Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues
Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus
Happy Birthday Charles Laughton 1st July 1899 - 15th December 1962
Rembrandt is his great part, his matriculation; full of the intimate moments that test an actor’s integrity to the highest…probably the finest acting performance ever recorded on celluloid. - C A Lejeune
Charles was both inteligent and gifted, with an instinctive genius for acting. - Jean Renoir
Apart from ‘Ambersons’, the most exciting experience I have had in the cinema was with Charles Laughton on ‘Night of the Hunter’…every day I considered something new about light, that incredible thing that can’t be described. Of the directors I’ve worked with, only two ever understood it, Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. - Stanley Cortez
I have become a teller of stories. I would like to become the man who knows all the stories…When I go into a good book-store or library, I often feel sad when I see the shelves of books that I will never be able to enjoy. I think of all the wonderful tales I will never know, and I wish I could live to be a thousand years old. - Charles Laughton
"I know things."
Dr. Van Helsing: Renfield, it’s time we had a talk about boundaries
From time to time, I get a chance to go on a treasure hunt! Besides training and coordinating graduate volunteers, one of my responsibilities is to provide reference services for off-site researchers. This morning, I located a few photographs of Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) for a patron who plans to reproduce one of the images as an interior design element in a Parisian hotel. It is always fascinating to see how patrons use our special collections creatively. (at Harry Ransom Center)
Bela Lugosi, from an early stage production of DRACULA.
"She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong."
Mae West filming She Done Him Wrong, 1933
How great is Edith Head? She was nominated for 35 academy awards and won eight of them — more wins than any other costume designer. That’s also the most academy awards won by a woman, in any category.
"While other designers were busy starring their clothes in a film, Edith was making clothes to suit a character; for her, the character always came first," Bette Davis wrote. During her career, she designed for some of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age –– Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Audrey Hepburn.
Edith was a UC Berkeley alum who studied French and began her career working as a language teacher. She began taking drawing classes at night and in 1924, she was hired by Paramount as a costume sketch artist ––despite lacking experience in design–– and worked her way up.
Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.
“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.”
― Vincent Price
Happy 108th Birthday to Lon Chaney, Jr, via universalmonsterstribute.
"I’ll bet you’ve got kind of a lovely face under all that paint."
Destry Rides Again (1939), above: Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart
She should’ve grabbed her lipstick brush and shoved it in his fucking eye
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