Audrey Hepburn as a ballerina in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn as a ballerina in
“Secret People” (1952)

“Secret People” is a 1952 British drama film, written and directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani and Audrey Hepburn. The film is mainly known for providing Audrey Hepburn with her first significant film role and for leading to her big breakthrough in “Roman Holiday” on September 18, 1951, shortly after “Secret People” was finished but before its premiere. Thorold Dickinson made a screen test with the young starlet and sent it to director William Wyler, who was in Rome preparing “Roman Holiday”. Wyler wrote a glowing note of thanks to Dickinson, saying that “as a result of the test, a number of the producers at Paramount have expressed interest in casting her (in Roman Holiday).”

Audrey Hepburn in costume for "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in costume for “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in costume for "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in costume for “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in costume for "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in costume for “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn dancing in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn dancing in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn dancing in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn dancing in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn as a ballerina in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn as a ballerina in “Secret People” (1952)

Audrey Hepburn as a ballerina in "Secret People" (1952)

Audrey Hepburn as a ballerina in “Secret People” (1952)

 

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Bath Time: Lucille Bremer in “Yolanda and the Thief” (1945)

 

Lucille Bremer bathes in the 1945 film
“Yolanda and the Thief”

Lucille Bremer bathes in "Yolanda and the Thief" (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in “Yolanda and the Thief” (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in "Yolanda and the Thief" (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in “Yolanda and the Thief” (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in "Yolanda and the Thief" (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in “Yolanda and the Thief” (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in "Yolanda and the Thief" (1945)

Lucille Bremer bathes in
“Yolanda and the Thief” (1945)

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Vera-Ellen actress and dancer

“I don’t remember if I liked [dancing] because I was good at it, or if I was good at it because I liked it. Maybe a little of both.” ~ Vera-Ellen

Vera-Ellen (February 16, 1921 – August 30, 1981) dancer and actress remembered for her lithe figure and animated performances with partners Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O’Connor. She is one of the few actresses to have danced with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in the movies, other actresses that have also done this includes Judy Garland, Cyd Charisse, Rita Hayworth, Debbie Reynolds, and Leslie Caron. Vera-Ellen is best known for her starring roles in “On the Town” (1949) with Gene Kelly and the 1954 blockbuster “White Christmas” with Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney. Vera-Ellen’s other movies include “Words and Music” (1948), “Three Little Words” (1950), “The Belle of New York” (1952), “Call Me Madam” (1953), and “Big Leaguer” (1953).

Vera-Ellen

Vera-Ellen

Vera-Ellen (1954)

Vera-Ellen (1954)

Vera-Ellen (1954)

Vera-Ellen (1954)

Vera Ellen dancing with Gene Kelly in "Words and Music" (1948)

Vera Ellen dancing with Gene Kelly in
“Words and Music” (1948)

Vera Ellen dancing with Fred Astaire in "The Belle of New York" (1953)

Vera Ellen dancing with Fred Astaire in
“The Belle of New York” (1953)

Vera-Ellen dancing with Donald O'Connor in "Call Me Madam" (1953)

Vera-Ellen dancing with Donald O’Connor in
“Call Me Madam” (1953)

Vera-Ellen dancing with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" (1954)

Vera-Ellen dancing with Danny Kaye and
Bing Crosby in “White Christmas” (1954)

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Peggie Castle — Happy Valentine’s Day (1950’s)

Happy Valentine’s Day

1950’s B-movie star Peggie Castle
as a Valentine’s Day Cupid

Peggie Castle as a Valentine's Day Cupid (ca. 1950s) -- Happy Valentine's Day

Peggie Castle as a Valentine’s Day Cupid (ca. 1950s)

Peggie Castle as a Valentine's Day Cupid (ca. 1950s) -- Happy Valentine's Day

Peggie Castle as a Valentine’s Day Cupid (ca. 1950s)

Peggie Castle as a Valentine's Day Cupid (ca. 1950s) -- Happy Valentine's Day

Peggie Castle as a Valentine’s Day Cupid (ca. 1950s)

Peggie Castle as a Valentine's Day Cupid (ca. 1950s) -- Happy Valentine's Day

Peggie Castle as a Valentine’s Day Cupid (ca. 1950s)

Peggie Castle as a Valentine's Day Cupid (ca. 1950s)  -- Happy Valentine's Day

Peggie Castle as a Valentine’s Day Cupid (ca. 1950s)

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Forrest Tucker appeared in nearly a hundred films

Forrest Tucker (February 12, 1919 – October 25, 1986) was an American actor in both movies and television who appeared in nearly a hundred films but may be best known for his role as Cavalry Sgt. Morgan O’Rourke in the ABC sitcom F Troop. His movies include “The Westerner” (1940), “Keeper of the Flame” (1942), “The Yearling” (1946), “Sands of Iwo Jima” (1950), “Flaming Feather” (1952), “Montana Belle” (1952), “Rage at Dawn” (1955), “The Quiet Gun” (1957), “Auntie Mame” (1958), and “Chisum” (1970).

Forrest Tucker

Forrest Tucker

Forrest Tucker

Forrest Tucker

Main cast of F Troop (clockwise from top left) Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Melody Patterson, and Ken Berry. (ABC Photo - July 1965)

Main cast of F Troop (clockwise from top left)
Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Melody Patterson,
and Ken Berry. (ABC Photo – July 1965)

Forrest Tucker and  Rosalind Russell in "Auntie Mame" (1959)

Forrest Tucker and Rosalind Russell in
“Auntie Mame” (1959)

Forest Tucker with Arleen Wheelan in "San Antone" (1953)

Forest Tucker with Arleen Wheelan in “San Antone” (1953)

Forrest Tucker with Ella Raines in "Ride The Man Down" (1952)

Forrest Tucker with Ella Raines in “Ride The Man Down” (1952)

Forest Tucker (right) with Sterling Hayden and Barbara Rush in "Flaming Feather" (1952)

Forest Tucker (right) with Sterling Hayden and Barbara Rush
in “Flaming Feather” (1952)

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