pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry

On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.

Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.

Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.

Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

clarabows:

Happy 109th birthday Clara Bow! 29th July 1905.

I loved her. She was so generous, no snootiness or anything. She was wonderful to me.”
- Jean Arthur

"I felt Clara was just marvelous, and I loved her. I feel very sorry for her, terribly sorry for her personally. She had such a sad life."
- Colleen Moore

"I was introduced to Clara Bow. I think we just said ‘hello.’ She was a bit nervous and was seemingly in haste. She was there to act and perform and she wanted to get started. I remember she was very nice and not an ‘It’ Girl at all. She was very quiet and not talkative. She wore a pleated skirt with a big belt around her waist and was very graceful. I could tell how talented she was because she could use her face so well. Whenever she spoke, her eyebrows would go up. She was very small with lovely hair over her forehead and great big eyes. She seemed insecure about the talkies and found the whole thing overwhelming. I remember hearing her say, ‘It’s all so new to me.’ She was all alone there. She’d go into make-up alone and do it herself and she’d come on the set alone. She didn’t depend on anybody. I didn’t think the studio was supporting her. She was such a big star and I think she could have had a longer career if they had been more helpful. I was impressed with what a nice girl she really was."
- Marian Marsh

"On Screen she was bigger than anybody. But off the screen she disappeared like an over-exposed negative."
- Louise Brooks

“Clara Bow is the quintessence of what the term ‘flapper’ signifies as a definite description: pretty, impudent, superbly assured, as worldly-wise, briefly-clad and ‘hard-berled’ as possible. There were hundreds of them, her prototypes. Now, completing the circle, there are thousands more, patterning themselves after her. It is rather futile to analyse flappers. They are just girls, all sorts of girls, their one common trait being that they are young things with a splendid talent for living.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"When she is on the screen nothing else matters. When she is off, the same is true".
- Photoplay

"Then we were doing the death scene—Josef von Sternberg was directing that. She was dying, and I was kneeling beside her, weeping. She was chewing gum. She had this great wad of gum in her face when they said, ‘All right, Clara, get the gum out. We’re going to shoot the scene.’ She took the gum out, put it back of her ear, and died. Well, that struck me as so funny, I howled, and they had to wait for me to stop laughing before I could cry again."
- Esther Ralston

"If ever a star was made by public demand, it was Clara Bow."
- Adela Rogers St. Johns

"When Bow was at her height in pictures we could make a story with her in it and gross a million and a half, where another actress would gross half a million in the same picture and with the same cast."
- David Selznick

"This girl was the real thing, someone to stir every pulse in the nation."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"There was no rivalry whatever between us. She had her part and I had mine. But I feel very sorry because one night, I think it was the night we finished the picture, I was giving a big party at my house and I had to rush home. Her dressing room was right next door to mine, and she must have known that I was giving a big party. All the Hollywood people, directors and everybody, were coming. She was standing in her doorway, and she said, ‘You’re having a party, aren’t you, Esther?’ I said, ‘Yes. Oh, would you like to come, Clara?’ ‘No, no’ she said, ‘I know you don’t want me.’ I’ve never forgotten that."
- Esther Ralston

"… Clara Bow lingers in the eye, long after the picture has gone."
Variety, 1924

johnbarrymores:

Happy Birthday William Powell! | July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984

I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and, above all, a true gentleman… He was and is a dear friend. - Myrna Loy

johnbarrymores:

Happy Birthday William Powell!July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984

I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and, above all, a true gentleman… He was and is a dear friend. - Myrna Loy

citizenscreen:

This day in 1940 sees the debut of superstar Bugs Bunny in the Merrie Melodie cartoon, “A Wild Hare”

avasgal:

"Coop was the handsomest man—certainly one of the two or three best actors-ever to honor the ranks of the motion picture business. He was a very special man, darling, a very talented man." -Robert Taylor

avasgal:

"Coop was the handsomest man—certainly one of the two or three best actors-ever to honor the ranks of the motion picture business. He was a very special man, darling, a very talented man."
 -Robert Taylor

tagged → #Gary Cooper #Perfection

Hey there, friends, a quick question for you all because I need advice:

You want to go and see a Classic film in theatres, but literally nobody that you know personally is into Classic films. Furthermore, there’s a band playing before the film literally nobody that you know likes, and that it’s at a place that literally nobody you know would go out of their way to go to.

So, who do you ask to go with you?…

ourpresidents:

Churchill, Truman, and Stalin at Potsdam - Today in 1945.

Photo: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (left), President Harry S. Truman (center), and Soviet leader Josef Stalin (right) at Cecilienhof Palace during the Potsdam Conference in Germany. Mr. Churchill has just given a dinner for Mr. Truman and Mr. Stalin. July 23, 1945.  

Most of the photos from the Potsdam Conference are black and white, but the one shown up top is in color.

More — The Potsdam Conference from the Truman Library 

tagged → #James Stewart

Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper

bellecs:

Home videos of Marlene vacationing in the South of France, 1930s

tagged → #Marlene Dietrich
bizarrelosangeles:

"Well, it’s not a color — it’s white, and everything I prize is just that. All my evening gowns are white; I have a white automobile, a white house furnished in white; a white dog and cat, and I never swim in anything but a white bathing suit." — Jean Harlow in 1934.

bizarrelosangeles:

"Well, it’s not a color — it’s white, and everything I prize is just that. All my evening gowns are white; I have a white automobile, a white house furnished in white; a white dog and cat, and I never swim in anything but a white bathing suit." — Jean Harlow in 1934.

tagged → #Jean Harlow #1934
flashofgod:

Willem van de Poll, Central Station, Amsterdam, 1932.

flashofgod:

Willem van de Poll, Central Station, Amsterdam, 1932.

tagged → #Amsterdam #the times #1932
clarkbogarts asked: Once you get this you have to say five things that you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to ten of your favorite followers :)

Oh, thank you kindly, Miss Caroline! Receiving this from your dear self is in more ways than one most gratifying :)

  1. I quite like my musical skill
  2. I like that I am articulate
  3. I think it would be unfair to exclude how I like my taste in music and films
  4. I like my playfulness. That sounds odd. I am not really a serious character, is what I’m trying to say. I like to get my fair share of mischief, haha, and I think people tend to like that quality, and so do I.
  5. I like my mentality. I would like to think that I am logical in thought.

Thank you again :)

tagged → #clarkbogarts #asks
all-shook-up asked: Jimi Hendrix: Name 8 things that make you happy. The Ramones: Do you have any pets? Simon and Garfunkel: What song(s) help you get through the day? The Mamas and The Papas: Define yourself in 5 words

Woo! Thanks, Miss Audrey!

Let’s see now:

Jimi Hendrix: Name 8 things that make you happy.

  1. Seeing good friends/Getting to spend any amount of time with certain young lady I fancy
  2. Playing my musical instruments
  3. Going to see concerts of the music that I love, especially if they are the original artist, which is rare, because of a certain requirement that they be alive…
  4. Listening to records, but it somewhat makes me more happy when I’m listening to records that I’ve brought to a friends place that I play on the portable record player I’ve got :) Though, I can only say I’ve done that once, due to my number of friends who like the same music I do numbering precisely at 0.
  5. Hearing a song that I like being played on the radio. Always makes me smile because it’s so rare!
  6. Dancing! 99.999999% of the time, withs someone else. It kind of has an opposite effect if it’s by myself.
  7. Getting to share music with someone. Nobody I know really shares my music taste, but I strongly think that it’s because they don’t give it a chance. They don’t care to listen, and I know not why. Also, not just with music, with film too. “Ugh, black and white?” they always say, so I tend to question if they’ve actually seen a black and white film to justify their attitude. I doubt it. Not even that, I mean, there are many colour films of classic hollywood, and the mere fact of its age is somewhat a repellent, which I think is ridiculous. In the words of Lauren Bacall, “It’s not an old movie if you haven’t seen it”. I think I went off on a tangent here, haha. But yes, sharing film and music with people.
  8. Learning new things, or perfecting things, especially skills, as well as being able to demonstrate/use particular skills/facts I have learnt, unless of course, it’s an examination. Nobody likes exams.

The Ramones: Do you have any pets?

  1. A 9 month old Australian Shepherd named Dutch. For the record, I wanted to name him Tesla or Gable.
  2. I used to have three birds but two of them died last week :(. I now have one purple budgie, Maeby.

Simon and Garfunkel: What song(s) help you get through the day?
Well, I don’t find that every day is such a struggle, so any great tune would add that little more brightness to the day. However, when times get a little tough, I that a song with a swingy/boppy/jivey dancing beat, as in not a slow dance, livens me up a bit because I am helpless and ALWAYS fall at the mercy of a dancing tune! Things like:

  1. Opus One - The Mills Brothers
  2. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet Orchestra
  3. Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
  4. Dactylo Rock - Les Chaussettes Noires ;)
  5. Bossa Nova Baby - Elvis Presley

My list of those are endless, but there’s an idea. When upset, I also like to listen to songs that remind of treasured memories. For instance:

  1. Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
  2. Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  3. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

Not that the significance of those songs are clear to you or anyone that reads this, but they fall under the original question, haha. Furthermore, when things are kind of really bad, say I am really upset and just am not looking forward to the minutes of the day that I yet have to endure, I find that songs which carry meaning towards such situations help me out. I just tend to listen to lyrics over music when upset, not sure why. Songs like:

  1. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes - Bing Crosby
  2. Somebody Who Cares - Paul McCartney

I have so much more to write, but I feel this is already getting too long, haha.

The Mamas and The Papas: Define yourself in 5 words.

  1. Indefinable
  2. Multifaceted
  3. Talkative (as evident, haha)
  4. Curious
  5. Passionate (about certain things)

Thanks again, Miss Audrey! :)

tagged → #Asks #All-Shook-Up #long post

Jean Harlow, 1934

Jean Harlow, 1934

tagged → #Jean Harlow #1934