vera-ellen, 1949 🎞
vera-ellen, 1949 🎞
irene dunne, 1936 🎞
una merkel, date unknown 🎞
Judy Garland and Charles (Chuck) Walters in 1943.
joanne dru, 1956 🎞
#ThrowbackThursday Remember that time Charlie Chaplin filmed Buster Keaton? Chaplin visited the Balboa Studios in March 1918 & reminisced about their Vaudeville days. There were only six years between he & Buster so the bouncing on the knee story may have been an exaggeration!
brenda marshall, 1942 🎞
frances drake, 1935 🎞
Rita Hayworth in her “ Gilda” chair .
Marilyn Monroe on the set of “Don’t Bother to Knock,” 1952.
Marilyn Monroe and photographer Milton Greene, 1953 🖤🖤
sheree north, date unknown 🎞
Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Mamie Van Doren and Jeff Richards in “Born Reckless” (1962).
Dancer in her dressing room, 1930s 🖤🖤🖤
Diana Dors 💕
Judy Garland’s Lover John Meyer Shares Tragic, Intimate Details of the Star’s Final Months
“She didn’t think her life was painful. She was funny. She experienced joy,” John Meyer tells PEOPLE of the late icon.
John Meyer was a 28-year-old pianist when he met Judy Garland, then 46, in late 1968 at the Manhattan studio of a mutual friend.
“She had a suitcase, a little black dress, a pair of fishnet stockings and pair of heels,” he tells PEOPLE of Garland. “That was about it. And a mink.”
He played her a song he’d written called “I Like to Hate Myself in the Morning and Raise a Little Hell Tonight.”
“She liked the song and she liked me,” says Meyer, now 79, who wrote about their relationship in his 2006 memoir Heartbreaker. “When our friend left the room, she pointed to herself and then to me and mouthed the phrase, ‘I’m with you.’ Just like that.”
They moved into the Park Avenue apartment of Meyer’s parents. “There was a spare bedroom in the back and I took her there and she said, ‘Great, I’ll move in here.’ ”
At the time, Garland, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, was broke (she owed several million dollars to the IRS after her agent had embezzled much of her earnings), divorced (from husband number four Mark Herron), and without a place to live, having recently been kicked out of New York’s St. Moritz Hotel for not paying the bill. She’d been living there with her two younger kids, Lorna and Joey Luft.
But things grew more chaotic after they were kicked out of his parents’ apartment. Ten days before Garland was preparing to fly to London, Meyer became very sick with a fever of 104.
“That’s nothing. I’ve been on stage with 106,” she said. Then, she dropped him.
Garland left for London, where she was joined by Mickey Deans, a nightclub manager she’d first met when he delivered her a box of uppers.
At one point, Meyer flew to London, hoping he could win her back.
“She was a compulsion, you know?” he says. “I realized that this mission of mine to restore Judy to her former greatness and be the guy who rescued her was not going to work.”
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer (1931)
cyd charisse, c.1940 🎞
All About Eve - 1950