We begin with a photo of artsy
Jean Harlow in
Platinum Blonde (1931). I mustered up the strength for a bonus
shot of her too. These are for Michel.
Joe sent us two new photos:
Here's a shot of
Maureen O'Hara in
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).
Sever steps up to the plate and hits a homerun with
Luise Rainer and
Spencer Tracy in
Big City (1937).
Next, Danik has another nice image of
Ida Lupino, in a scene from
Beware, My Lovely (1952), with
EM joins the party with another interesting
John Payne picture—this time with
Sonja Henie in
Sun Valley Serenade (1941).
Here are three nice scans of
Greta Garbo, courtesy of Gary, including one from
The Kiss (1929), one from
The Temptress (1926), and a posed shot. These are for Ricardo!
Let's end with a fascinating behind-the-scenes tableau from Chris.
It's the cast and crew from
Beyond the Rocks (1922), with
Gloria Swanson and
Rudolph Valentino. This beautiful photo has several notable
features: 1) Valentino applying his own make-up; 2) a bored Swanson
looking directly into the camera as if to urge us to get the action started
again; 3) the violinist playing mood music (practicing, most likely, since
the camera isn't rolling); 4) the young actor standing fourth from the right
who we couldn't find anywhere in the film; 5) the ghost-like man below
Valentino's feet who must have moved as the photo was being taken; 6) the
director, co-star, and cameramen looking on; and 7) finally, that wonderful
coat flung over the tree branches after the cameraman got too warm!
Also check out the glorious sepia version.