Classic Cinema Images http://classiccinemaimages.com Classic Images From The Golden Era Of Hollywood And Beyond Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:14:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Wendy Hiller an Academy Award Winning Actress http://classiccinemaimages.com/wendy-hiller/wendy-hiller-an-academy-award-winning-actress/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/wendy-hiller/wendy-hiller-an-academy-award-winning-actress/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:14:02 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7858 Continue reading ]]> Wendy Hiller (August 15 1912 – May 14, 2003) was an English film and stage actress who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years. Hiller won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1959 for the film “Separate Tables” (1958) for her role as a lonely hotel manageress and mistress of Burt Lancaster. She starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film “Pygmalion” (1938) with Leslie Howard as Professor Higgins, a performance which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination. Hiller received her third Oscar nomination for her performance as the simple, unrefined, but dignified Lady Alice More, opposite Paul Scofield as Thomas More, in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966). She received a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the domineering, possessive mother in “Sons and Lovers” (1960). Wendy Hiller’s other movies of note include “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943), “I Know Where I’m Going!” (1945), “Outcast of the Islands” (1952), “Something of Value” (1957), “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), and “Voyage of the Damned” (1976).

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003)

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE
(August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003)

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller an English film and stage actress whose career spanned nearly sixty years.

Wendy Hiller an English film and stage actress whose career spanned nearly sixty years.

Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey in "I Know Where I'm Going" (1945)

Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey in “I Know Where I’m Going” (1945)

Wendy Hiller with David Niven in "Separate Tables" (1958). Hiller won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

Wendy Hiller with David Niven in “Separate Tables” (1958). Hiller won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role.

Wendy Hiller with Leslie Howard in "Pygmalion" (1938). A role which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination.

Wendy Hiller with Leslie Howard in “Pygmalion” (1938).
A role which earned Hiller her first Oscar nomination.

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Esther Williams a competitive swimmer and actress http://classiccinemaimages.com/esther-williams/esther-williams-a-competitive-swimmer-and-actress/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/esther-williams/esther-williams-a-competitive-swimmer-and-actress/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 01:39:04 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7849 Continue reading ]]> Esther Jane Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) an American competitive swimmer and actress set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team. Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics because of the outbreak of World War II, Williams joined Billy Rose’s Aquacade. Williams caught the attention of MGM scouts at the Aquacade and made a series of MGM films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as “aquamusicals”, which featured elaborate performances with synchronized swimming and diving. From 1945 to 1949, Williams had at least one film listed among the 20 highest grossing films of the year. Williams’ films include “Thrill of a Romance” (1945), “Neptune’s Daughter” (1949), “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (1949), “Million Dollar Mermaid” (1952), “Dangerous When Wet” (1953), and “Jupiter’s Darling” (1955). For her contribution to the motion-picture industry, Williams has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. Williams left her hand and foot prints in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on August 1, 1944.

Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Esther Williams MGM Portrait

Esther Williams MGM Portrait

Esther Williams with Van Johnson in "Thrill of a Romance" (1945)

Esther Williams with Van Johnson in
“Thrill of a Romance” (1945)

Victor Mature, Esther Williams and Charles Watts in "Million Dollar Mermaid" (1952)

Victor Mature, Esther Williams and Charles Watts in
“Million Dollar Mermaid” (1952)

Esther Williams (1956)

Esther Williams (1956)

Esther Williams poolside (1956)

Esther Williams poolside (1956)

]]> http://classiccinemaimages.com/esther-williams/esther-williams-a-competitive-swimmer-and-actress/feed/ 0 Anne Baxter an Academy Award Winning Actress http://classiccinemaimages.com/anne-baxter/anne-baxter/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/anne-baxter/anne-baxter/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 10:12:00 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=3223 Continue reading ]]> Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923 – December 12, 1985) American actress of stage and screen won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie in the 1946 film “The Razor’s Edge” and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the title role in the 1950 film “All About Eve”. Her other films of note include “The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942), “I Confess” (1953) and “The Ten Commandments” (1956). Anne Baxter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6741 Hollywood Blvd.

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter and Paul Muni in "Angel on My Shoulder" (1946)

Anne Baxter and Paul Muni in “Angel on My Shoulder” (1946)

Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders in "All About Eve" (1950)

Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders in
“All About Eve” (1950)

Anne Baxter with Charlton Heston in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)

Anne Baxter with Charlton Heston in “The Ten Commandments” (1956)

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Critter Corner: Mamie Van Doren ca.1956 http://classiccinemaimages.com/critter-corner/critter-corner-mamie-van-doren-ca-1956/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/critter-corner/critter-corner-mamie-van-doren-ca-1956/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:53:20 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7832

Mamie Van Doren,
actress and sex symbol,

posing with a lamb ca.1956

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

Mamie Van Doren posing with a lamb ca.1956.

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Ward Bond was featured in over 200 films http://classiccinemaimages.com/ward-bond/ward-bond-was-featured-in-over-200-films/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/ward-bond/ward-bond-was-featured-in-over-200-films/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:44:41 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7819 Continue reading ]]>

Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) American film actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in over two hundred films and the television series “Wagon Train”. Bond is remembered for his roles as Bert in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), Father Peter Lonergan in “The Quiet Man” (1952), and Captain Clayton in “The Searchers” (1956). Other movies include “It Happened One Night” (1934), “Bringing Up Baby” (1938), “Gone with the Wind” (1939), “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), “Sergeant York” (1941), “Tall in the Saddle” (1944), “Fort Apache” (1948), “Hondo” (1953), and “Mister Roberts” (1955). Bond made twenty-three films with John Wayne and after Bond died of a heart attack on November 5, 1960 (aged 57) John Wayne gave the eulogy at his funeral. For his contribution to the television industry, Bond has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6933 Hollywood Blvd. In 2001, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. There is also a Ward Bond Memorial Park in his birthplace of Benkelman, Nebraska.

Ward Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960)

Ward Bond
(April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960)

Ward Bond was featured in over two hundred films

Ward Bond was featured in over two hundred films

Ward Bond as Seth Adams (right) with Robert Horton as Flint McCullough   from the television program Wagon Train (1957 - 1965)

Ward Bond as Seth Adams (right) with Robert Horton as Flint McCullough from the television program Wagon Train (1957 – 1965)

Ward Bond (right) with John Wayne in "Tall in the Saddle" (1944)

Ward Bond (right) with John Wayne in “Tall in the Saddle” (1944)

Ward Bond (front center) with Shirley Temple (left), Irene Rich, and Henry Fonda in "Fort Apache" (1948)

Ward Bond (front center) with Shirley Temple (left), Irene Rich, and Henry Fonda in “Fort Apache” (1948)

Ward Bond (far right) with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, and Peter Lorre in "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)

Ward Bond (far right) with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, and Peter Lorre in “The Maltese Falcon” (1941)

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Classic Hats: Brigitte Bardot (1950) http://classiccinemaimages.com/brigitte-bardot/classic-hats-brigitte-bardot-1950/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/brigitte-bardot/classic-hats-brigitte-bardot-1950/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:54:50 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7812

Classic Hats
Brigitte Bardot (1950)

Brigitte Bardot, 1950 (classic hats, vintage retro 1950s)

Brigitte Bardot (1950)

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Audrey Hepburn Classic Hats
Carole Lombard Classic Hats
Classic Hats: Betty Grable

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Nancy Kelly made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977 http://classiccinemaimages.com/nancy-kelly/nancy-kelly-made-36-movies-between-1926-and-1977/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/nancy-kelly/nancy-kelly-made-36-movies-between-1926-and-1977/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:55:44 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7796 Continue reading ]]>

Nancy Kelly (March 25, 1921 – January 2, 1995) American actress made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977, including portraying Tyrone Power’s love interest in the classic “Jesse James” (1939) which also featured Henry Fonda; “Stanley and Livingstone” (1939) with Spencer Tracy and Walter Brennan; “To the Shores of Tripoli” (1942) with John Payne, Maureen O’Hara, and Randolph Scott; and “Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” (1943) with Johnny Weismuller. Kelly had her greatest success in a character role as the suicidal mother in the “The Bad Seed”, receiving a Tony Award for the 1955 stage production and an Academy Award nomination for the 1956 film adaptation. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Nancy Kelly has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nancy Kelly made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977

Nancy Kelly made 36 movies between 1926 and 1977

Nancy Kelly has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nancy Kelly has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nancy Kelly with Tyrone Power Jr. in "Jesse James" (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Tyrone Power Jr. in “Jesse James” (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Spencer Tracy in "Stanley and Livingstone" (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Spencer Tracy in “Stanley and Livingstone” (1939)

Nancy Kelly with Johnny Sheffield, and Johnny Weissmuller in "Tarzan's Desert Mystery" (1943)

Nancy Kelly with Johnny Sheffield, and Johnny Weissmuller in
“Tarzan’s Desert Mystery” (1943)

Nancy Kelly with Patty McCormack in "The Bad Seed" (1956)

Nancy Kelly with Patty McCormack in “The Bad Seed” (1956)

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Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle with Luke, his American Pit Bull Terrier http://classiccinemaimages.com/critter-corner/roscoe-fatty-arbuckle-with-luke-his-american-pit-bull-terrier/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/critter-corner/roscoe-fatty-arbuckle-with-luke-his-american-pit-bull-terrier/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:29:09 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7793

Silent film star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Luke,
his American Pit Bull Terrier, who appeared in ten
of “Fatty” Arbuckle’s films between 1915 and 1921.

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle and Luke, his  American Pit Bull Terrier, who appeared in ten of Fatty's films between 1915 and 1921.

Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle and Luke, his American Pit Bull Terrier, who appeared in ten of Fatty’s films between 1915 and 1921.

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Sheila Terry — Smokin’ http://classiccinemaimages.com/smokin/sheila-terry-smokin/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/smokin/sheila-terry-smokin/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:12:05 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7771 Sheila Terry – Smokin’ 
Film actress appeared in forty two movies
during her short career from 1932 – 1938.

Sheila Terry 'Smokin' (1)

Sheila Terry ‘Smokin’

Sheila Terry 'Smokin' (2)

Sheila Terry ‘Smokin’

Sheila Terry 'Smokin' (3)

Sheila Terry ‘Smokin’

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David Niven appeared in nearly a hundred films http://classiccinemaimages.com/david-niven/david-niven-appeared-in-nearly-a-hundred-films/ http://classiccinemaimages.com/david-niven/david-niven-appeared-in-nearly-a-hundred-films/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:53:43 +0000 http://classiccinemaimages.com/?p=7759 Continue reading ]]> David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) English actor appeared in nearly a hundred films during his acting career. Niven is probably best known for his roles as Squadron Leader Peter Carter in “A Matter of Life and Death” (1946), as Phileas Fogg in “Around the World in 80 Days” (1956) and as Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. “the Phantom”, in “The Pink Panther” (1963). Some of his many other movies include “Bachelor Mother” (1939), “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947) “Enchantment” (1948), “The Elusive Pimpernel” (1950), “The Toast of New Orleans” (1950), “Happy Go Lovely” (1951), “Happy Ever After” (1954) and “Carrington V.C.” (1955).  David Niven was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in “Separate Tables” (1958).

David Niven (1950 portrait))

David Niven (1950 portrait)

David Niven appeared in nearly a hundred films during his acting career.

David Niven appeared in nearly a
hundred films during his acting career.

David Niven in  "Enchantment" (1948)

David Niven in “Enchantment” (1948)

David Niven with Ginger Rogers in "Bachelor Mother" (1939)

David Niven with Ginger Rogers in “Bachelor Mother” (1939)

David Niven in "Soldier's Three" (1951)

David Niven in “Soldier’s Three” (1951)

David Niven (center) with Cary Grant and Loretta Young in "The Bishop's Wife" (1948)

David Niven (center) with Cary Grant and Loretta Young in
“The Bishop’s Wife” (1948)

David Niven with Shirley MacLaine in "Around the World In 80 Days" (1955)

David Niven with Shirley MacLaine in
“Around the World In 80 Days” (1955)

David Niven and Deborah Kerr in "Separate Tables" (1958)

David Niven and Deborah Kerr in “Separate Tables” (1958)

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