Doris Day - Falling in Love Again (Can’t Help It)
Piano: André Previn
Stanley Kubrick & Sue Lyon on the set of Lolita (1962, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
“From the first, she was interesting to watch—even in the way she walked in for her interview, casually sat down, walked out. She was cool and non-giggly. She was enigmatic without being dull. She could keep people guessing about how much Lolita knew about life.”
Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, dir. Elia Kazan)
“Blanche is a woman with everything stripped away. She is a tragic figure and I understand her. But playing her tipped me into madness.”
Georges Méliès (left, standing) as a medium in the lost film Phantom Apparitions (1910, dir. Georges Méliès) (via)
James Dean during the filming of Rebel Without a Cause (1955, dir. Nicholas Ray) Photographer: Dennis Stock (via)
Chester Morris in publicity still for The Big House (1930, dir. George Hill) (via) Photographer: George Hurrell
Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo
Romy Schneider on the set of That Most Important Thing: Love (1975, dir. Andrzej Zulawski) Photographer: Jean Gaumy (via)
Torn Curtain (1966, dir, Alfred Hitchcock)
1. Albert Whitlock’s matte painting of the inside of an East Berlin museum. Torn Curtain was shot during the Cold War, which made it prohibitive to film in the actual location.
2. The soundstage set at Universal Studios
3. In the final composite shot, Paul Newman strides across a “virtual” set.
“In this shot Newman had nothing real to react to, and being a Method actor, he needed an environment. So he asks, ‘Hitch, what’s my motivation for walking in on a straight line?’ And Hitchcock says, ‘If you don’t, you will disappear under the matte painting.’”