Sometimes I come across a photo of Old Hollywood that gets me so excited, a photo I've never seen before with some of my favorite vintage movie stars and I begin to wonder where it's been all my life!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, perhaps more commonly known as MGM, was a powerhouse in the golden age of Hollywood. In 1943, MGM celebrated its 20th anniversary and assembled its biggest stars for one magnificent, enormously brilliant, beautiful photo.
Front Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katherine Hepburn, Louis B. Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunn, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore
Second Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins
Third Row: Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley
Fourth Row: Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenen Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor
Fifth Row: Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Burt Lahr, Francis Gifford, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper
Sixth Row: Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz, Henry O'Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland
Lucille Ball, Katherine Hepburn, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, all in one picture?! I can't handle all of this amazingness!!
Until next time,