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Dorothy Lamour


   Beautiful photo   I wonder if that was her own dog.  Loving the hair, the shoes and her expression Beautiful lines and shadows and what about this dress?! lovely I like this softly lit pretty pose. I saved my favorite for last.   Sharp, sophisticated and effortlessly glamorous.   Dorothy Lamour was born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton.  (1914-1996) She was a pin up girl who was first known for her tarzan type movie “Ulah” then “The Jungle Princess.”  That wasn’t all she was though.  Lamour’s good humor and lack of pretension allowed her to have a remarkably long career in show business for someone best known as a “glamour girl.”  She proved herself as a comedic and dramatic actress with her films regularly earning the most money for the time (1940’s).  Lamour alone promoted the sale of over $21 million dollars worth of war bonds.  I think that is incredible!  She was also a talented singer.  She chose “Lamour” because it is the French word for love.  She was in films from 1933 – 1987!  She also …

Ann Sheridan


Read about Ann Sheridan here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Sheridan I love that her real name was Clara Lou!    The hair, the brows, the expression, the silk, the jewelry, the lighting…Wow- what is there not to love about this picture?   It was hard to choose but this one is my favorite: Ann Sheridan received substantial roles and positive reaction from critics and moviegoers in such films as Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), opposite James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, Dodge City (1939) with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, Torrid Zone with Cagney and They Drive by Night with George Raft and Bogart (both 1940), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) with Bette Davis, and Kings Row (1942), where she received top billing playing opposite Ronald Reagan, Robert Cummings, and Betty Field. Known for having a fine singing voice, Ann also appeared in such musicals as Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) and Shine On, Harvest Moon (1944). She was also memorable in two of her biggest hits, Nora Prentiss and The Unfaithful, both in 1947. Ann Sheridan died …