Lucille Ball in a publicity picture for the MGM film “Two Smart People”

Lucille Ball in a publicity picture for the MGM film “Two Smart People” (1946, by Jules Dassin). 
Check out George Romero by Thomas Laisne here


(FAKE!) Stanley Kubrick’s letter to James Aubrey

Here is Stanley Kubrick’s letter to James Aubrey, director of MGM. This sadly turned out to be a fake, but is still epic!

I am not the author of this image, Kubrick is!

Check out Stanley Kubrick on set of Naked City by Jules Dassin right here


Ava Gardner portraits by George Hoyningen-Huene.

Baron George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968) was a seminal fashion photographer of the 1920s and 30s. He was born in Russia to Baltic German and American parents and spent his working life in France, England and the United States. Here are some of the most impressive shots he took of Ava Gardner in 1956 for MGM. For an even bigger dose of Miss Gardner, like us on Facebook for more shots, here.

NB- don’t miss out on our Norman Parkinson’s gothic portrait of Vivien Leigh here

I am not the author of these images. All rights go to MGM.


“The Face of Greta Garbo” by Clarence Bull

Swedish film star Greta Garbo (1905 – 1900) was photographed by renown photographer Clarence Bull (1896-1979), one of the greatest portrait photographers of the Golden Age of Hollywood. “The head of MGM’s stills department for nearly forty years, Clarence Sinclair Bull, along with “George Hurrell”, virtually invented celebrity portraiture as we know it today, capturing with rare artistry a breathtaking roster of stars in brilliant and often surprising ways. His magical and dream-like photographs – in particular his collaboration with Greta Garbo, whom he photographed almost exclusively from 1929 until 1941 became the classic images of Hollywood portrait photography, instrumental in fixing the essential look of a star and in setting standards of beauty male and female – to this day. ” – from

Greta Garbo, in Mata Hari, 1931, by Clarence Bull.
I am not the author of these images. All rights go to Clarence Bull & George Hurrel