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Vintage Photo Series: Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds‘ film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at the age of 16 by impersonating Betty Hutton. She finally made the headlines when she was selected to be Gene Kelly’s partner in ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘ … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: Rhonda Fleming

If you were lucky enough to have seen Rhonda Fleming in her prime, you would be left feeling ‘Spellbound’, because although she was a very competent actress she was more renowned for her exquisite beauty. Throughout her career she has had many … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: Jayne Mansfield

For our next vintage photo instalment, may we please present the sultry screen siren Jayne Mansfield. Mansfield became a major Broadway and Hollywood star in 1956, marking her entry as one of the original celebrities, before her tragic death aged just 34 in 1967. … Continue reading

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Vintage Photos Series – Liberace

Step into the world of Wladziu Valentino ‘Liberace‘. With a career that spanned over four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures, television and endorsements he was most remembered for his extravagant costumes and his trademark candelabra placed on the lid … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – The Douglas Family

The Magellan vintage photo series would be incomplete without a nod to a true Hollywood dynasty, The Douglas Family. Kirk seen above with his wife Anna in 1956 has had a long and illustrious careerer and is one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood’s “golden age”, with … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed

Ratpack hero, film star and master crooner, Frank Sinatra with Donna Reed is the subject of retro image fifth of our series of vintage black and white images.  Frank, the Chairman of the Board, was the celebrity most associated with Palm Springs, California and … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood

Retro image number four of our series of vintage black and white images relates again to my beloved Palm Springs, California and to one of the most gorgeous but ultimately tragic of film star unions – that of Robert Wagner … Continue reading

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