Barbara Stanwyck II

As promised, and long delayed, here are some more glamorous portraits of Barbara Stanwyck.  As I was working on these, I couldn’t help wondering why we no longer see beautiful portraits of movie stars.  How can we be satisfied with paparazzi shots of stars in sweatpants at the corner market?  I don’t want to see beautiful people caught looking their worst.  Bring back dazzle, photography as art, and great lighting!

Baby Face (1933)

The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Paramount general publicity 1943

6 responses to this post.

  1. Love these shots of Babs. She was a classy dame and all the rage in her day!

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  2. Reblogged this on filmcamera999 and commented:
    wow! is that really barbara stanwyck? never seen her like this before!

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    • Well, it sure ought to be! They’re from the book Starring Miss Barbara Stanwyck by Ella Smith. The early portraits are fascinating, but all of them are stunning.

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  3. Posted by Torry on January 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Barbara Stanwyck was one of my favourite actresses, especially her earlier movies. These pix are fab…I concur about the glamour shots and lack of same today. But I don’t follow current actresses anyway so it doesn’t make much difference to me!

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    • I love the classics, especially silent film, but there are lots of actresses I like now, too. Thanks for visiting again and taking the time to comment!

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      • Posted by Torry on January 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

        Thanks to TCM in particular I have explored the world of silent films though I am by no means an expert. However, I am in love with John Gilbert! Sooo handsome, and such hot love scenes, especially with Greta Garbo.

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