Happy Birthday William Powell! | July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984
I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and, above all, a true gentleman… He was and is a dear friend. - Myrna Loy
Composer John Philip Sousa, hands over his baton to Charlie Chaplin - 1916.
Though 27 years old, Charlie Chaplin looks like a teenager.
Harold Lloyd c. 1919
Photo by Albert Witzel (It was at this portrait sitting at the Witzel studios, and in a different pose that the infamous “prop” bomb exploded, landing Lloyd in the hospital and permanently injuring/disfiguring his right hand).
Buster Keaton ad and announcement - 1927.
Errol Flynn, photographed by Elmer Fryer, 1935.
Anton Walbrook by Ursula Richeter, 1928.
Happy Birthday Harry Langdon born June 15, 1884"The oddest thing about this whole funny business is that the public really want to laugh, but it’s the hardest thing in the world to make them do it."
"There should be a breathing spell between laughs, with a gradual development leading up to a laugh. A picture that is on laugh from start to finish becomes tedious. Relief is necessary."
"Most deliciously comic moments on the outside, are full of sad significance for those who realize the sinister characterization of the situation."
"I must be wretched, and consequently ludicrous. When I do a part in a film, I must really suffer. In my pictures I allow myself to be a victim of Fate. But a sort of Divine providence always carries me through."
-Harry’s unique take on comedy in his own words
Harold Lloyd with his daughter Gloria - October 28th, 1925
Happy Father’s Day!
Buster Keaton and Jackie Cooper in matching porkpie hats - c. 1930’s
Publicity photo for “Buddies”, an MGM film which was never made
Harold Lloyd with two of his beloved Great Danes (Prince was his particular favorite and is the full grown one) - c. 1920s
These look like the clothes he wore for “The Kid Brother”, so I’m pretty sure this is 1926/1927
He looks very young here.
Could this photo be from the end of his vaudeville days?