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On this day in 1915… In Chihuahua, Mexico… Anthony Quinn was born… Through his acting, artwork and writing, he was able to bring joy to millions of people around the world… His life's work and legacy continue to inspire youth through the Foundation's Scholarship Program … Happy Birthday Anthony Quinn! #anthonyquinn #anthonyquinnfoundation #aqfscholarship #imdb #celebritybirthdays #oscarwinner #artistsonintagram #actorslife #bristolrhodeisland #lustforlife #kirkdouglas #cecilbdemille #thebuccaneer
Gloria Swanson and William Holden in Billy Wilder's 1950 film noir masterpiece Sunset Boulevard. When a film opens with the protagonist face down and dead in a pool, it's usually a safe bet that you're about to watch a pretty cynical film. However, when the protagonist starts to narrate his introduction to the audience with snide comments about his fate, that's when you know that you've entered the realm of film noir. This film is full of references to the silent era that you really have to be on the lookout for, if you want to spot all of them. For example, all of Norma's photos of herself scattered around her house are Swanson's real publicity photos from her youth. The bridge game scene features real silent film titans Buster Keaton, H B. Warner, and Anna Q. Nilsson. Legendary director Cecil B. DeMille actually plays himself. The scenes shot with him on set use the real film set from Samson and Delilah (1949) that he was working on at the time. There are also tons of references to Swanson's own career sprinkled throughout the film. Max, who used to be one of her directors is played by Erich von Stroheim, who directed Swanson in the movie Queen Kelly (1929). The scene where Norma and Joe watch one of her old films actually use clips from this film. Sunset Boulevard is easily one of the best films of all time. I highly recommend it for everyone, but especially for those trying to get into the noir genre. #gloriaswanson #williamholden #cecilbdemille #Erichvonstroheim #nancyolson #busterkeaton #hbwarner #annaqnilsson #filmnoir #silentera #masterpiece #billywilder #normadesmond #joegillis
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Ziegfeld Girl Lina Basquette said later in her life, "I dreamed of being in a ballet company". But her ambitious stage mother had other ideas, "which broke my heart." She pushed Lina into acting at age 9. In 1929, Lina starred in "The Godless Girl", directed by the great Cecil B. DeMille. Her character was a child prodigy who was a Socialist and an atheist. DeMille loved grandiose realistic scenes. In one scene, Lina's eyebrows and eyelashes were burned off. In 1937, a German studio offered her a contract. Apparently, Adolf Hitler was ga-ga for Lina. In her 1991 autobiography, she claimed that Hitler made a pass at her. She kicked him in the groin and told him that she came from Jewish ancestors. Of course, she hightailed it out of Germany. Lina herself went through eight - yes, 8 - husbands. In the end, though, she moved to Pennsylvania, breeded show-winning Great Danes, and became a well-known judge for the American Kennel Club. Completed in my #stillmanandbirnnova #sketchbook in Tan. #ziegfeldgirl #linabasquette #ballerina #cecilbdemille #dogbreeder #akc #aliciaharveyart
Nina Foch was born on this day in 1924 To Columbo fans, she is known for playing the series's first ever victim Carol Flemming in Prescription: Murder Nina began her acting career in the 1940's & continued acting right up until just before her death in 2008 - her most ignificant roles were in the films #AnAmericanInParis #Spartacus #ExecutiveSuite & #TheTenCommandments #Actress #Columbo #StanleyKubrick #CecilBDeMille #RobertWise #Columbo #CarolFlemming #ColumbosFirstVictim #NinaFoch
#TalDíaComoHoy #19Abr en 1927 se estrenó el film “The King Of Kings”, dirigido por Cecil B. De Mille; y protagonizado por H.B. Warner, Ernest Torrence, Jacqueline Logan, Joseph Schildkraut. #History #Historia #Efemérides #Efemerides #TalDiaComoHoy #OTD #Undíacomohoy #Cultura #Culture #Estreno #Premiere #Hollywood #Movies #Películas #TheKingofKings #CecilBDeMille #HBWarner #ErnestTorrence #JacquelineLogan #JosephSchildkraut #1927 #CineAlFilo
Gloria Swanson always knew her worth and how to attract audiences. As one of the biggest stars of the silent age, she generated so much money that she became known for her lavish tastes. Swanson was even nominated for the very first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1929 film Sadie Thompson. She would nominated an additional two more times, first for the 1930 film The Trespasser and her most iconic film, the 1951 classic, Sunset Boulevard where she played reclusive former silent star Norma Desmond. Her life and career are among the most iconic in cinema history. This post is dedicated to one of her most famous lines from Sunset Boulevard, “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” She’s certainly picture perfect in this close-up. #gloriaswanson #sunsetboulevard #sadiethompson #thetrespasser #cecilbdemille #silentera #silentage #silentfilm #academyawards #oscars #talkies #classiccinema #classichollywood #classicfilm #goldenage #goldenagecinema #goldenageofhollywood #goldenagefilm #tcm #normadesmond #imreadyformycloseupmrdemille
Lina Basquette (born April 19, 1907), perhaps made more of an impression for her private life than she did for her numerous screen credits; during the late 1920s/early 30s, gossip columnists carried stories of her marriages (nine in all, to seven different husbands) and divorces, as well as her affairs with the rich and famous (including Jack Dempsey, Nelson Eddy and the Metropolitan Opera baritone Lawrence Tibbett) and a rape case that ended in the conviction of an Army private. • Lina Basquette (originally Baskette) was signed to Universal Studios aged nine as the protagonist in a series of film shorts: "Lena Baskette Featurettes", before quitting to join the Ziegfeld Follies. On her return to Hollywood, she married Sam Warner, the youngest of the Warner Bros., a year later she bore him a child, Lita. However, after Sam’s untimely death in 1927, a legal battle ensued over the estate and the custody of their daughter, leading to a series of much-publicized suicide attempts by Lina. • Her film credits include: "Serenade" (1927), "The Noose" (1928), she took the lead in "The Godless Girl" (1929) Cecil B. DeMille's last silent film, as Birdie Goldfish in "The Younger Generation" (1929), the western "Arizona Terror" (1931), "Trapped" (1932), "The Phantom Express" (1932), "Rose of the Rio Grande" (1938) and "A Night for Crime" (1942). In 1991, 48 years after her last film, she made a comeback in "Paradise Park". In 1937, Lina went to Germany as a contract player for Universum Film AG. Adolph Hitler – impressed with the actress – asked to meet her, only when he began to make moves in her, she kicked him in the groin. Not wanting to hang around, she left Germany the next day. • An avid dog lover, she later became one of the best-known breeders and handlers of champion Great Danes in American dog-show history, and also wrote several books on dog breeding. “Dogs saved my life”, she told an interviewer a year before her death in November 1994, aged 87. “Men just ruined me; and there were lots of men. Lots of ruination”. • #iusedtobeinpictures #linabasquette #warnerbrothers #thegodlessgirl #cecilbdemille #adolfhitler #silverscreen
Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 masterpiece, “The Ten Commandments”, is my all time favorite Bible based movie. Question: what are your favorite Christian/Bible based movies? #biblebasedmovies #thetencommandments1956 #cecilbdemille #turnerclassicmovies #1950s #classicfilms #charletonheston #yulbrynner #mosesandtheexodus #moses
Charles Laughton as Roman emperor Nero in homoerotic aesthetic extravaganza of Cecil B. De Mille’s The Sign of the Cross (1932) 🍇🔥
◽◾ SUNSET BLVD ◾◽ Dir. Billy Wilder / (1950)
The Affairs of Anatol - Cecil B. DeMille ( + live piano)🎹🤘 17.04 + 01.05 en This #jazz -age adventure of marital infidelity, #mysticism and other intrigues in New York was one of a series of lavish #sexcomedies #DeMille made with #GloriaSwanson , one of Hollywood's #fashion addicts who expected to wear a different #gown in every scene. #ClareWest 's costume designs for these films indulged DeMille's interest in the #exotic , but never so much as in The Affairs of Anatol, where production design was by the #ArtNouveau stylist #PaulIribe . "(Iribe) arranged the entire picture like a series of Beardsley illustrations to Oscar Wilde.... Correcting DeMille's vulgar streak, (he) created an ambience so dazzling, so #intoxicating , that many #art critics discussed the picture in serious journals." (Charles Higham, DeMille) Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive fr Film le plus représentatif des comédies mondaines et sophistiquées qui firent la gloire de Cecil B. DeMille au temps du muet, le Coeur nous trompe est aussi le portrait d'une certaine société frivole qui n'existe plus. À travers les aventures amoureuses que poursuit le héros du film, Anatol DeWitt Spencer (#WallaceReid ), c'est presque une étude de moeurs qui nous est contée sur ce monde oisif de la fin des années 10. De la fin des années 10? Pas tellement, si on prend en compte le fait que le scénario s'inspire d'une nouvelle d'Arthur #Schnitzler , #Anatol , écrite en 1893. (Un certain cinéma) nl Regisseur #CecilBDeMille , specialist in historische drama's, importeerde Franse art-deco-ontwerpers om voor fantasierijke sets en kostuums te zorgen. Voor The Affairs of Anatol (1921) deed hij een beroep op Paul Iribe, een herschoold oudgediende van de art-nouveaustijl en een groot Ballets Russes-fanaat. Maar het was een Amerikaanse art director, Cedric Gibbons, met wie De Mille voor productiehuis Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer een aantal films opzette waarin #artdeco decors een veranderde, opener kijk op seks en moraal markeren. Jan Braet Knack
Jesus (H. B. Warner) has risen from this Technicolor sequence from Cecil B. Demille's The King of Kings 1927 Starring Jacqueline Logan as Mary Magdalene. SILENT MOVIE 📑😇🎥📖 #JesusChrist , #Jesus , #HBWarner , #JacquelineLogan , #MaryMagdalene , #CecilBDemille , #oldHollywood , #classicmovie #MotherMary , #silentmovie , #SilentFilm , #actorslife , #religious #religiousmovie #thebible #Christianity #cinema #cinematography #dove #doves
“Muy bien, Señor De Mille, estoy listo para mi primer plano" “El crepúsculo de los dioses” (Sunset Blvd) de Billy Wilder. #elcrepusculodelosdioses #sunsetblvd #sunsetboulevard #billywilder #normadesmond #cecilbdemille #escaleras #stairs #cine #cinema #pelicula #hollywood #grandesfrases
Do you think Mr DeMille was ready for his closeup? Image: 1930 photograph of Cecil B DeMille from the Taussig film stills collection #archive #archives #Oldhollywood #cecilbdemille
New video on youtube! (link in profile) Two songs from the 1 hour cine-concert of Forfaiture.
I wanna see your peacock! Hedy Lamarr e seu vestido icônico criado por Edith Head em Samson and Delillah/Sansão e Dalila de Cecil B. DeMille #hedylamarr #cecilbdemille #samsonanddelilah #sansãoedalila #classic #movie #cinema #fun #biblico #bible #icon #iconico #figurino #edithhead
Samson And Delilah. Another great epic. Angela Lansbury is in this movie, long before she was in Muder She Wrote, which itself seems ancient now. Hedy Lamarr was getting older here but still looks better then most Hollywood actresses today. And Victor Mature is always cool. He reminds me of a classic era Stallone. This is one of those movies that gets better with repeat viewings. #samsonanddelilah #samson #delilah #hedylamarr #victormature #angelalansbury #georgesanders #cecilbdemille #epicmovie #oldmovie #classicmovie #biblestory #christianity #bluray #40s #1949
🤔Informations qui n'intéressent personne n°68. 🎥Il y a environ un an sur cette page, je vous parlais de l'actrice Hedy Lamarr, connue non seulement pour sa carrière à Hollywood mais également pour sa carrière dans le domaine scientifique. Ce dernier a permis notamment à l'actrice de se faire un nom en ce qui concerne l'évolution des transmissions de données et d'informations par système d'ondes. (En gros et pour largement simplifier, sans Hedy Lamarr, le Wi-Fi actuel n'existerait pas ). Cependant, Hedy Lamarr est également célèbre pour avoir été à l'écran la, non pas et contrairement à la croyance populaire la première actrice à apparaître nue à l'écran (on  trouvait déjà cela dans les films de George Méliès en 1897), mais bien la première actrice à représenter un rapport sexuel et un orgasme à l'écran, dans le film Autrichien "Extase" datant de 1933. La scène de ces deux amants fut mise en scène avec l'acteur Aribert Mog, disparu au front lors de la  Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Le film, assez oubliable et oublié aujourd'hui, fera scandale à sa sortie. Le mari de Hedy Lamarr essaiera même de récupérer toutes les copies du film. En vain. Scandale qui, dans une Amérique où les relations sexuelles hors-mariage sont mal vues (mais où les films pornographiques, réservés aux maisons closes existaient déjà partout) marquera fortement la réputation de la jeune actrice. Cette dernière, décidant alors de ne plus se cacher, était également connue à Hollywood pour sa forte activité sexuelle, qu'elle livre elle-même dans son autobiographie. La réputation de ce livre ? Être considéré par Playboy, et ce pendant plus de 50 ans comme l'un des dix livres les plus érotiques de l'histoire de la littérature. #hedylamarr #actress #hollywoodactress #oldmovies #30s #1933 #austria #osterreich #austrianfilm #blackandwhite #noiretblanc #couple #lovers #filmography #filmphotography #cinephilecommunity #cinephile #cinematographer #cinematography #victorfleming #wifi #telecommunications #crossroads #cecilbdemille #erotic #playboy #sexsymbol #samsonanddelilah #historical
Cecil B. DeMille is able to reference classic paintings and yet make them new. Almost every frame looks like it came from a church, and would influence the images of the crucification to this day.
Presenting....Sexy Jesus🌺. (Legitimately HB Weber’s performance led him to ruin but it’s such an iconic interpretation of Christ that you can feel the pain he’s going through while still understanding his power)
The second sequence is the resurrection which is much less weird but jaw droppingly beautiful. It’s a solid reminder why this movie was *the* Jesus film.
One of the best parts about watching these films in chronological order is that I genuinely get excited for any new development. In this case, seeing a technicolor sequence had me yell out “Oh Shit!!!!!”. The King of Kings has two color sequences. In the first, the Romans party and it includes such oddities like the cheetah woman and Mary Magdalene being pulled by Zebras.
Today we get Biblical in The King of Kings Released April 19th, 1927 Directed by Cecil B. DeMille Starring: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joesph Schildkraut, James Neill Written by Jeannie Macpherson Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley, F.J. Westerberg
Walking into the peasants' hovels like... Walking to the self-checkout lane at Wal-Mart like... Walking into the Applebees during happy hour like... Walking into an empty restroom like... #cinema #classicmovies #classicmovie #thetencommandments #cecilbdemille #classicfilm #cinephile
Saw this sign at shoot a while back! #CecilBDeMille #Hollywood #Director
One of my favorite movies, Sunset Boulevard starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, needed the perfect song to add atmosphere to my little homage. Think the Psychotic Beats with their Phil Specter inspired masterpiece Killer Shangri-Lah fits the bill perfectly.
Newly listed! http://collectorsshangri-la.com/zukor-deMille-poster.html #AdolphZukor , #CecilBDemIlle and #JesseLasky LE Celebration Poster Signed by #BrookeShields , #OliviaDeHavilland , #VirginiaMayo , #MarshaHunt , #JanetLeigh , #BuddyEbsen , #BuddyRogers , #CaesarRomero , #AnthonyQuinn , #GeorgeBurns , #DouglasFairbanksJr ., Betty Lasky, #ShirleyMacLaine #autographs #ParamountPictures @paramountpics
Mr Demille, I’m ready for my closeup! #thecatwiththestach #catsofinstagram #cecilbdemille
"We are still fighting the same battle that Moses fought. Are men to be ruled by G-ds laws, or are they to be ruled by the whims of a dictator like Ramesses? Are men the property of the state, or are they free souls under G-d? The story of Moses as told in the Bible is a life of struggle and defiance, a life of love and battle and sacrifice and murder. A life of achievement and disaster, of humiliation and glory. Moses is one of the worlds greatest human beings. A human he was to the point of sin, and holy to the point of seeing G-d, and receiving from Him the Law by which men may live in peace and freedom, The Ten Commandments." ~ Cecil B. DeMille. Chag Pesach Sameach. #Passover #Passover2018 #Pesach #PesachSameach #DeliverUs #Hoshiana #LetMyPeopleGo #Israel #Hebrews #Jewish #StandWithIsrael #PromisedLand #Moses #TheTenCommandments #CharltonHeston #YulBrynner #CecilBDeMille
Charles Laughton as Nero, next to a handsome cupbearer with exquisite taste in shoes - some unexpected male nudity for pleasure in Cecil B. DeMille‘s The Sign Of The Cross from 1932. #charleslaughton #cecilbdemille #oldhollywood
Moses may have turned the water to blood, but it was pee to start with. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #thetencommandments #cecilbdemille #movies #moviescenes #classicmovies #classicfilm #charletonheston
Cornel Wilde, o ator que interpretou o grande Sebastian, rei dos trapezistas, em O Maior Espetáculo da Terra (The Greatest Show on Earth, 1952) não era tão grande assim, aliás, ele morria de medo de altura! Tanto que, apesar da irritação de DeMille, ele ganhou um dublê chamado Jackie Le Claire que também era trapezistas. Sobre a experiência de ser dublê e participar do filme, ele conta: "Cornel era o homem mais legal do mundo, mas morria de medo de alturas. Ele conseguiu o trabalho no último minuto." De fato, Burt Lancaster foi considerado, mas DeMille teimoso não o quis. Confira mais sobre as curiosidades dos bastidores de O Maior Espectáculo da Terra (1952), no nosso site CAIXADESUCESSOS.COM.BR! Na foto, o trapezista Jackie com Cornel, Betty Hutton e Charlton Heston cortesia de Jackie Le Claire em seu site http://www.jackieleclaire.com/history.html ♥️ #jackieleclaire #cornelwilde #thegreatesshowonearth #omaiorespectaulodaterra #charltonheston #bettyhutton #cecilbdemille #circo #antigahollywood #filmesclassicos #oscar #caixadesucessos
Mr DeMille, you misheard. I said I WASN’T ready. 🙄
Mr. DeMille, Kinky's ready for her close up. #kinkythecat #cecilbdemille #kitty #catsofinstagram
Sigh, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri is awesomeness.. #annebaxter #nefretiri #thetencommandments #cecilbdemille
Some shots of my cape worn by Yul Brynner as Prince Ramses in 'The Ten Commandments' and made at Paramount studious in 1956 just before it hit the auction block! . It's a collarless wool cape with multicolored embroidered Egyptian peacock feather motif, inlaid with faux jewels and gold braid, with embroidered birds of prey to the sides with faux jeweled eyes and gold silk lining. Worn in some memorable scenes too.😉 #hollywood #hollywoodcostume #hollywoodglamour #hollywoodcostumes #classichollywood #epichollywood #epics #fashion #yulbrynner #tencommandments #thetencommandments #10commandments #cecilbdemille #brisbane #instagay #instafashion #fashionblogger #fashioninfilm #periodcostume #vintagefashion #gay #fashionable #picoftheday #wow #love #look #charltonheston #vogue #me #easter
Paramount Pictures, casa de mi adorada Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson en SUNSET BOULEVARD) y tantos otros personajes inolvidables de la historia del cine. 🎬🌟 . #paramountpictures #normadesmond #sunsetboulevard #movies #cine #cinema #historias #peliculas #paramount #gate #cecilbdemille
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