This Was Hollywood

Film-lover educating film-lovers for the love of film. By: @profaneangel Contact directly if credit is attributed incorrectly.

Veronica Lake doing a lil magic in This Gun for Hire (1942). #noirvember
Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe during production of How To Marry A Millionaire (1953).
Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor performing “Fit as a Fiddle” in Singin’ in the Rain (1952).
Johnny Depp photographed by Timothy White, 1988.
Ava Gardner singing “The More I Know of Love” in The Killers (1946), with Burt Lancaster and Virginia Christine. This was Burt Lancaster’s film debut, and Ava Gardner’s breakthrough role after having spent five years playing bit parts. #noirvember
Stan Lee: "You know, my motto is 'Excelsior.' That's an old word that means 'upward and onward to greater glory.' It's on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it's time to go, it's time. Nothing lasts forever.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you @therealstanlee (December 28, 1922-November 12, 2018). #stanlee
Grace Kelly introducing her character in Rear Window (1954), with Jimmy Stewart. Costume Design by Edith Head.
Grace Kelly: “I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.” . Happy Birthday Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982). What is your favorite film of hers? #gracekelly
Sunset Boulevard (1950), with Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Billy Wilder later said, “Swanson wasn't the first choice. I asked Mae West first. Then Mary Pickford and Pola Negri. They said no. So Gloria Swanson became Norma.” #noirvember
Audrey Hepburn photographed by Bob Willoughby during production of Paris When It Sizzles (1964). #audreyhepburn
Brad Pitt in a 1991 interview for “Thelma & Louise.”
Marlon Brando in a wardrobe test for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).
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