Classic Hollywood

Betty Compson in The Belle of Broadway (1926)

viciouslyvivacious:

Marie Prevost, (1928) A Blonde For a Night
rantingsofamoderndayglamourgirl:

Carole Lombard, 1931

rantingsofamoderndayglamourgirl:

Carole Lombard, 1931

I wish to live until 150 years old but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other. 

Ava Lavinia Gardner | December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990 

fuckyesoldhollywood:

Joan and Olivia
So sad that the never made up :(

fuckyesoldhollywood:

Joan and Olivia

So sad that the never made up :(

I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!
Joan Fontaine, about her sister Olivia (via wheremy—demons—hide)

In Memory of Joan Fontaine b. October 22, 1917 - d. December 15, 2013

retrophilia:

Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr was born 100 years ago today (or maybe 99 or 98 years— sources conflict on the year).

retrophilia:

Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr was born 100 years ago today (or maybe 99 or 98 years— sources conflict on the year).

thewaterproofbohemian:

Myrna Loy and Hedy Lamarr dining out, c. 1939

thewaterproofbohemian:

Myrna Loy and Hedy Lamarr dining out, c. 1939

bridiequilty:

Grattis på födelsedagen Greta Garbo | 18 September, 1905 - 15 April, 1990

For the denizens of the first half of the twentieth century, when such images still counted, Garbo was the moviegoing experience—theory and practice alike. Some quirk of Nature and Art created a face, a personality, and an erotic presence unprecedented in history. In a way, she could hardly be held accountable for the person she became. Garbo was an anomaly, not a mystery. She was something to be experienced rather than adored, but people did both. And as that experience and adoration continue, so does the restless resistance of her spirit.