Category: 1940

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on their weddin…

Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on their wedding day on January 26, 1940.  

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Laszlo Willi…

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Laszlo Willinger, 1940.

Anna May Wong and her brother Richard photogra…

Anna May Wong and her brother Richard photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 13, 1940.

Anna May Wong photographed by Carl Van Vecht…

Anna May Wong photographed by Carl Van Vechten on

November 4, 1940.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. 

Orson Welles and Dolores Del Rio sail to Cata…

Orson Welles and Dolores Del Rio sail to Catalina Island off the coast of California, circa 1940. 

Photos by Earl Theisen

William Powell and Myrna Loy publicity stills …

William Powell and Myrna Loy publicity stills for “I Love You Again” (1940)

Anna May Wong photographed by Carl Van Vecht…

Anna May Wong photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 4, 1940.

Newlyweds Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball at the Roxy Theatre on…

Newlyweds Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball at the Roxy Theatre on November 30, 1940.

(Original Caption) Actress Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Cuban glamour boy, who eloped to Greenwich, Connecticut, express their happiness while waiting for Desi to make his next stage appearance at a New York theater. Wedding ceremony caused Desi to miss the first show. They met in Hollywood, during filming of picture, Too Many Girls, in which both appeared. Arnaz gave his age as 25; Miss Ball said she was 26.