“Film’s most Famous Roar.”

Probably a posed photo of Jackie the MGM Lion being filmed for the opening logo sequence in the 1920s.
The very first MGM Lion used around 1915 or so was evidently Slats, who no-one heard, I guess.
In the 1930s along came Tanner, who was a bit of a vocal , grumpy and roary old thing and MGM used his image for a number of years.
I guess Tanner was an animal slave who just got fed while his owner dodged his jaws and became moderately well off. 
But Tanner got a big break in 1935 when he appeared opposite Groucho Marx for a few seconds in the opening titles for the Marx Brothers “A Night at the Opera.”
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Good one Tanner old mate!

“Actresses greet New Year”.

Stunning Black and White Photos Show American Actresses Greeting the New Year in the Past.
Here are just some of the stunning vintage photos of the ladies:
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See more great Images via vintage everyday: Stunning Black and White Photos Show How American Actresses Greeting New Year in the Past

“Actress Jean Harlow in Color”.

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Beautiful Jean Harlow in Colorized Vintage Photos
Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.
After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow’s first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932.
Harlow became a leading lady for MGM, starring in a string of hit films including Red Dust (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Reckless (1935), and Suzy (1936). Among her frequent co-stars were William Powell, Spencer Tracy, and in six films, Clark Gable
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Harlow’s popularity rivaled and soon surpassed that of her MGM colleagues Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer.
She had become one of the biggest movie stars in the world by the late 1930s, often nicknamed the “Blond Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde“, and popular for her “Laughing Vamp” movie persona.
She died of kidney failure during the filming of Saratoga in 1937 at the age of 26.
The film was completed using doubles and released a little over a month after Harlow’s death.
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The American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
Background information via Wikipedia.
Read on to see an amazing collection of black and white and colorized photos via vintage everyday: Beautiful Jean Harlow in Colorized Vintage Photos

Oscar Winner Emil Jannings was “Strange”.

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The first person ever presented with an Academy Award was Emil Jannings, a silent-film actor who took the Best Actor award for two films.
The first, 1928’s “The Last Command,” told the tale of a brave Russian Czarist commander reduced to squeaking by as a Hollywood extra.
The second, 1927’s “The Way of All Flesh,” starred Jannings as a happy bank clerk who gets bamboozled by a femme fatale and ends up a tramp. (Sensing a theme?)
Jannings’ Oscar win is chock-full of weirdness.
He won in the only year that awards were given for multiple performances; there are no surviving copies of “The Way of All Flesh,” so the film is entirely lost; and according to legend, the famous German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin actually got more votes for the prize than Jannings.
(The rumor is hard to substantiate outside of modern news reports poking fun at the Academy.)
Perhaps most surprising to modern eyes, though, is what Jannings did after he won his Award.
A native German, Jannings returned to his home country and starred in several Nazi propaganda films.
via 5 Weird Facts About the Oscars : Discovery News.

“Surreal Colour of Your Body’s Tears”.

A great majority of movie posters are uninspiring. You know it’s true. They are, by and large, utterly routine and photoshopped affairs with little more to say than “Come and see this new film!”
They all look the same too.
However, a few lucky ones break away from the unadventurous monotony and stand in their own right as pieces of graphic art worthy of a place on any cinephiles’ bedroom or office wall.
Some of them are actually released and others exist as “alternatives” that, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we can still get to view and admire.
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The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears
The clear inspiration is the Art Nouveau movement and its crazed and dreamy association with Absinthe, probably the most famous drink associated with La Belle Époque.
However, “The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears” (2013) is a neo-giallo and the art noveau grandeur also cleverly references the famed work of Dario Argento, the Italian maestro behind “Suspiria” (1977) and “Inferno” (1980) as well as classic giallo tropes.
This is a very beautiful piece of artwork that captures the allure and shattering surrealism of the movie.

See more images via 5 Brilliant Modern Movie Posters › Illusion.

“Classic B Movie Posters”.

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Bizarre titles, even stranger storylines, cheesy effects and dead-serious acting (I am not acting in a B-movie, what are you talking about? This is the defining point of my career!).
All this adds to the esoteric charm, and even to the addiction that some people feel toward vintage movies and posters – here are some examples that might tickle you fancy:
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See more posters via Dark Roasted Blend: Thrilling Vintage Movie Posters.