Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
Mary Badham (with Gregory Peck) as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan)
“Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants. Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea set, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father’s lonely life”.
-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Mary Badham (with Gregory Peck) as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan)

“Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants. Aunt Alexandra’s vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea set, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father’s lonely life”.

-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


Gregory Peck & Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan)
“I put everything I had into it – all my feelings and everything I’d learned in 46 years of living, about family life and fathers and children. And my feelings about racial justice and inequality and opportunity.”
-Peck (1989) (via)

Gregory Peck & Mary Badham in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan)

“I put everything I had into it – all my feelings and everything I’d learned in 46 years of living, about family life and fathers and children. And my feelings about racial justice and inequality and opportunity.”

-Peck (1989) (via)

Mary Badham, Harper Lee, and Gregory Peck on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, dir. Robert Mulligan) Photographer: Leo Fuchs (via)

Elmer Bernstein - Main Title (To Kill A Mockingbird: Original Motion Picture Score)