“'We shall secure the school against He Who Must Not Be Named while you search for this - this object.'
‘Is that possible?’
‘I think so,’ said Professor McGonagall drily, ‘we teachers are rather good at magic, you know.’”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 30: The Sacking of Severus Snape

get to know me meme: [2/5] favourite movies → English Vinglish

"When a man cooks, it’s art… When a woman cooks, it’s her duty!"

Julie Andrews at the Academy Awards in 1965

latenightontheastronomytower:

Let’s go home.

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

gloriaswanson:

James Stewart and Henry Fonda making music during an airline flight photographed by John Swope, 1940

Get To Know Me→ Actresses [4/7]: Bette Davis

"This became a credo of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."

gloriaswanson:

Smilin’ Through (1932)

Katharine Hepburn’s certificate of alien registration

Anonymous: What are some of your real life OH ships? :)

Good that you say “some” because I am sure I will not be able to list all of them.

  • Katharine Hepburn x Spencer Tracy
  • Clark Gable x Carole Lombard
  • Norma Shearer x Irving Thalberg
  • Humphrey Bogart x Lauren Bacall
  • Richard Burton x Elizabeth Taylor
  • Clark Gable x Joan Crawford
  • Cary Grant x Ingrid Bergman
  • Myrna Loy x William Powell

Anonymous: hi! I LOVE your blog! I'm already into bollywood and I've always kind of been interested in old hollywood. I want to get into it because I love cinema but I have no idea where to start? any suggestions?

Hi!

Thank you so much! :)

Okay, let´s see… I made a list on here a while ago when someone else asked a similar question. I just updated it and you can check it out here
And I made a list on letterboxd a while ago, which might be useful as well.

If you haven´t seen a lot of OH movies, I´d suggest you start with the basics, like

  • The Wizard of OZ
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (not sure if it´s a “basic” but “Harvey” is such a sweet movie)
  • Casablanca
  • All About Eve
  • Now, Voyager
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The African Queen
  • It Happened One Night (I cannot wait for the Blu Ray release of that)
  • The Women
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Awful Truth
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Top Hat, Swing Time etc.
  • Gilda
  • It´s a Wonderful Life (that´s a Christmas movie though)
  • Notorious
  • North by Northwest
  • Vertigo
  • The Philadelphia Story (with my url namesake)
  • Psycho
  • Some Like It Hot
  • A Star is Born (Judy Garland´s version)
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Who´s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Sting
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • How To Marry a Millionaire
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Holiday
  • Woman of the Year
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • The Sound of Music
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Thin Man

and there are some actors/ directors who should have checked out like: Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor or Barbara Stanwyck (among many others, but I am running out of time)

I would also suggest that once you find an actor/ actress you find interesting, that you just check out their filmography. That´s what I am doing with Olivia de Havilland right now. I try to get my hand on all the Livvie movies.

I hope that helped a bit. And if you have any questions, just send me a message, you can also do it unanon so that I can send you the answer privately if that´s more convenient for you. :)

Enjoy! :)

"A lot of people have said that girls wear provocative clothes or go out at night and drink, which prompts men to take advantage of them. Some even hold movies responsible for it. But the only thing responsible for a woman getting raped is a man’s mindset. There is no other reason for it. I could be walking naked, but you still don’t have the right to rape me."

tracylord:

The stars are ageless » Ingrid Bergman

"I’ve gone from saint to whore and back to saint again, all in one lifetime."

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