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^Yay!!

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that you thought of it.thanks so much lucy.i would have forgotten to honour her.anita page was probaly the last tesrtimony of our beloved twenties and leading actress insilent films...itīs sad somehow to know that the last connection is broken too .
2 small hommage pics from the thirtuies (psa 1933)
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according to the mag she was an excellent swimmer and loved sports

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and ann harding once more...certainly not one of the best pics that were taken of her ,but since bad hair days and all that probably never bothered her,she is still beautiful even if the picture is a rather bad one.letīs just assume that the photographer was so smitten by her beauty that he didnīt know what he did....poor ann


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hehe gbart,got rid of the gum??
some more from lupe velez
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bebe daniels-to me sheīs mostly known as a silent film star.i donīt know much about her carreer in the 30s
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margaret sulllavan an often unjustly overlooked actress from the 30s.she was wonderful in lubitschīs shop around the corner and played a lot of theatre too.she had many personal problemas and wasnīt always easy to work with.therefore the oblivion perhaps...

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miriam hopkins
loved her in lubitschīs classic comedies :trouble in paradise and design for living...sheīs just confusedly charming there.
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hehe gbart,got rid of the gum??
Absolutely. The sheer comedy of some of these actresses is amazing. Just one look is all it takes.

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i hope it suffices for some bubbles :p.

and now iīve reallly got to blame myself for forgetting one of my fav comediennes of the 30s ,whom i not only like for her films,but also admire for the courage of being different and never betraying herself....certainly not an easygoing,uncomplicated actress and woman eventhough on the screen she seemed like the perfect all-american girl,the perfect pal.in real life she was far away from the women she portrayed on the screen....and then of course her trademark that ...i donīt kbow how to call it...i-was-bitten-by-a-frog...or whatever kind of voice.she was frank capraīs fav actress and imo the real garbo regarding privacy-becuase she totally refused to be merchandised the way every other actress back then was.there are hardly ever pictures of her or postcards or other stuff.the funny thing is that i donīt even love her most famous films by capra so much.she was perfect in them,but capraīs american patriotism is sometimes just too much for me.perhaps iīm too european to get this.but i loved her in "only angels have wings" ,"the talk of the town" and a foreign affair".i donīt think that marlene outplayed her in the latter.on the contrary,jean arthurīs character was so full life and made a great development during the film too.marlene was too statuesque.being her own living monument again.1999 a remarkablee bio by john oller came out called:jean arhur (obviously)-the actress nobody knew.he had a hard time following her traces becuase she always seemed to walk on sand...hiding behind a thousand veils....and that even though she looked like the typical girl next door....ok enough words and some pics
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a rare cheesecake photo of arthur,in a publicity pose for the devil and miss jones....it looks weird somehow to see her pin-up-ied, but whatīs also astonishing she was 40 years old when the picture was taken




going back in time....hope itīs ok.it only shows how much she changed over the years until she became the star jean arthur
"a foghorn!"arthur cried after the playback test of her voice test with paramount sound engineer.but her voice proved to be her greatest asset in talking pictures

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scattered 30s


notice:kayfrancis and olivia de havilland)

she wanted to be forgotten but she most deinitely shouldnīt be.she ws more than a clotheshorse,eben though she def knew how to wear them


another famous star from the end of the 20īs and beiginning 30s,the bubbly,round-eyed bettyboopish flapper type.she must have been quite a bitch on the set...at least so iīve read



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she wanted oblivion but who could forget her...
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^ I didn't know all those things about Jean Arthur! Thank you for sharing it and for the pictures as well

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ahh,ruth chatterton !!!you never cease to amaze me,lucy !!!
if youīre interested you might read this article on jean arthur.it was the one that made me aware that she was so much more interesting than i had thought.after reading the article i bought the bio by john oller...itīs really well researched and an ineresting read.
http://www.flapperjane.com/April%202004/Jeanarthur.htm

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30s potpourri (star portrait album ; horoscope screen album ;screen romances june 1934 ,scanned by me)
lupe velez:


ina claire


joan berry


margaret sullavan,
another actress who didnīt fit into the system and is unjustly forgotten now


colleen moore,
in the 30s.de-flappered and tinted in green (becuase of hope;becuase of sickness ??)


claudette colbert,
also sprouting

and back to pink

janet gaynor,
blushing all over the face


marian marsh


constance bennett


sylvia sidney


helen twelvetrees


lupe velez


helen chandler


claudette colbert,looking healthier

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Doesn't Joan Berry look a little like Drew Barrymore? Just a passing thought and it's gone. Anyway...here's a neat movie still from Madam Butterfly circa 1932...the always lovely Sylvia Sidneysylvia sidney madam butterfly 1932 movie still my scan.jpg Source: my movie still from "Madam Butterfly" - Paramount - #912/167 - 1932 - B. P. Schullberg Production - Directed by Marion Gering- Scanned by Me

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she looks absolutely beautiful even though i donīt understand why they wouldnīt allow an asian actress to play such a part.non-wasp actors were rare at that time but at least anna may wong had made it to stardom and could have played such parts.itīs the same with the good earth.louise rainer gave an incredible performance and i wouldnīt want to miss ist,but i still think they should have chosen anna may wong.she was a rare exception to the rule.and afro american actors for example were only allowed to play smaller parts,often as slaves or maids in southern dramas like gone with the wind or jezebel.merle oberon even had to hide her real indian origin .these are things that annoy me regarding old hollywood.


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in a very early stage of her carreer.how much she should change..if you just think of the woman in double indemnity

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What a fantastic and inspiring thread! Thanks to everyone who has contributed such beautiful pictures!

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if youīre interested you might read this article on jean arthur.it was the one that made me aware that she was so much more interesting than i had thought.after reading the article i bought the bio by john oller...itīs really well researched and an ineresting read.
http://www.flapperjane.com/April%202004/Jeanarthur.htm
Thank you so much for the link, it's true she seemed to be a very interesting person. And thanks again for the pictures. They are quite rare and I can't choose just one, because I love them all!

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