Film Stars

Dusty Anderson Gene Autry Warner Baxter Joan Bennett Ralph Bellamy Ingrid Bergman Janet Blair Humphrey Bogart Beulah Bondi Walter Brennan George Brent Leslie Brooks Phyllis Brooks James Cagney Janis Carter Marguerite Chapman Charles Coburn Anita Colby Gary Cooper Bette Davis Agnes de Mille Andy Devine Claire Dodd Brian Donlevy Jeff Donnell Irene Dunn Jinx Falkenberg Betty Field Rhonda Fleming Nina Foch Glenn Ford John Ford Mona Freeman Paulette Goddard Signe Hasso Rita Hayworth Gloria Henry William Holden Ian Hunter Conrad Janis Adele Jergens Evelyn Keyes Dorothy Lamour Anna Lee Gene Lockhart Anita Louise Helen Mack Frederich March Victor Mature Maylia aka Gloria Fong Donald Meek Burgess Meredith Ann Miller Thomas Mitchell Robert Mitchum Agnes Moorehead Paul Muni Ona Munson Merle Oberon Louise Platt Ernie Pyle John Qualen Ginger Rogers Rosalind Russell Randolph Scott Red Skeleton Ann Southern Jimmy Stewart Sylvia Sidney Gene Tierney Claire Trevor June Vincent John Wayne Cornell WildeTeresa Wright
Dusty Anderson
Dusty Anderson An off-set candid portrait of Dusty Anderson as she appears in a musical production. Her role is the cover girl for the Farm Journal publication, one of a number of authentic cover girls who appear in a lavish musical production.  But what the cover girls do not know is that the entire extravaganza is designed by a theatrical producer, Noel Wheaton (Lee Bowman) who is aggresively pursuing Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth). Director Charles Vidor's romantic musical comedy, "Cover Girl", 1944. Dusty Anderson: 1944 caption for this print reads: "Two heavy mesh Dache' nets of contrasting color sewn together for this Javanese type headdress, which is a combination of snoop and cap. The pink seashell accentuates the orignal feeling.  The pretty gril wearing it is Cover Girl Dusty Anderson, who will soon be seen in Columbia's Technicolor extravaganza, 'A Thousand and One Nights'."
Gene Autry
A studio portrait of Gene Autry, copied from a carbro print in Ned Scott's personal collection.  This image supported Gene's role as a ranch forman who rescues a wild horse, a strawberry roan, that has thrown and injured the son of the ranch owner.  Autry plays himself in the film, singing as always, and commits to training the wild horse on his own in the hope that the injured young man might overcome the disability he suffered due to the horse accident.  Director John English's poignant Western drama, "The Strawberry Roan", 1948.
Warner Baxter
Warner Baxter: Playing the role of Dr. Robert Ordway, alias the Crime Doctor, Warner Baxter winds up becoming involved in a murder investigation when he visits a friend in Paris who also is the Prefect of Police.  Along the way, he uncovers an art counterfeiting scheme which involves classic works in Director William Castle's mystery crime drama "The Crime Doctor's Gamble", 1947.
Joan Bennet
Joan Bennet Joan Bennet photos:  Joan Bennett poses for this beguiling portrait to support her role as reluctant debutante Wendy van Kettering.  Wendy lets her parents down when she refuses to engage in a planned marriage to a rich bachelor and instead embarks on an adventurous career as a high fashion model under the direction and encouragement of designer George Curson, played by Warner Baxter.  Director Irving Cummings' romantic comedy, "Vogues of 1938", 1937. An alluring portrait of Joan Bennett, female star of Director Irving Cummings' romantic comedy 'Vogues of 1938', 1937.  Joan plays the role of Wendy van Klettering, a priveleged debutante in a wealthy family who finds herself bored and frustrated under her family's firm hand.  She rebels and takes her own adventurous route in life as a high fashion model. The romantic , lighthearted murder mystery, "Trade Winds", 1938 Joan Bennet Joan Bennet A portrait of Joan Bennett to support her role as Kay Karrigan, accused murderer from San Francisco in Tay Garnett's  comedic drama 'Trade Winds', 1938.  Karrigan is pursued by Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and that pursuit involvesd shipboard romance, helter skelter travels and comedic interludes supplied by Ann Southern's character, Jean Livingstone.
Joan Bennet Joan Bennet A portrait of Joan Bennett to support her role as Kay Karrigan, accused murderer from San Francisco in Tay Garnett's  comedic drama 'Trade Winds', 1938.  Karrigan is pursued by Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and that pursuit involvesd shipboard romance, helter skelter travels and comedic ,tipsy interludes supplied by Ann Southern's character, Jean Livingstone. An off-set portrait of Joan Bennett to support her role as Kay Karrigan, accused murderer from San Francisco in Tay Garnett's  comedic drama 'Trade Winds', 1938.  Karrigan is pursued by Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and that pursuit involves shipboard romance, helter skelter travels and comedic interludes supplied by Ann Southern's character, Jean Livingstone. Joan Bennet and Warner Baxter, photographed here off-stage, prepare each other with last minute adjustments to attire before a big shindig.  Joan plays Wendy Van Klettering who is bored with her priveleged life and seeks some adventure at the stern disapproval pf her parents.  Wraner Baxter plays high fashion clothing designer George Curson who enables and encourages Wendy's modeling career. Irving Cummings romantic comedy 'Vogues of 1938", 1937.  Joan Bennet
A portrait of Joan Bennett to support her role as Kay Karrigan, accused murderer from San Francisco in Tay Garnett's  comedic drama 'Trade Winds', 1938.  Karrigan is pursued by Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, and that pursuit involvesd shipboard romance, helter skelter travels and comedic, tipsy interludes supplied by Ann Southern's character, Jean Livingstone. Director Tay Garnett's lighthearted detective drama, "Trade Winds", 1938. Joan Bennett as Wendy Van Kettering, a debutante turned model, becomes her own person but disappoints her family in Walter Wanger's romantic comedy Vogues of 1938, 1937. This fashion portrait of Joan Bennett carries this caption: Joan Bennett, leading lady of the technicolor fashion comedy, 'Vogues of 1938', looks smartness itself in her swing suit of light wool.  The skirt is a creamy sand color, cut with a waist band into which she tucks her striped scarf.  The single breasted jacket is Nile green, and her swagger hat is banded with ribbon of the same shade. Director Irving Cummings' romantic musical comedy, "Vogues of 1938", 1937. An on-stage photograph of Joan Bennett in character as accused murderer Kay Karrigan.  Kay Karrigan escapes the clutches of the San Francisco Police Department as they search for her after she reportedly shoots and kills her sister’s ex-boyfriend.  She changes her hair color, boards a vessel outward bound for the Orient, and manages to clear San Francisco without incident.  However, hard on her heels are two detectives, private eye Sam Wye, played by Fredrich March and Ben Blodgett, played by Ralph Bellamy.  The plot unfolds with Kay surprisingly teaming up with Sam in a romantic shipboard tryst in Hawaii.  Ongoing destinations include Singapore and Shanghai, but suspicion continues to surround Kay from port to port.  Director Tay Garnett’s whacky romantic comedy, "Trade Wind", 1938.
Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy photos:  A portrait of Ralph Bellamy who assumes the role of Ben Blodgett, sidekick and assistant to Detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric Marsh.  Both men travel half way around the world chasing assused murderer Kay Kerrigan, played by Joan Bennett.  Director Tay Garnett's light hearted mystery drama, "Trade Winds", 1938. Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy
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Ingrid Bergman

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Janet Blair
Janet Blair Janet Blair plays Christine Bradley, a SPAR (Coast Guard Women's Reserve), who has arrived to assume the administrative duties of Guardsman Howard Young, played by singer Alfred Drake, late of stage appearances in "Oklahoma!".  Young eyes the beautiful Christine and the rest of the plot deals with ways he tries to impress her.  Director Alfred E. Green's wartime musical and dance production, "Tars and Spars", 1946. Janet Blair Janet Blair Janet Blair Janet Blair
Janet Blair Janet Blair Janet Blair Janet Blair Jant Blair photos:  Studio caption for this photograph reads, "Keyhole Neckline....Janet Blair, Columbia star, models this youthful spring dress of jersey with a masquerade print done on a white jeersey background.  The dress emphasizes the longer waistline with a laced basque effect and the new filler skirt.  Dress designed by Monsor for Miss Hollywood Junior.  Hat by Phil Strann.  Janet Blair photos, 1946. Janet Blair photos: Caption for this photograph reads, "La Louisiane....Janet Blair, Columbia star, wears this youthful spring frock, the prnt inspired by the famous La Louisiane restaurant in New Orleans. The black and white print is accented with collar, tiny peplum and cuffs of black crepe. Designed by Monsor for Miss Hollywood Junior.  Fanet Blair fashion photos, 1946.
Janet Blair Janet Blair Janet Blair Janet Blair and Glenn Ford from Director William Wellman's historical drama, "Gallant Journey", 1946. Janet Blair and Al Drake, as Christine Bradley and Howard Young, share a romantic moment in Director Alfred E. Green's wartime musical and dance production, "Tars and Spars", 1946.
Janet Blair and Al Drake share a nautical pose in Tars and Spars, 1946 Janet Blair photos: Janet Blair plays Norma Shannon in the Columbia's zany detective mystery "I Love Trouble", 1948. The studio caption for this print reads: "Roses and Lace--One of Hollywood's most hat conscious stars, pretty Janet Blair, wears a favorite hat from her collection, and this one was especially designed for her by Sally Victor of New York." This intriguing fashion portrait of Janet Blair highlights facial profile offset by a highly decorative hat which dominates the image.  This portrait was created at the same time Janet Blair was filming Director Alfred E. Green’s "Tars and Spars", 1946, at Columbia Studios.  Hats were chic and popular in the day.  For a different film a year later, Columbia Studios’ costume designer Jean Louis Berthault presented Rita Hayworth with a hat he had brought all the way from Paris for her costume.
Humphrey Bogart
An intriguing portrait of Humphrey Bogart as Captain Warren "Rip" Murdock in the film noir thriller "Dead Reckoning". A close friend and associate of Murdock's goes missing and winds up dead later.  Murdock tries to find out all he can about his friend and he learns that he had been accused of murder.  Things get more complicated when Murdock locates the girlfriend of the man his friend was accused of killing.  They develop a relationship on the way to solving this crime.  Director John Cromwell's film noir mystery, "Dead Reckoning", 1947. Humphrey Bogart as Sgt. Joe Gunn  in Sahara, 1943 Humphrey Bogart as Capt. Murdock in Dead Reckoning, 1947
Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi Beulah Bondi Beulah Bondi poses in a private sitting at her home near Bel Air, California Beulah Bondi poses in a private sitting at her home near Bel Air, California
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan: Playing the role of Professor Stephen Novotny, a patriotic academic in early 1942 Prague, Walter Brennan crouches in fear as Nazi SS troopers search for the assassin of Reich Protector Reinhold Heydrich in Fritz Lang's 1943 classic thriller," Hangmen Also Die". Walter Brennan poses in costume as Hanging Judge Roy Bean in 'The Westerner', 1940
George Brent
A portrait of George Brent as newspaperman turned sleuth, Joe Medford, in the fast-moving detective mystery from Columbia Studios in 1947.  This is a film adaptation of Jimmy Starr’s best selling novel about a series of baffling Hollywood studio murders.   Several scenes in the film featured posh nightclubs of the era.  Herman Hover, the owner of Ciro’s Sunset Strip Club was hired as a consultant to ensure the accuracy and ambiance of club sets.  Director Henry Levin’s detective mystery, The Corpse Came C.O.D., (1947).
Leslie Brooks
Beautiful Blonde:  Leslie Brooks plays the attractive young studio secretary romantically interested in Geore Brent in Columbia's mystery thriller, "The Corpse Came C.O.D.", in which Brent and Joan Blondell star.  This picture, based on colunmist Jimmy Starr's best-selling novel, concerns a baffling string of Hollywood murders.  Leslie Brooks Leslie Brooks Leslie Brooks Leslie Brooks poses for a Christmas leg art shot at Columbia Studios in 1947. She was filming a comedy at the time and her role was the of Ellen Wilcox, a nightclub cigarette girl.  In this boy-girl tale, along comes Joe Atkins (Jimmy Lloyd) who catches her eye. She is able to convince him that she is the Cindarella of Broadway, singing with the Russ Morgan orchestra.  He was able to convince her that he owns an oil company.  After these soft lies are unwound and the contrived adventure ends,  both Ellen and Joe decide to go back to their former selves because they are more comfortable that way.  Director Gunther von Fritsch's "Cigarette Girl", 1947.
ed Scott shutters a pensive moment for Leslie Brooks in 'Cover Girl', Charles Vidor's oscar winning romantic musical comedy from 1944 A flattering portrait of Leslie Brooks by Ned Scott Rita Hayworth and Leslie Brooks take five during shooting of the chorus line sequence in Director Charles Vidor’s musical comedy, "Cover Girl", 1944.  This is an adorable off-set portrait of these two high energy stars from Columbia Studios. Leslie and Rita, a dancing duo, collaborated in several films from Columbia in the mid-’40’s.   Photographs such as these were destined for newspaper publication where they stimulated public interest and improved ticket sales.
Phyllis Brooks
Phyllis Brooks Phyllis Brooks is captured with bare shoulders and luxurious flowing hair to support her role as the Chorus Girl in Joseph von Sternberg's The Shanghai Gesture, 1941 Phyllis Brooks Phyllis Brooks Phyllis Brooks photos: Daughter of a corrupt newspaper publisher, Vincent Cushing, Sarilla Cushing (Phyllis Brooks) becomes enmeshed in a murder case which involves her father.  Director Tay Garnett's crime drama, "Slightly Honorable", 1939
James Cagney
James Cagney as newspaper reporter Nick Condon who works in Tokyo before World War II breaks out. Nick has his own mind in this hotbed of anti-democratic imperialism, however, and the authorities soon tire of his lack of support for their expansionist policies.  They decide to isolate him, interrogate him to learn of contacts and then kill him.  But he proves far more resilient than they anticipated.  Director Frank Lloyd's dramatic wartime drama, "Blood On The Sun", 1945.
Janis Carter
Janis Carter  Janis Carter photo: While Janis Carter was filming for Columbia Studios' hit adventure comedy "A Thousand and One Nights",1945, Ned Scott invited her to his home in La Canada for a photo session.  This compelling image is one of several to emerge from that effort.  Janis is posing above a mirrored console table for dramatic effect. Director Alfred E. Green's romantic fantasy "A Thousand and One Nights", 1945. Janis Carter Janis Carter Janis Carter Janis Carter
Janis Carter photos: Janis Carter plays a sexy but psycho society woman who becomes involved with a filandering police detective.  While behaving badly at a secret rendevous, both witness a murder.  Because they wish to keep their tryst a secret, no one reports the crime.  Things descend from there, and both find they cannot escape their own sordid dramas. Director Henry Levin's film noir crime drama, "Night Editor", 1946. Janis Carter and Ned Scott were great personal friends and remained so long after both left Hollywood. Janis Carter Janis Carter Janis Carter Janis Carter Janis Carter
Janis Carter While Janis Carter was filming for Columbia Studios' hit adventure comedy 'A Thousand and One Nights'(1945), Ned Scott invited her to his home in La Canada for a photo session.  This compelling image is one of several to emerge from that effort.  Janis is holding as a prop a sprig of black coral which Ned Scott kept prominently displayed for dramatic contrast over his white brick mantel piece. Janis Carter Janis Carter: Caption for this 1947 fashion print reads: "Higher and higher goes the hair this season, and pretty Janis Carter introduces a clever Dache' net in Normandy green that covers a head full of soft curls not yet dry.  The band is black felt, studded with gold nail beads, as is her clever bag to match.  This net enables Janis to go from hair dresser to her next engagement looking well groomed and attractive. Janis will soon be seen in a dramatic role in Columbia's 'The Fighting Guardsmen'." Janis Carter Janis Carter promotional photo for One Way To Love, 1946
Marguerite Chapman
Marguerite Chapman Marguerite Chapman Marguerite Chapman oozes over the couch in this sumptuous portrait supporting her role in Columbia Pictures One Way To Love, 1946 Marguerite Chapman Marguerite Chapman Marguerite Chapman photos:  Marguerite Chapman plays a Russian woman, Lisa Elenko, who is trapped in a ruined celler of a bombed out factory in a Russian city conquered by the Germans in World War II.  Trapped with her is a Russian Army officer, Alexei Kulkov (Paul Muni) and several German soldiers.  The drama unfolds as the two Russians try to fend off the Germans until they can be rescued. Director Zoltan Korda's suspenseful wartime drama, "Counter-Attack", 1945. This Marguerite Chapman fashion photo supports her role.
Marguerite Chapman poses in a satin crystal bugle beaded evening gown designed by Columbia’s chief costume designer, Jean Louis.  This gown was sewn entirely by hand to preserve its fluid lines.  In her new film, Chapman plays a femme fatale, Marcia Manning who is the object of desire for assistant district attorney Steve Bennett, played by Dennis O’Keefe.  Marcia has a checkered past, and even though Steve’s boss tries to protect him from her feminine wiles, nothing works.  Marcia also happens to be married to a quasi thug businessman James Randolph, played by George Colouris, but this troublesome fact does not get in the way of dark romance.  Director Robert B. Sinclair’s film noir crime drama, "Mr. District Attorney", 1947. Marguerite Chapman poses in studio for her role as Marcia Winthrop in Director Ray Enright’s romantic comedy ,"One Way To Love", 1946.
Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn: 1945 caption for this print reads: "Charles Coburn, who plays the part of Robert Drexel Gow, a millionaire newspaper publisher in Columbia's comedy-drama,'Over 21', co-starred with Irene Dunn and Alexander Knox.
Anita Colby
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Gary Cooper
Perpetual saddle tramp Cole Harden, played by Gary Cooper in this portrait, functions as a counterfoil for self appointed hanging Judge Roy Bean in a small Texas community where free-range cattle interests clash with homesteaders who have moved into the area.  William Wyler’s 'The Westerner', 1940.
Bette Davis
Bette Davis as Regina Giddons, the conniving dominatrix, in Billy Wilder's The Little Foxes, 1941 Bette Davis as Regina Giddons, the conniving dominatrix, in Billy Wilder's The Little Foxes, 1941 Bette Davis plays scheming Southern aristocrat turned pauper, Regina Giddens, who plots to obtain a large sum of money by using her ailing husband and devoted daughter to nefarious ends. Director William Wilder's film noir drama, "The Little Foxes", 1941. Bette Davis plays scheming Southern aristocrat turned pauper, Regina Giddens, who plots to obtain a large sum of money by using her ailing husband and devoted daughter to nefarious ends.
Agnes de Mille
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Brian Donlevy
Brian Donlevy photo: A menacing assassin, Karel Vanek here played by Brian Donlevy, attempts to elude the clutches of Nazi gestapo agents and SS storm troopers after he kills the Reich Protector Reinhard Heidrich in Prague.  Director Fritz Lang's tense wartime drama, "Hangmen Also Die", 1943 Brian Donlevy
Jeff Donnell
Jeff Donnell Jeff Donnell Jeff Donnell Chester Morris and Jeff Donnell team up in a 1946 Boston Blackie detective story, the 11th of the popular series.  Chester Morris plays Dectective Black, and Jeff Donnell plays the role of Ann Duncan, a young woman who apparently suffers from nervous troubles and is under the sway of a dark spiritualist who gets involved in a murder or two.  Columbia Studios' 'The Phantom Thief", 1946. Jeff Donnell Jeff Donnell plays Penny McDougal, a cute and perky female counterpoint to Chuck Enders (Al Drake) cynical and comic outlook on life.  Director Alfred E. Green's wartime musical 'Tars and Spars', 1946.
Jeff Donnell and her four year old son, Michael, picking fruit in their backyard on a sunny day in the Los Angeles area.
Irene Dunn
The caption for this 1944 print reads:  'Fashion Plate: Irene Dunn wears a pretty fetching winter wardrobe in Columbia's 'Together Again,' in which she appears with Charles Boyer and Charles Coburn.'   Dunn plays a proper widow and small town mayor who, during the course of events in this romantic comedy, is mistaken for a nightclub stage stripper and hauled off to jail in a police raid. Director Charles Vidor's romantic comedy "Together Again", 1944.
Jinx Falkenberg
Jinx Falkenburg: The 1945 caption for this print reads:  "Lovely Jinx Falkenburg, soon to be seen in Columbia's 'The Gay Senorita', is again the setting for beautiful jewels.  For the new look in coiffures--scraped clean and high, Jinx wears a diamond sunburst clip with matching diamond earrings pinned in her coiffure.  The necklace is a cabachon ruby set in a delicate pattern of diamonds.  Jewels by Lackritz.  Hairstyle by Helen Hunt." Pretty Elena Sandoval, played by Jinx Falkenberg, lives in a Hispanic suburb of a California town.  Bubbly, vivacious and untroubled Elena goes about her happy life when suddenly business developers aggressively eye her part of town for development.  It's the faceless and uncaring capalalists against the cultural base of an ethnic minoroty.  But Elena has a secet up her sleeve, and she uses it to great effect.  Columbia Studios' musical comedy 'The Gay Senorita', 1945. Jinx Falkenberg
Betty Field
Betty Field Betty Field Frederich March and Betty Field as Mike Frame and Leona Richards, embracing in a moment of relief in the tense Frame household. After the arrival of Mike's nephew and German citizen Emil Bruckner (Skippy Hormeier), the docile Frame household erupts into discord and tension because Emil is a proselytizing and practicing member of the Hitler Youth. Leslie Fenton's wartime drama 'Tomorrow the World'.   Betty Field poses with cigarette for her role in 'Tomorrow The World', 1944. Portrait of Betty Field supporting her role in 'Tomorrow The World', 1944 Betty Field poses to support her role as Leona Richards in 'Tomorrow The Word', 1944
Betty Field poses to support her role as Leona Richards in 'Tomorrow The Word', 1944 Betty Field poses to support her role as Leona Richards in 'Tomorrow The Word', 1944
Rhonda Fleming

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Nina Foch
Dutch born Columbia Pictures star Nina Foch applies the finishing touches to a bust of actor Dick Dickerson in her library.  Besides starring in Columbia's film noir, My Name Is Julia Ross, Nina Foch spends her spare time creatively in this 1945 gag shot by Ned Scott. A beguiling portrait of Nina Foch, taken in an interesting setting to accentuate form and depth of the actress, supports her role as Constantia in Charles Vidor's musical biography of Chopin, "A Song To Remember", 1944. Nina Foch as Harriet Hobson, casino hat check girl who commits suicide in the 1947 thriller 'Johnny O'Clock'.
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford teams up with Evelyn Keyes for this romantic comedy about ordinary people living in Los Angeles.  Evelyn Keyes plays the role of Millie McGonigle, a successful executive in a large department store downtown.  Things get anything but ordinary when Millie tries to adopt the recently orphaned son of a beloved neighbor who died unexpectedly in a traffic accident.  But rules are rules, and no adoption can take place without a husband.  This is where Glenn Ford, in the character of unorthodox bus driver Doug Andrews, gets involved in the plot with hilarious consequences.  Henry Levin's 'The Mating of Millie', 1948 Glenn Ford tems up with Janis Carter for a small town story of intrigue and fraud.  Glenn plays the role of Mike Lambert, a down and out mining engineer who loses the brakes on his truck just outside of town.  Seeking repair help and a good meal, Mike enters town and unwittingly falls into the devious clutches of attractive waitress Paula Craig, played by Janis Carter.  It turns out that Paula is full of all the wrong ideas, and she schemes to get Glenn Ford involved as her patsy. Richard Wallace's 'Framed', 1947. Janet Blair and Glenn Ford from Gallant Journey, 1946 Glenn Ford as Mike Lambert In Columbia Studios thriller Framed 1947 Shady gambler Johnny Farrell, played by Glenn Ford, devotes much of his time to devious behaviors at the gambling tables and in romantic relationships during his time in glamorous Buenos Aires in Director Charles Vidor's romanitc film noir crime drama, "Gilda", 1947. Glenn Ford, seen here as regular guy Mike Lambert, a down-and-out mining engineer who unwittingly falls into the devious clutches of an attractive waitress in Columbia Pictures drama Framed, 1947. Portrait of Glenn Ford as suave, devious gambler Johnny Farrell in Gilda, 1946 Glenn Ford as gambler Johnny Farrell in Gilda, 1946 Engaging portrait of Glenn Ford for the Director Richard Wallace's film noir movie, "Framed", 1947.  Ford plays Mike Lambert, a down and out mining engineer who runs afoul of devious characters in a small mountain town when the brakes on his truck fail and he seeks help from the residents.
John Ford
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Mona Freeman
Mona Freeman teams up with Ned Scott to produce promotional photographs for the American Lung Association Christmas Seals campaign, 1946. Mona Freeman teams up with Ned Scott to produce promotional photographs for the American Lung Association Christmas Seals campaign, 1946.
Paulette Goddard

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Signe Hasso
Signe Hasso:  The 1948 caption for this print reads" Signe Hasso, acknowledged as one of Sweden's greatest actresses, co-stars with Dick Powell in Columbia's "To The Ends of the Earth" which Sidney Buchman is producing from an original story by Jay Richard Kennedy."  This film is also the debut for Chinese actress, Maylia, who plays the role of the Chinese bad girl and drug smuggler Shy Pan Wu. Another Jean Louis Berthault design shows itself on a Columbia Pictures star.  The caption for this print reads: "Bound for the Orient...A dinner dress that fits in with the background of the Far East is worn by lovely Signe Hasso in Columbia's "Assigned to Treasury" (To the Ends of the Earth) in which she co-stars with Dick Powell.  Designed by Columbia's chief stylist, Jean Louis, the dress features a black cummerbund over the black crepe skirt and an ice blue tuxedo blouse with self-ruffle and square rhinestone studs.  An American beauty gives and extra touch of chic to the costume.
Rita Hayworth

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Gloria Henry
Gloria Henry sports a blouse designed by Jean Louis Berthault, Columbia Studios costume designer, with the title of her new film embossed at the neckline. Gloria Henry poses as Helena Guistano in Director Reginald Le Borg's film noir drama of ofreign intrigue, "Port Said", 1948. Santa is about to get a special delivery in the flesh from Hollywood. Gloria Henry, who at the time of this photograph was starring in 'Adventures in Silverado', is on her way to the North Pole to heat up the place, via the United States Postal Department.
William Holden
A studio portrait of William Holden to support his role as Del Stewart in a period piece about difficultes suffered by Union War veterans. Del and Owen Devereaux (Glenn Ford) are friends from the war who, having gone their separate ways for a time, reunite in the West.  By that time, Owen has developed severe psychlogical problems stemming from the brutality of the war.  The plot captures the efforts of Del to help his old friend cope with his problems.  Director Henry Levin's Western thriller, "The Man From Colorado", 1
Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter as "Smitty", man of mystery aboard the S.S. Glencairn Ian Hunter as "Smitty", man of mystery aboard the S.S. Glencairn Ian Hunter as "Smitty", man of mystery aboard the S.S. Glencairn Ian Hunter as "Smitty", man of mystery aboard the S.S. Glencairn Ian Hunter photos: Ian Hunter, pictured here as "Smitty", ordinary seaman aboard the S.S. Glencairn, a British tramp steamer sailing with dangerous cargo through wartime waters.  The caption to this photograph reads: "In one of the finest opportunities of his career, Ian Hunter, famous character actor, plays Smitty, the man of mystery aboard the S.S. Glencairn."  Smitty keeps to himself during the voyage, and it creates problems when the rest of the crew begin to suspect he is an enemy spy.  Director John Ford's epic drama of the sea, "The Long Voyage Home", 1940. Ian Hunter as "Smitty", man of mystery aboard the S.S. Glencairn, a cargo vessel which carries dangerous cargo during WWII.  Smitty has just signed on as ordinary seaman along with many others of the crew.  Because Smitty remains aloof during the course of the voyage, he is suspected of being an enemy spy.  Director John Ford's epic drama of the sea, 'The Long Voyage Home', 1940.
Conrad Janis
This portrait of Conrad Janis reveals much about his screen character of Ronald Stevens, a young Marine Corps war hero who enlisted while under legal age in WWII.  After mustering out of the Corps as a decorated veteran, Ronald returns home to civilian life at age 16 to find himself confronting a series of funny and completely unexpected woes.  This was Conrad Janis’ first foray into the world of Hollywood acting, having worked previously on the Broadway stage in youth roles.  Conrad has had a long and varied career since then with credits in directing, editing, producing, casting, soundtrack and acting.   Director Jack Moss' wartime comedy, "Snafu", 1945.
Adele Jergens
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Adele Jergens Adele Jergens Adele Jergens Lovely Adele Jergens, described as "the champagne blonde" by her fans, plays an important part with George Brent and Joan Blondell in Columbia's new mystery spine-tingler, Director Henry Levin's film,  "The Corpse Came C.O.D.", 1947.  Famed costume designer Jean Louis created Miss Jergen's gowns for the film. Adele Jergens photos:  Caption for this photograph reads, " 'The Eyeful Sketches'.....Adele Jergens finds fun sketching when she is not appearing before the cameras in support of Rita Hayworth in Columbia's Technicolor musical, 'Down to Earth"".  This is an off-set photograph of Adele Jergens.
Adele Jergens Adele Jergens Adele Jergens Adele Jergens Adele Jergens photos: For the girl who likes to look different.  Columbia's wardrobe designer, Jean Louis Berthault, designed this unusual suit for Adele Jergens in light blue and navy broadcloth.  The jacket is embroidered with navy branches and the skirt and all accessories are navy. This is a fashion photograph of Adele Jergens. Adele Jergens
Adele Jergens Adele Jergens Adele Jergens poses for her role as blonde psychiatric patient Allura in this 1945 romantic comedy from Columbia Studios.  She is used as bait by her psychiatrist Dr. Susan Lane  (Rosalind Russell) in Lane's abortive attempt to throw an unwanted suitor off her trail, Micheael Kent played by Lee Bowman.  Director Alexander Hall's "'She Wouldn't Say Yes". Adele Jergens: Beautiful Adele Jergens smiles pensively, probably in contemplation of her role in Columbia's forthcoing Technicolor musical fantasy, "Down To Earth", which stars Rita Hayworth A dramatic fashion portrait of Adele Jergens dating from the late ’40’s.  No film designation is listed, but it is most likely Director S. Sylvan Simon’s film noir mystery drama, "I Love Trouble" or Director Howard Bretherton's action thriller, "The Prince of Thieves", both from 1948.  Ned Scott used structured backgrounds, called "rear projection" to enhance the drama of the image.
Evelyn Keyes
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The stunning Evelyn Keyes, gesturing grandly atop a stylized multi-level stage, performs one of the best roles of her career.  As Julie Benson, she dances into the affections of Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who made good, played in the film by Larry Parks.  Keyes reprises very athletic dancing routines in this cinematic tribute to Jolson, the Oscar winning and Alfred E. Green directed 'The Jolson Story', 1946. Evelyn Keyes
Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour as clever Irish girl Mary O'Leary in Slightly French, 1949 Dorothy Lamour and Don Ameche play Mary O'Leary and John Gayle in Columbia Studios' 1949 romantic comedy 'Slightly French'. Dorothy Lamour as clever Irish girl Mary O'Leary in Slightly French, 1949 A statuesque portrait of Dorothy Lamour as Irish girl Mary O’Leary.  By happenstance in this film, Mary O’Leary is discovered by fired film director John Gayle (Don Ameche) while he is wandering around the beach just after getting the boot.  He works with her, coaches her in a series of acting dry runs, and she becomes a fine actress.  However, she bills herself as a French aristocrat in order to attract the attention of the aforesaid producer, who subsequently hires her.  Things become dicey as John Gayle is rehired to direct her in a new film.  Director Douglas Sirk’s whacky romantic comedy, "Slightly French", 1949.
Anna Lee

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Gene Lockhart
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Emil the Brewer who is the hated Nazi collaborator, played by Gene Lockhart, meets his end in Fritz Lang's 'Hangmen Also Die', 1943 Emil the Brewer who is the hated Nazi collaborator, played by Gene Lockhart, meets his end in Fritz Lang's 'Hangmen Also Die', 1943 Gene Lockhart, as the Nazi collaborator Emil the brewer, feels the heat as pressure mounts to elimiante him as a threat to the Czech resistance in Director Fritz Lang's tense wartime drama, "Hangmen Also Die", 1943.
Anita Louise
Anita Louise, Columbia Studios star, needs no encouragement as she stands ready to celebrate the New Year, 1946. At the time of this photograph, she was starring in 'The Bandit of Sherwood Forest'
Helen Mack
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Frederich March
Frederich March Frederich March Frederich March Frederich March and Betty Field as Mike Frame and Leona Richards in Tomorrow the World, 1944.
Victor Mature
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Maylia aka Gloria Fong
Maylia as devious Chinese bad girl Shu Pan Wu in "To The Ends of the Earth" 1948 In full costume regalia, Maylia poses for a portrait to support her role as Shu Pan Wu, Chinese drug villain in Columbia Pictures'  To The Ends of the Earth, 1948.  Only 20 years old when sitting for this portrait in her debut film, Maylia was billed by Columbia as the next Anna Mae Wong.  Columbia had big plans for her, but this was not to be.  She met and married actor Benson Fong only a few weeks into filming, and quickly became pregnant with her first child.  Sadly, her stunted career produced only a few films and images such as this one.  She remained married to Fong until his death in 1985.  Maylia means 'beautiful' in Cantonese. This portrait of Maylia supports her role in a Columbia Pictures film noir crime drama .  Maylia plays Shu Pang Wu, a Chinese illicit drug exporter and all round bad girl whose true self emerges at the last moment when she is accused of her criminal activities by Commissioner Mike Barrows, played by Dick Powell. Director Robert Stevenson’s film noir crime thriller, "To The Ends of The Earth", 1948. Maylia
Donald Meek
Donald Meek Stagecoach movie: The 1939 studio caption attached to the print reads: "Donald Meek, screendom's 'little grey mouse', who has an amusing role in Walter Wanger's production, 'Stagecoach'.  Meek plays the part of a subdued little man who wanted to become a clergyman, but who was forced to become a whiskey drummer when his wife inherited a distillery.  Next to Indians, he hates whiskey worse until given some after being shot with an arrow."   Donald Meek Donald Meek Donald Meek
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Ann Miller
Ann Miller photo:  Ned Scott captures Ann Miller in an off set shot during the filming of "The Thrill of Brazil", 1946. Ann Miller models a fashionable two piece bathing suit crafted by Gantner & Mattern of San Francisco.  The venue is the outdoor studio of sculptress Cornelia Runyon who resided at the time on the cliffs overlooking the Malibu coastline in the Zuma Tract. Ann Miller worked three films in the mid-'40's for Columbia Studios, and Ned Scott photographed her often.  This photograph was taken at the time of Director Arthur Dreifus' musical comedy, "Eadie Was a Lady", 1945 Ann Miller photo: Ned Scott and Ann Miller teamed up for this hilarious gag shot with a real bunny to highlight the Easter season, 1946, while Miller was filming 'The Thrill of Brazil'.
Columbia Pictures' dancing star, Ann Miller, declares a fashion statement with this photo while she was filming 'Eadie Was a Lady', 1945, and 'The Thrill of Brazil', 1946.
 
Thomas Mitchell


From the movie, “Stagecoach”

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From the movie, “Long Voyage Home”

Thomas Mitchell as the bosun aboard the S.S. Glencairn. Thomas Mitchell as the bosun aboard the S.S. Glencairn. Thomas Mitchell as the bosun aboard the S.S. Glencairn. Thomas Mitchell as Driscoll, the tough stalwart seaman in The Long Voyage Home.  Ned Scott shot this portrait while cinematographer Greg Toland was shooting a scene.
Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith and Gene Garrick from Ernie Pyle's
Agnes Moorehead
A portrait of Agnes Moorehead as Aunt Jessie Frame in Director Leslie Fenton's wartime drama, "Tomorrow the World", 1944.  Agnes’ role is one of moderation and support as a struggle takes place in the Frame household when Mike Frame’s nephew who a member of the Hitler Youth comes for a visit.
Paul Muni
A portrait of Paul Muni in period costume for his role as Porfessor Joseph Elsner in this saga of the great musician and composer Frederic Chopin, played by Cornell Wilde.  The professor is Chopin's teacher and mentor, and provides third party support when Chopin engages in a torrid love affair with George Sand, played by Merle Oberon. Director Charles Vidor's "A Song To Remember", 1945.
Ona Munson
Ona Munson Ona Munson Ona Munson Ona Munson poses as Mother Gin Sling, Shanghai casino operator and all round shady character in the Joseph von Sternberg thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941. Ona Munson poses as Mother Gin Sling, Shanghai casino operator and all round shady character in the Joseph von Sternberg thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941.
Ona Munson poses as Mother Gin Sling, Shanghai casino operator and all round shady character in the Joseph von Sternberg thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941. Ona Munson poses as Mother Gin Sling, Shanghai casino operator and all round shady character in the Joseph von Sternberg thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941. Ona Munson poses as Mother Gin Sling, Shanghai casino operator and all round shady character in the Joseph von Sternberg thriller 'Shanghai Gesture', 1941.
John Qualen
The Long Voyage Home photos: John Qualen, leading charactwer actor, here portrays ordinary seaman Axel.  Axel is a Swedish sailor aboard the S.S. Glencairn, a British tramp steamer bound for wartime water carrying dangerous cargo.  On board he is known among the crew for draggging weird tunes from his flute. Director John Ford's epic tale of the sea, "The LOng Voyage Home", 1940 John Qualen as seaman 'Axel' Ned Scott photographed a number of paintings which Producer Walter Wanger commissioned for a film production in 1940.  This painting by George Biddle represents John Qualen's character, Seaman Axel.  A favorite character actor of Director John Ford, Qualen plays a character who is perpetually optimistic, and he stands out among members of the crew of the S.S. Glencairn which is carrying dangerous cargo in wartime waters.  Director John Ford's epic drama of the sea, "The Long Voyage Home", 1940.
Merle Oberon
The capion to this photograph reads: "Merle Oberon: Early feminist--Mme. Sand (Merle Oberon), fabled lady beloved of half the great men in Europe, including its most famed composers, wears trousers a century before present slacks-for-women era, in Columbia's Technicolor picture "A Song To Remember", a Paul Muni-Oberon starrer with Cornel Wilde as Frederic Chopin. This musical drama is directed by Charles Vidor.
Louise Platt
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Louise Platt poses for a promotional shot for her role as Lucy Mallory, the army officer's pregnant wife in the movie 'Stagecoach', 1939 Louise Platt as Lucy Mallory Louise Platt poses in a warm and flattering posture for Stagecoach, 1939
Ernie Pyle

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Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers as Victoria Stafford gets nervous about her upcoming wedding until she meets Cornell Wilde's character, Johnny Blue in Columbia's 1947 romantic comedy "It Had To Be You", directed by Don Hartmen and Rudolph Mate. Ginger Rogers poses for a promotional portrait for her role in 'It Had To Be You', 1944
Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell signs autographs for a group of hair stylists at Columba Studios in 1943 while she was starring in 'What a Woman'.  From left to right, flanking Rosalind Russell who is seated, are Rhoda Donaldson, Hazel Keats, Flore' and Helen Hunt, chief hair stylist for Columbia Pictures.
Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott: Randy Scott plays the role of ex-gunfighter Brazos Kane in Columbia's "The Gunfighters", based on a novel by Zane Grey, and produced in color by Harry Joe Brown. Scott stars in the picture with Barbara Britton and Dorothy Hunt. Portrait of Randolph Scott as Brazos Kane, a gunfighter wrongfully accused of murdering a friend, who sets out to prove his innocence in Columbia pictures Western drama, Gunfighters 1947
Red Skeleton
Red Skeleton: Super salesman Red Jones, played by Red Skelton, makes a comeback after many failures in business by becoming a salesman for the Fuller Brush Company.  Things get complicated when one of his customers winds up being murdered and the police suspect Red Jones.  Janet Blair stars in this whacky action comedy from Columbia Studios in 1948.  Director S. Sylvan Simon's 'The Fuller Brush Man'.
Ann Southern
Ann Southern Ann Southern Ann Southern Portrait of Ann Southern supporting her role as perpetually tipsy Jean Livingstone.  Jean accompanies  San Francisco detective Sam Wye, played by Fredric March, around the world in his search for murder suspect Kay Karrigan, played by Joan Bennett. Ann Southern's role supplies the comic relief for this detective mystery.  Tay Garnett's drama of worldwide intrigue, 'Trade Winds', 1938.
Jimmy Stewart

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Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney as Iris Hilliard, Nick Condon's (James Cagney) assistant in 'Blood on the Sun', 1945 Sylvia Sidney
Gene Tierney

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Claire Trevor


From the movie, “Stagecoach”

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Claire Trevor John Wayne and Clair Trevor John Wayne and Clair Trevor John Wayne and Clair Trevor Clair Trevor An on-set photograph of Claire Trevor who plays the role of the Outcast Girl, Dallas.  Dallas cradles a newly born infant who has just arrived into the world under the straw and bramble roof of a stagecoach relay station on the route to Lordsburg.  Dallas reveals her humanity in this photograph, a central theme in this Western country drama.  Director John Ford's epic story of the West, "Stagecoach", 1939.
Claire Trevor in a private sitting for Stagecoach 1938 Claire Trevor playing the role of Dallas, the outcast girl, for the film Stagecoach Claire Trevor playing the role of Dallas, the outcast girl, for the film Stagecoach Claire Trevor in a private sitting for Stagecoach 1938 A character pose of Claire Trevor as the outcast girl for John Ford's Stagecoach, 1939. Claire Trevor plays the outcast girl, Dallas, whose attitude and temperament are clearly on display in this fine character portrayal for John Ford’s Western epic drama, ‘Stagecoach', 1939.
June Vincent
June Vincent poses for an off-set photograph to support her role as Carol Crump, daughter of Horace Crump, played by David Bruce.  . It was this film which helped bring notoriety to Ozzie Nelson, later of the Ozzie and Harriet TV show which began in 1952.  Ozzie plays a band leader in this film. Director Edward C. Lilley’s musical comedy, "Honeymoon Lodge", 1943
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Cornell Wilde
Cornell Wilde poses, on set and in costume, for his role as Frydryk Chopin, famed Polish born pianist and composer.  During the course of the film, Chopin moves from Poland to Paris, guided by his mentor Professor Josef Elsner, played by Paul Muni.  In Paris, Chopin hits his stride as a professional, and makes his mark upon the world.  Paris is also the venue in which he develops a torrid relationship with novelist George Sand, played by Merle Oberon. Director Charles Vidor's,  biographical drama  "A Song To Remember", 1945. Cornel Wilde and Anita Louise as the legendary Robert of Nottingham (son of Robin Hood) and the Lady Catherine Maitland.  Director Henry Levin's remake of the Robin Hood saga for Columbia Studios, 1946. Cornell Wilde poses for a portrait to support his role in Columbia Pictures 1947 romantic  comedy “It Had To Be You”. In his role as George McKesson, Wilde is just about to marry his finance Victoria Stafford, played by Ginger Rogers, when rumors begin to circulate that Victoria is is devilish and unbalanced.
Teresa Wright
Teresa wright plays the daughter of struggling Southern Aristocrat,  Regina Gibbons (Bette Davis), and figures in her mother's desperate attempt to acquire money at all costs.