Friday, January 28, 2005

Found Photos: Celebrity Parade

Celebrity Parade, circa 1940s. Click on image to enlarge Posted by Hello

Recently, I came across these two snapshot photos of an unknown parade taken in the late 1940s. The top image appears to be actress Susan Hayward (the sign on her convertible is partially obscured). Hayward, a five-time Oscar nominee, had a long Hollywood career dating from the late 1930s. Her resume contains such gems as BEAU GESTE (1939), the death row drama I WANT TO LIVE! (1958), and the camp classic VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967).

The bottom pic is of the character actor Chill Wills, who had a lengthy career as a supporting player in B-westerns as well as in high profile films MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) with Judy Garland; GIANT (1956) with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean; and THE ALAMO (1960) with John Wayne. Wills also provided the voice of the popular 1950s film series featuring FRANCES THE TALKING MULE.

If you have an interest in found photos/vernacular photography, check out my friend’s photo blog SNAPATORIUM.


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