Elsa Lanchester

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This is a photo of Elsa Lanchester added by Amanda S. Stevenson on June 6, 2020.
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Oct 28, 1902 - Dec 26, 1986
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Updated Jun 08, 2020

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Ancient Faces
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You may remember Elsa Lanchester, born in 1902 London, as 1935's "Bride of Frankenstein". But as seen here she was also a glamour girl.
Jun 08 · Reply
Mary Auen
You couldn't find a better shot of her WITHOUT the cigarette?
AncientFaces
Lol - nope! It was a sign of the times. Like wearing fur . . . the fashion at the time that is now unacceptable!
Mary Auen
Laura Sue Wood-Day
Mary Auen give me a break
Mary Auen
Laura Sue
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Laura Sue Wood-Day
they smoked alot back then
Elaine Connelly
It was quite common to smoke. Some of the "Art Deco", smoking accessories are quite pretty.
Pat Rowland Carothers
Elaine Connelly And quite valuable and collectible.
Mary Auen
It's just there are so many beautiful shots of her -- And of course, cigarettes were popular. John Wayne touted menthol cigs good for the throat. Cigs were included in Red Cross packages to GIs during WWII. James Dean smoking caused an entirely new generation (post WWII) to take up the habit, among other things.
Steven Melendez
One of my favorite pictures of her.
Frank J. Saffa
..i just watched "Bride of Frankenstein" again Saturday night!
Sharon Young Melaney
Frank J. Saffa me also on Svengoolie
Frank J. Saffa
..yep!
Mary Auen
[external link] states she was paid 2500 for that role. I didn't realize she was married for so long to Laughton.
Daniel Pinna
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Crazy the difference in wages today for entertainers. Even taking into consideration inflation.
Jun 16 · Reply
Gracia Lionardi
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I didn't know that either!
Jun 16 · Reply
Ree Young
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I wish more younger folks would watch some of the movies she made when she was young, but I think most remember her only as The Bride of Frankenstein. She was such a wonderful and versatile actor.
Jun 08 · Reply
Daniel Pinna
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Completely agree!
Jun 09 · Reply
Mary Auen
She's overlooked in most of her movies. My intro to her was Katie Nana in Mary Poppins. And of course, Bride of F.
Ree Young
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She was so good in "Bell, Book, and Candle."
Jun 09 ·
Betty Winters Martinez
I watched Bride Of Frankenstein just this past Saturday
Elaine Connelly
Betty Winters Martinez
Svengoolie?
Betty Winters Martinez
Elaine Connelly yes ☺
Joanne Fonseca
HAZEL......
Sally Roffey Ivison
Love this photo!
DeAnn Pautler
love her in “Off to Florida” I love Lucy!
Roy Carol Candy
Kov ,love, loved her !!!
Laura House
Tracy Leppold Brilliant pic of Elsa being a glamorous badass.
Tracy Leppold
She was so cool.
Laura House
Tracy Leppold Oh, yes!
Philip Mccague
Lovely picture
Daniel Pinna
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I think it's absolutely stunning
Jun 16 · Reply
Dominique Beveraggi
J'aime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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