Tuesday, 9 June 2009

A Marriage of Equals

Once again Hollywood Heyday comes up trumps with Carole Lombard the feminist 

Something about photos of Lombard and Gable together suggest that theirs was a very egalitarian marriage, and the Heyday article just confirms my suspicion that Lombard would never simper to any man, even Gable. She's a damned admirable woman and Mr Gable was lucky to have her and, judging from these "candid" off-set photos, he knew it.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Jule Andre or Gwilli Andre?

I've come across this picture twice this morning. The first time was following a comment on a photo by Edward Steichen I posted on Flickr of a model called Jule Andre. 
MyVintageVogue had posted the same model under the same name. But we both got similar comments from pictosh:

I'm pretty sure that this is tragic Danish model/actress 'Gwili' Andre. Can it be? It's great, that you have a 1920s fashion shot of her!
As far as I know, she was once hailed as New York's most beautiful model. 
RKO producers tried to sell her as new Garbo/Dietrich copy in the early 30s, but it didn't work out and she ended tragically by burning herself shortly after her 51st birthda

So, is it the same woman?

Jule Andre at Vogue by Edward Steichen

Jule Andre at Vanity Fair 1927


Gwili Andre at RKO early 30s (photos by Ernest Bachrach)