Hollywood Picture Gallery
For a quiet homebody, Rita’s been in more headlines, had more tempestuous romances than any star in Hollywood. One look at that provocative figure and it’s easy to see why Dick Haymes took a chance on that Honolulu trip to watch Rita’s colorful dance sequences for “Miss Sadie Thompson”
Lost in the Hollywoods because she looked too much like some of the big stars—Cyd proved there was no one like her when she danced into the limelight as Fred Astaire’s partner in “The Band Wagon.” Now Cyd’s busy rehearsing some more sensational dances for “Brigadoon” with Gene Kelly, her co-star
The one-time circus acrobat has come a long way since he deserted the high trapeze for a fling at movies. From a dramatic role in “Come Back, Little Sheba,” he swung easily into the demanding part of the thorny top-sergeant in “From Here to Eternity”
A lot of people looked for the fireworks when Howard Keel had to put Katie over his knee for a spanking in “Kiss Me Kate.” However, that didn’t hurt our Katie as much as the slapping she had to give Howard. She sprained her wrist doing it!
There’s something about those caballeros from South of the Border. And there’s something extra-special about the one called Fernando Lamas. He is dynamic both offscreen and on (just ask Arlene Dahl!) You can see all the reasons why in “The Diamond Queen”
In a town where stars rise, shimmer briefly and then flicker out, the steady brilliance of a trouper like Barbara Stanwyck is an unusual phenomenon. Barbara is more radiantly lovely than she has ever been before in her latest picture, “Executive Suite”
Everybody wondered who she was when she was the True Story cover girl. Now everybody knows. Elaine is one of the town’s most exciting newcomers, and the sky’s her limit. She takes the high road to stardom in “Take the High Ground”
Now whoever heard of a romantic Arab sheik with an Oklahoma drawl? Nobody! Nobody, that is, till Dale Robertson swaggered along and proved in his role for “Son of Sinbad” that glamour isn’t a matter of geography. It’s the man that matters!
Few believed that he had it in him! But when “From Here to Eternity” was released, Frankie’s portrayal of the tough, fiery little Italian dogface, Maggio, stopped the presses. This time, Hollywood’s bad boy is making the headlines the right way!
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 1953