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msmildred:

Rita Hayworth photographed for ‘The Lady from Shanghai’, 1947.

msmildred:

Rita Hayworth photographed for ‘The Lady from Shanghai’, 1947.

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ohmarlenemarlene:

Marlene Dietrich autographs fan photos. 1927

ohmarlenemarlene:

Marlene Dietrich autographs fan photos. 1927

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UNDERRATED ACTRESSES: 1/? →  JEAN ARTHUR

Gladys Georgianna Greene (October 17, 1900 - June 19, 1991)
Nominated for best actress in 1943 for The More the Merrier, Jean Arthur was one of the most overlooked actresses in the business. She changed her name to Jean Arthur, inspired by two great heroes, King Arthur and Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc). Jean had a high pitch voice that was hidden for seven years after her film debut until her first talkie in 1929. Her voice almost kept her from being casted in bigger roles, but her acting was irresistible. She was so irresistible that she was one of the leading contenders for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. She did a screen test in 1938 for the film, but was soon turned down and was followed by a test from Joan Bennett and then Vivien Leigh. This allowed Jean to accept another film offer starring Jimmy Stewart called Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Arthur was known as being reclusive because she suffered from stage fright, and she refused to do interviews… “Quite frankly, I’d rather have my throat slit.”. Often stated as The Actress Nobody Knew, Jean Arthur was not only a screwball legend, she was a brilliant actress with unmistakable talent. Her most famous roles are in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and You Can’t Take it With You (1938). Jean Arthur, in my opinion, deserved more recognition than what she received…
“I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself.” - Jean Arthur

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REBLOG if you are hella bored and wouldn’t mind some curious anons.

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salsmineo:

Summer Movie List — 19 / ? → Now, Voyager [1942]

"The untold want by life and land ne’er granted, now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find."

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The Public Enemy (1931)

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James Cagney visiting a military mess hall in Europe during WWII.

James Cagney visiting a military mess hall in Europe during WWII.

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Candid of Ava Gardner, 1954.

Candid of Ava Gardner, 1954.

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gingerrogerss:

Carole Lombard enjoying a sandwich in True Confession (1937)

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