Joan Crawford and Zachary Scott in a promo for Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz, 1945). I love Joan’s mouth in the 1940s; it hadn’t hardened yet.
“The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes of all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot begin to see. Until we can see, we cannot think.”
- Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (1966)
Dorothy Lamour and John Howard in Disputed Passage (Frank Borzage, 1939)
Henry Fonda with Doris Bowdon, The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1939)