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Rides a Bike
27. September, 15:32 Uhr

Agnès Laurent and Ian Bannen plow through a swath of cycling students on their way to… lunch?… a midday tryst?… the Philly Bike Expo? … in a production still from 1960’s racy British comedy A French Mistress. Laurent plays the mistress in question — a school mistress, that is, brought in to teach French at the all-boys Melbury School.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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...

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
23. September, 14:10 Uhr

Helen Freeman, who appeared in her first film, Are You a Mason?, in 1915, stands beside an idle bicycle in a Paramount Pictures photo taken when the actress was making The Song of Songs, the 1933 Marlene Dietrich romance.

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18. September, 19:02 Uhr

Madonna Ciccone, pop star, actress and director, rides a bike — a Trek — around Beverly Hills in March, 1991. The documentary Madonna: Truth Or Dare, and Woody Allen’s black and white salute to German Expressionism,  Shadows and Fog, featuring Madonna (and Mia Farrow and John Cusack and John Malkovich and Woody Allen) came out the same year. Photo: Bob Scott.

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14. September, 15:44 Uhr

Peter Sellers and wife Britt Ekland, riding matching Stella folding bikes (made in France) along the marina at Monte Carlo,  1967. The couple starred in The Bobo, the singing matador farce from Warner Bros/Seven Arts, that year.

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12. September, 16:40 Uhr

Ellen Drew, kitted out in a knitted cardigan, rides the Paramount backlot, circa 1941. Drew started her career in the movie biz as Terry Day, but there was an actor with the same name, and so the studio rechristened her. Among Drew’s finest turns: Christmas In July, Preston Sturges’ 1940 screwball money-isn’t-everything gem. Coffee figures pivotally in the plot.

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22. August, 16:13 Uhr

Isabelle Adjani, outfitted head to toe in Team Raleigh-Creda gear, rides a vintage rod-brake step-through through a courtyard somewhere in the world. The Dutch team Raleigh-Creda competed in 1980 and 1981. Adjani’s cult psycho thriller, Possession, was released in theaters beginning in ’81. We’re not sure why the actress is in the distinctive red and yellow, but she seems happy about it.

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07. August, 13:59 Uhr

Real-life couple Pauline Collins and John Alderton pose on a vintage rod-brake Raleigh, in 1920s period costume as Sarah Moffat and Thomas Watkins, spinning off their Upstairs, Downstairs characters (house and nursery maid and chauffeur, respectively) for the short-lived 1979 ITV series, Thomas & Sarah.

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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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27. Dezember, 19:00 Uhr

Carole Lombard props herself atop the handlebars of Donald Haines’ bike, in a still from the 1936 Universal Pictures screwball romp Love Before Breakfast. Lombard portrays Kay Colby, a socialite torn between two prospective beaus  — Cesar Romero and Preston Foster. Haines, a child actor in the Our Gang and East Side Kids series, is giving Lombard a ride after Foster took her horse.

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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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25. Dezember, 12:00 Uhr

Rosemary Clooney rides a bike around the Paramount lot, with gift box and handbag, on a break between numbers on 1954’s Michael Curtiz-directed musical classic, White Christmas. Happy Holidays from Rides a Bike!! Here’s the snipe: ROSEMARY CLOONEY bicycles to work with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Paramount. Feature is filmed in VistaVision.   

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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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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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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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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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20. Juni, 15:30 Uhr

Viola Dana wheels around the Cirque d’Hiver velodrome in Paris in a scene from the 1924 silent movie, Open All Night. The Brooklyn born actress appeared in more than 100 shorts and features from 1910 to 1929, but failed to transition successfully into talkies. Look for another Rides a Bike photo of Dana as she tricycles on the Cirque d’Hiver track!

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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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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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06. Juli, 20:26 Uhr

Kathleen Burke, Mari Colman, Grace Bradley and Lona Andre park their Paramount Studios vehicles at Sardi’s, 6313 Hollywood Boulevard, right around the corner from Vine. The year is 1933, and counter and fountain service is de rigueur.

Rides a Bike
30. Juli, 17:00 Uhr

Gladys Swarthout, singer, Paramount actress and avid cyclist, on the Atlantic City boardwalk ready to ride. Note the horses on the beach, also ready to ride. The caption, from April, 1935, reads: “Gladys Swarthout, NBC and Metropolitan Opera singer, was the picture of how the well-dressed woman should look when riding a bicycle, recently in Atlantic City, when she formally dedicated a portion...

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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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