Tag: Paramount Pictures

January 24, 2015 /

In 1924 Betty Bronson was chosen to play Peter Pan on film by the author J.M. Barrie – other contenders for the role were Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. Here the elfin actress leaps to the window, directed by Herbert Brenon and photographed by James Wong Howe.

April 17, 2014 /
February 28, 2013 /

This is Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926. I believe she’s covered in grease as insulation against the cold water… Here she is cleaned up and coaching movie stars… “SWIM, GIRL, SWIM.” Record entries in the trans-Derwent swimming races and interest in the picture,…