Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the 28th Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1956
The UNITED KINGDOM meets the UNITED STATES
London-born Michael Caine and California girl Natalie Wood get swept up in each other somewhere in the Hollywood Hills, c.1966.
*Taken from the results of the annual poll of theater exhibitors nationwide conducted by Quigley Publications and published in the Annual International Motion Picture Almanac.
1. SEAN CONNERY 2. JOHN WAYNE
3. DORIS DAY 4. JULIE ANDREWS
5. JACK LEMMON 6. ELVIS PRESLEY
7. CARY GRANT 8. JAMES STEWART
9. ELIZABETH TAYLOR 10. RICHARD BURTON
This was probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all day!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, my new favorite gif.
Remember the old Mad Magazine movie spoofs? They seem so quaint now; then again, the target audience was ages 12 - 15 so it’s not as if it was x-rated stuff. This edition is from 1970. The source material (in case you don’t already know) is below.
As an added treat, a Japanese poster for the same movie … seems a little more risqué, doesn’t it?
And above is a retro-groovy 1960s rom-com advert. I suspect this is actually a recent creation probably made with Photoshop, complete with authentic-looking wear and tear.
What gives it away, for me, is that in 1969, Natalie Wood was the bonafide star and sole box-office draw of the film, and she (or, more likely, her management) would never have agreed to 2nd billing as shown in this ad. Still, I think it’s a cool poster-ette.
Shirley MacLaine & Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running (1959)
Elizabeth Taylor by Gianni Bozzacchi, 1969.
Gene Tierney in Sundown, 1941.
She looks surprisingly contemporary here - PF