A gay man of a certain age and a certain sensibility searching for meaning in the flickering images of classic Hollywood.
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Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express  (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)

Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express  (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)

Joan Crawford, 1931, photo by George Hurrell  
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Joan Crawford, 1931, photo by George Hurrell  

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(via avintagehoarder)

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat, (Mark Sandrich, 1935)
via meinthefifties

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat, (Mark Sandrich, 1935)

via meinthefifties

Mrs William McManus, Vogue fashion editor, reading newspaper on a train, 1955. A photo by Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi. [Conde Nast Archive]

Mrs William McManus, Vogue fashion editor, reading newspaper on a train, 1955. A photo by Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi. [Conde Nast Archive]

(Source: mariasvarela, via rose-tinted-vintage)

humphreyandbogie:

Humphrey Bogart photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1946

            "I’ve been around a long time; maybe the people like me."

Young women descending the stairs in Sao Paolo in a photo by Tomasz Frakas, 1946

Young women descending the stairs in Sao Paolo in a photo by Tomasz Frakas, 1946

etund:

Harald Kreutzberg
“I dance to express myself. I dance for my heart, blood, imagination…I do not believe that dancing should tell a story or have a meaning; nor do I feel that a dancer must draw upon his experiences to express fully dances of great joy or great sorrow…”

etund:

Harald Kreutzberg

“I dance to express myself. I dance for my heart, blood, imagination…I do not believe that dancing should tell a story or have a meaning; nor do I feel that a dancer must draw upon his experiences to express fully dances of great joy or great sorrow…”

(via holdthisphoto)

Margaret Morris, 1924, one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars
(WAMPAS = Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers)

Margaret Morris, 1924, one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars

(WAMPAS = Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers)

Dovima, 1956, a promotional photo for Paramount Pictures
via mudwerks

Dovima, 1956, a promotional photo for Paramount Pictures

via mudwerks

Barbara Stanwyck lays into Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder’s nasty 1944 noir masterpiece.

Barbara Stanwyck lays into Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder’s nasty 1944 noir masterpiece.

Elvis Presley at Fort Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida (July 31, 1955)
via photomusik

Elvis Presley at Fort Hesterly Armory, Tampa, Florida (July 31, 1955)

via photomusik

(via rrrick)

Mildred Pierce  (Michael Curtiz, 1945)
via miss—vintage   (and wildthings04, oldhollywood)

Mildred Pierce  (Michael Curtiz, 1945)

via miss—vintage   (and wildthings04, oldhollywood)