History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

26 February, 2012

Hooray for Hollywood Writers

Happy Oscars day! Old Hollywood glamour is all very well and wonderful, of course-- but what about the behind the scenes folk? A moment to appreciate a few (colourful) Hollywood writers of old!

All Hollywood, 1937. 

Gene Fowler, with pipe and parrot, at work on a screenplay. Source

Ring Lardner Jr. staring into space. Source

Writers Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo, and Richard Macauley in the midst of writing "Gold Diggers in Paris". Source

Jack Cunningham snapping suspenders. Source

Dorothy Parker sitting beside Edwin Justice Mayer. Source

John L. Mahin with typewriter and chickens. Source

Dashiel Hammett. Source

Robert Hopkins, sitting in his favourite thinking spot. Source

J. P. McEvoy on the phone. Source

Preston Surges, displaying a cut on his arm (why? from what? no idea). Source

Niven Busch, working on a screenplay. Source

Yeah, this is me when I'm working too. Source

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