wehadfacesthen:

Joel McCrea in a 1934 portrait by Ernest Bachrach
“That era provided a profusion of wonderful actors and actresses to admire—and not always the ones remembered by posterity. Take Joel McCrea, for instance, a real cowboy and a good actor who could excel in westerns like Union Pacific or The Virginian, but who was also wonderful in comedies like The Palm Beach Story for Preston Sturges—and comedy is the hardest thing an actor can do.”                               ― Robert Wagner, Pieces of My Heart: A Life

wehadfacesthen:

Joel McCrea in a 1934 portrait by Ernest Bachrach

“That era provided a profusion of wonderful actors and actresses to admire—and not always the ones remembered by posterity. Take Joel McCrea, for instance, a real cowboy and a good actor who could excel in westerns like Union Pacific or The Virginian, but who was also wonderful in comedies like The Palm Beach Story for Preston Sturges—and comedy is the hardest thing an actor can do.” 
                              ― Robert WagnerPieces of My Heart: A Life

twostriptechnicolor:

Busby, Ruby and the crew on the set of Dames (1934),

twostriptechnicolor:

Busby, Ruby and the crew on the set of Dames (1934),


Betty Boop knows how to throw a cold shoulder in “Red Hot Mama” (1934)

Betty Boop knows how to throw a cold shoulder in “Red Hot Mama” (1934)


Betty Boop knows how to throw an icey stare in “Red Hot Mama” (1934)

Betty Boop knows how to throw an icey stare in “Red Hot Mama” (1934)


Wampas Baby Stars portrait studios in Hollywood, California - 1934

Wampas Baby Stars portrait studios in Hollywood, California - 1934

Betty Boop in “Betty In Blunderland” (1934)

ricciard:

L’Atalante, Jean Vigo, (1934)

ricciard:

L’Atalante, Jean Vigo, (1934)


William Powell blows suave smoke rings in “The Thin Man”  (1934)

William Powell blows suave smoke rings in “The Thin Man”  (1934)


Dames (1934) Joan Blondell lets Guy Kibbee know the obvious.

Dames (1934) Joan Blondell lets Guy Kibbee know the obvious.


Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler moon gaze
Dames (1934)

Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler moon gaze

Dames (1934)


Dames (1934) 

Dames (1934) 


Ida Lupino, 1934

Ida Lupino, 1934

cookiecarnival:

Silly Symphony - The Goddess of Spring (1934)

cookiecarnival:

Silly Symphony - The Goddess of Spring (1934)

Ruby Keeler in “Dames” (1934)

Ruby Keeler in “Dames” (1934)


Carole Lombard and John Barrymore with director Howard Hawks on the set of Twentieth Century (1934)

Carole Lombard and John Barrymore with director Howard Hawks on the set of Twentieth Century (1934)