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Nice interview with Dita from November of last year; includes a photograph of her father, Ken.


A promotional still for Marie Antoinette (1938)

[source: Live Auctioneers]

Norma Shearer, 1920s


A promotional photo of Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power Marie Antoinette (1938)

[source: Live Auctioneers]


"I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” - Ella Fitzgerald

People need to know this; they love slamming Monroe for her addictions and personal shortcomings, but before you bad mouth her, remember that in an age of racism and discrimination she stood up for someone she believed in and used her power as a movie star to help another person along. 

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because i hate it when people post these without recipes, here are all of them. some of these aren’t EXACTLY the same, but they’re close enough to still be delicious.

triple layer brownie cake / cherry bliss brownie / chocolate truffle layer cake / snickers peanut butter brownie ice cream cake / surprise inside ice cream balls / chocolate filled cream puffs / brownie cookies / chocolate snickers cake / chocolate lasagna / double chocolate brownies


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I love her new hair color

Doe Deere

She is beautiful

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Norma Shearer and Gracie Allen chatting at Louella Parson’s party, 1941

Norma Shearer in the 1940’s.

This would actually be from the late 30’s. She’s still wearing the ring Thalberg gave her, and has the tight curls Guilaroff created for her for The Women. Beautiful photo, and woman.

In 1932 Norma made a movie called “Smilin’ Through” and it was one of the biggest hits of that year. Even though Norma didn´t like making that movie and Irving had to convince her - "I didn’t think it was my type of role, but Irving made me do it." - people just adored the story about a girl who is shot and killed by a jealous lover at the wedding - and about her look-alike nice a few decades later. Norma played both roles and for months rhapsodies poured in to the fan magazines.

Such a talent; so good at tapping into her emotions on the screen, and really making you feel what she wanted you to feel.

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