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Sherbrooke writes: Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn, posing for “How to Steal a Million” (1966). On the face of it, it seems like strange casting, but to me, they are magic in this film. Ethereal male and ethereal female, both … Continue reading

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Sherbrooke writes: Records of why this photo was taken remain undiscovered, but surely the cause of Big Cats was involved. Diana Rigg and Elizabeth Taylor (meeting for the first time?) show the kitties some love.

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Sherbrooke writes: Photographer Whitey Schafer distills the attractions of film noir. Thou shalt not!

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Actors (etc.) in Hats and Headgear

Sherbrooke writes: This is Roscoe (“Fatty”) Arbuckle in the 1910s.  In his shorts, he was playful and often brilliant. And in some, he had a real sense of anger, outraged dignity and sadness. (See “He Did and He Didn’t,” 1916.) Now … Continue reading

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Actors (etc.) in Hats and Headgear

Sherbrooke writes: Kirsten Dunst in “Marie Antoinette” (2006). That smile is as dazzling as the dress and and decor.

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Sherbrooke writes: Brilliant.

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Actors (etc.) in Hats and Headgear … Helena Bonham Carter

Sherbrooke says: I would guess that this was taken in the mid-80s, when her face was rounder than today.

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Actors (etc.) in Hats and Headgear

Sherbrooke writes: Here’s Josephine Baker, in a hat, and — other things.

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Actors (Etc.) in Hats and Headgear

Sherbrooke writes: This is silent star/comedienne Colleen Moore. I’ve never seen anyone remotely like her; she looked like a rag doll and moved like a loose-limbed marionette.  But unless they’re very much into silents, few people know her name today. … Continue reading

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Sherbrooke writes: This must be the strangest publicity still ever taken. I’m not even sure it was taken to promote the movie. But whatever it’s selling (women’s kerchiefs? Musical of Psycho? Perkins’ fan club?), it’s radically terrible.

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