A very young Bette Davis, early 1930s. Warner Brothers, deeming her “mousey”, struggled to find an image for Bette after they signed her. The makeover maestros tried a few different looks based on other stars’ images (this was the Garbo/Harlow combo platter) until Bette, only cooperative for so long, demanded that Warner’s accept her as herself.
Lana Turner at 22 during the height of her MGM glamour era, 1943. After the studio bleached her red hair and attempted to groom her as a “Baby Harlow”, Lana quickly developed her own blonde glamazon persona and became a Hollywood icon.
Style icon, Grace Kelly c.1950’s
James Dean, New York, 1954, photography Roy Schatt