One of our best buds, photographer Chloe Rice shot this backstage at Disneyand.
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Maybe I just love old Hollywood…or maybe I just like Faye Dunaway’s tam (inside joke). At any rate…this is back when movie stars were really movie stars and most of the mythology was still alive…before the “over coverage” of today. It’s just Faye and Warren just doing what classic movie stars do: Stunt for the camera in Paris. Why not?
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at the premiere of Bonnie and Clyde.Paris, 1968.
In 1964, Frank Sinatra savors a drink and a smoke backstage at the Sands Hotel and Casino, where he swung with the Count Basie Band. Out of that landmark collaboration came the great live album, Sinatra at the Sands.Here, in celebration of a lost era and its sharkskin-suited troubadors, LIFE presents a slew of previously unpublished photos of the Rat Pack, together and apart, during their heyday.
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The Purple Tape….but on vinyl tho
Audio from Frank Sinatra: “Street of Dreams”, from his Sinatra at the Sands release; featuring the Count Basie Orchestra and Quincy Jones as conductor and arranger. Click here for more music.
Audio: Music from the classic Wild Style soundtrack. “Subway Theme” from Grand Wizard Theodore.
How can something be both so well known and obscure at the same time?
She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; One shade the more, one ray the less, had half impaired the nameless grace And on that cheek, and o’er that brow, so soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
And all that’s best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Which waves in every raven tress, or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express, how pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
The smiles that win, the tints that glow, but tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
One shade the more, one ray the less, had half impaired the nameless grace
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow, so soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
— Lord Byron
Q. Let’s go back to that time, Ingrid. It is now 1939, and Ingrid Bergman is 22 years old. She is here to play in her first American movie, Intermezzo. She is…how is she?
Ingrid Bergman: She is a girl, always happy, always enthusiastic, and she is the mother of a 12-month-old child. She has come with her child and a suitcase containing a few dresses. She feels rather alone, and speaks practically no English. She only says, “How do you do?”, but she says it with a big smile, so everyone loves her, even the producers who lose sleep over her ice cream. She likes ice cream too much, banana splits in particular, and she eats so many of them that she puts on weight, and they cry - nicely, though.
[Until the adulterous affair with Roberto Rosselini], I had a very special place in the heart of the Americans. I didn’t know why at the time. I understood later that my success was a woman’s success more than an actress’ success. They were so used to the European prima donnas, who broke mirrors to get things, wear jewels even in bed, and walk holding a tiger on a leash. They were intrigued, then conquered, by the Swedish girl who had arrived with a child and a suitcase. Women, I think, liked me before men. And men identified me with their wives, mothers, and sisters. Not accidently, all the publicity went out about my simplicity, the fact that I didn’t use any lipstick.
Times were ripe for such a novelty, and you know that talent is not enough without timing. The combination created the love.”
-1968, L’Europeo magazine
Vintage Photo of American music icon Marvin Gaye.