(Above) Gregory Peck and Mary Badham, on the set of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Click image for much larger view.


(Above) Gregory Peck, Click image for much larger view.


(Above) Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner, Click image for much larger view.


(Above) Gregory Peck, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Gregory Peck, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Gregory Peck and Polly Bergen, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren, Click image for much larger view.


(Above) Natalie Wood, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Marlon Brando, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Grace Kelly, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Audrey Hepburn, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Katherine Hepburn, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Brigitte Bardot, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) The immortal Jimmy Stewart, Click image for much larger view.

(Above) Katherine Hepburn, Click image for much larger view.


(Above) Nancy Sinatra, her father Frank and Yul Brenner next to unidentified man with high pants. Click image for much larger view.



ABOUT 20 SOME YEARS AGO, I WAS at the beautifully restored Saint Louis Union Station, a marvelous hotel and shopping area in our city. I was just standing there, looking at the craftsmanship and art of the architecture, when I happened to looked up. Walking directly towards me was... could it be?... yes?... wow!... was Gregory Peck.

I had no idea he was even in St. Louis but there he was—all 6’ 3” of this amazing man. I was standing near the stairs, leading to the taxicab station outside. He was just a few feet in front of me when our eyes met, and I smiled and said “Hello Mr. Peck.” In his charming voice and with that amazing sparkle in his eyes, he answered simply “hel-loo.” It was my brush with fame—a memory that was etched that day in my memory.

All of this spurred from these pictures I found of the Golden Age of Hollywood, which began in the 1920s and lasted until the early 1960s. Here are some candid B&W images from Hollywood, caught by photographers when Hollywood was golden and Lindsay Lohan free.

Via here.

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