Classic Cinema Images http://classiccinemaimages.com Classic Images From The Golden Era Of Hollywood And Beyond Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Nina Foch appeared in some of the most famous movies ever made http://classiccinemaimages.com/nina-foch/nina-foch-appeared-in-some-of-the-most-famous-movies-ever-made/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/nina-foch/nina-foch-appeared-in-some-of-the-most-famous-movies-ever-made/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:11:12 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7641 Continue reading ]]> Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch-born American actress and leading lady who appeared in some of the most famous movies ever made: in the musical “An American in Paris” (1951) with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron; in “Scaramouche” (1952) as Marie Antoinette; in Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” (1956) as the Pharaoh’s sister who finds the baby Moses in the bull rushes and adopts him as her son; in “Spartacus” (1960) with Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier; and she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the boardroom drama “Executive Suite” (1954) starring William Holden. On television Foch was a regular in John Houseman’s CBS Playhouse 90 television series along with appearances in many other television movies and series. During an acting career that would span sixty four years, Nina Foch would ultimately be featured in over eighty films and hundreds of television shows.

Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) Dutch-born leading lady in many Hollywood 1940s and 1950s films.

Nina Foch (April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008)
Dutch-born leading lady appeared in many 1940s and 1950s  Hollywood films.

Nina Foch would ultimately be featured in over eighty films and hundreds of television shows in an acting career that would span six decades.

Nina Foch would ultimately be featured in over eighty films and hundreds of television shows in an acting career that would span six decades.

Nina Foch in "Johnny Allegro" (1949)

Nina Foch in “Johnny Allegro” (1949)

Nina Foch and Gene Kelly in "An American in Paris" (1951)

Nina Foch and Gene Kelly in
“An American in Paris” (1951)

Nina Foch with Mel Ferrer in "Scaramouche" (1952)

Nina Foch with Mel Ferrer in “Scaramouche” (1952)

Nina Foch in "Spartacus" (1960)

Nina Foch in “Spartacus” (1960)

Nina Foch (holding baby Moses) with Judith Anderson in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)

Nina Foch (holding baby Moses) with Judith Anderson in
“The Ten Commandments” (1956)

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Virginia O’Brien appeared in some of MGM’s most memorable musicals http://classiccinemaimages.com/virginia-obrien/virginia-obrien-appeared-in-some-of-mgms-most-memorable-musicals/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/virginia-obrien/virginia-obrien-appeared-in-some-of-mgms-most-memorable-musicals/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:03:33 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7630 Continue reading ]]> Virginia O’Brien (April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001) A popular actress, singer, and radio personality. Known for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner, Virginia O’Brien appeared mostly in comedic roles in some of MGM’s most memorable musicals including “The Big Store” (1941) with the Marx Brothers, “Lady Be Good” (1941) and “Ship Ahoy” (1942) with Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton, “Thousands Cheer” (1943) with Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson, “Du Barry Was a Lady” (1943) with Red Skelton and Lucille Ball, the film version of “Meet the People” (1944) with Dick Powell, “The Harvey Girls” (1946) with Judy Garland and the star studded “Ziegfeld Follies” in 1945.

Virginia Lee O'Brien (April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001)

Virginia Lee O’Brien
(April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001)

Virginia O'Brien known for her comedic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals of the 1940s.

Virginia O’Brien known for her comedic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals of the 1940s.

Virginia O'Brien became famous for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner.

Virginia O’Brien became famous for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner.

Virginia O'Brien

Virginia O’Brien

Virginia O'Brien in "Lady Be Good" (1941)

Virginia O’Brien in “Lady Be Good” (1941)

Virginia O'Brien in "Ziegfeld Follies" (1945)

Virginia O’Brien in “Ziegfeld Follies” (1945)

Virginia O'Brien, Judy Garland, and Cyd Charisse in "The Harvey Girls"  (1946)

Virginia O’Brien, Judy Garland, and Cyd Charisse in
“The Harvey Girls” (1946)

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Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini http://classiccinemaimages.com/bathing-beauties/bathing-beauty-joi-lansing-in-a-polka-dot-bikini/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/bathing-beauties/bathing-beauty-joi-lansing-in-a-polka-dot-bikini/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:36:21 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7604  

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Joi Lansing, film and television actress,
model and nightclub singer,
best known for her pin-up photos and
minor roles in B-movies during the 1940s and ’50s.

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

Bathing Beauty Joi Lansing in a Polka Dot Bikini

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Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946) Fashion, Beauty, and Style http://classiccinemaimages.com/rita-hayworth/rita-hayworth-in-gilda-1946-fashion-beauty-and-style/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/rita-hayworth/rita-hayworth-in-gilda-1946-fashion-beauty-and-style/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:46:06 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7593  

Fashion, Beauty, and Style
Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

“Gilda” is a 1946 American black-and-white film noir
directed by Charles Vidor starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth
in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale.

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

Rita Hayworth in "Gilda" (1946)

Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” (1946)

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Shirley Jones starred in a number of well-known musicals http://classiccinemaimages.com/shirley-jones/shirley-jones-starred-in-a-number-of-well-known-musicals/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/shirley-jones/shirley-jones-starred-in-a-number-of-well-known-musicals/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:18:16 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7568 Continue reading ]]> Shirley Jones (born March 31, 1934) a stage, film and television actress and singer. In her six decades of show business, Shirley Jones starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as “Oklahoma!” (1955), “Carousel” (1956), and “The Music Man” (1962). However it was for her role as a vengeful prostitute in “Elmer Gantry” (1960) that Shirley Jones won her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jones’ other movies of note include “April Love” (1957), “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” (1963), “Bedtime Story” (1964) and “Fluffy” (1965). With all her success in feature films though, Shirley Jones might be best remembered for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children in the comedy television series “The Partridge Family” (1970–74).

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones 1957

Shirley Jones (1957)

Shirley Jones (right) with co-stars (Clockwise from top) David Cassidy, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey from season one of the ABC comedy series The Partridge Family. (September, 1970)

Shirley Jones (right) with co-stars (Clockwise from top) David Cassidy, Jeremy Gelbwaks, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey from season one of the ABC comedy series The Partridge Family. (September, 1970)

Shirley Jones in "Oklahoma!" (1955)

Shirley Jones in “Oklahoma!” (1955)

Shirley Jones with Robert Preston and a young Ron Howard in "The Music Man" (1962)

Shirley Jones with Robert Preston and a young Ron Howard in “The Music Man” (1962)

Shirley Jones in her Academy Award winning role as a woman corrupted by Burt Lancaster who played the title role in "Elmer Gantry" (1960)

Shirley Jones in her Academy Award winning role as a woman corrupted by Burt Lancaster who played the title role in “Elmer Gantry” (1960)

Shirley Jones with Marlon Brando in "Bedtime Story" (1964)

Shirley Jones with Marlon Brando in “Bedtime Story” (1964)

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William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey” (1936) http://classiccinemaimages.com/carole-lombard/william-powell-and-carole-lombard-in-my-man-godfrey-1936/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/carole-lombard/william-powell-and-carole-lombard-in-my-man-godfrey-1936/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:38:56 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7560 Continue reading ]]>

Leading Couples:
William Powell and Carole Lombard in
“My Man Godfrey” (1936)

“My Man Godfrey” (1936) was one of the best screwball comedies of all time. Directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, the story concerns a scatterbrained socialite (Carole Lombard) who hires a vagrant (William Powell) to be her family’s butler, only to fall in love with him, much to his dismay. “My Man Godfrey” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Actress nominations for Powell and Lombard. The film was released in the United States on September 17, 1936 and was a runaway hit, earning huge profits for Universal Studios.

Carole Lombard and William Powell in "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

Carole Lombard and William Powell in “My Man Godfrey” (1936)

Carole Lombard with William Powell in "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

Carole Lombard with William Powell in “My Man Godfrey” (1936)

William Powell, Carole Lombard, and Jean Dixon in "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

William Powell, Carole Lombard, and Jean Dixon in
“My Man Godfrey” (1936)

Carole Lombard with William Powell in "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

Carole Lombard with William Powell in “My Man Godfrey” (1936)

William Powell and Carole Lombard  in "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey” (1936)

Carole Lombard and William Powell in "My Man Godfrey" (1936)

Carole Lombard and William Powell in “My Man Godfrey” (1936)

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Jean Rogers starred in low budget films in the 1930s and 1940s http://classiccinemaimages.com/jean-rogers/jean-rogers/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/jean-rogers/jean-rogers/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:13:51 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=2901 Continue reading ]]> Jean Rogers (March 25, 1916 – February 24, 1991) was an American actress who starred in serial films in the 1930s and low–budgeted feature films in the 1940s as a leading lady. Rogers is probably best remembered for playing Dale Arden the serials “Flash Gordon” (1936) and “Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars” (1938).
Jean Rogers (March 25, 1916 – February 24, 1991)

Jean Rogers
(March 25, 1916 – February 24, 1991)

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers as Dale Arden in "Flash Gordon" (1936)

Jean Rogers as Dale Arden in
“Flash Gordon” (1936)

Jean Rogers and John Wayne in "Conflict" (1936)

Jean Rogers and John Wayne in “Conflict” (1936)

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Peggy Dow left Hollywood stardom to get married and raise a family http://classiccinemaimages.com/peggy-dow/peggy-dow-left-hollywood-stardom-to-get-married-and-raise-a-family/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/peggy-dow/peggy-dow-left-hollywood-stardom-to-get-married-and-raise-a-family/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:01:22 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7516 Continue reading ]]> Peggy Dow (born March 18, 1928 in Columbia, Mississippi) is a retired American actress who made nine films in Hollywood from 1949-51. Dow’s most notable role was in 1950 as Nurse Kelly in the hit comedy “Harvey” with James Stewart. Dow also starred with Arthur Kennedy in the touching war drama “Bright Victory” (1951), the story of a soldier who is blinded and must learn to readjust to civilian life. Despite a promising Hollywood career, Peggy Dow suddenly retired from the film business in 1951 to marry Walter Helmerich, an oil driller. The couple relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma and had five sons together, Rik, Zak, Mat, Hans, Jon, and twelve grandchildren.

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow

Peggy Dow with Charles Drake and James Stewart in "Harvey" (1950)

Peggy Dow with Charles Drake and James Stewart in “Harvey” (1950)

Peggy Dow and Dick Powell in "You Never Can Tell" (1951)

Peggy Dow and Dick Powell in “You Never Can Tell” (1951)

Peggy Dow and Farley Granger in "I Want You" (1951)

Peggy Dow and Farley Granger in “I Want You” (1951)

 

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Jane Powell dances with Ricardo Montalban (1950) http://classiccinemaimages.com/jane-powell/jane-powell-dances-with-ricardo-montalban-1950/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/jane-powell/jane-powell-dances-with-ricardo-montalban-1950/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:10:10 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7507

Song and Dance
Jane Powell dances with Ricardo Montalban
in “Two Weeks With Love” (1950)

Jane Powell Dances with Ricardo Montalban in "Two Weeks With Love" (1950)

Jane Powell Dances with Ricardo Montalban in
“Two Weeks With Love” (1950)

Jane Powell Dances with Ricardo Montalban in "Two Weeks With Love" (1950)

Jane Powell Dances with Ricardo Montalban in
“Two Weeks With Love” (1950)

Jane Powell Dances with Ricardo Montalban in "Two Weeks With Love" (1950)

Jane Powell Dances with Ricardo Montalban in
“Two Weeks With Love” (1950)

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George Brent starred opposite many of the greatest actresses of his era http://classiccinemaimages.com/george-brent/george-brent-popular-leading-man-during-the-late-1930s-and-40s/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/george-brent/george-brent-popular-leading-man-during-the-late-1930s-and-40s/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:53:30 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7487 Continue reading ]]> George Brent (March 15, 1899 – May 26, 1979) was a Irish born film actor in American cinema who became a popular leading man in Hollywood during the late 1930s and 1940s. Starring opposite many of the greatest actresses of his era, his most memorable performances were opposite Bette Davis in “Front Page Woman” (1935), “Dark Victory” (1939), “The Old Maid” (1939) and co-starring with Myrna Loy in “The Rains Came” (1939). Highly regarded by Bette Davis, Brent became her most frequent male co-star, appearing with her in eleven films. George Brent has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first at 1709 Vine St. for his contributions to film and the second star at 1614 Vine St. for his work in television.

George Brent (March 15, 1899 – May 26, 1979)

George Brent
(March 15, 1899 – May 26, 1979)

George Brent enjoying the good life in 1935.

George Brent enjoying the good life in 1935.

George Brent with Greta Garbo in  "The Painted Veil" (1934)

George Brent with Greta Garbo in “The Painted Veil” (1934)

George Brent, Bette Davis, and Roscoe Karns in "Front Page Woman" (1935)

George Brent, Bette Davis, and Roscoe Karns in
“Front Page Woman” (1935)

George Brent with Bette Davis in "Dark Victory" (1939

George Brent with Bette Davis in “Dark Victory” (1939)

George Brent with Joan Fontaine in "The Affairs of Susan" (1945)

George Brent with Joan Fontaine in
“The Affairs of Susan” (1945)

George Brent with Yvonne de Carlo in "Slave Girl" (1947)

George Brent with Yvonne de Carlo in “Slave Girl” (1947)

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