Marilyn and Arthur in New York in 1957.
So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.
Gloria Swanson on the set of Sadie Thompson, 1928
James Stewart and Henry Fonda making music during an airline flight photographed by John Swope, 1940
I’ve gotten a few question about the incomplete A Star is Born (1954) and I thought I would just put it in a post. I will keep it shot.
Basically the film is missing scenes, it was cut randomly by the studio at the time of release, much to the director’s disapproval, and still images were inserted in recent home video releases to indicate the missing scenes. There is about 30 mins in total of missing footage. There are rumors of various people that have the footage, former employees of the studio that quite literally picked up the deleted scenes from the trash(along with deleted scenes from various other films I might add), but refuse to release it for fear of ‘getting screwed over by the studio’ ie: not getting the credit they deserve. Or they have something no one in the whole world has and it makes them feel like the special snowflake they are. It’s unlikely we will see the footage in the near future.
Bette Davis in Jezebel, 1938
Norma Shearer having lunch on the set of Marie Antoinette, 1938
i’ll never understand the greediness of
micheal arick the dude that has the complete copy of a star is born in their collection but refuses to share it. collector’s that keep one of a kind things to themselves just to say they have it and no one else does are the worst people.
ugh god yes. Mostly half of Gloria Swanson’s filmography since the majority of her silents are lost, it hurts to even type that. specifically, Madame Sans Gene(wonderful film made in France), The Great Moment, What a Widow, Zaza, the last reel of Sadie Thompson, the list is sadly endless. For non Gloria movies I really wish the owner of the complete A Star is Born would release their copy. There are a few Norma Shearer silents I have yet to see. I’d love to see more of Colleen Moore’s work. Clara Bow has a couple of films like Rough House Rosie. Bessie Love, Anita Page, this is all off the top of my head but basically all of the great silent stars have a chunk missing. I still hold out hope since things are being discovered in recent years but with un-proper care and deterioration it’s not likely :(