Classic Hollywood Always
"I admired her so much because she was such a gentle person. She loved to laugh and joke, and to me she was always just herself. We had a close mother-daughter relationship filled with mutual respect and love. She was actually a shy, very private person. She loved books and read a lot of [the Spanish poet and playwright] Garcia Lorca. She painted still lifes and flowers. Some of her oil paintings hang in her apartment, which was next to mine, two steps away."
- Yasmin Aga Khan, June 1987

ritasgirl:

Happy Birthday Margarita ♡

"I wanted to study singing, but Harry Cohn kept saying, "Who needs it?" and the studio wouldn’t pay for it. They had me so intimidated that I couldn’t have done it anyway. They always said, "Oh, no, we can’t let you do it. There’s no time for that; it has to be done right now!" I was under contract, and that was it."

"I’ve always been so bored with the empty stuff I’ve had to play. But I’ve always been happiest when I’ve had a definite character slant to a role."

Jean Arthur (October 17th, 1900 - June 19th, 1991)

Montgomery Clift (October 17th, 1920 - July 23rd, 1966)

Rita Hayworth (October 17th, 1918 - May 14th, 1987)

Happy Birthday to Gladys Georgianna Greene aka Jean Arthur! (17. October 1900 - 19. June 1991)
"I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself."

Happy Birthday to Gladys Georgianna Greene aka Jean Arthur! (17. October 1900 - 19. June 1991)

"I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself."

Happy Birthday to the lovely Edward Montgomery Clift! (17. October 1920 - 23. July 1966)

Look, I’m not odd. I’m just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor.”

Happy Birthday to the beautiful Monetta Eloyse Darnell aka Linda Darnell! (16. October 1923 - 10. April 1965)

Happy Birthday to the dearest creature ever alive - my all-time favourite actress, my icon, my angel Margarita Carmen Cansino aka Rita Hayworth! (17. October 1918 - 14. May 1987)

"I haven’t had everything from life. I’ve had too much"

Guess who’s birthday is today!!!

gingerrogerss:

"The only times I’m self-conscious are-when I’m Jean Arthur. In front of the camera I lose my identity completely, and with it I lose my timidity. As a character in a play I feel as if I can be what people expect. As Jean Arthur, I never feel as if I know what people expect."

Happy birthday Gladys Georgianna Greene aka Jean Arthur!! (October 17, 1900 - June 19, 1991)

Happy Birthday Margarita Carmen Cansino aka Rita Hayworth!

(October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987)

I like having my picture taken and being a glamorous person. Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.