Joan Fontaine, 1940.
Joan Fontaine and Betsy Palmer guest star on “Personality” with Larry Blyden, October 30 - November 3, 1967.
OMG!! OMG!!! Joanie!! You’re soooo cute!!!! Awww…. her smile!!!
Olivia de Havilland getting final touch ups on the set of Gone With the Wind, 1939
Olivia de Havilland & Errol Flynn
Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland, 1940
Happy 94th Birthday Maureen FitzSimons!
Born August 17, 1920
"Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.
Being an Irishwoman means many things to me. An Irishwoman is strong and feisty. She has guys and stands up for what she believes in. She believes she is the best at whatever she does and proceeds through life with that knowledge. She can face any hazard that life throws her way and stay with it until she wins. She is loyal to her kinsmen and accepting of others. She’s not above a sock in the jaw if you have it coming. She is only on her knees before God. Yes, I am most definitely an Irishwoman.
My heritage has been grounding, and it has brought me peace. Being tough and strong have always been my most dominant characteristics, like a fire that burns deep within me. I have always believed that I can do anything I set my mind to, as long as I’m willing to make the necessary sacrifices. I have called upon this fire to achieve my goals and survive whenever I felt my world come crashing down around me. In this way, I am like many of the women I’ve played on-screen.”
- Maureen O’Hara
Sweet, sweet Ginger Rogers visiting the incredible Lauren Bacall. Oh, how my heart aches.
Another photo- these are from a Vanity Fair shoot in 1948. Photographed by George Platt Lynes.
I have learned I am a valuable person. I have made mistakes- so many mistakes. And will make more. But I pay. They are my own. What was not real in Howard Hawks’ version of me is not real in me now. I remain vulnerable, romantic, and idealistic as I was at fifteen, sitting in a movie theatre, watching, being, Bette Davis.
RIP Lauren Bacall [September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014]