1. ourpresidents:

Lauren Bacall
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014
Today, we honor the singular Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89.  She was involved in one of the most infamous incidents of Harry S. Truman’s Vice-Presidency.
On February 10, 1945, Mr. Truman attended a stage show for servicemen at the Washington Press Club canteen, and sat down to play the piano. During his performance, someone boosted Ms. Bacall onto the top of the piano, and she sat there seductively while Mr. Truman played and photographers snapped away. Mrs. Truman was not amused.
-from the Truman Library 

    ourpresidents:

    Lauren Bacall

    September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014

    Today, we honor the singular Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89.  She was involved in one of the most infamous incidents of Harry S. Truman’s Vice-Presidency.

    On February 10, 1945, Mr. Truman attended a stage show for servicemen at the Washington Press Club canteen, and sat down to play the piano. During his performance, someone boosted Ms. Bacall onto the top of the piano, and she sat there seductively while Mr. Truman played and photographers snapped away. Mrs. Truman was not amused.

    -from the Truman Library 

    Reblogged from: ourpresidents
  2. Lauren Bacall's first ever scene in her cinematic debut, To Have and Have Not (1944)

    Reblogged from: wednesdaydreams
  3. wheresmywanderingparakeet:

    Movies Watched in 2014
    #79—The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

    The voice of the turtle is heard in our land

    My review post of The Voice of the Turtle

    Reblogged from: honoring-eleanorparker
  4. whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

Shadow of A Doubt (1943)

    whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

    Shadow of A Doubt (1943)

  5. finethankyouandyou:

An Irving Penn study for Vogue of the people involved in Ballet Society’s 1948 production of The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne. From left to right, Corrado Cagli, the designer; Vittorio Bieti, the composer; Tanaquil Le Clercq, dancer (Ariadne); and George Balanchine

    finethankyouandyou:

    An Irving Penn study for Vogue of the people involved in Ballet Society’s 1948 production of The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne. From left to right, Corrado Cagli, the designer; Vittorio Bieti, the composer; Tanaquil Le Clercq, dancer (Ariadne); and George Balanchine

    Reblogged from: finethankyouandyou
  6. Reblogged from: teresa-wright
  7. Reblogged from: truthandmovies
  8. Behind the scenes of Powell & Pressburger’s The Red Shoes.

    LOVE

    Reblogged from: taekwonjew
  9. Technically, they are voted, but actually they are not decided by the use of whatever artistic and critical wisdom Hollywood may happen to possess. They are ballyhooed, pushed, yelled, screamed, and in every way propagandized into the consciousness of the voters so incessantly, in the weeks before the final balloting, that everything except the golden aura of the box office is forgotten.

    Raymond Chandler writing about the Oscars in 1948. [Oscar Night in Hollywood - The Atlantic]

    I was happy with about 2/3 of the awardwinners last night, but even in 2014, this is pretty much still the case.

  10. whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

My Favorite Wife (1940)

    whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

    My Favorite Wife (1940)

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