Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
The Third Man (1949, dir. Carol Reed)

The Third Man (1949, dir. Carol Reed)

Robert Mitchum & Shelley Winters in Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton)

Robert Mitchum & Shelley Winters in Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton)

The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)

The Haunting (1963, dir. Robert Wise)

 A Generation (1955, dir. Andrzej Wajda)

 A Generation (1955, dir. Andrzej Wajda)

Fun decorating ideas for whimsical rich people via L’anticristo (1974, dir. Alberto de Martino)

Fun decorating ideas for whimsical rich people via L’anticristo (1974, dir. Alberto de Martino)

 Metropolis (1927, dir. Fritz Lang)
“This film marks the beginning of an intensive interplay between cinema and architecture. In its most grandiose moments the two fuse to become cinematic architecture, an independent art form.”
-Wolfgang Jacobsen,  Metropolis: A Cinematic Laboratory for Modern Architecture   

 Metropolis (1927, dir. Fritz Lang)

“This film marks the beginning of an intensive interplay between cinema and architecture. In its most grandiose moments the two fuse to become cinematic architecture, an independent art form.”

-Wolfgang Jacobsen, Metropolis: A Cinematic Laboratory for Modern Architecture   

Monica Vitti in L’avventura (1960, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Monica Vitti in L’avventura (1960, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931, dir. Tod Browning) Art direction by Charles D. Hall

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931, dir. Tod Browning) Art direction by Charles D. Hall

Brigitte Helm in L’Argent/Money (1928, dir. Marcel L’Herbier)

Brigitte Helm in L’Argent/Money (1928, dir. Marcel L’Herbier)

Better Homes & Gardens: Dream Evil Labs edition -Fredric March in Dr. Jekyll & Mr.  Hyde (1931, dir. Rouben Mamoulian)
Photographer: Gordon Head

Better Homes & Gardens: Dream Evil Labs edition -Fredric March in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931, dir. Rouben Mamoulian)

Photographer: Gordon Head

The “living sculpture” of the Beast’s enchanted castle in Beauty and the Beast (1946, dir. Jean Cocteau)

The “living sculpture” of the Beast’s enchanted castle in Beauty and the Beast (1946, dir. Jean Cocteau)

Dracula’s Brides in production still from Dracula (1931, Tod Browning) Art direction by Charles D. Hall

Dracula’s Brides in production still from Dracula (1931, Tod Browning) Art direction by Charles D. Hall

Sieg heiling duck via Der Fuehrer’s Face (1943, dir. Jack Kinney)
Der Fuehrer’s Face, an animated Walt Disney cartoon, was released during WWII as an anti-Nazi propaganda film. The short film, which employs numerous sight gags & songs to mock the German, Italian, & Japanese enemy, stars Donald Duck as a factory worker living under the Nazi Regime, where all are forced to salute the Führer at every turn.

Sieg heiling duck via Der Fuehrer’s Face (1943, dir. Jack Kinney)

Der Fuehrer’s Face, an animated Walt Disney cartoon, was released during WWII as an anti-Nazi propaganda film. The short film, which employs numerous sight gags & songs to mock the German, Italian, & Japanese enemy, stars Donald Duck as a factory worker living under the Nazi Regime, where all are forced to salute the Führer at every turn.