bridiequilty:

Happy 110th Birthday Greer Garson | 29 september, 1904 - 6 april, 1996

Why did I become an actress? I think because I am fascinated by the variety and scope of human experience. I am not content to live just one existence. I have always had a strong imagination and in my roles I feel that I live other lives. And the hazards and disappointments of an acting career and the solemn dissuasions of all my friends and advisers were a challenge. It has not been easy, but I believe that the best kind of success is not won easily and that a few hard knocks on the way are good for the soul. When I look back on some of my bitterest disappointments I realize that, in the long run, they were really strokes of good fortune. Things eventually turned out far better than if I had achieved what seemed so desperately important at the moment. So I believe that as one door closes, another will open.

bridiequilty:

Happy 110th Birthday Greer Garson | 29 september, 1904 - 6 april, 1996

Why did I become an actress? I think because I am fascinated by the variety and scope of human experience. I am not content to live just one existence. I have always had a strong imagination and in my roles I feel that I live other lives. And the hazards and disappointments of an acting career and the solemn dissuasions of all my friends and advisers were a challenge. It has not been easy, but I believe that the best kind of success is not won easily and that a few hard knocks on the way are good for the soul. When I look back on some of my bitterest disappointments I realize that, in the long run, they were really strokes of good fortune. Things eventually turned out far better than if I had achieved what seemed so desperately important at the moment. So I believe that as one door closes, another will open.

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jeansarthur:

why am i not vivien leigh

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bigcatkingdom:

To all my followers in the UK:

Vote for Bob is a campaign aimed at getting politicians to take the conservation of nature into account. It is such a wonderful idea and extremely important that we vote now when we have this opportunity to help nature 

38 politicians have already backed Bob but I think we all need to take responsibility for our natural world, and signing this petition is a great way to start

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vivienleighforever:

Vivien photographed by Philippe Halsman for LIFE magazine, 1946. Philippe later recalled in his book Sight and Insight that "With a touch of pride I was showing her my prints when I was struck by the change in her expression.  Instead of and angel I saw a wounded tigress.  ’These pictures are terrible,’ she said, ‘and I forbid you to show them to the magazine.  I know your boss, Mr. Luce, personally; if you disobey me, I will destroy you.’   […] Vivien took my beautiful prints and tore them into little pieces.  I thought of the hours I had spent in the dark room, mumbled a good-bye and left, feeling completely crushed.” 
Philippe later discovered that, though Vivien had destroyed the pictures, she had not ripped up the contact sheet. “Olivier has seen them and he is crazy about them,” Vivien’s P.R. man told him, “By all means, make new prints and submit them to Life.”
(Quote source: http://www.vivandlarry.com/vivien-leigh/cover-story-vivien-leigh-by-philippe-halsman/)

vivienleighforever:

Vivien photographed by Philippe Halsman for LIFE magazine, 1946. Philippe later recalled in his book Sight and Insight that "With a touch of pride I was showing her my prints when I was struck by the change in her expression.  Instead of and angel I saw a wounded tigress.  ’These pictures are terrible,’ she said, ‘and I forbid you to show them to the magazine.  I know your boss, Mr. Luce, personally; if you disobey me, I will destroy you.’   […] Vivien took my beautiful prints and tore them into little pieces.  I thought of the hours I had spent in the dark room, mumbled a good-bye and left, feeling completely crushed.” 

Philippe later discovered that, though Vivien had destroyed the pictures, she had not ripped up the contact sheet. “Olivier has seen them and he is crazy about them,” Vivien’s P.R. man told him, “By all means, make new prints and submit them to Life.”

(Quote source: http://www.vivandlarry.com/vivien-leigh/cover-story-vivien-leigh-by-philippe-halsman/)

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Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney

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missmonroes:

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1953

missmonroes:

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1953

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Gregory Peck on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962.
Gregory Peck on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962.
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voxsart:

Knits For The Chill 146.
Sean Connery.

voxsart:

Knits For The Chill 146.

Sean Connery.

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fab-ingrid:

"she was absolutely the most beautiful being I ever met, male or female. She was irresistible. It was  more than how she looked outside. She radiated being that way inside too."

6 days ago with 798 notes — via aint-that-a-kick, © fab-ingrid




Lauren Bacall, early 1940s

Lauren Bacall, early 1940s

6 days ago with 220 notes — via oldhollywoodlovingteen, © bellecs



marypickfords:

Mary Pickford and William S. Hart, 1917.

6 days ago with 97 notes — via johnbarrymores, © marypickfords




Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits, 1960.

Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold on the set of The Misfits, 1960.

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