That first gown, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Shearer in a robe de style--never thought I'd see the day. Love her Brancusi fruits, too!
those last two pictures are indeed divine !
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"It wasn't just a case of opposites not attracting, it was also a case of like types banging heads. Both were monumentally ambitious, but while Shearer's ambition was fueled by a confident nature, Crawford's was fueled by insecurity and aggression. Sensing in Shearer some of the same appetite to eat the world that she herself possessed, how could Crawford not see her rival's warmth as a big act, a privileged girl's veneer? While Shearer grew up in comfortable surroundings and only knew hard times when she became a teenager, Crawford was weaned on abuse and neglect. Two daddies deserted the family before she was 10. While still a child, she cleaned toilets in girls' boarding school and was disciplined with a broom handle." - Mick LaSalle, Complicated Women, Thomas Dunne Books, 2000
It looks like that luscious gown in the first pic is a gown by Adrian from The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, 1929 (Source: http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2013/10/norma-shearer-and-basil-rathbone-in.html)