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vintageboy9 Lana all plumed up and smashing for Woodbury Powder Cosmetics in 1945. #LanaTurner #Perfection #1945 #Ad #Art #Photography #RebelHeart #Vogue #Madonna #original #Classic #Legend #Icon #Film #Gratitude 3h

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moviesmike "If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little". An everyman, a hero, a reflection of mid century American values, James Stewart (1908-1997) was all of these things. His boyish charm, that often imitated "drawl", always natural and what many men wanted to be. Starting along with lifelong friend Henry Fonda on the stage, like so many he found his real fame in the movies. Within five years he had already starred in such classics as Frank Capra's best picture Oscar winner "You Can't Take It with You" and receiving his first of 5 best actor Oscar nominations for his career defining role "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"*. "Destry Rides Again" a comedy western and his Oscar winning turn in "The Philadelphia Story" together with "Ziegfeld Girl" were all smashes and completed before WWII service interrupted his career. The military would become a key part of his life. From a family who had all served, he lost one of his sons in the Vietnam War and rose to the rank of Major General. When he returned from service it was a slow start (the MGM contract years were over) but no less impressive. His best, if not his biggest commercially at the time was another Capra "It's a Wonderful Life"*. So much more than a film annually revived around Christmastime, it is the film that best sums up his screen persona and it is also his most seen. The 50's were his biggest years with a mix of Hitchcock, westerns (often directed by Anthony Mann), biographies and the occasional drama and/or comedy. These were his biggest box-office years also. A Top 10 Box-office star in 50, 52-59 and 65, #1 in 1955, and just outside in 40,41,48,49, 51, 60-64, 66, 68 and 70. His biggest films incl. "Broken Arrow", "Harvey"* (one of his signature roles), "The Glenn Miller Story", "Rear Window", "The Man from Laramie", "Strategic Air Command", "Vertigo", Anatomy of a Murder"*, "How the West Was Won", "Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation" and "Shenandoah". Honoured with a special Oscar in 1985. (*oscar nominated roles.) James or Jimmy, too slow? Never! Every word he "drawled" was perfectly timed, honest and true and always worth the price of admission. 7h

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chloe.bambi Ziegfeld girl 1941 ️ I would have loved to have been a Ziegfeld girl #lanaturner #hedylamarr #judygarland #ziegfeldgirl #1941 #oldhollywood #silverscreen #burlesque #showgirl 14h

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victormaturenet Victor Mature and Lana Tumer out on the town while he was on Broadway in Lady In The Dark #victormature #vicmature #lanaturner #broadway #newyork #ladyinthedark #gertrudelawrence #actor #hunk #moviestar 16h

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thevintagecostumecollector Get on in and see this amazing exhibition before it closes! 70 pieces of Hollywood history on display :) And if you see me there say hello! It's on at the Museum of Brisbane in City Hall. Exhibition 'Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood' closes May 24! Go see it. :) #hollywood #hollywoodcostume #hollywoodfashion #hollywoodcostumes #hollywoodinbrisbane #costume #costumes #collector #vogue #vintage #vintagefashion #follow #fashion #fabulous #fashionable #swag #smile #star #style #gay #gays #instagay #instacool #instalike #instafashion #ootd #brisbane #lanaturner #normashearer #marieantoinette 18h

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vintageboy9 A misty eyed Lana when she learns that she's only been a pawn for Robert Taylor in Johnny Eager. But it makes no matter, her love for him remains solid. So beautiful. #LanaTurner #1942 #RobertTaylor #JohnnyEager #Classic #RebelHeart #Vogue #Madonna #Legend #Icon #Perfection #Pinup #Gratitude 20h

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Inkwell Old Hollywood
blondecrazydame Remembering John Garfield. (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) #JohnGarfield #OldHollywood #LanaTurner #thepostmanalwaysringstwice #1946 #1940s 21h

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best_of_old_hollywood Steamy publicity shot of John Garfield and Lana Turner for The Postman Always Rings Twice(1946)
#lanaturner#johngarfield#thepostmanalwaysringstwice#oldhollywood#classic#cinema#publicity
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vintage_gents I'll end my Jim Jam spam with a few honorable mentions of favorite Stewart films- picking a top ten was difficult! I also love these films #ItsAWonderfulWorld #Rope #Harvey #DestryRidesAgain #ZiegfeldGirl #YouCantTakeItWithYou #MrSmithGoesToWashington #JamesStewart #JimmyStewart #ClaudetteColbert #MarleneDietrich #LanaTurner #JeanArthur 2d
  •   rubyrouxbijou I love, love, love Jimmy Stewart @vintage_gents I fell in love with him aged 6 when I watched Harvey for the first time. All rabbits I encountered thereafter, toys or otherwise were named Harvey. I adore old hollywood movies and usually wear vintage clothing from Victorian to 1950s 2d
  •   vintage_gents Aww that's such a cute story!! @rubyrouxbijou 2d

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vintageboy9 Lana, gorgeous at 18, in Calling Dr Kildare with Lew Ayres in 1939. #LanaTurner #LeeAyres #1939 #OldHollywood #RebelHeart #Classic #Perfection #Gratitude 2d

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vintageboy9 Waiting on a late client and watching Lana on this little cracked out television in the back office. Took a photo. She's ridiculous gorgeous to me. @popgoesbitty ...kinda reminds me of a blonde you. #LanaTurner #Pinup #OldHollywood #RebelHeart #Perfection #Gratitude 2d

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