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From F. Percy Smith’s The Birth of a Flower (1910).

From F. Percy Smith’s The Birth of a Flower (1910).

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Raymond Chandler (July 23, 1888—March 26, 1959) makes his cameo in Double Indemnity, sitting outside Keyes’s office, reading a pulp novel.

Raymond Chandler (July 23, 1888—March 26, 1959) makes his cameo in Double Indemnity, sitting outside Keyes’s office, reading a pulp novel.

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"We queens are not free to answer the call of our heart…" Lil Dagover in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919).

"We queens are not free to answer the call of our heart…" Lil Dagover in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919).

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Kay Francis in A Notorious Affair (1930).

Kay Francis in A Notorious Affair (1930).

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Cary Grant (and Leslie Caron’s foot) in Father Goose (1964).

Cary Grant (and Leslie Caron’s foot) in Father Goose (1964).

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James Garner in Marlowe (1969). May this wonderful actor rest in peace. He made charm seem so easy—and we all know it’s not!—on both the big and small screens.

James Garner in Marlowe (1969). May this wonderful actor rest in peace. He made charm seem so easy—and we all know it’s not!—on both the big and small screens.

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Vampira enjoys a vampire cocktail (“You like it, it hates you!”) in a rare clip from The Vampira Show. [x]

Vampira enjoys a vampire cocktail (“You like it, it hates you!”) in a rare clip from The Vampira Show. [x]

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Helen Mirren in Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969).

Helen Mirren in Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969).

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From Show Girl in Hollywood (1930). This shot reveals what an early talkie musical would have looked like while being filmed—from inside one of the enclosed, soundproof camera booths which became so sweltering at times that they were ironically called “iceboxes.”

From Show Girl in Hollywood (1930). This shot reveals what an early talkie musical would have looked like while being filmed—from inside one of the enclosed, soundproof camera booths which became so sweltering at times that they were ironically called “iceboxes.”

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Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn in Dodge City (1939).

Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn in Dodge City (1939).

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A heart in a jar from Dwain Esper’s Maniac (1934), one of the worst and weirdest movies ever made. Here’s my post about this early exploitation flick.

A heart in a jar from Dwain Esper’s Maniac (1934), one of the worst and weirdest movies ever made. Here’s my post about this early exploitation flick.

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From Dracula (1931).

From Dracula (1931).

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Joan Fontaine in Casanova’s Big Night (1954).

Joan Fontaine in Casanova’s Big Night (1954).

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The fireworks for the fête nationale du 14 juillet as I saw them this evening from the Quai des Tuileries. Yeah, I know, it looks like I filmed this after one absinthe too many, but I thought I’d still share the Bastille Day joy direct from Paris!

The fireworks for the fête nationale du 14 juillet as I saw them this evening from the Quai des Tuileries. Yeah, I know, it looks like I filmed this after one absinthe too many, but I thought I’d still share the Bastille Day joy direct from Paris!

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Bettie Page in Irving Klaw’s Varietease (1954).

Bettie Page in Irving Klaw’s Varietease (1954).

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