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Olga. 34. Russian. phd student. currently living in Madrid. classic cinema, Deborah Kerr, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Julie Andrews, Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum, John Huston, Orson Welles and many others.

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Jeeves&Wooster, Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black, Last Tango in Halifax, The West Wing, Major Crimes, Damages, House (pre-S7), Golden Girls, Kingdom, Castle, Doctor Who, Happy Valley

currently watching:
Major Crimes (S3)

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Robert Mitchum in Rachel and the Stranger, 1948

Robert Mitchum in Rachel and the Stranger, 1948


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barbarastanwyck:

Penny Serenade (1941)


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It’s as true in today’s Hollywood as it was 70 years ago: There’s nothing as sexy as… Lauren Bacall.
Not just because of how she slinked through her debut film, 1944’s “To Have and Have Not,” with a voice that sounded like whiskey neat and the most come-hither directions ever put on film (“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow”). Nor because of her long hair that seemed to shine even in the darkened corners of noir drama.
It was all that, yes, but it was also a word associated with men: swagger. Bacall had it in spades, and woe to the poor fathead or fall guy who considered her just another dame.New York Daily News

It’s as true in today’s Hollywood as it was 70 years ago: There’s nothing as sexy as… Lauren Bacall.

Not just because of how she slinked through her debut film, 1944’s “To Have and Have Not,” with a voice that sounded like whiskey neat and the most come-hither directions ever put on film (“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow”). Nor because of her long hair that seemed to shine even in the darkened corners of noir drama.

It was all that, yes, but it was also a word associated with men: swagger. Bacall had it in spades, and woe to the poor fathead or fall guy who considered her just another dame.
New York Daily News


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1940: Vivien Leigh as Juliet

1940: Vivien Leigh as Juliet


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cheekyleekie:

Sarah + Smiling at Cal in 2.07


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I hear your voice in my sleep at night; hard to resist temptation


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"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex." (insp.)


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hedda-hopper:

Cabaret (1972)

hedda-hopper:

Cabaret (1972)


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Ava Gardner in Bhowani Junction, 1955

Ava Gardner in Bhowani Junction, 1955


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Agnes Moorehead │ Citizen Kane, 1941

Agnes Moorehead │ Citizen Kane, 1941


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misstanwyck:

Barbara Stanwyck photographed for Always Goodbye (1938)

misstanwyck:

Barbara Stanwyck photographed for Always Goodbye (1938)


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lars134:

Robert Mitchum, 1940s

lars134:

Robert Mitchum, 1940s


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littlehorrorshop:

Buster Keaton in The Navigator, 1924

littlehorrorshop:

Buster Keaton in The Navigator, 1924


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