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Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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!

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.”

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.”

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.” 

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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!

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.”

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 08. Januar, 16:00 Uhr

Norma Shearer, with her fixie on the beach at Malibu, pauses to consider the Pacific, and the camera man, and the picture she just finished at MGM: 1942’s  We Were Dancing. An adaptation of the Noel Coward play, the romantic comedy was Shearer’s penultimate title before retiring from show biz to spend more time on her bike.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 05. Januar, 16:30 Uhr

Ed Begley Jr rides a bike, his helmet askew, taking leave from UCLA’s Royce Hall following a 1991 Entertainment Industry Conference on the Environment. Begley, an avid green person, starred in NBC’s Parenthood series in 1990 and ’91. Photo: John Paschal

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 01. Januar, 16:11 Uhr

Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal commandeer a delivery bike at the start of an epic car-and-bike chase on the streets of San Francisco in Peter Bogdanovich’s 1972 screwball romp, What’s Up, Doc? Warner Bros. Photo: Bruce McBroom.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 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.   

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 22. Dezember, 16:00 Uhr

Rochelle Hudson and her spiffy all-chrome vehicle, on the backlot in 1936.  The actress made six films that year, including the title role opposite W.C. Fields in Paramount Pictures’ Poppy.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 20. Dezember, 15:26 Uhr

Tchéky Karyo with broken arms and ribs, on the floor with his bike in the hall, a scene from the 1997 Warner Bros. rom-com Addicted to Love. Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick are the leads, and Karyo, who played the assassin overseer Bob in La Femme Nikita, is a surprisingly amusing presence as Ryan’s character’s ex. Photo: Barry Wetcher.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 12. Dezember, 21:49 Uhr

Be-gowned and be-pearled on the Paramount backlot, Jill St. John rides a Monark Silver King — with a Bonanza production truck parked behind her. It’s 1963, and St. John has three films in the theaters that year: Come Blow Your Horn, Who’s Minding the Store and Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed?

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 09. Dezember, 15:47 Uhr

Harry “Heinie” Cooper and June Preisser get ready to ride their ski-bikes down the MGM slopes. A still from the studio’s 1939 “specialty,” the short “Ski-Birds.” Let it snow! Here’s the snipe: ON TWO BICYCLES BUILT FOR SKIING… Heinie Cooper, champion skier, and June Preisser, young Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actress, are all set for a ride through the snow on their snow-bikes, one of the skiing...

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 06. Dezember, 17:00 Uhr

Burgess Meredith pedals around RKO Radio Pictures’ backlot. It’s 1936 and the 29-year-old actor is making his film debut: Winterset, an adaptation of the Maxwell Anderson Broadway hit likewise starring Meredith. Photo: Fred A. Parrish Here’s the snipe: “No wonder Burgess Meredith likes films, because you certainly can’t do this down the aisle of a theater! The young Broadway star is shown...

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 15. Dezember, 16:00 Uhr

Ron Howard, in his first adult role, rides a 1940s vintage bike in a scene from the 1974 ABC Movie of the Week, Locusts, in which a swarm of same terrifies a small Montana faming community. The U.S. is in the midst of World War II, but Howard’s Danny Fletcher, a Navy pilot, returns home, relieved of duty for “psychological reasons.”

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 30. November, 15:55 Uhr

Meryl Streep, in the 1998 Sony Pictures Classics release Dancing at Lughnasa. La Streep starred as sister Kate Mundy in the adaptation of the Brian Friel play, set in Between-the-Wars rural Ireland. The vintage rod-brake bike came equipped with Brooks leather saddle. Photo: Jonathan Hessien

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 28. November, 16:45 Uhr

Howard Duff contemplates the Pacific, on bike, 1951. The actor starred in Universal Picture’s The Lady from Texas that year. Photo: Arnold Johnson. Here’s the snipe: Howard Duff with bicycle at Malibu Beach. He borrows the bike because the exercise seems to strengthen the leg he broke.

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 23. November, 16:23 Uhr

MGM chorines “go through their paces under the able direction of Sammy Lee, famous dance director,” in this undated photo from the studio famous for its elaborately staged musicals. Rides a Bike was launched on Thanksgiving Day in 2010, so this is our 7th anniversary. Happy Thanksgiving, and ride on!

Avatar c0ddbbb96917 128 Rides a Bike 17. November, 16:29 Uhr

Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg ride around nuttily, Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman walk around crazily, in David O. Russell’s 2004 screwball I Heart Huckabees. Fox Searchlight distributed, Claudette Barius took the photos

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