’ Just at that moment, at the other side of the studio, I heard the door open and in came Marilyn, with a lady carrying some clothes – ultimately she didn’t use them very much. She came in a completely different person to the girl I’d met last time – I saw the real Marilyn, the Marilyn we all think of. She seemed to move in slow motion to me; she had a luminescence about her and she didn’t step, she almost floated. That’s my memory of it, that’s the impression she left me with.”

(Source)

Eddie Fisher and Family(Original Caption) Eddi…

Eddie Fisher and Family

(Original Caption) Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and first picture with their baby daughter who was born on October 21, 1956; her name is

Carrie Frances.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 195…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 1957.

Anna May Wong photographed by Francis Goodman,…

Anna May Wong photographed by Francis Goodman, 1933.

twixnmix: Sepia magazine covers from the 1970s

twixnmix:

Sepia magazine covers from the 1970s

Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra photographed…

Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra photographed by Richard Avedon for Guys and Dolls (1955)

twixnmix: Pam Grier and Freddie Prinze at th…

twixnmix:

Pam Grier and Freddie Prinze at the 1975 NAACP Image Awards

Pam Grier: “We spent a lot of time talking about our dreams, where we had come from, and where we wanted to go. Freddie was Puerto Rican and Hungarian, and he turned to me to be one of his mentors in his life. I took the job willingly, entranced with his romanticism and his passion for life. I loved that Freddie constantly told me how beautiful I was, asked me questions, and actually listened to the answers. He may have been chronologically younger than I was, but he often showed a maturity beyond his years. When we finally became lovers, we were truly in love, deeply affectionate, and eager to support each other any way we could.”.

In her book, Pam details how Freddie was persistent in trying to get her pregnant but she didn’t want to bring a child into the world with him being unstable. He suffered from depression and as his drug abuse worsened she broke up with him.

(Excerpt from Foxy: My Life in Three Acts)

Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot meet for the …

Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot meet for the first time in Deauville, before the filming of “Shalako” in 1968.

(Photos by Terry O’Neill)