September 30th 1955: James Dean dies
On this day in 1955, the American film star James Dean died in a car crash aged just 24. His famous roles include Jim Stark in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and Cal Trask in ‘East of Eden’. Dean, a keen motoring enthusiast, died in a car accident which occurred on the way to a motor racing event in Salinas, California. The car he was driving at the time of the incident was his Porsche 550 Spyder which he named ‘Little Bastard’. After his death he became the first person to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. James Dean’s legend only grew upon his death and he remains a prominent cultural icon. In 1991 the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of all time.
Judy: I would like to sing “Over the Rainbow” sometime
Jerry: What’s that one? I don’t think I know that one..
Judy: It’s from the Wizard of Oz!
Joan Crawford, 1940s
Cary Grant in Copenhagen embarking on a plane to Los Angeles, c. 1950s
looks like we got a lying whore
Clark Gable, 1957.
Fred Astaire breaks character to mouth “you’re sexy” to Ginger Rogers in Top Hat (1935). After Fred mouths those words to her, Ginger laughs and mouths back, “thanks”. It must also be noted that Fred had control over which take of the dance made it into the final film, and he chose this take on purpose.
Freddie says “you’re so sexy” to her in this dance, yes he does. This gif is just before/as he says it. It’s awesome.
All I know about getting something that you want is that there are three essential things: wanting, trying and getting the opportunity, the breaks. None works alone without the others. Wanting is basic. Trying is up to you. And the breaks - I do know this, they always happen.
Happy birthday Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson!
(September 29th 1904 - April 6th 1996)
backstories to random gifs are my favorite thing and they need to continue
Oh, it’s a jolly holiday, with you.