Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HALLOWEEN PUBLICITY PHOTOS: It's Scary What a Starlet Has to Do

Pity the poor starlet of yesteryear. If she was young, pretty and oh-so-hopeful for full-fledged fame and fortune, she had to submit to some pretty humiliating photo sessions - all in the name of publicity. Once they were famous, I'll bet these gals would not have considered these photos too much of a treat.

Mary Pickford donned her anklets for this Halloween pose
Silent sweetie Bessie Love puts on her best
Halloween smile (love the shooties)
Clara Bow was a real trouper and sat for seemingly
endless Halloween photos. Here she looks especially adorable.
Nancy Carroll was another cutie who seemed to
have to pose with  a plethora of pumpkins
Another pumpkin pose from the lovely Nancy Carroll
Beautiful Anita Page was always ready, willing and
able when it came to nutty publicity photos
Poor Joan Crawford - not her best look
The very feline Paulette Goddard (again - love the shoes)
Even Ida Lupino had to be blonde and cute and pose with a gourd

Pretty Pier Angeli is looking for a good script.....
Ann Miller confides that she is ready for her close-up
And here she is - looking pretty terrific
Doris Day is always a treat 365 days a year
 And just in case you were wondering if any male beauties had to endure such posing....well, this is the best I could come up with!

Jimmy Durante poses with an artfully carved pumpkin
Wishing you all a Halloween filled with thrills, chills, fun tricks and even better treats!


Samantha said...

I loved all the pictures and the pumpkins. But alas my favorite was Jimmy.
Fun post and Happy Halloween to you!


What a lovely Halloween gallery! I thought Joan and Clara very cool in the photo, but Paulette is still my favorite.

Silver Screenings said...

Great collection of photos! Loved them all, although I think Jimmy Durante stole the show... :)

Caftan Woman said...

Swell pics!

Elizabeth Boyde said...

Hahahaha! I agree with silverscreenings - Durante stole the show.

And wow - the second pic of Ann Miller ain't no close-up, it's a pin-up! She looks great!

Happy Halloween!

ClassicBecky said...

Joan Crawford looks like an idiot ... not her fault of course. Paulette looks, well, like Joan. Ann Miller is absolutely dynamite in that second picture. And who couldn't love Jimmy? These are great pictures, lots of fun!

FlickChick said...

Samantha - it's true - Jimmy steals the show.

FlickChick said...

Le - Paulette is my favorite, too She is a perfect pussy cat.

FlickChick said...

silverscreenings - Jimmy's pumpkin rocks.

FlickChick said...

Thanks, CW - not my favorite holiday, but you have to bow to the forces!

FlickChick said...

Elizabeth - yes, Ann certainly knew how to pose for a picture.

FlickChick said...

Thank you so much, Becky.

Unknown said...

Great Halloween pictures!! Ida Lupino, is my favorite..

FlickChick said...

Thanks, Dawn - I'll bet she was not happy posing for those kind of photos.