The Pursuit of Classiness

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A blog dedicated to my favorite classic Hollywood stars and movies. A tribute to a bygone era. And a place for less-than-coherent fangirling.

If you aren't an Audrey Hepburn fan, you probably won't like it here...

Aside from Audrey, some of my favorite stars are: Joan Greenwood, Steve McQueen, Gene Kelly, Myrna Loy, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Tierney, Grace Kelly, and Lena Horne.

I also have a slight Edith Head obsession...

theyroaredvintage:

Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, and Vera Ellen in “On The Town”, 1949.

theyroaredvintage:

Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, and Vera Ellen in “On The Town”, 1949.

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— 1 month ago with 80 notes
#betty garrett  #ann miller  #vera ellen  #on the town 

"What is needed in order to really become a star is an extra element which God gives you or doesn’t give you. You’re born with it. You cannot learn it. God kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek and there she was." Billy Wilder

"She was the most extraordinary, natural actress.. but not even so much an actress as a person of great, great quality. Great depth, great intelligence, great human, a wonderful, wonderful lady. I treasure in my recollections of my career those six months that we spent in Rome; probably the happiest experience that I had making movies." Gregory Peck

"I’ve never seen anybody change so much in front of a camera as Audrey. In life, you’d think ‘How is she going to get through the day or even the hour?’ Her hands were shaking, she’s smoking too much, she’s worried, she’s being kind of desperately nice to everybody, she’s so fragile… But between the time she stepped in front of the camera and you said ‘Action!’, something happened. She pulled it together. A kind of strength through vulnerability - strength like an iron butterfly… The performance was true, never weak, always strong and clear. It was an amazing thing to watch, this professional completely in charge of her instrument without even thinking about it. I think it was all second nature." Peter Bogdanovich

"I have been in pictures for thirty years, and I have never had a more enthusiastic leading lady than Audrey. She puts more light and energy into her acting than anyone else I’ve ever met." Gary Cooper 

Happy 85th Birthday Audrey Kathleen Ruston aka Audrey Hepburn (May 4th, 1929 - January 20th, 1993)

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— 2 months ago with 931 notes
#audrey hepburn 

dragonfiretwistedwire:

#ANY NIGHT WITH GRACE IS A SPECIAL NIGHT JIMMY YOU FUCKING GOON

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— 3 months ago with 3472 notes
#rear window  #grace kelly  #jimmy stewart  #james stewart 
arcdaybyday:

The beautiful Lucille Ball and puppies! Great combo!

arcdaybyday:

The beautiful Lucille Ball and puppies! Great combo!

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— 3 months ago with 1155 notes
#lucille ball 
grandamerican:

theswinginsixties:

Sean Connery goes golfing, August 29, 1962. Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images.

Sean, you’re drunk.

grandamerican:

theswinginsixties:

Sean Connery goes golfing, August 29, 1962. Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images.

Sean, you’re drunk.

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— 4 months ago with 463 notes
#sean connery 

Van Johnson (very young) performing the stage version of My Pal Joey in 1941

Thank you! I know I’ve really let this blog run down, so it’s nice to see that there are people who are still interested :3

Van Johnson (very young) performing the stage version of My Pal Joey in 1941

Thank you! I know I’ve really let this blog run down, so it’s nice to see that there are people who are still interested :3

— 4 months ago
#van johnson  #submission 

nitratediva:

Candid footage of Cary Grant, 1930s to 1960s.

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— 5 months ago with 1746 notes
#cary grant 
kale91:

Howard Keel - ”Kiss Me Kate” 1952   
singer, actor

kale91:

Howard Keel - ”Kiss Me Kate” 1952   

singer, actor

— 5 months ago with 3 notes
#howard keel  #kiss me kate 

aliciahubermans:

film meme» ten films [4/10]: After The Thin Man (1936)

Nick Charles: Who was that?

Nora Charles: Oh, you wouldn’t know them, darling. They’re respectable.

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— 5 months ago with 378 notes
#william powell  #myrna loy  #after the thin man