Brooklyn girl makes good

This is Ruby Catherine Stevens, born on this day in 1907, though by the time she was twenty she’d already acquired a stage name: Barbara Stanwyck.

I have no idea what circumstances led to the picture here, though I’m pretty sure it’s not a promo for Jean Negulesco’s Titanic (1953). Then again, I’ve seen B&W shots of her in this same swimsuit, and they’re dated 1953, so…

Barbara Stanwyck on the beach

Yeah, we should all have looked so good at 46.


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  1. Tatyana »

    16 July 2011 · 10:59 pm

    Still, horizontal stripes is not a good idea for anybody, even with thighs as lean as hers or w/her stylists’ retouching skills.

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