"Happiness and sorrow are inseparable. You cannot feel nor understand one emotion without having known the other."
Greta Garbo picnicking in July during the filming of Love (1927)
Bette Davis for Lustre-Creme Shampoo, 1951.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall between rehearsals for a 1946 Lux Radio Theater adaptation of To Have and Have Not, in which both actors revisited their original screen roles.
[He was] absolutely dead on of pricking the bubble of pomposity in other people.
I remember there was a lawyer in Hollywood. He was very much a ladies man: a great mouthful of teeth, handsome and always very tanned, beautiful hair and everything. And he escorted all the between marriages stars everywhere. And Bogie and I went to this party… There was a dance and they put up a marquee tent and all that. And so Bogie and I just sat… and this fellow [the lawyer] was dancing with various ladies and obviously “chatting them up”, as they say in England. And, um, Bogie said… “Let’s just stare at him, the two of us”… And neither of us took our eyes off this guy. And he danced around the floor… and wherever he went… we just looked at him. And finally you could see the fellow fall apart. He left and went and sat quietly in the corner!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY STEWART! | May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997
“I’m the inarticulate man who tries. I don’t really have all the answers, but for some reason, somehow, I make it.”
Barbara Stanwyck photographed on her ranch by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1936
Whomever he played—soldier, cowboy, adventurer, lounge lizard, lover—Gary Cooper became that character. The artistry was seamless, so natural that it was impossible to tell where the man left off and the actor began. As Charles Laughton put it: ‘We act, he is.’ John Barrymore put it another way: ‘This fellow is the world’s greatest actor. He does without effort what the rest of us spend our lives trying to learn—namely to be natural.’ (ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴍᴜʟʜᴏʟʟᴀɴᴅ)
American soldier and his English girlfriend on lawn in Hyde Park, one of the favorite haunts of US troops stationed in England, photo by Ralph Morse, London, May 1944