"Franchot was an extremely loving, intelligent, considerate man, but he was also very haunted. He was one hell of a fine actor, but he loved the theatre and despised Hollywood. He very seldom got the parts he deserved, and I think this bugged him a lot. I wasn’t as nice to him, as considerate, as I should have been. I was extremely busy during those years, and I didn’t realize that his insecurities and dissatisfactions ran so deeply. His sex life diminished considerably, which didn’t help matters, and there finally came a time when we only had things to argue about, not to talk about, and after hundreds of running arguments and a few physical rows we decided to call it quits. I missed him a lot, for a long, long time. He was so mature and stimulating. I think I can safely say that the break-up was another career casualty. If I’d tried a little harder—who knows.” Joan Crawford


Puerto Rican Day Parade, New York City, 1963. Photo by Joel Meyerowitz (via)

Rita Hayworth photographed at home with her daughters, Rebecca Welles, and Yasmine Khan. circa. 1951

Man I could literally write a thesis on James Dean and his hair

Bette Davis on the set of Deception (1946)
  • person: do you have tumblr?
  • me: yes
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"At first, we were very leery of each other. To him, I was just another Hollywood star, all bosom and no brains. To me, he was a would-be intellectual New York Method actor. We were not prepared to dig each other at all, but after a while we found we were just two human beings and became friends." -Elizabeth Taylor


Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

The fact that some film that are considered timeless classics are great but the fact that some had blackface/ other racial typecasting and are in a way, shrugged off, just makes me want to punch a wall

Fred Astaire on the set of Holiday Inn (1942). Photographed by Talmage Morrison. 

Every time I see a new photo of my favorite actor/actress, it takes my breath away, I just can’t breath, I have an oxygen tank to help me

stonesunderrushingwater: I'm so surprised to find someone who loves fred too oh my goodness. People are so shocked when I go to ballroom dance parties and I tell them I started because of him. I guess there aren't that many 17 year old fred astaire fans haha!

Haha! Believe me there are a lot of fans even when I first joined i was surprised and some are younger than you really,

Dear Diary, my teen-angst bullshit now has a body count.

I’ve been watching Ben Hur for the past few days and I love it so much wowo