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18. Mai, 14:08 Uhr

Patricia Alphin, Universal Pictures “mail girl”-turned-working thespian, delivers the studio communiques in this shot from 1946, just before she signed on to her screen debut, Idea Girl. Other titles in Alphin’s filmography: White Tie and Tails, Ma and Pa Kettle and Yes Sir, That’s My Baby.  Happy Bike to Work Day!

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11. Mai, 15:00 Uhr

Shirley Temple watches as a gentleman we believe to be her dad, George Temple, affixes a license plate to the tiny  film star’s new bike. A caption-less publicity photo from Fox, in 1935, when Temple starred in a few “little” movies: The Little Colonel, Our Little Girl, The Littlest Rebel and, yes, Curly Top. If anyone can positively ID the man in the suit, let us know!

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15. Mai, 14:14 Uhr

William Newell and Sally Payne, co-stars in 1936’s Republic Pictures musical western, The Big Show, saddle up and ride the range — or the backlot, anyway. Newell played Alfalfa’s father in the Our Gang comedies, Payne is best known for her role as Calamity Jane in 1940’s Young Bill Hickok, with Roy Rogers.

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01. Mai, 15:30 Uhr

Jerry Mathers, age 13, riding his Schwinn, a little more than midway through his 234-episode run as Theodore “The Beaver” Cleaver  on ABC’s beloved family sitcom, Leave It to Beaver.  The year was 1961, and the caption on the Associated Press photo reads: “Jerry Mathers longs to be 16 so he can drive a car.”

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07. Mai, 15:00 Uhr

Sandra “Sandy” Wirth, baton-twirling beauty pageant contestant-turned-Hollywood-actress, goes hands free on her Schwinn Traveler in this odd handout photo from the prescient political satire A Face in the Crowd. Odd, because Wirth remains uncredited in the 1957 Elia Kazan-directed Warner Bros. release.

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24. April, 16:47 Uhr

Dan Dailey takes the back seat, Virginia Grey up front and steering, as the stars of the 1940 MGM musical Hullabaloo pull up in front of some posh digs.

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19. April, 15:00 Uhr

Jan Sterling cycling around the Universal backlot, on a break from shooting Kathy O’, the 1958 comedy about a child star (Patty McCormack) and the reporter (Sterling) who breaks through the movie publicist’s plot to hide the kid actress’ real mega-bratty personality. They don’t make ’em like they used to. Here’s part of the snipe, headed “Well-Balanced”: “Blonde Jan Sterling takes a two-wheeled...

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15. April, 13:26 Uhr

Claudia Cardinale gets ready to ride, George Chakiris fiddles with the bicycle seat and valise, in a still from the 1963 crime thriller La regazza di Bube. The Luigi Comencini-directed pic was released in the States as Bebo’s Girl.  Ms. Cardinale’s is 80 today, April 15. Buon compleanno!

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12. April, 14:30 Uhr

Shaun Cassidy, starring as Dave Stoller in the ABC- TV adaptation of the Oscar-nominated Breaking Away, rides his Huffy 12 Le Grande (!) around town. The show ran for one season, 1980-81. The teen heartthrob singer-turned-actor switched to writing and producing in the 1990s — and he’s still at it. Maybe he’s upgraded his bike, too.

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09. April, 16:26 Uhr

Andrea Leeds and Edward Arnold, co-stars in the 1936 logging industry drama Come and Get It (based on the Edna Ferber novel, directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler) take their minds off of all the lumberjacking angst with a ride around the backlot. Photo: Robert W. Coburn.

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29. März, 15:00 Uhr

Bing Crosby gives veteran monkey movie star Josephine a ride around the Paramount Pictures lot. Bing was shooting the 1936 cowboy musical Rhythm on the Range. Josephine, with an ill-fitting Stetson, was telling the crooning sensation about her work with William Boyd, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and other big names of the cinema.

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27. März, 14:00 Uhr

Victoria Sellers, age 3, rides a Gazella small-wheel bicycle with the help of her dad, Peter Sellers. The British star’s latest film was 1968’s Warner Bros.’ release, The Bobo.

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03. April, 18:18 Uhr

Rita Gam, riding around town in the spring of 1963, when she was busy with films (Sinners Go to Hell), TV (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Uncle Vanya) and theater (The Miser, for the opening season of the Guthrie Theatre in Minnesota. Gam was also good friends with Grace Kelly, a bridesmaid at the wedding to Prince Rainier. Photo: Donald Black.

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23. März, 16:00 Uhr

Harry Langdon, after showing off his bike-riding stunts to the beautiful occupant of a car, Alma Bennett, tries to regain his composure — and re-right his bicycle. A still from the 1927 silent Long Pants, directed by Frank Capra.

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20. März, 15:30 Uhr

Richard Chamberlain on his Rollfast, circling MGM Studios during a break from shooting  the 1961 season of NBC’s hit medical series, Dr. Kildare. Chamberlain has most recently been seen playing FBI guy Bill Stevenson in David Lynch’s new Twin Peaks.

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15. März, 16:48 Uhr

Carol White, all of 16 and looking pretty glum, leads the cycling exodus from the Drayton Green Primary School, West Ealing, where 1959’s comedy Carry On Teacher had its location shoots. Also riding Raleighs, right behind White, is Jacqueline Lewis, and, in glasses and sweater, the budding British character actor George Howell. Carry on!

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07. März, 15:11 Uhr

Bill Murphy, Jean Arthur and Stanley Prager pedal around post-war Berlin in Paramount’s 1948 rom-com-y A Foreign Affair. Marlene Dietrich and John Lund got top billing along with Ms. Arthur.

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05. März, 16:50 Uhr

Ina Bauer, German figure skater who invented the Ina Bauer Element move, rides along a Berlin byway in 1961, when the two ice skating movies she starred in opposite Alpine skier Toni Sailer, On Thin Ice and Kauf dir einen bunten Luftballon, were released in theaters. Photo: Lothar Winkler.

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12. März, 15:34 Uhr

Paul Newman and Katharine Ross, from the famous “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” safety-bike montage in 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, from 20th Century Fox. Snipe: “Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and Etta Place (Katharine Ross) playfully try out the very latest in transportation — the bicycle.”

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27. Februar, 18:15 Uhr

Kirk Cameron, star of ABC TV’s Growing Pains, on a road bike, in standard racing Beany and Cecil t-shirt, participating in a Juvenile Diabetes Bike-a-Thon in Los Angeles, October, 1986. Photo by Scott Downie.

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21. Februar, 17:14 Uhr

Robert Goulet and then-wife and singing partner Carol Lawrence take a Schwinn tandem for a ride outside an unidentified hotel with a doorman named Joe. The sun is shining on the handlebars, and the singer/actor/musical theater star is ready to rock in really cool pants and boots. Photo, circa 1975, from United Press International.

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28. Februar, 15:30 Uhr

Deanna Durbin on her bike, around 1938, when the singer and actress and teen star was shooting Mad About Music at Universal.

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16. Februar, 23:42 Uhr

Maria Cuadra, Spanish television, theater and film star, out for a ride in her cycling furs, circa 1965. Known for her roles in the Spaghetti Western presidential assassination pic The Price of Power (Il Prezzo del Portere), and Le tre eccetera del colonnello, in which she starred opposite Vittorio De Sica. She is the daughter of legendary Spanish matador Antonio Cuadra Belmonte.

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12. Februar, 17:31 Uhr

Vic Damone and Debbie Reynolds ride a bike– a Roadmaster Flying Falcon. A still from 1954’s MGM musical, Athena. Mr. Damone died yesterday, February 11, in Miami Beach. He was 89. “You’re Breaking My Heart.”

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10. Februar, 16:15 Uhr

  Isabelle Adjani, looking peeved or forlorn or just terribly bored, rides a bike while her All Fired Up co-star, Yves Montand, grabs hold of the handlebars and stares ahead with a rumpled mien. Adjani plays Montand’s daughter in the caper comedy, released in 1982 by Gaumont. Original title: Tout feu, tout flamme. Photo: Georges Pierre.

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05. Februar, 15:00 Uhr

Doris Day, mostly retired, on her Motobecane Mixte, making her daily rounds around Beverly Hills, April 1980. Nowadays Ms. Day, 95, resides in Carmel, California.

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24. Januar, 21:27 Uhr

Anthony Newley riding around the Warner Bros. backlot in 1967. Photo: Anthony J. Corso Here’s the snipe (note “pedaling” misspelling!): “POPULAR PEDDLER.– Who’s the type on a bike? Who else indeed! It’s Britain’s own ANTHONY NEWLEY peddling his way between studio sets in Hollywood. TONY has been making yet another film called “Sweet November.” Currently he is appearing in “Dr. Doolittle.” 

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19. Januar, 15:00 Uhr

Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg, aka John Steed and Emma Peel, team up on a tandem en route to their latest episode of the British spy series, The Avengers. This photo is from the 1966 season. Also on Rides a Bike: Macnee and Rigg side by side riding Moultons. Check it out in the archive!

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16. Januar, 16:00 Uhr

Singing cowboy star Roy Rogers keeps his raccoon, perched on a tricycle seat, on a short leash. No date or caption for this image. The stamp on the back reads: “For more of these pictures write WORLD WIDE 63 Central Ave., Ossining, NEW YORK.”

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12. Januar, 13:00 Uhr

Sally Eilers and Jack Mulhall on a tandem, a still from the 1929 Warner Bros. musical revue, Show of Shows. The pair co-starred, cycling and crooning, in the “Bicycle Built for Two” segment.

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