Tuesday, September 13, 2005

"It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it" : Claudette Colbert

This is for (and this is my first time officially doing this here) Self-Portrait Tuesday...

(taken with my cell phone)

Today would have been the 102 birthday of Claudette Colbert. For those of you who don't know, she was a 2 time Academy Award winning super star of film during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She was greatly respected in the industry and she was working well into her 80's (she won an Emmy at the age of 84).

Here she is in one of her more famous films, "It Happened One Night", with Clark Gable for which she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1935.

Here is another image from the same film where Clark Gable has removed his shirt. This was very controversial at the time...

And here is a great image I found of her from 1924 which I have digitally enhanced

Here's another great photo of her

And here

And here she is in 1986 at the age of 83 with actor Stephen Collins in "The Two Mrs. Greenvilles" for which she won an Emmy Award.

To learn more about the live of this important actress, click here


Harry "broadcastellan" Heuser said...

Great to see her remembered elsewhere. Nice pictures. Is it just me, or does she resemble Betty White in the last one? And, alas, she only got one Oscar to her name (but two more nominations).

anessa said...

Glad to see you on Self Portrait Tuesday!
Welcome back from your big weekend---happy the opening went well. Can't wait to see the photos.

Lori-Lyn said...

It Happened One Night figured heavily into my courtship with Tracy (we woo-ed one another with movies). So good.
& that's a great cell phone picture!