During this week In 1961: Frank paired With Mervyn LeRoy - who helmed 'The House I Live In' - as his director, Sinatra starred opposite Spencer Tracy in @columbiapictures 's 'The Devil at 4 O'Clock' as a convict redeemed by good deeds in the wake of a South Sea island volcanic eruption. Frank called Tracy "the Grey Fox." He said, "I learned a lot from him, everybody did." And Tracy said about Sinatra: "Nobody had his power. 'The Devil at Four O'Clock' was a Sinatra picture. Sinatra was the star. Although we worked very differently, he knew what he wanted. Some people said there would be fireworks, but there weren't."
"Little Natalie Wood was so sweet." - Jane 💛
Happy Birthday, Natalie Wood! (July 20, 1938 - November 29, 1981) ✨ Jane and Natalie worked together in two films together: The Blue Veil (1951) and Just For You (1952). 💛
On this day in Hollywood history: Actress Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, CA. Wood was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Rebel Without a Cause.” She went on to receive nominations for Best Actress for playing Deanie Loomis in “Splendor in the Grass,” and Angie Rossini in “Love with the Proper Stranger.” In 1981, Wood drowned while on a boating trip in Santa Catalina Island with her husband Robert Wagner, Christopher Walken, and Dennis Davern, the boat’s captain. #happybirthday#classichollywood#vintagehollywood#nataliewood#rebelwithoutacause (Photo credit: SNAP/REX/@Shutterstocknow)
From left to right, actors Joan Crawford as Crystal Allen, Norma Shearer as Mrs. Stephen Haines and Rosalind Russell as Mrs. Howard Fowler in a publicity still for "The Women", directed by George Cukor, 1939.