Ann Miller Legs it Up – New Year 1945.

Ann Miller legs Up for New Year in 1945 (1)Ann Miller was an American singer, dancer and actress who starred in more than 40 Hollywood films during her career.
She was renowned for her slim figure and long dancer’s legs and for the speed of her tap dancing.
Studio publicity claimed she could do 500 taps per minute.
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Hollywood Women, Los Angeles.

01 Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman photographed during the filming of her first film Munkbrogreven (The Count of Monk’s Bridge).

Here are beautiful portrait photos of classic Hollywood actresses before they were famous.
02 Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe, back when she was Norma Jean Dougherty for U.S. army magazine YANK: 1945
10 Greta GarboGreta Garbo photographed in 1924, the year she made her first movie in The Saga of Gösta Berling.
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Vintage Pics of Hollywood Stars Greeting 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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Alice Faye
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Ann Miller
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Donna Reed
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Shirley Temple
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A Young Brigitte Bardot in B/W, France.

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At twelve years old, Brigitte Bardot entered the ballet school. That’s when she found something to be passionate about.
Two hours of classes at the bench was very tiring, but she dreamed of become a ballerina.
Brigitte Bardot as a Ballerina (4)Soon she left school and began taking lessons from a Russian dancer Boris Knyazev, but eventually drop out.
Being tall limited her career as a ballet dancer. Brigitte Bardot as a Ballerina (6)
Quite early in her life, she was noticed by a professional photographer and was offered modelling contracts.
By 1950, she was featured on most Elle magazine covers and attained the image of a cover-girl.
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Actor Dennis Hopper’s Photos.

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The late Dennis Hopper is most fondly remembered for directing and acting in the iconic Easy Rider, arguably his greatest film in a long and successful Hollywood career.
However, he was also a keen photographer and between 1961 and 1967 he documented all that he saw, taking an estimated 18,000 photographs.
This exhibition pulls together well over 100 of these images, which cover his travels within the United States of America and abroad.
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Dennis Hopper Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963 The Hopper Art Trust © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust
The show opens with several images of the celebrities he met and hung around with across the arts, including David Hockney, Paul Newman and Ike and Tina Turner.
Though there are a few well composed shots in this series, they are probably the weakest images in the exhibition.
This had us worried that this would be a very similar exhibition to the recent David Bailey show, but Hopper demonstrates he has a more diverse portfolio.
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Dennis Hopper Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt, 1964 The Hopper Art Trust © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust
The photographs act as a historical record offering up Martin Luther King speaking, hippie culture, Hell’s Angels and even space exploration viewed through pictures of television screens.
Where Hopper excels is capturing the everyday, such as a homeless man or children playing in slums, contradicting the often rose-tinted view many people hold of the 1960s.
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