Category: hollywood

 Leslie Caron photographed by Leo Fuchs for &l…

 Leslie Caron photographed by Leo Fuchs for “Father Goose” (1964)

Barbara McNair photographed by Ed Thrasher, …

Barbara McNair photographed by Ed Thrasher, 1964.

Zsa Zsa Gabor photographed by Wallace Seawel…

Zsa Zsa Gabor photographed by Wallace Seawell in her closet, 1974.

Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

Rick James and Linda Blair (1982)

In his posthumously published memoir Rick James says he spent time “getting to know” the actress during a short stint living at the Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills. Later, he found out that Linda had gotten pregnant by him and had an abortion without his knowledge. His 1983 hit song “Cold Blooded” came from that discovery. “It was about how Linda could freeze my blood,” he wrote. In his autobiography, Memoirs of a Super Freak, he explained:

Actress Linda Blair (The Exorcist) came to Buffalo to see me and I was very happy to see her. A few months before her visit she had called to say that she had-had an abortion, and that it had been my child. She said she was in the middle of shooting a movie and was starting to show, and she didn’t think I would care anyway. She was wrong. I did care deeply. I loved Linda and it hurt me that she would choose to abort our child without even wanting to talk to me about it first. I still look back on her choice with sadness and wonder about our baby, and how having that child might have changed me life. One night during her visit, I took her into the studio and we sat down at one of my synthesizers. I was showing Linda how to write a song on keyboards and I started playing. I told her that in composition you’re ok as long as you keep playing. It’s when your fingers stop moving that you’re in trouble. The next thing I knew I was composing a tune about her called, “Cold Blooded.” She was the inspiration for that song.

Ann-Margret photographed by Mel Traxel in &ldq…

Ann-Margret photographed by Mel Traxel in “The Swinger” (1966) 

twixnmix: Michelle Phillips and Jack Nicholson…

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Michelle Phillips and Jack Nicholson during the 43rd Annual Academy Awards Governer’s Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 15, 1971.

twixnmix:Halle Berry and Eric Benet during H…

twixnmix:

Halle Berry and Eric Benet during

HBO Golden Globes After Party

on January 23, 2000. She won Best Actress for her portrayal of Dorothy Dandridge in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (1999).

twixnmix: 1970s Ebony Magazine Covers

twixnmix:

1970s Ebony Magazine Covers

twixnmix: American comedy duo Dean Martin …

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American comedy duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis photographed by Ralph Morse

in New York for LIFE Magazine, 1949. 

Dick Van Dyke during the filming of “M…

Dick Van Dyke during the filming of “Mary Poppins” in 1963.

Photos by Sid Avery