Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr was born 100 years ago today (or maybe 99 or 98 years— sources conflict on the year).
Myrna Loy and Hedy Lamarr dining out, c. 1939
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.
|—||David Lynch (via deathiswhimsicaltoday)|
Happy Birthday Norma Shearer!
(August 10, 1902-June 12, 1983)
She is an idol, with her talent, her beauty, her glamour, and more important, her warmth and love as a person.
Happy Birthday to the stunning, witty, amazing and perfect Myrna Loy
(August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993)
photo by Henry Waxman
Happy Birthday Ginger Rogers!
(July 16, 1911-April 25, 1995)
In everything that I do I learn and try to put it to use. I have learned to go through life not into it. It`s like a boat. You must not let the water in or you`re sunk. Of course, I`ve made mistakes and I have had failures, but I do not dwell on them because people don`t care about garbage. When I make a mistake it`s like a bad leaf on a lettuce - I throw it out into the waste basket.