Saturday, November 30, 2013

Photo Saturday Glamorous Ladies in Groups

Glamorous Ladies
Photo Saturday

1930s -70s
Elizabeth Taylor 8x10" Photo

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe
Movie Poster Print

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married 1945-1957. They had a son and a daughter.

Ava Gardner Grace Kelly 8x10 Photo
Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner appeared with Clark Gable in the 1953 film, Mogambo. It was directed by John Ford. 

Bette Davis, Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando 27th Academy Awards
16x20 Inches Photograph High Quality
The 27th Academy Awards held at the RKO Pantages Theatre on Wednesday, March 30, 1955. These awards honored movies released in 1954.

Best Actor: Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Edmond O'Brien in The Barefoot Contessa
Best Actress: Grace Kelly in The Country Girl
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Eva Marie Saint in On the Waterfront

Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
The Women 8x10 photo 1939
The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor. The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name. 

This version was distinctive for the fact that there were no men in the film, even the babies who appeared were little girls. It's said that animals in the film were female even books shown on the shelves were by female authors.

There's a knock-out cast including, aside from the three shown above, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard, Ruth Hussey, Mary Boland, Lucile Watson, Marjorie Main and Butterfly McQueen.

It was remade as a 1956 musical comedy, The Opposite Sex, starring June Allyson, Joan Collins and Ann Miller.

In 2008, Diane English created her own version with the same original title, writing and directing. Stars included Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bette Midler and Debra Messing. This was English's feature film directorial debut.

As a side note, as with many films of this era much of the set design is interesting and impressive.The Women has one of the most extravagant bathrooms and bathtubs in film; for those of you who like that kind of thing.

In 1972, Rosalind Russell received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a special Academy Award. She was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar four times in her career.

Liz and Liza from Life Magazine
Elizabeth Taylor and Liza Minnelli

Vintage Photo Poster Print

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield

A dinner was held at Romanoff's in Beverly Hills in honor of Sophia Loren in 1957.

  Apparently certain photos with Jayne Mansfield were leaked as a publicity stunt by Mansfield's press people.

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