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nitratediva:

Jean Harlow in the infamous rain barrel scene from Red Dust (1932). I just wrote a blog post about this pre-Code classic.

Great performance from Jean Harlow (especially given the circumstances…) she and Gable have great chemistry (as well as biology…).

nitratediva:

Jean Harlow in the infamous rain barrel scene from Red Dust (1932). I just wrote a blog post about this pre-Code classic.

Great performance from Jean Harlow (especially given the circumstances…) she and Gable have great chemistry (as well as biology…).

garboing:

Come… follow me. We shall become one soul, one blood. Follow me. Death is waiting…

Vampyr, 1932 | Carl Theodor Dreyer.

books0977:

Louise Brooks and Dario dance in “Spectacular Interpretive Dances.”
" … one of the dance acts is Louise Brooks and Dario from the Place Piquale. Did okay. Miss Brooks is an ex-star of films, but that fact is unmentioned. Her radical change of coiffure makes identification not too easy, especially as dancing is a new role for her. Dario handles her smartly and she handles herself with commendable facility. White satin does not appear to be the ideal selection for her." — Land, Variety, April 17, 1934.

What Brooksie did next… back to dance in 1934.

books0977:

Louise Brooks and Dario dance in “Spectacular Interpretive Dances.”

" … one of the dance acts is Louise Brooks and Dario from the Place Piquale. Did okay. Miss Brooks is an ex-star of films, but that fact is unmentioned. Her radical change of coiffure makes identification not too easy, especially as dancing is a new role for her. Dario handles her smartly and she handles herself with commendable facility. White satin does not appear to be the ideal selection for her." — Land, Variety, April 17, 1934.

What Brooksie did next… back to dance in 1934.

Suzanne Valadon artist and muse. She broke Erik Satie’s heart.

Suzanne Valadon artist and muse. She broke Erik Satie’s heart.

Louise Brooks… that fringe… those eyes…

Louise Brooks… that fringe… those eyes…

Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee…different hair but same *look*!

Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee…different hair but same *look*!

chaplinfortheages:

meowth812:

Behind the Screen (1916)

One of the cutest scenes between Chaplin & Edna Purviance. 

Edna has disguised herself as a boy to get a job on the set, she begs him to keep her secret - not one to let an opportunity escape him, he keeps her secret but steals kisses in the process.

In a minute or 2 along comes his boss, who thinks he has come across 2 guys making out :)

chaplinfortheages:

mariondavies:

250 Films in 2012 | 235 | His Trysting Place (1914)

► Silent (46/50)

His Trysting Place” Keystone film 1914

If you’ll notice Charlie is sitting in his baby son’s bed and given him  a gun to play with.  He was a loving, but complete idiot as a father.  

Not to worry, about the top right gif,  Charlie is holding the baby and he is angry, that is directed at his wife played by Mabel Normand.

11 years later, 1925, Charlie and Mack Swain would be sitting down to a nice tasty boot. 

chaplinfortheages:

 

Mabel’s Married Life           Keystone 1914  

What makes this film so funny? This one scene hints at the artistic genius that lay ahead.

Charlie drunk believing the sports dummy is a real person, he plays it with such a serious expression that you find yourself thinking it is a real person too.        

Earlier in the film there is a guy that is wearing a similar sweater and cap harassing his wife Mabel, Charlie wimps out - so his wife finds this sports dummy wearing something similar she buys it hoping to teach him to fight.

Charlie comes home drunk off his ass, at first he thinks he has entered the wrong apartment, he then thinks this is is the guy from earlier and he has followed his wife home, attempts to show the dummy the door, when that does not work, he pushes him to leave, Charlie thinks the dummy has punched and knocked him down, at this point his wife Mabel comes in and points out the obvious.

They were great together in this and all the films they did together.