Working Class Dandy:

Blood, sweat, and style.

dianapowell:

Happy Birthday William Horatio Powell | July 29th, 1892 March 5th, 1984

His careful attention to the neceties of grooming; his perfectly tailored suits, spotless cuffs, and collars; his orotund voice curled around well-turned phrases; the deferential way he bowed his head slightly when being introduced all would have helped him gain entry at any elite, leather-chair-and-brandy-snifter men’s club.

I’m not a ladies’ man. I haven’t the physical characteristics for one thing. Not handsome. Someone like Valentino should have played this part. Not Bill Powell.
Unfortunately, or perhaps it is fortunate that I have always been forced to stand on my acting ability. I haven’t a personality such as Jack Gilbert`s, for instance, that attracts women and makes them like me for myself. When I am on the screen I must make them forget me entirely and think only of my acting”

Powell is to dialogue as Fred Astaire is to dance. His delivery is so droll and insinuating, so knowing and innocent at the same time, that it hardly matters what he’s saying.

briarvintage:

Summer inspiration by @uofpenn “In Summer of 1911, we didn’t always go to gym, but when we did, most of us wore ties. #Penn #throwback #tbt @pennathletics @pennarchives” via @PhotoRepost_app

briarvintage:

Summer inspiration by @uofpenn “In Summer of 1911, we didn’t always go to gym, but when we did, most of us wore ties. #Penn #throwback #tbt @pennathletics @pennarchives” via @PhotoRepost_app

classichollywoodcentral:

Clark Gable
liadt:

Captain Hastings countryside

liadt:

Captain Hastings countryside

goodoldbaz:

Two cute, random little Hastings gifs I made before gifsoup stopped working for me. I simply adore this outfit of his, and how adorable he is in this scene. :) I just want to hug and cuddle him so very much!

missanthropicprinciple:

Can this man wear a fedora, or what?

missanthropicprinciple:

Can this man wear a fedora, or what?

whywelovepoirot:

Captain Hastings and Poirot are the dream team

whywelovepoirot:

Captain Hastings and Poirot are the dream team

deadlyspecies:

Robert Donat.

deadlyspecies:

Robert Donat.

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alifewithdenim:

STEEL WORKERS
PENNSYLVANIA - 1938

alifewithdenim:

STEEL WORKERS

PENNSYLVANIA - 1938

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adesignresearcher:

Tiajuana Bar. Real photo postcard arcade shot, ca. 1932. Written on back: “Long Beach, Jan. 12.”
Collection David Claudon

adesignresearcher:

Tiajuana Bar. Real photo postcard arcade shot, ca. 1932. Written on back: “Long Beach, Jan. 12.”

Collection David Claudon

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