Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Newlyweds – 1940.

 

Newlyweds in Paris a few months before Germany invaded in 1940.

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The Letter

 

The letter, photographed in London by Cecil Beaton 1940

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Maureen O’Hara – The Tatler – Wednesday 14th February 1940

Maureen O’Hara relies on Ovaltine for Sound Sleep every night

 

MAUREEN O’HARA writes: “The exciting sequences of ‘Jamaica Inn’ gave me many hard and tiring moments. But I knew that by taking Ovaltine I could rely on sound sleep each night, and there was never a morning when I did not feel fresh and ready for work again.”

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Drink delicious and note the Difference

The Tatler – Wednesday 14th February 1940

 

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Ena Squire-Brown – 1940

 

Ena Squire-Brown leaves her recently bombed home for St George’s Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.C. Martin in 1940. Picture Ministry of Information

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Mae West – My Little Chickadee – 1940

 

Kitten on the keys

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Remember to hang your stockings for Santa – 1940

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Give them all you’ve got

Lucille Ball and Edward Brophy in Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

 

Kitten on the Keys

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Turnabout – 1940

Carole Landis & Yolande Donlan as Marie - the Maid Turnabout 1940

Carole Landis as Sally Willows  & Yolande Donlan as Marie, the Maid in Turnabout 1940

 

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