Category: old hollywood

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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

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19-year-old Diahann Carroll photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 14, 1955.

Joan Crawford at home in Los Angeles with he…

Joan Crawford at home in Los Angeles with her adopted children Christina, Christopher, and twins Cathy and Cindy circa 1949.

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Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell publicity photos for The Women (1939)

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Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in “Carmen Jones” (1954)

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Betty White at home with her dog Stormy in 1954.

Photos by Elmer Holloway

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Wallace Seawe…

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Wallace Seawell, 1959.

Anna May Wong in Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

Anna May Wong in Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

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Elizabeth Taylor wearing ‘Soiree a Rio’ dress (Spring-Summer Haute Couture Collection and wearing a pair of diamond and cultured pearl ear pendants, by Ruser) in 1961. 

 Photos by Mark Shaw

Marilyn Monroe poses with her dog Maf Hone…

Marilyn Monroe poses with her dog Maf Honey

at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1961. He was a gift from Frank Sinatra.

Photos by Eric Skipsey