fairbanksjr:

Some of the most stunning profiles from Hollywood’s leading ladies

books0977:

Ballerina Anna Pavlova (Russian, 1881-1931) in her legendary Dying Swan costume.

Pavlova is perhaps most renowned for creating the role of The Dying Swan, a solo choreographed for her by Michel Fokine. The ballet, created in 1905, is danced to Le cygne from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. On her death bed, she made the request: “Prepare my swan costume.” The next evening when the company performed and it came time for The Dying Swan, the curtain opened on an empty stage.

"It was so daunting with all the cameras around [when I first started filming], and I didn’t realise that people would get you what you wanted – I’d ask, ‘Please may I go and get a bottle of water,’ and they’d go, ‘No, I’ll get it for you,’ and that was very strange. It’s normal now – but I still get my own bottles of water!"

audreyhepburnforever:

Audrey photographed by Bob Willoughby in 1953.

Nine-year-old Betty Perske photographed by her mother Natalie outside of the Highland Manor School for Girls, c. 1933. Unknown to young Betty, in ten years she would begin her career as one of the most iconic and beloved film stars of all time: Lauren Bacall.

Because building a dream from your memory is the easiest way to lose your grasp on what’s real and what is a dream.

Is that what happened to you?

gingerastaire:

You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.

Rest in Peace, Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014)

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1953.

You are a  w o r t h l e s s  s t r e e t  r a t . You were born a street rat, you’ll die a street rat, and only your fleas will mourn you!

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"I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world."

historicaltimes:

September 1933, Goebbels finds out his photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt is Jewish.

…Later I found him at the same table surrounded by aides and bodyguards. Goebbels seemed so small, while his bodyguards were huge. I walked up close and photographed Goebbels. It was horrible. He looked up at me with an expression full of hate. The result, however, was a much stronger photograph. There is no substitute for close personal contact and involvement with a subject, no matter how unpleasant it may be.

Source: LIFE

missavagardner:

↳ Judy Garland
Was an american actress & singer, better known for playing Dorothy Gale on the 1939 version of the Wizard of Oz, for being one of the greatest singers of all time. Judy was a magnificent actress and performer, she recieved a juvenile academy award, a golden globe, a special tony award and several grammy awards. She died young but her legend lives. Judy is one of the greatest performers ever and most of her movies are master pieces. Please don’t hesitate and report broken links.

(this is not a complete filmography, but I tried my best.)

1936 - Every Sunday | WATCH
1936 - Pigskin Parade | WATCH
1937 - Broadway Melody of 1938 | WATCH
1938 - Love Finds Andy Hardy | WATCH
1938 - Listen, Darlings | DOWNLOAD
1939 - The Wizard of Oz | WATCH & WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1940 - Strike Up the Band | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1940 - Little Nellie Kelly | WATCH
1941 - Ziegfeld Girl | WATCH
1941 - Life Begins for Andy Hardy | WATCH
1941 - Babes on Broadway | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1943 - Thousands Cheer | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1943 - Presenting Lily Mars | WATCH
1943 - Girl Crazy | WATCH
1944 - Meet Me In St Louis | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1945 - Ziegfeld Follies | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1945 - The Clock | WATCH
1946 - They Harvey Girls | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1946 - Till the Clouds Roll By | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1948 - The Pirate | WATCH
1948 - Easter Parade | WATCH
1950 - Summer Stock | WATCH & WATCH
1954 - A Star Is Born | WATCH & WATCH
1961 - Jugment at Nuremberg | WATCH & DOWNLOAD
1961 - Gay Purr-ee | WATCH
1961 - A Child is Waiting | WATCH

Hepburn did not waste time holding on to youth.  ”She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young,” remembers [her son] Luca.  ”She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood.” (Audrey’s Dolce Vita - Vanity Fair 2013.)