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Norma Shearer

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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Reginald Denny & Laura La Plante are a delight as suburbanites in debt up to their ears in SKINNER'S DRESS SUIT. https:/…
Working back in time - Norma Shearer's masquerade affair is a little wilder than the Philharmonic's gala will be...
“I'm a Scorpio, and Scorpios eat themselves out and burn themselves up like me.”. ✨Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh ✨ https:/…
Worn in 1930 by Norma Shearer, accepting her Oscar for "The Divorcee" from John Wayne. Gown by Adrian, t…
Robert Montgomery circa 1942 at a Chicago Naval show.
I have a whole book of his photos. Love the Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer stuff the best.
George O’Brien, Margaret Livingston and Janet Gaynor have a bit of fun with FW Murnau on the set of “Sunrise”, 1927.
Big fan of Norma Shearer, one of my favorite 🎬🎥 Women I even have it on DVD 👍🏾😉😊
Innocence a very good thing to hold on to and Decency which we have lost in are ti…
Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Roland Young, and Cecil B. Demille on the set of Madam Satan (1930).
Ann Harding, Myrna Loy, and Robert Montgomery on the set of When Ladies Meet (1933).
I want to clarify this statement, as he was a babe at any age!
I added a video to a playlist Norma Shearer & Paulette Goddard in "The Women" - 1939
The Lost Patrol (1934), is actually a good movie, with the added bonus of a very often shirtless Reginald Denny. 😍
Canadian movie star Norma Shearer wearing a leopard print suit and a bouffant hairdo
Agree! I found that out recently. So cool!
You can see how much James Cromwell looks like his mom in that picture.
I got a copy of Dynamite (1929)! So excited to see one of my new favorite actresses Kay Johnson!
Happy Birthday Wanda Hendrix! Here she is going over the script of Ride the Pink Horse (1947) with Director and cos…
Mary Astor recalls her first kiss and onscreen kiss as well with Reginald Denny in 1921, when she was only 15. From…
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The GOP plan is to start taxing the interest payments on your student loans and stop taxing multimillion dollar inheritances…
Liar liar it's tax cuts for the rich and GOP donors
Which version of The Women? I prefer the one with Norma Shearer.
Step into the place like ... Ready for a Night. Norma Shearer. Clark Gable. A FREE SOUL. 1931
Ann Rutherford was born 100 years ago today in Vancouver, Canada. Best remembered for Gone With the Wind and as Andy Ha…
Remembering Ann Rutherford on her birthday, here with Reginald Owen in A CHRISTMAS CAROL ('38)
What kind of president calls our justice system a joke and laughing stock, with “so-called” judges? The worst President…
Actress Norma Shearer by George Hurrell 1939. History brought to life by the cat's paw.
John Gilbert and Norma Shearer doing a "modern" version of Romeo and Juliet in The Hollywood Revue of 1929
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell in a publicity photo for The Women (1939)
We all know Gardner was going to vote for the bill he likes the Koch money
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You are a hero once again. Thank you! You make me proud!
Happy First Day of Fall! Fall was Robert Montgomery's favorite season and it's mine as well!
Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power in a publicity photo for “Marie Antoinette” (W.S. Van *** …
The real Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Norma Shearer as Browning (1934), Jennifer Jones as Browning in The Barretts O…
Extraordinary picture of my grandparents, looking very British with Jean Harlow (delightful), Marlene Dietrich (rude) and No…
This reminded me of my winter of Norma Shearer films. Winter is coming so it may be time to p…
Norma Shearer, Lon Chayney and John Gilbert on set of “He Who Gets Slapped” 1924 @ Prattville,…
Do you prefer the insurance plan of a faithful two-term president or the plan pushed by the team that offered private brief…
3 of 5 stars to Norma Shearer by Gavin Lambert
Norma Shearer on the roof of the Dorchester Hotel, London, on July 8th, 1931.
Chester Morris and Robert Montgomery pose publicity. 1930s.
Think about what it means that Jimmy Kimmel has evidently done more homework on health than any Republican senator over th…
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To Graham-Cassidy would result in millions losing coverage, destabilize insurance markets, decrease access…
Happy Birthday to the fabulous Norma Shearer! (August 10, 1902 - June 12, 1983)
I've PROMISED him that I'll do everything in my power to make sure he i…
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Kochs pledge 400 million to GOP if they repeal Obamacare. 400,000,000 / 32,000,000 lose insurance = $12.50 . One life is…
Yes I know at this point I'm just going to try to make him a one term senator! He never listens 🤦‍♀️
I've called and faxed him repeatedly since the repeal & replace nightma…
Please call and keep documenting, protesting, and holding officials accountable. Millions of lives are at stake. https:/…
Thank you Jimmy you are a good person!
The first two are Robert Montgomery and Madge Evans in Fugitive Lovers (1934). The third is of them in Lovers Courageous (1932)!!
Dear Great speech on regular order in July. If you believe your words, it would mean you need the CBO score pr…
Does National Review have a medical license? Are they involved in patient care? AMA says ur bill blows…
And every. *** time. is "still thinking" about his vote and then sells us down the river. Call him: 303-391…
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please vote NO on the upcoming ACA bill. You know it will hurt Colorado citizens. Pls stop this madness
Here's what's going down; the health industry gave Lindsay Graham millions of dollars to put his name on a bill so they…
I honestly don't think you can find a worse "apology".
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Portman is getting slammed with calls. Lots of reports of full mailboxes. We need to ramp up in WV, AZ, and Alaska.
‘Please let your voice be heard’ – Cory Booker is trying to rally the nation to defeat the GOP's latest Obamacare repeal e…
OH, Queen Christina!! Yes...its hard for me to watch that. Seeing John Gilbert who's career was smashed down.
I agree! Robert Montgomery is my favorite actor. He was so versatile! I loved Garbo in Queen Christina too!
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Latest version of will allow insurers to discriminate against people w/ pre-existing conditions. We must defeat…
OH, without a doubt. RM could and did hold his own with any and all of them. GG's beauty was rare.…
"I'd love to see more women working as directors and producers." . - Ida Lupino
I agree. It's not the best for either of them, but they did make a very attractive onscreen couple!
This pair of earrings were worn by Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette; it is in our upcoming Joseff of Hollywood auctio…
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At the wedding of Carmelita Geraghty and Carey Wilson in 1934 with Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg. 🌷
Norma Shearer's star sapphire ring in "Strange Interlude"
Norma Shearer and Clark Gable during the filming of Strange Interlude ('32)
Reminder John Barrymore attempted to rape Norma Shearer since his fans like to forget. 👍
Publicity photos for the pre-Code Riptide (Edmund Goulding, 1934), starring Norma Shearer, Herbert Marshall and Ro…
Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer on the set of "The Women" 1939.
It is impossible to get anything made or accomplished without stepp...
Yes, I Know all the other movie stars bullied her, but I adored Norma Shearer
NORMA SHEARER, Irving Thalberg, Greta Garbo and John Gilbert at the premiere of 'Flesh and the Devil' 1928
Norma Shearer and Martin Arrouge on their wedding day. August 23, 1942
Norma Shearer on her wedding day in 1927. and Irving Thalberg
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Jazz pianist Hod O'Brien lived for 29526 days. Exactly as long as SF writer Robert A. Heinlein and american actress Norma Shearer. RIP
Norma Shearer by George Hurrell, publicity portrait for “The Divorcee”, 1930.
Never let them see you in public after you've turned thirty-five. ...
I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taug...
Being a motion picture actress is the pitch of ecstasy.
Jean Harlow, Irving Thalberg, Norma Shearer at the May wedding of actress Carmelita Geraghty and screenwriter Carey…
1927 Early Norma Shearer Picture Play magazine cover one of many she would be on through out her career
Zanuck loaned Tyrone out to MGM to make "Marie Antoinette" 1936 w/ Norma Shearer. If was a bomb. He was never loane…
Norma Shearer visits Billie Burke as Glinda on the set of "The Wizard of Oz", 1939, Victor Fleming (note Judy Garland in t…
...and Norma Shearer gets Stars of David. She converted at such a scary time and never looked back. Never underpla…
Not to be outdone Norma Shearer did the same thing, seems was all over
The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they ...
Happy Birthday to sound pioneer Douglas Shearer! Here he is with his sister, actress Norma Shearer - Queen of MGM.
1925 Norma Shearer from He Who Gets Slapped really unlike other Shearer portraits you see from that era
Can we just take a minute today to appreciate the friendship between Jeanette MacDonald and Norma Shearer, please?
The Latest from Paris 1928 directed by Sam Wood stars Norma Shearer one of her lesser know films
Leslie Howard, Clark Gable and Norma Shearer on the set of "A Free Soul", 1931.
Norma Shearer at the premiere of Mata Hari at the Grauman´s Chinese Theater, 1932
Norma Shearer and Tyrone Power at the premiere of Marie Antoinette
Award Trivia: The first actress to announce herself as an Oscar winner in the Best Actress category was Norma Shearer in 1931.
Poster for "Escape",a 1940 drama film by Mervyn LeRoy with Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova
Norma Shearer by George Hurrell, publicity portraits for Strange Interlude, 1932
Norma Shearer in "Romeo and Juliet" by George Hurrell (MGM, 1936). Portrait Photo a few more years and that was it https…
Norma Shearer in the 1924 film, "He Who Gets Slapped, stars Lon Chaney Photographed by Merrit J. Siebald
Leslie Howard, Norma Shearer, and Ralph Forbes in the tomb scene of George Cukor's "Romeo and Juliet" (1936).
Judy Garland with Norma Shearer , George Raft at the 1940 Academy Awards where Judy received a special Juvenile Oscar
...Norma Shearer as Juliet and Leslie Howard as Romeo in the 1936 movie "Romeo and Juliet."...
Amazing image of Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette, 1938 beautiful close-up of Joseff Hollywood earrings!
BESSIE FOUND CONRAD! Love that John Gilbert and Norma Shearer were too "big" for the finale.
Strange Interlude is a 1932Pre-Code drama directed by Robert Z. Leonard . Stars Norma Shearer and Clark Gable
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1930's Best Actor and Actress, George Arliss and Norma Shearer, congratulate Marie Dressler and Lionel Barrymore...
Norma Shearer in 1932. The photo was taken by George Hurrell.
Watched it a couple of weeks ago. Norma Shearer really is the forgotten star of Hollywood's golden age.
📷 squeeful: Actress Norma Shearer for the silent romantic drama film Upstage, ca. 1926
📷 jayne-mansfields: Norma Shearer photographed by George Hurrell in 1930. This photo was taken to...
Love old movies? Check out the 1938 film, Marie Antoinette. Loved Norma Shearer as the Queen.
Catching up on last night's results. This election is not boring. Not even close. (Norma Shearer h/t
A Norma Shearer facepalm: because sometimes even despair is stylish as all ***
Clark Gable started his career with Norma Shearer & ended with Marilyn Monroe, 30 yr span. What a career!
Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer in "Free soul", a Pre-Code film directed by Clarence Brown, 1931
George Hurrell tries to make Norma Shearer lighten up.
I'd want to pal around w/Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn & Norma Shearer so Top Hat, The Philadelphia Story or The Women
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.
Jean Harlow, Irving Thalberg and Norma Shearer at a garden party
Tech of rep'ing women's bodies. Legs, with a dash of Lombroso & some Norma Shearer.
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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.
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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
3 of the biggest stars of Golden Age Jean Harlow, Irving Thalberg, Norma Shearer
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
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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
Jean Harlow Irving Thalberg Norma Shearer now this is classic Hollywood May 1934
"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
Clark Gable and Norma Shearer in "Strange Interlude", 1932 . Babe would make a great Clark Gable
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]
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
Photo: norma-shearer: Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg in ‘kiddie’ costumes wish you a happy and safe...
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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
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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 ...
Tyrone Power & Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette. Movie Wanting to feel better.
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.[1] 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, ...
Tyrone Power and Norma Shearer star in Marie Antoinette (1938) back in print on DVD
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!
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...
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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)...
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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.
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