rianna, united states, infp.classic hollywood enthusiast. i like anne bancroft, california, and the seventies.
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Grainger admits to being drawn to roles with a bad-girl edge, from the manipulative Lucrezia Borgia to the unfeeling Estella in Great Expectations to the bank-robbing O.G. Bonnie Parker. “I think all the characters I’ve played have had an element of putting up a front,” she says. “Bonnie was single-minded, fame-hungry, selfish, and shallow, but I still liked her. It’s great to play someone with emotional complexity.” (x)

cherylcrane:

Happy Birthday, Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 - June 6, 2005)

“I am what i am because of what I am and if you like me I’m grateful and if you don’t what am I going to do about it?” — Anne Bancroft


Happy Birthday, Anne Bancroft |  September 17, 1931 - June 6, 2005

"Annie changed my life not only because she brought both of us success, but because she taught me the importance of always being hungry, of always trying harder, of always defying expectations." - Arthur Penn

"She would stop you from breathing, because there was something stunning about her." - Dustin Hoffman

"She was a practical idealist. She didn’t make speeches about the rights of women. Instead, she hired women for jobs that went traditionally to men, like the director of photography of the film she directed. I never heard her make lofty statements about loving humanity; she was more focused than that. My children and grandchildren all have memories of her that are intimate, specific moments, moments when she related to them on a specific, direct level. On vacation, she sat and admired sea glass with them, and they responded by searching for sea glass for her for days. She put them in touch with nature, not with a lecture, but with her genuine, human curiosity and love of beauty." - Alan Alda

"On every show I’ve worked on, I’ve found someone who was my channel of energy and love, and certainly Annie fulfilled that role. She’s New York, she’s comfortable, she’s got that earthy Italian thing, and we became really close…Annie taught me - by example, not by lecture - the ethics and disciplines of the theater. She was also one of the sexiest creatures that ever lived. Without being too obvious, I stole as much as I could from her behavior." - Patty Duke

"She was the best dancer, the best singer, and maybe the best actress in the world. It’s very difficult to go on without her." - Mel Brooks


"If there was one thing I had never been, it was mysterious, and if there was one thing I had never done, it was not talk," -Lauren Bacall


I’d like to be remembered as a guy who tried — tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn’t complacent, who doesn’t cop out.

I’d like to be remembered as a guy who tried — tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn’t complacent, who doesn’t cop out.


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Bill Eppridge; Mia Farrow, 1967.

 mia farrow  q 

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself." Lucille Ball

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself." Lucille Ball


 lucille ball  babyy  q 

Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you’re trying to tell me?



Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward moving into their New York residence, 1958
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward moving into their New York residence, 1958