1. wednesdaydreams:

    "So I’m not the most adored person on the face of the earth. You have to know this. There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that.”

    RIP Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall, a legend, an inspiration, and a dame in every sense of the word.  

    (via oldfilmsflicker)

     
  2. filmnoirfoundation:

    Our hearts are breaking at this news. Please watch this wonderful interview that Lauren Bacall did a few years ago with Eddie Muller and the Film Noir Foundation. Lauren, you will always be our treasure!

     
     
  3. filmnoirandfemmefatales:

    Sunset Blvd. was released on this day in 1950!

     
  4. filmnoirfoundation:

    Happy Birthday Robert Aldrich!

    Enjoy this stylish credit sequence designed by the genius Saul Bass! And if you haven’t seen the film, we highly recommend picking that up as well!

     
     
  5. filmnoirfoundation:

    1. Noose aka The Silk Noose (Edmond T. Greville, 1948), Joseph Calleia & Carole Landis
    2. Joseph Calleia, dir. Charles Vidor & Glenn Ford take a break on the set of Gilda(1946)
    3. Joseph Calleia getting tough in Deadline at Dawn(Harold Clurman, 1946)
    4. After the Thin Man(W.S. Van Dyke, 1936)
    5. Looking swell! Promotional photo!
    6. Calleia & Glenn Ford in Gilda(Charles Vidor, 1946)
    7. Charlton Heston & Joseph Calleia in Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
    8. Joseph Calleia as Pete Menzies in Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)

    Today we wish a very happy birthday to the fantastic noir actor Joseph Calleia! Famous for such roles as Police Sergeant Pete Menzies in Touch of Evil and a variety of baddies and “tough guys,” Calleia originally began on the stage and broadway and was known to have preferred the stage to the screen. Born in Malta, Calleia has 62 credits to his name and worked with everyone from Rita Hayworth and Henry Silva to Alan Ladd and William Holden. While you may have seen his more well-known pieces such as The Glass Key or Gilda, it is well worth checking out many of his other works! Happy birthday Joseph!

    (via filmnoirandfemmefatales)

     
  6. gameraboy:

    Metropolis (1927) dir. by Fritz Lang

    (via the-dark-city)

     
  7. foreignmovieposters:

    The Long Goodbye (1973). German poster.

    (via filmnoirandfemmefatales)

     
  8. Donna Reed and Montgomery Clift in From Here to Eternity (1953)

    (Source: jacquesdemys, via oldfilmsflicker)

     
  9. wandrlust:

    French Poster for La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)

    (via frenchcinema)

     
  10. satindolls:

    Summer Movie List — 5 / ? → Laura [1944]

    I shall never forget the weekend Laura died. A silver sun burned through the sky like a huge magnifying glass. It was the hottest Sunday in my recollection. I felt as if I were the only human being left in New York. For Laura’s horrible death, I was alone. I, Waldo Lydecker, was the only one who really knew her. And I had just begun to write Laura’s story when - another of those detectives came to see me. I had him wait. I could watch him through the half-open door. I noted that his attention was fixed upon my clock. There was only one other in existence, and that was in Laura’s apartment in the very room where she was murdered.”

    (Source: salsmineo, via filmnoirandfemmefatales)