The Dirty Thirties

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Sep 4
Nude with Lamp Fixture 1934 by Man Ray
electronicalrattlebag:billyjane: via Alki1

Nude with Lamp Fixture 1934 by Man Ray

electronicalrattlebag:billyjane: via Alki1

Sep 3
oldhollywood:

Josef Von Sternberg & Marlene Dietrich on the set of Dishonored (1931, dir. Josef Von Sternberg)
“The strongest appeal [of the film medium] to the masses was the simplest one: the formula always revolves around sex and its biological associate, violence. One bond that links all audiences is the animal in man.”
-Josef Von Sternberg

oldhollywood:

Josef Von Sternberg & Marlene Dietrich on the set of Dishonored (1931, dir. Josef Von Sternberg)

“The strongest appeal [of the film medium] to the masses was the simplest one: the formula always revolves around sex and its biological associate, violence. One bond that links all audiences is the animal in man.”

-Josef Von Sternberg

Sep 3

Marlene DietrichIch bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestelltFalling in Love Again (Can’t Help It) (via The Blue Angel: Original Soundtrack)

oldhollywood:

English translation:

A mysterious glow, a “je ne sais-pas-quoi”
Lies always in the eyes of a beautiful woman.
But if my eyes connect with yours and
Dive in them too deeply, then what do they say?

I am designed for love from head to toe,
That is my world - and nothing else.
That is, what can I do, my nature.
I can only love - and nothing else.
Men flit around me, like moths to the flame.
And if they burn, I can do nothing.

What trembles in my hands, in its hot grip?
They want to squander themselves - they never get enough.
You will forgive me; you must understand.
It tempts me always - I find it so wonderful!

Sep 3
Startling Detective Adventures, 1932.
(via)

Startling Detective Adventures, 1932.

(via)

Sep 3

Harry Richman & Orchestra — Puttin’ On The Ritz  (1930)

Sep 3
Breezy Stories, 1935.  Artwork by Enoch Bolles.
via

Breezy Stories, 1935.  Artwork by Enoch Bolles.

via

Sep 3
Colleen, 1936
via

Colleen, 1936

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Sep 3
Buster Keaton in Le Roi des Champs-Elysees, 1934.
via

Buster Keaton in Le Roi des Champs-Elysees, 1934.

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Sep 3
Jean Harlow
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Jean Harlow

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Sep 3
Ballet at St Aidans [School?] Maroubra Bal, Australia, 1930’s.
(via Powerhouse Museum Collection)

Ballet at St Aidans [School?] Maroubra Bal, Australia, 1930’s.

(via Powerhouse Museum Collection)

Sep 3
Patricia Ellis, 1936.
via

Patricia Ellis, 1936.

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Sep 3
Eye-Shade For Watching Planes
Modern Mechanix, 1931.
via

Eye-Shade For Watching Planes

Modern Mechanix, 1931.

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Sep 3

Dear smut-to-go

Please do not reblog from me (on any of my blogs) if you are going to remove both my credit and the original source link.

It is very bad tumblr ettiquette.

Thank you.

butterflyeffects

Sep 2
Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, 1934.
(via)

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra, 1934.

(via)

Sep 2

Boris Karloff & friends: “ha-ha-ha” (The Bride Of Frankenstein)

mogadonia: via: http://mirror.maxmo.net/mirror/ghouls/