Louise Brooks and Kenneth MacKenna in The American Venus (1926). What could possibly be more interesting for MacKenna to be looking at other than Louise Brooks?!?!?!?!?!
This film is believed to be lost although fragments of its trailer survive. If you've seen this film please holler!
Jimmy and Gloria photographed by John Engstead, 1959.
"Life means more than just a book of phone numbers. I need a family to come home to at night." ~ Jimmy
"Gloria Hatrick McLean was a dark-haired, vivacious, witty, beautiful, and gracious woman who did not have to lower her green eyes in the presence of Hollywood's brightest and most compelling stars." ~ Starr Smith in his book "Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot."
"Since he's made some 70 movies, the 12 hats in his closet really aren't too many. He figures all of them have brought him good luck. But one is his most treasured possession. It's the hat he wore in 'Harvey' [for which he received another Oscar nomination], and it used to belong to his father. 'He gave it to me after the war. I've worn it every time I played 'Harvey' [on stage and screen], and I have a very special feeling about this hat,' he says." (- From a July 8, 1973 Chicago Tribune Clipping.)
Fred Astaire once called this the greatest dance number ever filmed. Here's just a minute of The Nicholas Brothers (Fayard and Harold) performing the "Jumpin Jive" number for 1943's "Stormy Weather." This is M A G I G. How they didn't rip their groins is beyond me! If you haven't already ... watch Stormy Weather! It is one big showcase of brilliance.
Original Caption: Using the world's smallest chess set, a gift to her from a former champion, Marlene Dietrich plays chess with John Wayne between scenes of their Universal picture, "Pittsburgh" .