Born Today, July 23, in 1913 Coral Browne…
"What the hell have you got back there, reindeer?" -Coral Browne as Vera Charles in Auntie Mame
Over 30 film and TV roles including Auntie Mame 1958, The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, The Killing of Sister George, The Ruling Class, Theatre of Blood (where she met husband-to-be Vincent Price)… She was married to Vincent Price from 1974 until her death in 1991
photo: Coral Browne (left) with Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame
Born Today, July 23, in 1894 Character Actor Arthur Treacher…
"That’s what I said, sir. Go fly a kite!" -as Constable Jones in Mary Poppins
Paul Newman in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969)
Cary Grant and Doris Day on the set of That Touch of Mink (1962)
You know, I envy Barbara more than any other person in the world! I wish I were one tenth the person she is. Recently we drove down to the beach. We parked by the water’s edge and turned on the radio. We just sat there in silence. Suddenly I realized that Barbara was crying. It’s only the second time I’ve seen her allow her emotion to get out of control. She has so much feeling, but she doesn’t believe in exhibiting it. She’s been through so much and she’s so grateful for everything that life has given her. If going through things gives one Barbara’s tolerance and appreciation, I wish it could have happened to me. I’m really awed at what has happened to Barbara. She was an orphan and practically brought herself up. She fought every inch of the way right up through life. From poverty she struggled to where she is today. She’s really accomplished something.
- Robert Taylor
Bette Davis photographed by George Hurrell c. 1939
Joan Crawford photographed on the set of Love on the Run, wearing a gown by Adrian, 1936
Born Today, July 23, in 1904 Richard Gaines…
"What was he doing with his binoculars in your apartment?!?!?" -as Charles J. Pendergast in The More the Merrier
Born Today, July 22, in 1889 Director James Whale…
"Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s ALIVE… -Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein in Frankenstein (directed by James Whale)
Directed over 20 films including Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Old Dark House, Show Boat, The Man in the Iron Mask 1939…
Photo: James Whale giving Boris Karloff a light on the set of Frankenstein
- Say it again, it keeps me awake.
- I love you.