A group photograph of MGM’s stars and starlets under contract, taken for the studio’s 20th anniversary in 1943.

James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz; Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper, Henry O’Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland.

Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature in Samson and Delilah, 1949

Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature in Samson and Delilah, 1949


Hedy Lamarr is photographed by Eliot Elisofon in the style of a Renaissance portrait against the backdrop of an old tapestry, Los Angeles, 1946 (via)

Hedy Lamarr is photographed by Eliot Elisofon in the style of a Renaissance portrait against the backdrop of an old tapestry, Los Angeles, 1946 (via)

Portrait of Hedy Lamarr

Portrait of Hedy Lamarr

It chances that I think Hedy to be one of the most underestimated actresses, one who has not been lucky enough to get the most desirable roles. I have seen her do a few brilliant things. I always though she had great talen, and as far as classical beauty is concerned, you could not then, nor perhaps even now, find anyone to top Lamarr. Probably one of the most beautiful women of our day. - Errol Flynn


I dyed my hair black, parted it in the middle, wore masses of white makeup, and very dark lipstick. I was trying to look exactly like Hedy Lamarr.   
- Jane Greer

Portrait of Hedy Lamarr 

I dyed my hair black, parted it in the middle, wore masses of white makeup, and very dark lipstick. I was trying to look exactly like Hedy Lamarr.   

- Jane Greer

Portrait of Hedy Lamarr 

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr, 1940’s

Hedy Lamarr, 1940’s

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr