theswinginsixties: The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Beggars Banquet photoshoot, June 14, 1968
"I’ve never seen anybody change so much in front of a camera as Audrey. In life, you’d think ‘How is she going to get through the day or even the hour?’ Her hands were shaking, she’s smoking too much, she’s worried, she’s being kind of desperately nice to everybody, she’s so fragile… But between the time she stepped in front of the camera and you said ‘Action!’, something happened. She pulled it together. A kind of strength through vulnerability - strength like an iron butterfly… The performance was true, never weak, always strong and clear. It was an amazing thing to watch, this professional completely in charge of her instrument without even thinking about it. I think it was all second nature."
hollyhocksandtulips: Showgirls at the ‘Stardust Hotel’.. (ca. 1959)
Photo by - Ralph Crane
theratpacklover: Frank, Kim Novak, and Rita Hayworth in Pal Joey