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Clara Bow with a little friend - c. 1920’s
"The more I see of men, the more I like dogs."

Happy Birthday, Clara Bow (July 29th, 1905 - September 27th,1965)
"We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun."

William Powell blows suave smoke rings in “The Thin Man”  (1934)

Joan Blondell  c. 1930s

Happy Birthday William Powell! | July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984

I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and, above all, a true gentleman… He was and is a dear friend. - Myrna Loy

Dames (1934) Dick Powell sings to Ruby Keeler about eyes.

Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler
Dames (1934)

Laura (1944)

Gloria Swanson’s color debut in Stage Struck, 1925.
(Thought this joint could use some actual two-color Technicolor.)

Marlene Dietrich - "Hot Voodoo"
Blonde Venus (1932)
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