· Elise · 22 · Christian · INFJ · Book fiend ·

On semi-hiatus.

Beauty, goodness, and truth. Books, period drama, art, architecture, landscapes, gardens, Old Hollywood, occasional sci-fi and Marvel, silent film. I live in Australia.

I am currently participating in an unofficial (and perhaps not entirely hopeless) campaign to have Tom Hiddleston cast as Sir Percy in a possible new adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel. (More on this here.)

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21/? Extraordinary Movie OTPs - Knightley and Emma (Emma)

I love him. I’ve always loved him. 

sublim-ature:

Dark Hedges, Antrim, Northern IrelandAndy Gibson

sublim-ature:

Dark Hedges, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Andy Gibson

(Source: mysteryof1990)

myvintagevogue:

Peck & Peck 1951

myvintagevogue:

Peck & Peck 1951

tags → #fashion #1950s 
tags → #interiors 

bellecs:

Unexpectedly Awesome Couples: Fran and Scott, Strictly Ballroom (1992) dir. Baz Luhrmann

(Source: donnareeds)

tags → #Joan Fontaine 

barbarastanwyck:

Happy Birthday Barbara Stanwyck!
(July 16, 1907-January 20, 1990)

When we were shooting Golden Boy, the stages were dingy, dirty, and poorly ventilated. And the film wasn’t as fast in those days as it is now which necessitated the use of more electrical equipment, which, in turn, created heat. So anyone working from 8:45 in the morning until 7:30 at night could find it to be an exhausting experience. But when we would wrap production, and the staff and the cast and the crew would head for fresh air and home, very often Barbara would say to me "Golden Boy, get your ass into that set dressing room because we’re going to run tomorrow’s work." For an extra half to three quarters of an hour we would rehearse. She wanted me to be good. So if anyone ever needed a term for courtesy and consideration, generosity, and above all, professionalism, they would only need two words. One: Barbara. And the other: Stanwyck.

-William Holden

(Source: gloriaswanson)

lars134:

Gary Cooper, 1928

lars134:

Gary Cooper, 1928

tags → #lol NO #Gary Cooper 

L’Apollonide (2011)

L’Apollonide (2011)

(Source: roseydoux)

tags → #roses 
tags → #Anita Ekberg 

cliftonwebb:

Technicolor Process 1 (Additive System) - The Gulf Between (1917): A prism beam-splitter behind the camera lens exposed two consecutive frames of a single strip of black-and-white negative film simultaneously, one behind a red filter, the other behind a green filter.

Process 2 (Subtractive System) - Toll of the Sea (1922), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Black Pirate (1926): The frames exposed behind the green filter were printed on one strip of black-and-white film, and the frames exposed behind the red filter were printed on another strip. After development, each strip was toned to a color complementary to that of the filter—red for the green-filtered images, green for the red-filtered.

Process 3 - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933): Every other frame of the camera negative was printed onto one strip of specially prepared gelatin film (or “matrix”) to create a red record, and the remaining frames were printed onto a second strip of blank film to create a green record.

Process 4 - The light passing through the camera lens was split into two beam paths by a prism block. Green light was recorded through a green filter on panchromatic film, while the other half of the light passed through a magenta filter and was recorded on bipack film stock with two strips running base to base. On this stock, the front film was sensitized to blue light only, backed by a red gelatin layer which acted as a light filter to the panchromatic film behind it.

tags → #cinema 

Gina Lollobrigida at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1959

Gina Lollobrigida at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1959

(Source: vintagegal)

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