Marion Davies 1927:

Bing Crosby at Del Mar – 1937:

Joe E. Brown and Mrs. Edwardo Blackburn in the 1940s:

Tony Curtis, Carol Burnett, and Cary Grant at Hollywood Park – 1978:

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  1. September 18, 2012

    Love the first image! The women are fabulous! Such style!

    • September 18, 2012

      Marion Davies was a real beauty and quite a comedienne in the early days…

  2. September 18, 2012

    Clothing and dressing have been in decline since the end of WWII.

    • September 18, 2012

      Suits, ties — and tailoring made all the difference. Most male stars of the early era brought their tailors with them on set and most of early costume design was for the actresses.

  3. September 18, 2012

    Oh I bet Carol Burnett was in 7th Heaven on Cloud Nine to be with Tony and Cary! What a treat for the little girl who grew up just a few blocks from Hollywood Blvd.

    • September 18, 2012

      She probably saw them on the big screen when she was an usherette!

      • September 18, 2012

        OH I know. I read her book and she talked about when she was a little girl seeing from the sidelines Linda Darnell enter a theater at a premiere. Darnell stopped in front of her and Carol became fixated on looking up at her nostrils. She thought they were the most beautiful nostrils she had ever seen.
        She also can recite the entire dialog of “Ivanhoe” because they piped the sound into the lobby when she worked at the theater.

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