Category: 1930s

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Clark Gable and Loretta Young in The Call of the Wild (1935)

During filming Clark and Loretta had an affair resulting in the birth of their daughter, Judy Lewis on November 6, 1935. Loretta, a single

devout

Catholic concealed her pregnancy and placed her daughter in an orphanage at eight months. She brought her into public view at 19 months, saying she was her adopted child. Judy didn’t discover the truth about her biological parents until was 31 years old, by then Clark had died. The truth was kept a secret for nearly 60 years until Judy confirmed that the rumors were true in her 1994 memoir Uncommon Knowledge

twixnmix: James Baldwin photographed by Carl V…

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James Baldwin photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 13, 1955.

Boris Karloff publicity photos for “…

Boris Karloff publicity photos for “Frankenstein” (1931)

Bessie Smith photographed by Carl Van Vechte…

Bessie Smith photographed by Carl Van Vechten on February 3, 1936.

Jean Harlow photographed by George Hurrell, …

Jean Harlow photographed by George Hurrell, circa 1933.

Anna May Wong in Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Anna May Wong in Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Joan Crawford publicity photos for Letty Lyn…

Joan Crawford publicity photos for Letty Lynton (1932)

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Marlene Dietrich and her husband Rudolf Sieber arriving in Paris from Hollywood on May 19, 1933.

Joan Crawford publicity photos for Letty Lyn…

Joan Crawford publicity photos for Letty Lynton (1932)

Jean Harlow photographed by Ted Allan, 1936.

Jean Harlow photographed by Ted Allan, 1936.