Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951)

Marilyn Monroe in an unused costume for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

This jeweled belt and feather fan are part of the original William “Billy” Travilla designed costume Marilyn was to have worn during the "Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend" number from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The publicity surrounding the recent discovery that Marilyn was the nude model in the “Velvet Dreams” calendar photo rendered this particular costume too revealing. The pink gown worn in the film, also designed by William “Billy” Travilla, was a last minute replacement. (x)

James Dean photographed by Roy Schatt, 1955

Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth I of England in The Virgin Queen, c. 1955

Photography by Vivian Maier, 1956 (via)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by John Florea,1951

Elizabeth Taylor in a hair test shot for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)


Heading Out For a Night On The Town

Circa 1956
Kodachrome Transparency

Illustration by Roswell Keller for the story “Touches of Pink” in Collier’s Magazine, 1951 (via)

James Dean photographed by Frank Worth, on the set of Giant, 1955.

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #1 (1958)