Gena Rowlands, by Peter Lindbergh (Harper’s Bazaar)

Call her “Gloria”(1980) or “A Woman Under The Influence” (1974), Gena Rowlands, actress extraordinaire and John Cassavetes‘ wife and muse, was photographed by famed German photographer Peter Lindbergh in December 1996 for Harper’s Bazaar.  Here are the two stunning photos of her face and hands.
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Orson Welles on the cover of “TIME”

On May 9th, 1938, Orson Welles appeared on the cover of “Time” magazine. And why, do I hear you wonder was Welles on the cover before he created and released all his film classics?
Because he had co-founded Mercury Theater with actor John Houseman. After four hit plays in six months, Welles made the cover of Time. Welles shocked America with his adaptation of HG Wells‘s The War of the Worlds on Halloween night. “I wish I could convey the atmosphere… the background of this… fantastic scene.” These were the first words of a broadcast which terrified its audience by sounding like a news bulletin, not a play. 

I am not the author of this image. Photo credits go to Paul Dorsey
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Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar

‘The image of the movie mogul with a cigar in hand has long been a staple–indeed a stereotype–in Hollywood. Jack Warner. Darryl Zanuck. Harry Cohn. Sam Arkoff. Carl Laemmle. Ernst Lubitsch. They all smoked cigars, brandishing them as symbols of success and power. In the motion-picture business, as elsewhere, smoking a good cigar was often an unmistakable way to say to the world, “I’ve made it.”‘ (Power Smokers of Hollywood, by David Shaw).

Here is German director/producer Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1942) with his favorite cigars.I am not the author of these images.
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Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar, 1929 (unknown photographer)

EL_1932 Master Ernst Lubitsch directs Miriam Hopkins in one of his supreme achievements, Trouble in Paradise

Ernst Lubitsch directs Miriam Hopkins in one of his supreme achievements, Trouble in Paradise. (1932), Unknown photographer.EL_1949
Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar (1940), unknown photographerEL_1938

Ernst Lubitsch, Hollywood´s foremost cigar smoker, pleased as punch as he receives from the hands of Pablo Álvarez de Cañas an especially made case of Cuban mahogany containing boxes of cigars representing the five leading tobacco factories of Cuba. (1938), unknown photographer

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Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar outside his Bel Air home (1935), unknown photographer. EL_Directors Ernst Lubitsch and Mervyn LeRoy compare the size of their cigars

Directors Ernst Lubitsch and Mervyn LeRoy compare the size of their cigars. Undated. Unknown photographer

Isabelle Adjani, dressed in Dior, by Richard Avedon

For the release of ‘La Reine Margot’ in 1994, Richard Avedon photographed Isabelle Adjani, all dressed in Christian Dior (by Gianfranco Ferre) Haute Couture for PHOTO magazine.
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Sigourney Weaver by Helmut Newton (1983)

You know her from Alien, among others. Here she is Sigourney Weaver by Helmut Newton, Los Angeles 1983.
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Taxi Driver : Behind the scenes photos

Here we are on the set of ” Taxi Driver “ (1976) with Martin Scorsese, Robert de Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and the rest of the crew!For more photos, film posters and other goodies, like us on Facebook, you know where !
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Ian Fleming and Ursula Andress on set !

On the set of “Dr.No” (1962), Ian Fleming and Ursula Andress had a lot to discuss. Unknown photographer. CAPTION THIS !
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