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Smoking Styles at Warner Bros in the 1940′s

Bette Davis not only had the pick of all the best roles, she smoked the best cigarettes… only with Davis the cigarettes were an affectation; with Ida Lupino they were vice. When Ida smoked, you saw the streets, kids huddling in back alleys, passing a fag around… Ann Sheridan smoked like a man, her cigarette clamped between her lips, casual-like, both hands at the ready. Joan Crawford never inhaled, hers was a movie star smoke, her cigarettes came in silver engraved cases and were there to give men something to do for her, lighting them, fetching them. Bette Davis made smoking her trademark, waving cigarettes about like a baton conducting invisible emotions. It was a challenge and an assertion….” - John Kobal, People Will Talk (1985)

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American Boxer Ann Wolfe pictured with Lily Aspell, one of the two young girls playing little Princess Diana.

So who is Ann playing in the upcoming Wonder Woman film? It could be Alcippe in the comic image or Philippus for the film.

credit: @wondervaughn

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Grumpier Old Men (1995) 

(Side note: It’s still weird & emotional to watch this film because this is exactly how I remember him xx)

The only fan page solely dedicated to Burgess Meredith // Lovingly ran by his grandniece as an attempt to keep his legacy alive

1. Your mother is always right. Always.
2. Names shatter easily. I held on to some so tightly they were crushed in my hand. If it hurts to hold, let it go.
3. There are some people who won’t understand.
4. You probably won’t understand.
5. It’s okay to sit silently and drink coffee and simply exist for a little while. It’s okay. It’s okay.
6. Repeat the words I am okay until it feels like your tongue built the phrase itself
7. Repeat it until you are actually okay.
8. Pain can paint the most beautiful art you’ve ever spun from your fingertips -but this does not make the pain worth clinging to.
9. Highlighter can make you feel like a glowing queen. Use often.
10. Sometimes survival looks like giving up people and places and things you thought you’d carry with you til the day you died. But it doesn’t matter what anyone else sees.
11. Cut your hair off if you want to. It doesn’t matter who likes it.
12. Allow the future to be flexible.
13. The people who want to remain in your life will. Don’t blame them; see #12.
14. You’re gonna be okay.
15. Growth, by its nature, means you are not the same person you were before. Let that mess go when it’s time.
16. Growth requires grace.
17. Your space is sacred. Protect your heart and mind and body.
18. 19 will come. Just breathe.
—  Bethany Ann Warner, 18 Things 18 Taught Me
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In the 1990′s, the up and coming soon to be blockbuster  phenomenon known as Will Smith was offered the chance to star in the groundbreaking cult hit film The Matrix. Obviously he turned it down to make the forgettable crap heap known as Wild Wild West that same year. And Keanu Reeves had eventually become “the one”.

Will Smith explained in an interview given to Wired:

You know, The Matrix is a difficult concept to pitch. In the pitch, I just didn’t see it. I watched Keanu’s performance - and very rarely do I say this - but I would have messed it up. I would have absolutely messed up The Matrix. At that point I wasn’t smart enough as an actor to let the movie be. Whereas Keanu was smart enough to just let it be. Let the movie and the director tell the story, and don’t try and perform every moment.

It is difficult to imagine at this moment in time whether Will Smith could have done as great of a job as Reeves did. But what if……