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A group photograph of MGM’s stars and starlets under contract, taken for the studio’s 20th anniversary in 1943. James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances…


Hollywood starlets photographed by Phillipe Halsman, 1949. Top row: Lois Maxwell (James Bond’s Miss Moneypenny), Suzanne Dalbert and Ricky Soma (prima ballerina and mother of Anjelica Huston). Middle row: Laurette Luez, Jane Nigh and Dolores Gardner. Bottom row: Marilyn Monroe and Cathy Downs.