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24. Januar, 14:31 Uhr

One of Rides a Bike’s earliest photos, here’s Kathleen Key doing some indoor cycling at home. It’s 1925 and the Silent Screen player has the role of Tirzah opposite Ramon Novarro in MGM’s Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The “fashionable slenderness” caption on the back, in full: “KATHLEEN KEY— Bicycle riding is the latest fad Hollywood has instituted for those who would have fashionable...

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05. Februar, 16:00 Uhr

Doris Davenport models a neat cycling outfit in a publicity photo released by United Artists when the actress starred opposite Gary Cooper in 1940’s The Westerner.  A few years earlier, under the name Doris Jordan, she was one of the finalists for the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

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11. Februar, 16:30 Uhr

Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth, the top-bill twosome of Columbia Pictures’ 1940 romantic comedy The Lady In Question, try out a cargo bike with a Hayworth-ready basket. Photo: M.B. Paul. Here’s the caption: “THIS ACTOR WENT TO MARKET– Glenn Ford, shown with Rita Hayworth on the set at Columbia where ‘The Lady In Question’ was filmed. Brian Aherne also stars in the romantic comedy, which was...

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18. Februar, 14:01 Uhr

On President’s Day, here’s Fred Astaire, the President of Dance, riding a bike on the MGM lot. It’s 1945, and the preternaturally talented tap-dancer and singing star was one of the top-liners of the studio’s Ziegfeld Follies, in which he performed four musical numbers.

Rides a Bike
14. Januar, 16:15 Uhr

Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi, co-stars in Garry Marshall’s 1999 romantic comedy The Other Sister, take a Schwinn around the Disney lot. Lewis’ character’s mother is played by Diane Keaton. Photo: Timothy White.

Rides a Bike
08. Januar, 16:30 Uhr

Sean Connery, looking fit and furry, goes for a ride along the docks in the south of France. It’s 1983 and he’s shooting Never Say Never Again. Must have left his James Bond wardrobe back at the hotel. Note the sophisticated horn system on the handlebars.

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20. Februar, 14:21 Uhr

Sidney Poitier in Seattle shooting The Slender Thread, with Sydney Pollack directing. Paramount Pictures, 1965. Mr. Poitier is 91 today, February 20. Happy birthday!

Rides a Bike
30. Januar, 15:30 Uhr

Joan Leslie heads for the market, on a break from shooting the 1947 Eagle-Lion Studios noir, Repeat Performance. Leslie’s credits  include  Yankee Doodle Dandy, Sergeant York, High Sierra and Rhapsody In Blue.  The photo caption uses an expression not heard much these days — “doubles in brass”– as in: “JOAN LESLIE doubles in brass by getting her exercise while doing the marketing for the...

Rides a Bike
01. Januar, 14:00 Uhr

Bonzo, Gigi Perreau, Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O’Sullivan, stars of the 1952 classic Bonzo Goes to College, pose on their three-seater. The handlebar-riding titular chimp was the only cast member to make the segue from the Ronald Reagan-starring hit, Bedtime for Bonzo. Happy 2019 from Rides a Bike!!

Rides a Bike
31. Dezember, 19:00 Uhr

James and Gloria Stewart pull their tandem up to a fancy dress event in 1961. Best way to arrive at your New Year’s Eve fete — in black tie and evening gown, on a bike!

Rides a Bike
15. Januar, 14:33 Uhr

Carol Channing, photographed in London in 1979, when she starred in the Hello, Dolly! revival at the Drury Lane. 1921-2019, R.I.P.

Rides a Bike
28. Dezember, 15:04 Uhr

Jerry Colonna and his handlebar mustache stop for the camera on the Paramount lot, where he was busy at work in the 1941 comedy You’re the One. Colonna, Hollywood’s multi-talented funnyman, trombonist, and Bob Hope radio show sidekick, plays “Dr. Colonna,” who presides over a weight loss resort where patients can “frolic fat away.”

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24. Dezember, 14:30 Uhr

Siri Olson, the Swedish starlet whose credits include the screwball Scandinavian gems  Springpojkar ä vi allihopa! and Det sägs på stan (both 1941), rides her Crescent bicycle and serves up fresh brewed coffee and fresh baked pastry while she’s at it. Lyckliga helgdagar från Rides a Bike!

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19. Dezember, 15:44 Uhr

Valerie Bertinelli and Robert Desiderio, co-leads of the 1981 CBS romantic drama The Princess and the Cabbie, cycle around town.   

Rides a Bike
13. Dezember, 19:00 Uhr

Ringo Starr takes his Raleigh RSW folding bike for a ride — with the handlebars folded down! The pic was taken in 1966 in the driveway of the Beatles’ drummer’s Weybridge, Surrey, home. Look for the companion photo — and other pics of the Fab Four cycling around — on Rides a Bike’s search-by-name directory.

Rides a Bike
11. Dezember, 15:59 Uhr

Pat Clark gives a cheerful wave as she rides the backlot at Warner Bros.. The actress signed to the studio in 1945, where she had small roles in Hotel Berlin, Pillow to Post, Too Young to Know and Night and Day.  A few years later she rode over to MGM for the Spencer Tracy/Lana Turner romantic saga, Cass Timberlane. This cheery cycling photo was used to illustrate Josephine Lowman’s syndicated ...

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04. Dezember, 16:47 Uhr

Lynne Overman rides a high-wheel bicycle in a production still from the 1936 W.C. Fields comedy, Poppy. Overman, who began his acting career with an uncredited part in 1928’s ThePerfect Crime, plays the lawyer Eddie Whiffen in Poppy.  The title role belongs to Rochelle Hudson, who can also be found riding a few bikes if you do a name search on Rides a Bike!

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04. Januar, 13:00 Uhr

David Marshall Grant and Kevin Costner ride their Specialized road bikes and try out a new hydration technique in a still from 1985’s cycling drama American Flyers. The script is courtesy of Steve Tesich, who won an Oscar for his previous bike-centric pic, Breaking Away.

Rides a Bike
28. November, 17:00 Uhr

Valerie Perrine and David Ackroyd stand by her nifty Peugeot road bike, a publicity shot from the 1983 NBC telefilm, When Your Lover Leaves.  Perrine plays a woman whose married lover (Ackroyd) leaves her to return to his wife; Perrine gets kitted out and goes for a ride.

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22. November, 14:20 Uhr

Barbara Stanwyck cycles down a country lane thinking about all the amazing photographs on Rides a Bike, the site that celebrates movie stars on their bicycles. Launched on Thanksgiving Day, 2010, it’s our 8th anniversary today! Spend some time  checking out the hundreds and hundreds of pedal-powered images. This one was taken when Stanwyck starred in the 1938 romantic drama Always Goodbye.

Rides a Bike
19. November, 17:07 Uhr

Joan Blondell and a topless Dick Powell take to their wheels in Palm Springs, California, in late October, 1935. The famous twosome, married in 1936 and divorced in 1944, starred in ten movie musicals together, including Gold Diggers of 1937, Stage Struck and the presciently entitled I Want a Divorce.

Rides a Bike
14. November, 16:40 Uhr

Cami Sebring presents “Pat” and “Ron’s” nifty new three-speed bikes. (Whoever Pat and Ron are!?) Sebring’s film credits include 1967’s Disney hit The Gnome-Mobile. She was married to famous Hollywood hairdresser/makeup man Jay Sebring, said to be the inspiration for Warren Beatty’s character in Shampoo.

Rides a Bike
09. November, 16:00 Uhr

Warner Baxter walks his bike on the Fox backlot. Here’s the snipe, circa 1935: “NO FAD WITH HIM– Warner Baxter, Fox Films star, is not a convert to the new bicycle fad. He has been riding a wheel for more than five years and finds one a great convenience in covering distances on the studio lot. Here he is seen leaving the Cafe de Paris for his dressing room.”   The Cafe de Paris was the...

Rides a Bike
05. November, 17:29 Uhr

Romy Schneider and Philippe Noiret cycle down a country road with Catherine Delaporte and dog, in the key art photo for The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil), a 1975 drama about a family in Nazi-occupied France.

Rides a Bike
31. Oktober, 16:00 Uhr

Gail Patrick cycles past a MobilGas station on a Hollywood street, March, 1942. That year she starred in Fox’s Tales of Manhattan and MGM’s We Were Dancing. After retiring from acting in the late 1940s, Patrick — as Gail Patrick Jackson — went on to produce the Perry Mason TV series and other shows. She was one of the industry’s first women producers.

Rides a Bike
29. Oktober, 16:00 Uhr

Mary Kay Place has a firm grip on a Raleigh 10-speed step-through with extension bars (it’s a trend!) — a still from 1981’s Chevy Chase comedy, Modern Problems.  Photo: Ron Batzdorff.

Rides a Bike
23. Oktober, 15:45 Uhr

Marcello Mastroianni rides a bike. And smokes a cigarette. And wears a hat. And a double-breasted overcoat. On the set of Casanova 70, the 1965 Italian comedy.

Rides a Bike
16. Oktober, 15:20 Uhr

John Davidson and Leslie Uggams get ready to ride over to The Henry Fonda Special, a CBS variety show hosted by the iconic, Oscar-winning star. The singing and acting duo are on Roadmaster road bikes, complete with extension levers and state-of-the-art horns! The special aired in April, 1973.

Rides a Bike
09. Oktober, 16:00 Uhr

Brian Donlevy and Claire Trevor, teamed on 1936’s Human Cargo, take a ride on Ingo-Bikes, matching “rhythm” bicycles that were all the rage for about three years in the mid-’30s. Bounce a bit on the platform board and it propels the bicycle forward. Also know as eccentric-hub scooters. Donlevy and Trevor are rival reporters chasing down an illegal alien smuggling ring in the Allan Dwan-directed...

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03. Oktober, 15:33 Uhr

Helen Backlin and David Tomlinson, co-leads in the 1949 British rom-com The Amazing Mr. Beecham (original title: The Chiltern Hundreds), do some ride-sharing around the Denham Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. Backlin is an American heiress, Tomlinson the young Viscount intent on marrying her.  Hilarity ensues.

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