Who doesn’t love the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon in the air, some “Monster Mash” in the background, and the excuse to dress up while gorging on complex carbohydrates? Halloween brings out the kid in all of us, and The Retro Set wishes all of you a very happy Halloween! We are happy to bring you some whimsical best wishes from some of our favorite stars of yesteryear.
Happy Classic Hollywood Halloween to all!
Fredric March, Rouben Mamoulian, and Miriam Hopkins
Cary Grant, Mary Pickford with Countess de Frassot and Rullio Carminati
Clara Bow again … because, obviously.
Clark Gable and Marion Davies
Veronica Lake in I MARRIED A WITCH (1942)
Claudette Colbert and Marion Davies
Gloria Swanson, Marion Davies, Constance Bennett and Jean Harlow
Jane Russell would like to tell your fortune. (yes, please.)
Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Mervyn LeRoy, William Randolph Heart
Kim Novak with Pyewacket in BELL BOOK AND CANDLE (1958)
Anne Shirley (Mrs. John Payne), Carol Stone, Rosina Lawrence, Lana Turner, Vicki Lester and Natalie Draper (Mrs. Tom Brown) are pictured (left to right) as they sipped a “pumpkin soda” at the party given by Turner in 1938.
Behind the scenes on CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Rita Hayworth with Pinky Tomlin
Vincente Minnelli coaches Margaret O’Brien (right) and Joan Carroll in the trick or treating scene for MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944). Credit: AMPAS/MGM-UA Archive
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