"I only saw Vivien Leigh once in my life in person. That was at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston. I got into the elevator and she was there. And I got goose pimples. I got off on the third floor, like a fool. The goose pimples remained for ten minutes, which I am told, is a medical phenomenon." —Walter Matthau
Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Giant by Frank Worth, 1956
Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Costumes by Adrian
The Ruby Slippers were regular shoes covered with red satin and lined with cream colored kid leather. There are 2300 sequins per shoe. The leather bow has 46 rhinestones, 42 bugle beads, 3 costume jewels, and there was red felt applied to the soles of the shoes to muffle the sounds of footsteps.
Her jumper was royal blue and white gingham. The top was tinted a light pink as white didn’t photograph properly underneath the bright technicolor lights. Beneath it, she wore a special corset de-emphasizing her bust and giving her a younger silhouette.
“She was exactly the opposite of the roles she played. She looked like a femme fatale and she wasn’t. She was really sweet and dear and lovely…” -Arlene Dahl
when u watch ur favorite character getting heartbroken and u can feel ur own heart part like moses parted the sea
In 1937, Clark Gable and Myrna Loy were officially crowned King and Queen of the Movies after the New York Daily News and fifty-two other newspapers in the United States and Canada polled over twenty million readers.
Clark always after that called me “Queenie,” which sounded like someone in a Western saloon. The whole thing was a scream. Bill Powell, who came in fourth in the men’s division, sent me a florist’s box as long as a couch filled with sour grapes. The card read, “With Love from William IV.” We never took that stuff seriously, any more than we did the box-office polls that kept placing us in the top ten during those years. Funny, but those measures and titles didn’t mean as much to us as you might imagine. Clark and I felt like a couple of kids trying to make out: we went to M-G-M together. We were serious about our work, studying and observing, learning our craft, but we were having a ball. As Clark said later, We never expected to be legends. —Myrna Loy