Category: old hollywood

Star of the stage, big screen and television, the beautiful and talented Ms. Ida Lupino, was also a writer, director and producer for both film and television. She directed an all-male cast in the “Hitch-Hiker” (1953), making her the first woman to direct a film noir. This image is when she first started acting in 1938.

A candid still of a young Ms. Joan Crawford during a photo-shoot for the Illinois Watch Company, circa 1925. Ms. Crawford, impressed by the intricacy of the timepiece, could not stop admiring her watch.

Lon Chaney, Jr. with his groomer on the set of
“The Wolf Man,” 1941 – and his hair was perfect. Happy
Halloween, everyone!

Lon Chaney, who was known as the “Man of a Thousand Faces” because of his work in such films as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Phantom of the Opera” is seen here in a makeup-free shot consulting his pocket watch.

 "PART OF THE LOOT went for gambling, part for horses and part for women. The rest I spent foolishly.“ – George Raft, born on this date in 1895

Marlon Brando in the makeup chair while preparing for his role as Don Vito Corleone for “The Godfather” circa 1972.

Sophia Loren. Because Sophia Loren.

Steve McQueen and Jud Taylor from the 1963 classic film “The Great Escape.”

William Holden relaxing on the set of “Sunset Boulevard” wearing an equally handsome vintage watch, circa 1950.