Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in North America from the mid-1920s through the 1930s.
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Out of the first 4 Academy Awards For Best Actress 3 of the recipients were Canadian. Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler.
Norma Shearer decorating her Christmas tree, c. 1920s
Rare film & TV classics on DVD!: Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night (1925) & A Free Soul (1931)...
An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent. -Norma Shearer.
Tech of rep'ing women's bodies. Legs, with a dash of Lombroso & some Norma Shearer.
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell in a publicity photo for "The Women" (George Cukor, 1939)
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Not sure what's weirder in this movie...Norma Shearer's hair or Rosalind Russell's hats.
Another good film about the misunderstood Queen is Marie Antoinette, starring Norma Shearer, from 1938, if you like old films!
Watching my Norma Shearer films from other her but that little giggle is getting on my final nerve.
“An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia.” – Norma Shearer |
Vintage ad featuring the Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford
as Norma Shearer stands out as juliet,she is just enchanting and the movie of romeo and juliet is just one great...
Thespian's retreat: Actors Leslie Howard, Norma Shearer, Gary Cooper and Lionel Barrymore (left to r... -
How would you describe Norma Shearer in five words or less?
Love this shot of Leslie Howard flirting wtih Norma Shearer over the table, March, 1931.
Turner Classic Movies: TCM star of the month, Norma Shearer. She was popular in 1930's and '40's movies. I...
Watching Let Us Be *** (1930), a pre-code movie with Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler.
Guys, it's Norma Shearer month on TCM and as I type this I realize no one cares but too late
Norma Shearer. Southern Writers. Hepburn & Tracy. this month, shall we?.
Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery 1930s A. Batschari Mercedes brand tobacco card from Germany -
The Norma Shearer marathon on is everything!!
Actress Norma Shearer from her winning role in The Divorcee, 1930.
Photo: vivelareine: Dress worn by Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette (1938); designed by Gilbert Adrian. The...
Norma Shearer (1900): Shearer, an Academy Award-winning Canadian-American actress, was one of the most popular...
Hey your Norma Shearer entry in the list of multiple nominees is wrong. She's got 6.
"But if we must part, at least let us part as friends". Tyrone Power and Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette, 1938
Great silhouette shot of Norma Shearer. By I think Ruth Harriett Louise ❤️
Me if I saw Norma Shearer doing anything.
Norma Shearer and Clark Gable in a publicity photo for Strange... ➡
Photo: nostalgic-solitude7: Norma Shearer, Irving Thalberg, Greta Garbo and John Gilbert at the premiere of...
Please stop playing that tired Jamie Lee Curtis blurb about her oh so wholesome mother and the Norma Shearer find of the century.enough
Fact: Bette Davis personally asked Norma Shearer to play Millie in Old Acquaintance (1943), but she refused and Miriam Hopkins was cast.
She was perfect in The Women! All female cast, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer too :)
Norma Shearer would be no spring chicken either
Who's going to the beach this weekend? How about Norma Shearer!
Guglielmo Marconi patented the radio on July 2, 1897. Many stars made radio appearances like Norma Shearer in 1951.
"Perhaps the great loves come with tears." - Marie Antoinette (Norma Shearer) in Marie Antoinette (1938)
Norma Shearer, 1929, in a photo by Russell Ball ➡
HAPPY CANADA DAY🍁 I'd like to thank my country for the blessings of free healthcare, marriage equality & Norma Shearer 💕
If you're not watching Barretts of Wimpole Street on TCM right now, you're missing primo March sclong --
I wish to be the bunny Norma Shearer holds
"A face unclouded by thought.". Lillian Hellman. wb 110 today. on Norma Shearer.
"I don't want life to settle down around me like a pan of sour dough." - Jan (Norma Shearer) in A Free Soul (1931)
Norma Shearer and Clark Gable are quite the pair in A Free Soul; less sure about Lionel Barrymore's Oscar-winning alcoholic lawyer-father.
remember when Norma Shearer wore a red gown to the white mayfair ball
Gavin Lambert's biography on Norma Shearer is the one you've recommended to me before, right?
Norma Shearer in a publicity photo for “Riptide,” 1934.
Norma my face is a work of art Shearer.
The Divorcee is a pretty good film, Norma Shearer is an absolute pleasure to watch on-screen.
Irving Thalberg married Norma Shearer in 1927,both skyrocketed
Incredible interview and for Norma Shearer obsessives like me, here is THE most hair-raising anecdote about her
Norma Shearer receiving her Best Actress Oscar for "The Divorcee" from Conrad Nagel 1930
Very popular Joseff of Hollywood necklace... A few stars that have worn it in movies... Norma Shearer in Marie...
Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer, Ruby Keeler, Yvonne De Carlo and Christopher Plummer make me so proud to be Canadian❤
-All of this could have been avoided with the right camera angle-like Thalberg and Norma Shearer.
Fact: F. Scott Fitzgerald based one of his most famous stories, "Crazy Sunday", on a party hosted by Norma Shearer.
Norma Shearer by Gavin Lambert. The one that came out a year or two about Thalberg is better.
Fact: Norma Shearer turned down the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). Vivien Leigh was eventually cast.
Lionel Barrymore tells Norma Shearer & John Gilbert they gotta jazz up Romeo & Juliet, in Hollywood Revue of 1929.
Meant to ask...have you ever watched ESCAPE with Norma Shearer?
Photoset: Norma Shearer in The Stolen Jools (1931) I love Norma! -d.b.
Norma Shearer and bunny rabbit.. How cute! ❤️
Norma Shearer as a cigarette girl in 'After Midnight' 1927
She's sort of a Myrna Loy, Marion Davies and Norma Shearer hybrid.
A Free Soul tonight. blimey, what a cast! Leslie Howard, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore...!. hope the story's good too
Time for today's old Hollywood Christmas still! Norma Shearer waits under the mistletoe:
the Norma Shearer one or the Sofia Coppola one
Movie Poster: original one sheet for The Women, 1939, with Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer.
A Free Soul is a 1931 Pre-Code starring the alluring Norma Shearer; Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable and Leslie Howard. Shearer's character is a good girl from a moneyed family who falls for the considerable charms and exciting lifestyle of a handsome mobster, Clark Gable, but makes a pact with her alcoholic defence attorney father, Lionel Barrymore, to never see Gable again if he can give up the demon drink. One of my favorite lines, from Shearer to Gable, "oh dear, you want to talk some more?" She had a productive career in the silent screen and carried it into the talkies, right up until her retirement in 1942.
Foto: Photo of Norma Shearer by George Hurrell. [source: Profiles in History, via LiveAuctioneers]
Photo: Norma Shearer photographed by George Hurrell in 1930. This photo was taken to promote the film, The...
How to tell if Norma shearer is looking for me or at me
Why is Norma shearer kind of cross eyed
Photo: wehadfacesthen: Norma Shearer and Conrad Veidt in Escape (Mervyn LeRoy, 1940) Underrated movie
"Never let them see you in public after you've turned 35. You're finished if you do!" - Norma Shearer
Photo: norma-shearer: Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg in ‘kiddie’ costumes wish you a happy and safe...
Photo: Norma Shearer and George Raft, dancing to the music of Ray Noble in the Florentine Room of the...
Norma Shearer in The Divorcee (1930). directed by R. Z. Leonard. costume design by Adrian. photo: George Hurrell. -
Photoset: norma-shearer: I asked him why he called me young fellow, he never gave me any explanation for...
LeRoy's ESCAPE has problematic characterisation and Robert Taylor in 1 of the worse performances ever but Norma Shearer + Conrad Veidt excel
Nobody does noble suffering like Norma Shearer.
Bette Davis won the Oscar for Jezebel over Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette. Not sure Jezebel is more substantial than this.
My inspiration for Miss Sarah Brown! The beautiful and talented Norma Shearer!
was Irving Thalberg's final "greenlighting" before his death. Norma Shearer determined to see it through.
I admit to being a Norma Shearer fan. I adore her silent/pre-code work, but her overacting could really get on ones nerves.
Norma Shearer is pretty excited about the idea of being sold off in marriage to a total stranger at the age of 15.
Wow Norma Shearer looks phenomenal in I would totally do this for Halloween 🔮🔮🔮🔮
it's Norma Shearer :) I'm an avid 20s-40s film lover. I'm watching her in the original The Women. She's stunning.
I know I say this once a month, but I really have some serious Norma Shearer face envy.
"Somehow or other I always got myself rigged up in something sensational." -Norma Shearer
Watching Riptide. Norma Shearer is my absolute favorite.
I should hope you wouldn't! (this is where I confess to not liking Cagney or Norma Shearer)
Not even Norma Shearer or Helen Hayes in their nicest pictures were spoken to like that!
the fact Norma Shearer almost got to play Scarlett O'Hara
Norma Shearer is so pretty oh my god
Aforementioned Norma Shearer film has the gloriously dated title 'Let Us Be *** (1930)
Re-watching 'Our Blushing Brides' (1930) for dissertation. Hadn't noticed before that film Joan Crawford goes to see is a Norma Shearer one.
Photo: barbarastanwyck: Norma Shearer applying her makeup on the set of Strangers May Kiss, 1931
Norma Shearer in a gown by Adrian, by George Hurrell.
When they lived and loved... Norma Shearer and the boy wonder Irving Thalberg. Almost aches to look in their eyes.
HEAVENLY DAYZ (2014): Norma Shearer reportedly not too happy with some of the scripts Irving Thalberg has been offering h…
"And suddenly the moonbeams turned to worms ... and crawled away." Norma Shearer as Jan Ashe in A Free Soul (1931)
can say I helped her” was how Thau later summed up his role. “Stars like Norma Shearer,
Photo: Norma Shearer wielded power at MGM in the 1930s. Happy belated birthday.
it's so hard w/ this case but I was going to binge watch Norma Shearer later lol.
"Scarlett O'Hara is going to be a thankless and difficult role. The part I'd like to play is Rhett Butler.". Norma Shearer. wb 112 today
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in The Women (1939)
**This is the fifteenth in a series of once living persons and the actors who portrayed them. Shown here is Norma Shearer portraying Marie Antoinette in the 1938 film “Marie Antoinette", co-starring Tyrone Power. Marie Antoinette, baptized Maria Antonia Josepha (or Josephina) Johanna, born November 2, 1755, was Archduchess of Austria, and Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I. In April 1770, upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, she became Dauphine of France. She assumed the title Queen of France and of Navarre when her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI upon the death of his grandfather Louis XV in May 1774. Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people eventually came to dislike her, accusing her of being extravagnant, promiscuous and of harboring sympathies for France's enemies, particularly Austria, her cou ...
The real Garbo worked just down the street… "In 1924, movie theater magnate Marcus Loew bought Metro Pictures Corporation (founded in 1916) and Goldwyn Pictures (founded in 1917) to provide a steady supply of films for his large Loew's Theatres chain. However, these purchases created a need for someone to oversee his new Hollywood operations… Loew addressed the situation by buying Louis B. Mayer Pictures on April 17, 1924. Because of his decade-long success as a producer, Mayer was made a vice-president of Loew's and head of studio operations in California, with Harry Rapf and Irving Thalberg as heads of production. Though Loew's Metro was the dominant partner, the new studio inherited Goldwyn's studios in Culver City, California, the former Goldwyn mascot Leo the Lion (which replaced Metro's parrot symbol)… Within one year, beginning in 1942, L.B. Mayer released his four highest-paid actresses from their studio contracts; Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo and Jeanette MacDonald. After a tw ...
Group picture at the Hearst castle San Simeon, Ca. John Gilbert is on his back.. Greta Garbo looking down... I'm thinking Buster must have been filming The General at the time because of the hair style... I also see Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg. Could you imagine sitting at the table at that dinner party?!
Carmel Myers (April 4, 1899 – November 9, 1980) was an American actress who worked chiefly in silent movies. Life and careerr Myers was born in San Francisco, the daughter of an Australian rabbi and Austrian Jewish mother. Her father became well-connected with California's emerging film industry, and introduced her to film pioneer D. W. Griffith, who gave Carmel a small part in Intolerance (1916). Myers also got her brother Zion Myers into Hollywood as a writer/director. From this beginning, Myers left for New York, where she acted mainly on stage for the next two years. She was signed by Universal, where she emerged as a popular actress in vamp roles. Her most popular film from this period is probably the romantic comedy All Night, opposite Rudolph Valentino. By 1924 she was working for MGM, making such films as Broadway After Dark, which also starred Adolphe Menjou, Norma Shearer and Anna Q. Nilsson. In 1925, she appeared in arguably her most famous role, that of the Egyptian vamp Iras in Ben-Hur, ...
Here is list of all actress who won Oscar For Best Actress till now : Janet Gaynor (for 7th Heaven) Mary Pickford (for Coquette) Norma Shearer (for The Divorcee) Marie Dressler (for Min and Bill) Helen Hayes (for The Sin of Madelon Claudet) Katharine Hepburn (for Morning Glory) Claudette Colbert (for It Happened One Night) Bette Davis (for Dangerous) Luise Rainer (for The Great Ziegfeld) Luise Rainer (for The Good Earth) Bette Davis (for Jezebel) Vivien Leigh (for Gone with the Wind) Ginger Rogers (for Kitty Foyle) Joan Fontaine (for Suspicion) Greer Garson (for Mrs. Miniver) Jennifer Jones (for The Song of Bernadette) Ingrid Bergman (for Gaslight) Joan Crawford (for Mildred Pierce) Olivia de Havilland (for To Each His Own) Loretta Young (for The Farmer's Daughter) Jane Wyman (for Johnny Belinda) Olivia de Havilland (for The Heiress) Judy Holliday (for Born Yesterday) Vivien Leigh (for A Streetcar Named Desire) Shirley Booth (for Come Back, Little Sheba) Audrey Hepburn (for Roman Holiday) Grace Kelly (for ...
Am I the only one who thinks Irene Dunne and Norma Shearer are practically twins?
Lady of the Night is a 1925 American silent romantic drama film directed by Monta Bell. The film stars Norma Shearer in a dual role.
just a fan Previously unseen, rare promotional photo from The Divorcee of Norma Shearer photograp
Scott Hastings Beckett, or “Scotty” as he was affectionately known in the “Our Gang” series (pictured at left), was born in 1929 in Oakland, California. Beckett was discovered by a casting director at the age of three while singing for his hospitalized father in Pig Latin at Cedars of Lebanon. After auditioning, he landed a part in “Gallant Lady” (1933) appearing with fellow child actor and Rascal Dickie Moore (pictured at right). In 1934, Beckett followed Moore to the cast of Our Gang and became Spanky’s sidekick with his trademark baseball cap and oversized sweater. His tenure on the series was short as he was replaced by Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer the following year, but Beckett found further fame in features from the late 1930s into the early 1950s. Some of his films included “Dante’s Inferno” (1935) with Spencer Tracy, “Charge of the Light Brigade” (1936) with Errol Flynn, “Marie Antoinette” (1938) with Norma Shearer, “The Blue Bird” (1940) with Shirley Temple, an ...
Photo: barbarastanwyck: Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg attend the premiere of White Shadows in the South...
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard and Norma Shearer on a yacht off Catalina in 1934
1930s movie star Norma Shearer by Steichen
Norma Shearer with a bow. by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1934 |
Norma Shearer played in a little movie titled "Flapper" She's amazing!
"I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin." - Norma Shearer
Photoset: I think I´m in love barbarastanwyck: Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power at the premiere of Marie...
Foto: nitratediva: John Gilbert and Norma Shearer as Romeo and Juliet in The Hollywood Revue of 1929.
Set de fotos: minksmilk: Lady of the Night starring Norma Shearer, 1925
Norma Shearer's acting is ... a little bit stilted and pretentious, yes?
Our Movie Poster of the Day: Norma Shearer in 1930's The Divorcee
"No pride at all. That's a luxury a woman in love can't afford." - Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) in The Women
the fashion show sequence is more fun than the bit when Norma Shearer is in Reno imo (wish I could be there)
Oh! Katharine Hepburn's little sister in The Philadelphia Story is Norma Shearer's daughter in The Women (1939).
ok... im all educated on Norma Shearer. Just saw "The Women"
Álbum de fotos: tiny-librarian: A lace cape worn by Norma Shearer as the title character in her Academy...
Norma Shearer | (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was a Canadian actress. Shearer was one of the most popular...
the check is in the mail. to the best film critic in the USA and obsessive norma shearer fan
Watching Marie Antoinette 1838. Norma Shearer is amazing in it, and the costumes are gorgeous!
If your advice to another woman is from a Norma Shearer movie, you're a terrible friend.
Photo: Norma Shearer in the 1936 Hollywood adaptation of Romeo and Juliet
Photo: vivelareine: A promotional photo of Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette (1938)...
A sequence of photos taken from different films with Marie Antoinette. Starring kirsten Dunst, Norma Shearer, Jane Seymour ...
Vanity Fair by Edward Steichen - March 1932. Norma Shearer and her husband, Irving Thalberg.
Photo: tippihedrens: David Niven, Merle Oberon, Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg as they attended the...
In 1944 in Print, Walter Winchell says Norma Shearer is expected to resume her screen career in the role of Katy...
Ok, so those who know me know that I'm mad for a picture of a film star emerging from an airplane. I don't know why, but it just thrills me. Here is Norma Shearer (Mrs. Irving Thalberg) just one year before leaving Hollywood forever. I think she's tremendous.
Former married couple meets up with new spouses and hilarity ensues. Director: Sidney Franklin Writers: Noel Coward (play) Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montg...
Carole Lombard Gable.. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about it.. Here in Cabuyao or in Quezon City.. or wherever I am.. It doesn't matter where I am.. I had dreamt of her her in Cabuyao.. I have dreamt of her in Quezon City.. Now I get goosbumps thinking of what really happened to her that fateful night of January 16, 1942.. With what Orson Welles had said in an interview with filmmaker Henry Jaglomin in 1983.. This is how the conversation went.. "H.J.: Was it Norma Shearer, [Irving] Thalberg’s widow, who was killed in that plane crash? O.W.: No, no. She wasn’t killed in a plane. That was another thing that is amazing. After Thalberg died, Norma Shearer — one of the most minimally talented ladies ever to appear on the silver screen, and who looked like nothing, with one eye crossed over the other — went right on being the queen of Hollywood. Everybody used to say, “Mrs. Thalberg is coming,” “Miss Shearer is arriving,” as though they were talking about Sarah Bernhardt. H.J.: Or ...
Telegram sent to Vivien Leigh by Norma Shearer, after the triumph of "Gone With The Wind," 1939. (From the...
A few movies that I recommend, yes, they are old, but, they are ones that cross over to modern ...The Women, with Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, ( look beyond the camp and see it for what it is )., Imitation of Life, ( the one with Lana Turner and Juanita Moore, my mother always loved the one with Claudette Colbert, I prefer this one )...A Summer Place, with Sandra Dee and Richard Egan, there was a time, I know it seems so dumb now, but, there was a time when a baby out of wedlock or an affair were things to be ashamed of, ...Brian's Song, from 1971, James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, for a white man to grow to openly love a black man who loved that white man, not sexual, but, just heart and gut love as a person...and The Four Seasons, with Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno and Bess Armstrong, teaching us how to accept change, that's what each of these movies have in common, that's just my thoughts.
I have been thrilled to be able to view TCM Movies this week,while stuck in alabama...some people told me i was being morbid, since all the actors i like are dead..I consider these *** stupid in this scene..ignorant..and hope they will F-off Rapidly...3 Sweets..Awesome talent...Norma Shearer, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy...They are my turn-ons..Awesome women!
"The Great Ziegfeld" (1936) (MGM) just started. Bliss. Every single actor that worked at MGM is in this movie. Even I'm in this movie! 3:) William Powell plays "Ziggy" and Luise Rainier plays the role of Anna Held. I had forgotten that Luise won the Academy Award for Best Actress for this movie. I love Luise in "the telephone scene" in this film. Her dialogue is wonderfully written. The movie also won other Oscars: Best Picture of 1936 and Best Dance Direction. They don't give Oscars for dance anymore. :( And . . . the "entire" crew and staff of MGM worked on this movie -- The Greats: Adrian; Hunt Stromberg; Cedric Gibbons; and Douglas Shearer (the brother of Norma Shearer, of course). :-D It's a long movie: 2 hours, 56 minutes. I love, love it!
The beautiful Hollywood Hotel built in 1905 and during the golden era of Hollywood played host to many famous celebrities, celebrities such as Rudolph Valentino, Alla Nazimova, and Norma Shearer made their home here in the 1920's. The building was razzed in the 1950's and is now the site of the Hollywood and Highland Center where the Oscars are currently held.
A movie still with 24 years old Norma Shearer in "The Devil's Circus" a drama written and directed by Danish director Benjamin Christensen in 1926. Christensen who was become suddenly famous after the release of his praised (and controversial) "Haxan" went in America where he directed seven feature movies of whom only four survives ("Devil's Circus" among them). r.m.
It's so interesting that, in all of his early films, when he was just starting to establish himself, Clark Gable hadn't grown his mustache yet. The story I heard was that he had to grow it for a role, and liked it so much he kept it. Here he in the film that really made him, with Norma Shearer, in 1931's "A Free Soul." Some pretty hot stuff going on in this one, even by today's standards.
If we could all come together with our fervent devotion and admiration of Norma Shearer, the world would truly be a beautiful place... :')
Photoset: Norma Shearer in one of her dual roles opposite Leslie Howard in Smilin’ Through (1932)
Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career as a leading man in silent films in 1917. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a "Latin lover" and became known as sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango, Mexico, to Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego. He moved with his family to Los Angeles, California, to escape the Mexican Revolution in 1913. A second cousin of the Mexican actresses Dolores del Río and Andrea Palma, he entered films in 1917 in bit parts. He supplemented his income by working as a singing waiter. His friends, actor and director Rex Ingram and his wife, the actress Alice Terry, began to promote him as a rival to Rudolph Valentino, and Ingram suggested he change his name to "Novarro." From 1923, he began to play more prominent roles. His role in "Scaramouche" (1923) brought him his first major success. In 1925, Novarro achieved his greatest success ...
Photoset: warnerarchive: Star-crossed lovers Fredric March and Norma Shearer in Smilin’ Through (1932)
classic ~ Looks from Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and the like💋
Photoset: warnerarchive: Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard during happier times in Smilin’ Through (1932)
Clark Gable (quick bio) Clark Gable's mother died when he was seven months old. At 16 he quit high school, went to work in an Akron (Ohio) tire factory and decided to become an actor after seeing the play "The Bird of Paradise". He toured in stock companies, worked oil fields and sold ties. In 1924 he reached Hollywood with the help of Portland, Oregon, theatre manager Josephine Dillon, who coached and later married him (she was 17 years his senior). After playing a few bit parts he returned to the stage, becoming lifelong friends with Lionel Barrymore. After several failed screen tests (for Barrymore and Darryl F. Zanuck), Gable was signed in 1930 by MGM's Irving Thalberg. Joan Crawford asked for him as co-star in Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) and the public loved him manhandling Norma Shearer in A Free Soul (1931) the same year. His unshaven lovemaking with bra-less Jean Harlow in Red Dust (1932) made him MGM's most important star. At one point he refused an assignment and the studio punished him by loanin ...
has released The Barretts of Wimpole Street, a must see Norma Shearer picture. . I love you guys.
. good news for Norma Shearer fans too! Smilin' Through and Barretts of Wimpole Street.
I really feel like I caught that one on a Norma Shearer TCM day a few years ago. Tho, I remember nothing.
Wait wait wait did release some precious Norma Shearer treasure today?
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) is a drama/comedy motion picture starring Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery and Frank Morgan. The film tells the story of a chic jewel thief in England, who falls in love with one of her marks. Director Richard Boleslawski died suddenly in the middle of production, and the film was completed, uncredited, by Dorothy Arzner and George Fitzmaurice. The movie plot is adapted from the 1925 play by the same name, written by Frederick Lonsdale. Two other versions of the film were made: in 1929 with the same title, starring Norma Shearer, and in 1951, as The Law and the Lady, starring Greer Garson.
Is it true that the part where a crazed fan rips off Esther's veil happened to Norma Shearer at Irving Thalberg's funeral?
I think I read that this scene happened to Norma Shearer in real life
It would have been amazing to attend one of the parties at Hearst castle. Norma Shearer and William Randolph Hearst at his birthday party at San Simeon. May, 1938 Via cosmosonic / tumblr
A group of St. Loius shop girls praised the casting of Norma Shearer as Scarlett O'Hara. But Detroit is known for its haters.
In 1938, a group of Detroit stenographers wrote a letter protesting the casting of Norma Shearer as Scarlett O'Hara. Add my signature, gals!
FUN FACTS ON JANET LEIGH. Was Discovered by the actress Norma Shearer from a photo on the desk of Janets father...
Clark Gable and Norma Shearer sing "Abide with Me" in *** s Delight
Currently watching The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg. One of my all time favorite silent films. Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer have great chemistry. Wish it would get a DVD release.
What is this Omaha thing? The only thing I associate Omaha with is Norma Shearer in *** s Delight. I'm guessing we're not on the same page
On the set of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, 1929 | Norma Shearer |
Heh. Played by Norma Shearer, who was 34 at the time.
Norma Shearer vs. Joan Crawford duke it out. They hated each other so much they filmed this scene…
Tribute : Baba Amte (1914-2008) Dr Murlidhar Devidas Amte popularly known as Baba Amte, was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy. He is the non-medical person in the world who has received maximum medicine related awards. The social activist is best known for the four Ashrams he helped set up in central India — three of them for leprosy patients and the fourth for adivasis (tribals). Anyone who has visited these places (Anandvan, Somnath, Ashokvan and Hemalkasa) would see the very rare combination of a fantastic visionary and also a great implementer of visions that he was. But, he had gone far ahead of that work. Early Life Baba Amte was born to Devidas and Laxmibai Amte in the city of Hinganghat, Maharashtra, India. It was a wealthy family. His father was a British government official with responsibilities for district administration and revenue collection. Murlidhar had acquired his nic ...
I wonder if Ladd's standing will drop after Loser dies in the same fashion that Norma Shearer's did after Thalberg died. Hmm
you guys 16 notes go pity reblog my Norma gifset please
I've been watching all these Norma Shearer films these days and it makes me so happy
Evening riddles That evening... Norma Shearer in Roxy Kanchanamala in Broadway A riddle to choose hits a student! In Udippi Sri Krishna Vilas, Badam Halwa entices sight from one side Semya Idli, tempts sight from the other side A question of choice arose for an employee. That evening... Lenders from one side Children's hunger from the other! To hang and suicide or to plunge into ocean- became a riddle for a married one! Original- Sandhya Samasyalu by Sri Sri Translation- Rohith
Luise Rainer, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer c1936. A year later Harlow was dead Rainer is still alive.
HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924) The first film made under the MGM banner starring Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, and Lon Chaney - and it's on DVD!
Following the theme for the year, "Shall We Dance?", Judi Grunert, program chairman, introduced the January program entitled "Tea for Two, the Old Soft Shoe". Opening the program were pianist, Cindy Shawver accompanying Mary Lou Collins, Joan Latham, Barbara Collier, Donna Smith, Judi Grunert, Fran Criswell and Virginia Chappel, who donned rainwear and carried umbrellas as they sang "Singin' in the Rain", words and music by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929. However, it is unclear exactly when the song was written; it has been claimed that the song was performed as early as 1927. It was listed as No. 3 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs. "Singing in the Rain" was first performed by Doris Eaton Travis in the 1929 revue The Hollywood Music Box Revue. It became a hit and was recorded by a number of artists, notably Cliff Edwards, who also performed the number with the Bronx Sisters in the early MGM musical The Hollywood Revue of 1929. The song was performed by Annette Hanshaw in her album Volu ...
Norma Shearer's final performance, in George Cukor's HER CARDBOARD LOVER no less, screens today at 3:45pm!
Hi, fellow Shakespeare thespians and readers. Two weeks from this Thursday we start a new year with Shakespeare. In January it'll be KING LEAR, which means plenty of good parts for the women who want to read female roles. We will be in Room 109 at ICC West where things will start at 7 p.m. Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th, is Shakespeare day on Turner Classic Movies (Channel 50 on Cable One). Get this line up: 5:30 a.m. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with James Cagney, *** Powell and Mickey Rooney. (1935) 8:15 a.m. ROMEO AND JULIET with Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer from 1936. 10:30 a.m. 1969 brings us HAMLET with Nicol Williamson (sorry to say, it isn't very good) 12:30. OTHELLO with Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith! Wonderful! 3:30 p.m. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Taylor and Burton. You know who I mean. This is great fun. See you in January!
I have watched about 4000 movies over the past 8 days while I have been so incredibly sick... many of which I only saw part of or saw through a haze. There were a few, however, that I made it all the way through. Of those, the following stand out for these few-word reasons: Joy Ride: Paul Walker RIP Steve Zahn - Terrific thriller, edge of seat, great twists, believable characters, one of the best movies I The Women: 1930s screenplay w Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell and more - includes an eye popping fashion show you just cant't miss. Full of clever and timeless humor about relationships between women and women and women and men. The Yearling: No child should ever see this. WHAT THE HECK WERE THEY THINKING??? A family movie??!! First, this is possibly the most unrealistic and ridiculous depiction of a farmer ever brought to screen. Gregory Peck saying words like "vittles," and, "varmints." The acting is from the Reefer Madness school of emoting. The plot is enough to make yo ...
Today for the Old Hollywood Christmas Countdown, Norma Shearer is waiting under the mistletoe:
Being faithful isnâ€™t hard if you really care about themâ€¦ of Claudette Colbert, Katharine Hepburn and Norma Shearer,
"But If you seek only love's pleasure, Then it is better that you go into the outside world, Where you'll laugh but not all your laughter, And you'll cry but not all your tears" - Norma shearer 1939
One of those nights when I can't sleep. Watching a wonderful movie on TCM that my niece Sarah recommended. The Women. 1939 Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford and an all-female cast. It's an adaption of the Clare Boothe Luce Broadway hit. It's very good. 4 Stars.
The Women (1939) w/Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford...I can't tear my eyes away. Too good.
I just hit the opening credits and remembered why I hate Norma Shearer so much.
Of course we just saw a spider web and Norma Shearer. The remake of people. -DottBot
If you've never been broken down, you've never learned to grow stronger,y Sunday", on a party hosted by Norma Shearer,
Two new blogathon entries, on Norma Shearer's brother and William Wyler's final f**k-you:
It is impossible 2 get anything made or accomplished w/out stepping on some toes; enemies are inevitable when one is a doer.-Norma Shearer
Photo: warnerarchive: Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night (1925)
Photoset: vivelareine: A selection of actresses who have portrayed Marie Antoinette in film: Norma Shearer...
Oh,my God...a friend called and said "Run to the brown elephant, some guy's estate gave a bunch of framed autographs and they have no idea what they have. There's a Garbo." Literally ran down and sure enough, giant display of stuff, with no IDEA the worth. Got Norma Shearer for $35, and.a signed, framed receipt of Greta Garbo for $100. Once the transaction was complete I asked the guy, "Safe to say this now, but do you know what you have here?" He said, "A bunch of old stars none of us have ever heard of." I told him, "This Garbo, once I get it authenticated, may be worth between 2-3 Grand." He replied, "Who is Greta Garbo?"
My real name is irrelevant, Just like your acting career, Sunday", on a party hosted by Norma Shearer,
I will never get over Greer Garson talking about Norma Shearer playing "Hot Pants" in HER CARDBOARD LOVER (1942).
How you recover from what life's throwing at you is what matters, - Joe Namath Jan (Norma Shearer) in A Free Soul (1931)
Robert Montgomery and Norma Shearer in the 1931 MGM adaptation of Noel Coward's hit comedy "Private Lives."
Sandra looks a bit more like Norma Shearer.
Norma Shearer and Rrose Selavy went to Washington.. but the heroin heirs got all the money and attention
I x mnt pun Norma Shearer. I wtched her once in "The Women" n d 1st thing dat came into my mind was,"Man, that's one unattarctive lady."Huhu
Fact: Norma Shearer rejected the title role in Mrs, Miniver (1942) as sLearn English with TED Talks”Keith Barry does br
Fact: The role of Marie Antoinette was reportedly Norma Shearer's favone with high school Ceasar, lol D
Fact: Norma Shearer would not remove her wedding ring for a rolelized they sometimes are the reason why they are alone,
The shimmering facets of , broken dreams, - and not because of the thing itself, Norma Shearer, actress
November 29, 1978 ... * NBC ... which has been in the ratings cellar so far this year ... is dumping all but seven of its regular primetime series. Among the casualties ... "Grandpa Goes to Washington," *** Clark's Live Wednesday" and "David Cassidy - Undercover Cop." But don't worry ... network President Fred Silverman promises some exciting replacements ... including "Supertrain" ... described as sort of a "Love Boat" on rails... * Even though hamburger prices are up 45-percent over last year ... we hear that demand is still strong ... especially from fast food restaurants. That word from the Southern Beef Conference meeting in Roanoke... * College basketball ... the University of Richmond Spiders beat the Atlantic Christian College Bulldogs 97 - 69 ... but the University of Virginia narrowly loses to Pennsylvania 80 - 78... * From the Town of Tinsel ... we're watching Brad Davis in the intense "Midnight Express" at Ridge and Trans-Lux ... the animated "Watership Down" at Willow Lawn ... and a couple .. ...
Norma Shearer certainly did have those "bedroom eyes" which is probably part of the reason for her success!
Wow! I didn't know Norma Shearer could look so va-va-va-VOOM!
O my god can't believe it Rosheen came over with my birthday presented. She said it only a wee something for your house don't get excited. I was thinking why would she get me something for my house. Opened it and in the box was a Michael kors watch. Thank use very much rosheen heath & Norma Shearer I have the best friends ever. Love it xxx
A friend just dropped off the number 4 as in 4 things people don't know about me,so here goes: 1)I was a big crybaby every winter when going to & from school.the boys in my neighborhood thought it was funny to gang up on me & throw hard icy snowballs so hated going back & forth to school,it was scary to me & couldn't wait to spring each year 2) I had 2 stepdads--The first was a genuine authentic baron from Italy,so it made my mom a baroness but she never had any airs & treated us as the brats we 3 all were.She was Baroness di Nogeroli,husband was from an area near Verona which sadly she never saw as she didn't want to leave us & my dad forbid his children to be brought out of the country. I went to Reno Nevada with her when she obtained her divorce from my dad & went to school there for her required 6 months of residency with lots of ranchers & cowboys which I loved,in a pickup truck.. We just called our stepdad "Augustine,he later ran off to live back in his baronial estate in Italy..I have retained one ...
Now The Red Shoes starring Norma Shearer is on AntennaTV. I really love these old films! I wish one of the digital channels would do a Thin Man retrospective. William Powell was so handsome and Myrna Loy was just glamorous. And who doesn't love Asta the dog?
Celebrating the birthday of one of the greatest designers of all time, the irrepressible ERTE!!! He became known in America when he started doing covers and inside illustrations for Harper's Bazar magazine in 1915. He worked for them for 22 years creating almost 240 covers. His fashion designs were ingenious and artistically fascinating. Starting his career in Paris, his first costume design was for Mata Hari. Louis B. Mayer brought him to MGM in 1925 and he dressed such stars as Joan Crawford, Renee Adoree, Norma Shearer and Carmel Myers. He continued designing until he died in 1990 at the tender age of 97. His impact on fashion, jewelry, graphics, and theater design cannot be underestimated. He still inspires to this day!!!
I love films from the '30s — It's my favorite decade in Hollywood by far. Norma Shearer. Joan Crawford. Rosalind Russell.
Left it ALL at the gym this morning. Bring a smile and a dvd "Marie Antoinette" (1938) starring Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power to Dear Andrew's tonight, but first a Hopalong Cassidy flick followed by a NAP! - n.s.
How does my mother know who Jean Harlow is, but has no idea who Carole Lombard, Norma Shearer, or even who Gloria Swanson is
November 2, 1978 ... * Two Soviet cosmonauts have returned to Earth from the orbiting Salyut 6 space lab after spending a record 4-1/2 months in space... * Here on Spaceship Earth ... the Chrysler Corporation reacts to the announcement of a $158.5 million quarterly loss ... the biggest in its history ... by naming ex-Ford Motor Company President Lee Iacocca as its new president. By taking the job ... Iacocca forfeits more than $1 million in deferred bonuses he stood to receive from Ford... * In sports ... United Press International has named 37-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Willie Stargell as the National League's Comeback Player of the Year for 1978... * From Hollywood ... we're watching "Jaws 2" at the Colonial Theater downtown ... Richard Dreyfuss as Moses Wine, private detective, in "The Big Fix" at Willow Lawn and Cloverleaf ... and a Salute to the 30's ... Hollywood's Golden Era ... at the Biograph ... tonight featuring Greta Garbo in "Camille" and Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in "Rom ...
Every song ends, but that's no reason not to enjoy the music? of Claudette Colbert, Katharine Hepburn and Norma Shearer,
check out The Women with Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford and Notorious by Hitchcock. Faves!
Photoset: tippihedrens: Norma Shearer out and about with Tyrone Power at the Victor Hugo’s around her...
Photo: Norma Shearer and Clark Gable, 1932, in a publicity shot for Strange Interlude
Photo: crazy70s: Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer in The Student Prince, 1927
Photo: Finished portrait of Norma Shearer. 8x10 Colored pencil on vellum. Available for purchase.
The small amount of Norma Shearer films on netflix makes me cry.
From now on, you're the only man in the world that my door is closed to. -Norma Shearer as Jerry Martin in The Divorcee
Born on this day: The classy Norma Shearer.
Happy Birthday. Norma Shearer!!!. And don't forget, if you enjoy this page and its corresponding blog, please make...
And lastly, Happy Birthday to Norma Shearer, one of the greats.
Good golly miss molly! I've been so busy today I completely forgot it's Norma Shearer's and Jack Haley's bdays! Happy Birthday! :)
Happy Birthday to Norma Shearer! Her early leading role in He Who Gets Slapped is a must-see
(to Count Axel/Ty Power) When I loose heart to go on I shall close my eyes, feel your arms about me. -Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette
Happy B-day NORMA SHEARER! She was beautiful, talented, smart & daring. Her only questionable move was discovering BOB EVANS.
Norma Shearer would've been 111 years old today if it wasn't for "natural causes."
As hard as it is to believe, Norma Shearer, Lucille Ball, & Eleanor Powell were all rejected as Ziegfeld Girls!
All men are fair game from now on! -Norma Shearer as Jerry Martin in The Divorcee
Norma Shearer (Aug 10 1902 - Jun 12 1983) great actress, very popular in the 20s & 30s -
Born today, Norma Shearer. There will never be another one like her. She WAS every character she portrayed.
“Happy Birthday to the lovely Miss Norma Shearer! Hail to the queen of 30's MGM!
Here is a photo of infant, Norma Shearer. ♥ Happy, Happy Birthday!
Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg enjoy an elegant night out at the Coconut Grove (Via
I've heard of platonic love, but I didn't know there was such a thing as platonic jewelry. -Norma Shearer as Jerry Martin in The Divorcee
In memory of Norma Shearer who was born on August 10th, 1902 and died on June 12th, 1983.
Academy Award winner Norma Shearer was born on this day in 1902
Happy Birthday to a great Canadian, Norma Shearer:...
HAPPY BDAY ANNIVERSARY to Norma Shearer "I've had three years to grow claws mother. JUNGLE RED!" 1939
Happy NORMA SHEARER - Oscar'd actress. Married to Thalberg. Huge star at MGM in '30's. THE WOMEN
Irving Thalberg with wife Norma Shearer and Louis B. Mayer at the premiere of "The Great Ziegfeld"
Apparently the original casting for the MGM 1940 Pride and Prejudice OG casting was Clark Gable and Norma Shearer. JUST THINK ON THAT.
No Angie Dickinson? "OMG The Women is on TCM Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer...the end !"
Watching Turner Classic Movies the Women with Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer those actresses were so badass!
I always confuse George Brent and George Raft, I try to remember Raft was the one who dated Norma Shearer & was involved with the mob.
There's a book coming out called "Conversations With Orson" by Henry Jaglom, his good buddy who used Orson in his first and, in Tuesday Weld's words, "Beyond dreadful" movie called "A Safe Place." Jaglom went on to become a fairly skillful journeyman-director. He used Weld in that first flick too. In fact, some claim that the only reason he shot it was to photograph her face, which he was understandably obsessed with. Anyhoo, he often dined with Orson, (or "Orse", as Irving Thalberg called him), and recorded their conversations. I read a snippet and it's fascinating stuff. Orson, of course, knew everyone. Carol Lombard he especially liked. In fact, she is one of the very few he had anything good to say about. Norma Shearer, according to Orson, was a no-talent outrageously treated like royalty by H'wood even after Hearst died. Orson also knew a lot of gangsters. In his New York theater days he liked to hang out in nightclubs till 5 a.m., and thus, as he put it, you could not NOT know them. The ...
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell, Burgess Meredith, and Norma Shearer
Pretty Janet Leigh ~ the Starlet Days. (Janet was discovered by MGM star Norma Shearer)
The ever suave David Niven with the lovely Norma Shearer. Norma was responsible for discovering Janet.
wah Kate was my first. Then Carole, Norma Shearer, Audrey, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Linda Darnell, & Deborah Kerr.
Photo: throughaface: Jimmy Stewart and Norma Shearer at The Tailwaggers party thrown by Bette Davis to help...
Photo: norma-shearer: Norma Shearer and Merle Oberon photographed on March 28, 1939 on their way to Europe.
Sequestageddon By Mark Steyn March 1, 2013 5:00 P.M. A few weeks ago, Ann Coulter announced that she was bored of American politics and was spending her days watching Turner Classic Movies. I confess that, when it comes to Beltway melodrama, I too am fighting vainly the old ennui, and minded to plump up the pillows and settle back with a bucket of bonbons and a beribboned Shih-tzu for an all-night Norma Shearer marathon. At least, unlike Washington, there’s a chance you may catch something you haven’t already seen a hundred times before. For example, I’ve a yen to see Roberta (RKO, 1935), in which Irene Dunne sings: Yesterdays Yesterdays Days I knew as happy sweet sequester’d days . . . I believe that was the last known use of this blameless and mellifluous word until it was conscripted by the political class for this month’s dreary Mayan Apocalypse of the Month thrill ride. Say what you like about those Mayan guys, but they only schedule an apocalypse once every 5,126 years. Only Washington wou ...
Garbo was nominated four times for an Academy Award for Best Actress, including twice in 1930, for Anna Christie and Romance. She might have been a victim of MGM's inner politics: she lost out to Irving Thalberg's wife Norma Shearer, who won for The Divorcee. In 1937, Garbo was nomina...
And here are the the beautiful ladies of the cinema...among my favorites - Norma Shearer, Betty Grable, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain and Ann Blyth... What a legacy we have. xo
Photoset: tracylord: The story of Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg’s love...
*opens up the Irving Thalberg book* - *whoops Norma Shearer and prostitutes*
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