1. vintagegal:

    Elsa Lanchester in a publicity photo for The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

  2. missingmarilyn:

    [Don Murray] and Monroe were playing the scene in which he breaks into her bedroom while she is asleep. It is 9:00 A.M. and time for all human beings to get up. Murray’s line was, “Wake up, Cherie, it’s nine o’clock, no wonder you’re so pale and white.”

    Monroe insisted on playing the bedroom scene naked. Since her success in Niagara, she had always played bedroom scenes, or rather scenes in which she is under the covers in a bedroom, au naturel. She came on the set in a terry-cloth robe. She got under the sheet. She raised it like a tepee. Then one hand appeared, flinging out the robe. Entirely nude, she stretched out under the sheet, her face and shoulders showing.

    Murray, understandably confused, read the line as “Wake up, Cherie, it’s nine o’clock, no wonder you’re so pale and scaly.”

    Logan shouted, “Cut.”

    Monroe smiled. “Don,” she said, “you made a Freudian slip. You said scaly instead of white. That’s very good. That means you’re getting the emotion of the character subconsciously.”

    “How do you figure that?” Don asked.

    “Well, you know how you’re supposed to feel sexy about me? Well, scaly is like a snake, and a snake is a phallic symbol. See? You know what a phallic symbol is, Don?”

    “Know what it is?” replied the insulted Murray. “I got one!”

    - Excerpt from Marilyn Monroe by Maurice Zolotow

  3. fawnvelveteen:

    Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene during the filming of “Bus Stop”, 1956.

    (Source: pinterest.com)

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  5. "I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can."
    — J.D Salinger, “The Catcher in the Rye” (via theedeester)
  6. gatabella:

    Ava Gardner divorcing Mickey Rooney

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  10. senticous:

    Favourite Artworks:

    'Ophelia' by John Everett Millais


    This painting is inspired by a scene from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, wherein the character Ophelia sings while floating in a river just before she drowns. The actual scene is not seen onstage, but exists only in Gertrude’s description.

    Ophelia is described to have fallen into the river from an overhanging tree while collecting flowers. The flowers present in the painting also reflect the Victorian interest in the “language of flowers”, according to which each flower carries a symbolic meaning. The red poppy floating amongst the other flowers in the water—not mentioned by Shakespeare’s description of the scene—represents sleep and death, possibly chosen by Millais to symbolise her impending demise.

    (via greenkneehighs)

  11. Johnny Depp and Kate Moss, rare photos of Hollywood by Michael White.

    (Source: missavagardner)

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  14. Sharon Tate in 1969.

    (Source: meganmonroes)

  15. mooney-princess:

    walk down this stairwell to become a mermaid of the adriatic sea

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