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The cast of All About Eve  (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950). Left to Right: Gary Merrill, Bette Davis, George Sanders, Anne Baxter, Hugh Marlowe and Celeste Holm. Only Hugh and Celeste look like they’re really enjoying themselves.

The ladies are wearing dresses designed by Edith Head

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“It’s all about women…and their men!”

On this day in 1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s brilliant backstage drama All About Eve opened in theaters, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, Thelma Ritter, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders.

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Here’s a treat: a group photo from the pilot (with original Mama Carlson Sylvia Sidney), and the accompanying text from the back side of the photo.

Darn it Gordon, someone’s trying to take a picture!