The Bride of Frankenstein, Elsadw Lanchester. I feel pretty! Married to Charles Laughton, it was rumored they never conceived children because he was gay! Mary Astor, Lanchester's rival and enemy blamed it on Elsa's promiscuity!
Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986), known as Elsa Lanchester, was an English-born American actress with a long career in theatre, film and television.Her role as the title character in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) brought her recognition. She played supporting roles through the 1940s and 1950. [Pic:Elsa Lanchester in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)]
These photographers may have never known the significance of the pictures they took and that millions would be marveling at them in the future. From thousands of images, I chose these to give us a rare and fascinating look at how different (and similar) life used to be.