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I saw 2 magazines at the grocery store today. One was talking about Sharon Tate’s death and one was talking about Natalie Wood’s death and my heart was like ‘no’.


She didn’t find the little cottage and white picket fence; the three children and loving dog she sought. She loved the publicity and the attention she attracted, but she was not happy. She sank into the quicksand of Hollywood like many others have done, but placing blame for the inevitable is folly. I was surprised at her death. What a tragedy. Norma Jeane had a pure soul, and an immense love of life. She was kind and generous; loved children and animals and had a strong backbone—she almost single-handed made herself a world-renowned star and was so profound that I was almost afraid of her. To me she was like a dream and that is what she really was. Raising this past has brought melancholy to a very private part of my life and if Norma Jeane is looking down on all this, I hope she is smiling.

- Bill Pursel, Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential by Michelle Morgan

Marlon Brando in the film A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951.

i kind of like this guy at my grocery store and I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m on drugs now.

Marilyn Monroe in her dressing room before filming a scene for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 23rd December 1952.
Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart on the set of Rear Window, 1953.


Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)


Audrey Hepburn, 1956 by David Seymour


Out of context…awkward moment overdressed lady puts trash in bin with a crowd taking enormous interest.. 


Grace Kelly’s outfits in To Catch a Thief and Rear Window

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John Lennon, 1963


Rumours Tour, Santa Barbara, CA, 1977.

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I really want to read some biographies about old hollywood (like Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Sharon Tate, Lucille Ball or anybody else)
Does anybody know some really good ones?


Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward moving into their New York residence, 1958