Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summertime in Hollywood

We're heading out to Flagstaff bright and early Friday morning to drop off our son for his junior year at Northern Arizona University. Hard to believe he's halfway through college!

I won't be posting again before Saturday night or Sunday, so here are some wonderful summery shots of classic film stars to enjoy in the meantime.

Lovely Gail Russell at the beach:


Joan Caulfield taking a break from cycling:


Real-life couple Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. They loved the beach, and consequently their son Jody may have been the only cast member of the "Beach Party" movies who really knew how to surf!


Preston Foster plays baseball on the beach with two unidentified ladies. Does anyone know who they are?


This shot of Ginger Rogers fishing was used on the cover of Life magazine:


Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and friend enjoying the beach:


Cyd Charisse heads for the pool:


More fun at the beach, this time with Ann Rutherford:


John Payne relaxing poolside:


Loretta Young swimming:


And finally, Esther Williams cooling off in the pool, a quintessential summer shot:


Among the posts coming soon after my return, more coverage of Disney's D23 Expo and a look at Turner Classic Movies in September!

Updates: More Summertime in Hollywood and a 2014 edition of Summertime in Hollywood.

6 Comments:

Blogger barrylane said...

Jeez -- All of these people were just stunning.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Most definitely!

Best wishes,
Laura

9:47 PM  
Blogger berigan said...

great pictures, that for the most part, I've never seen on the web, or in books!

1:42 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Delighted to know you enjoyed looking at them!

Best wishes,
Laura

10:07 AM  
Blogger Raquel Stecher said...

Wonderful photos! I hope your son has a good junior year. I really miss my college days now!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, Raquel! And thanks for the good wishes. :)

Best wishes,
Laura

11:12 PM  

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