A Collection of Photos by André de Dienes

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André de Dienes, Marilyn Monroe, 1946 via

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Ingrid Bergman by Andre de Dienes, c. 1944 via

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André de Dienes, Josu Kerr, 1950 via

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André de Dienes, Carolyn Conner, from Beverly Hills, CA, 1950s via

Vintage Photos of Ingrid Bergman in Hitchcock´s Under Capricorn (1949)

Under Capricorn is, a 1949 British historical thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, about a man who is in love with a woman who turns out to be an alcoholic. Hitchcock considered it to be one of his worst films. It was based on the novel Under Capricorn (1937) by Australian novelist and politician Helen Simpson.

The film is a mystery involving a love triangle, set in colonial Sydney, New South Wales, Australia during the 1830s. The new Governor, Sir Richard (Cecil Parker), arrives with his cheery but indolent nephew, the Honorable Charles Adare (Michael Wilding), who is invited to dinner by a local business man (Joseph Cotten) and discovers that he already knows his wife, Lady Henrietta (Ingrid Bergman). She is now a hopeless alcoholic who is socially shunned, but she used to be a good friend of Charles’ sister when they were children in Ireland.

The title “Under Capricorn” references the Tropic of Capricorn, which bisects Australia. Capricornus is a constellation; Capricorn is an astrological sign dominated by the goat, which is a symbol of sexual desire.

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Publicity shot of Ingrid Bergman and Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Publicity shot of Ingrid Bergman and Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

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Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding in “Under Capricorn”, 1949 via

Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles in “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)

The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.

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Robert Coburn, Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles, 1947 via

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Robert Coburn, Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles, 1947 via

Gene Tierney in Film Noir “Laura” (1944)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film.

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

1950s Supermodel Bettina in Jacques Fath

Simone Micheline Bodin (1925-2015), known professionally as Bettina or Bettina Graziani, became one of the century’s first supermodels, rivalled in the forties only by the “English beauty” Barbara Goalen. Before becoming a model she was described as:

“…a freckle-faced rail worker’s daughter from Brittany”

She was renamed and recreated by Jacques Fath, who told her:

“We already have a Simone; you look to me like a Bettina”

Bettina was invited by Christian Dior to join his fashion house which she refused, choosing instead to work for Fath.

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Jacques Fath in studio with Bettina Graziani, 1950 via

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Bettina Graziani in Jacques Fath Dress, 1949 via

Beautiful Dorothy Lamour by A. L. Schafer (1944)

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Portrait of Dorothy Lamour by A. L. ‘Whitey’ Schafer, 1944 via

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Portrait of Dorothy Lamour by A. L. ‘Whitey’ Schafer, 1944 via

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Portrait of Dorothy Lamour by A. L. ‘Whitey’ Schafer, 1944 via