The Duke……Duke Ellington, 1930s
Joan Crawford photographed by Ruth Harriet Louise, 1928.
Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee
Happy Birthday, Gary Cooper (May 7th, 1901 - May 13th, 1961)
“I looked at it this way. To get people to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.”
Rudolph Valentino (May 6th, 1985 - August 23rd, 1926) Photo by Edward Steichen
The death of Valentino is a terrific loss to the screen. He brought it happiness„ beauty, and art as perhaps no other has. His loss can never be replaced; there was and can be only one Valentino; a great artist and one of the finest gentlemen it has ever been my privilege to term ‘friend’.” - John Gilbert