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Rides a Bike
12. August, 15:08 Uhr

Roscoe Karns, the wise-cracking character actor whose credits numbered close to 150 films, tips his bowler and readies his bike. Karns played Snappy Downer, sign painter extraordinaire, in the 1933 Paramount Pictures romantic comedy, One Sunday Afternoon. Fay Wray and Gary Cooper starred.

Rides a Bike
19. August, 15:55 Uhr

Lloyd Bridges, in his World War II-era Canadian Army Major’s uniform, hops on an antique high wheel bicycle between scenes of the 1967 United Artists combat drama Attack on the Iron Coast, about an Allied forces raid  on the Nazi-occupied French shoreline. Serious-looking production assistant ready to catch a falling Bridges is not identified.

Rides a Bike
16. Juli, 13:00 Uhr

Annabella, the French actress born Suzanne Georgette Charpentier, takes a Sunday morning spin with her dogs Lady and Julie alongside. Signed to 20th Century Fox, she was busy making  the 1943  drama Bomber’s Moon at the time this photo was taken. Annabella was married to Tyrone Power from 1939 to 1946. Her first film credit was a small role in Abel Gance’s Napoleon.

Rides a Bike
14. August, 14:17 Uhr

June Travis, Hollywood starlet of Earthworm Tractors and Love Is On the Air fame, checks her compact and her coif in this Associated Press photo from 1935. Here’s the snipe: “ACTRESS PICKS SMART COSTUME FOR CYCLING — HOLLYWOOD, NOV. 15– JUNE TRAVIS, WARNER BROS. STARLET, IS SHOWN IN A COSTUME SHE BELIEVES WILL BE POPULAR FOR CYCLING AT DESERT RESORTS NEAR HERE. BICYCLING IS SAID TO BE AS...

Rides a Bike
16. August, 14:15 Uhr

Andy Griffith and George Lindsey, alias Sheriff Andy Taylor and his cousin, gas station attendant Goober Pyle, try to do something with a bicycle wheel in the January, 1965, episode of The Andy Griffith Show titled “Goober Takes a Car Apart.” The show, set in fictional Mayberry, NC, ran on CBS for eight seasons.

Rides a Bike
03. Juli, 13:29 Uhr

The Showbill for the 1981 Orpheum Theatre production of Kevin Wade’s play, Key Exchange, with Mark Blum, Brooke Adams and Ben Masters riding bikes. Adams and Masters went on to star in the 1985 screen adaptation, from Twentieth Century Fox.

Rides a Bike
30. Juli, 14:02 Uhr

Rosalind Russell and Walter Pidgeon teamed up for MGM’s 1941 romantic comedy, Design for Scandal, although when this publicity still went out the film was titled Her Honor (Russell plays “a brilliant woman judge.”)  Here’s part of the snipe: “IN THE MOOD FOR ROMANCE: Rosalind Russell and Walter Pidgeon get in the mood for romance riding their bicycles on the moonlit beach of Cape Cod.”

Rides a Bike
26. Juni, 13:00 Uhr

Mary Beth Hughes is up for some “outdoor bicycling” in this photo from 1939. The 20-year-old actress had just signed on with MGM. The next year she went over to 20th Century Fox, and then, in 1943, over the Hollywood hills to Universal. Among her nearly 100 film credits, mostly westerns, thrillers and other B’s, The Ox-Bow Incident and Inner Sanctum stand out. Here’s the snipe: “KEEP THAT...

Rides a Bike
02. Juli, 13:00 Uhr

The cover of the 1940 Merrill Publishing coloring book, Pictures to Paint, featuring Hollywood’s singing sensation, Deanna Durbin. The peppy singer and actress was an avid cyclist (see Rides a Bike’s other Durbin pics– including one where she’s riding backwards!). Universal Pictures released two Durbin titles — It’s a Date and Spring Parade — the same year the coloring book hit newsstands.

Rides a Bike
16. Juni, 11:00 Uhr

Happy Father’s Day! Anthony Quinn, the cycling dad of (left to right) Duncan, Catalina and Christina, readies his troupe for a ride while wife Katherine DeMille looks on. Quinn’s on a Raleigh club bike with a front wheel Dyno-Hub. He’s also on a roll, with a supporting actor Oscar in his near-future, for 1952’s Viva Zapata! Quinn had two roles that same year in Universal pictures, too: the sea...

Rides a Bike
25. Juli, 14:05 Uhr

A young Edward Furlong, cast as John Connor in 1991’s sci-fi mega-smash Terminator 2: Judgment Day, rides a bike. The next year he starred as Jeff Bridges’ estranged son in American Heart. See that photo here.

Rides a Bike
14. Juni, 14:00 Uhr

Michael Caine on a nifty Graziella folder, pedaling the 8th arrondissement in Paris, in 1966. That same year the English actor starred in Alfie, garnering an Academy Award nomination,  and Funeral In Berlin,  both for Paramount Pictures.

Rides a Bike
06. Juni, 16:29 Uhr

Martha Tilton, the popular Swing Era singer and movie star, takes her bike for a ride along a ridge top road. The fashionably stripe-y vocalist and actress was making “Tickled Pinky,” a Universal musical short, at the time — the time being 1940.

Rides a Bike
28. Mai, 13:30 Uhr

On a bicycle built for four: Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden and Lewis Stone, starring in The Hardys Ride High, the sixth installment in MGM’s popular Andy Hardy series. Parker plays Andy’s sister, Holden and Stone his mom and dad. This one came out in 1939. Photo: Clarence S. Bull.

Rides a Bike
08. Juli, 13:00 Uhr

Betsy Drake goes down to the sea on her bicycle in this Bud Fraker photo taken just after the Paris-born actress signed on to Hal Wallis Productions. Unhappy in Hollywood, Drake broke off the contract and headed east. She returned to California in 1947 to star opposite Cary Grant in the 1948 RKO romantic comedy, Every Girl Should Be Married. A year later, Drake and Grant wed. From the snipe:...

Rides a Bike
17. Mai, 12:00 Uhr

Jean Howard and Irene Hervey take to their side-by-side “sociable” bicycle, or buddy bike, or side tandem, riding to work on the MGM lot back in 1933. Both actresses appeared in the studio’s Otto Kruger romantic drama, The Women in His Life, that year. And both actresses say, “It’s Bike to Work Day today, so get on it!”

Rides a Bike
10. Mai, 15:36 Uhr

A 1935 photo of the Our Gang gang shows Ted Wilk, an entertainment reporter for Film Daily, looming over Our Gang cast-mates Yvonne Lohn, Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, Darla Hood, “Spanky” McFarland, Baby Patsy and “Bozo,” the Hal Roach Studio trained duck. The film: Our Gang Follies of 1936. The photo: by Stax (Bud “Stax” Graves).  

Rides a Bike
07. Mai, 14:00 Uhr

Fred Ward plays writer Henry Miller, Richard E. Grant is Hugh Guiler, or Ian Hugo, engraver/filmmaker and longtime husband to Anais Nin, in a jaunty autumnal cycling scene from Philip Kaufman’s 1990 biopic, Henry & June. (June was played by Uma Thurman, Anais Nin by Maria Madeiros.) The Universal Pictures release was given an NC-17 rating for its steamy sex scenes, and for shots of Grant...

Rides a Bike
01. Mai, 15:45 Uhr

An early 1930s photograph of Oliver Hardy, one half of the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy, as he rides around the Hal Roach Studios. John C. Reilly plays Hardy (opposite Steve Coogan’s Stan Laurel) in last year’s arthouse hit, Stan and Ollie. Look for another Laurel and Hardy bike photo on the Search by Name function below!

Rides a Bike
26. April, 14:30 Uhr

Randall Batinkoff and Molly Ringwald ride-share in a still from 1988’s high school pregnancy tale, For Keeps. A Tri-Star release directed by Rocky’s John Avildsen, For Keeps marked the end of Ringwald’s teen screen roles. These days, the actress writes, records and has a part on TV’s Riverdale. Batinkoff’s most recent pic: Bad Grandmas.  The For Keeps photo: Ron Grover.

Rides a Bike
11. Juni, 14:00 Uhr

Virginia Mayo, kickstand down and picnic basket ready to go, stands with her bike. The actress was busy at Warner Bros in  1952 and 1953 with She’s Working Her Way Through College (with Ronald Reagan — her character was called “Hot Garters Gertie”), The Iron Mistress and She’s Back On Broadway. Photo: Bert Six.

Rides a Bike
23. April, 15:00 Uhr

Lee Tracy points his cap gun to the sky in this publicity shot from 1933. We’re pretty sure that’s Mae Clark immediately to the left of the pre-Code Hollywood leading man. Here’s the snipe: “THEY’RE OFF…. Lee Tracy acts as starter for this bevy of bicycling girls, between scenes of his new starring picture, Turn Back the Clock. Edgar Selwyn is directing the new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production.”

Rides a Bike
17. April, 14:00 Uhr

Arline Judge takes a tumble, or so it seems, in this 1932 RKO Radio Pictures publicity shot. Judge, a busy B-movie star in the ’30s and ’40s, played the manicurist in the Preston Sturges/Harold Lloyd bomb, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, but she’s perhaps best known for her off-camera prolificness: According to Wikipedia, she was married and divorced seven times; according to IMDB, the number was...

Rides a Bike
11. April, 13:13 Uhr

Robin Askwith, titular star of the 1974 British sex farce Confessions of a Window Washer, stops to chat with a police officer played by Linda Hayden. Val Guest, best known for his work at Hammer Films, directs. Like the hardluck Lamberto Maggiorani in De Sica’s The Bicycle Thief,  Askwith carries his ladder with him on the bike.

Rides a Bike
08. April, 13:29 Uhr

Jan Sterling offers a hearty farewell as she wheels away on her bike, one of eight “Lady Behave — On a Bicycle” cycling safety tip photos the Ace in the Hole actress shot in 1951. Here’s the ACME News Pictures caption: “Waving goodbye is a nice idea, but it could easily be her last goodbye if that motorist isn’t fast enough with his brake.”

Rides a Bike
02. April, 14:00 Uhr

McLean Stevenson, Lt. Col. Henry Blake on CBS TV’s M*A*S*H,  hefts his Raleigh 3-speed up the stairs of his “low-rent” Hollywood apartment. Here’s the snipe, from an April, 1974 photo (Stevenson won the Golden Globe for his M*A*S*H role that same year): “Although he uses his Porsche for distance, McLean Stevenson rides a bike for quick jaunts to stores. He also likes to ride for the fun of it....

Rides a Bike
26. März, 16:06 Uhr

Leslie Brooks pulls up in front of the U.S. Army’s “Victory Book Campaign” dropoff spot on the Columbia Pictures lot. It’s 1943, and, says the snipe on the back of the photo, “MOVIE people give books for service men.” Brooks starred in the studio’s City Without Men and Two Senoritas from Chicago that year. Photo: St. Hilaire.

Rides a Bike
20. März, 15:00 Uhr

Suzy Kendall rides a bike down a London alleyway, from 1968’s Up the Junction. Based on Nell Dunn’s book of the same name, the Paramount film follows Kendall’s young heiress, Polly Dean, as she flees the trappings of her wealthy family, goes to work in a candy factory and befriends some working class folk. Her new boyfriend, an assistant in a used furniture shop, aspires to move up the class...

Rides a Bike
12. März, 18:03 Uhr

Bing Crosby, Nicole Maurey, Claude Dauphin and Dauphin’s wife, Maria Mauban, cycle along the Seine, taking a day off from shooting Bing’s 1953 Parisian drama, Little Boy Lost, released by Paramount Pictures. Maurey and Dauphin costar in the tale of an American war correspondent returned to Paris is search of his son, orphaned during the Nazi occupation. George Seaton directed. Crosby croons in...

Rides a Bike
07. März, 16:30 Uhr

Ginger Rogers cycles around Monterey Park, California, on a break from RKO Radio Pictures’ 1940 melodrama, The Primrose Path, in which the frequent Fred Astaire partner leaves her tap shoes behind to play a young woman determined not to follow in the path of her mother and grandmother: prostitution. Joel McCrea costars, Gregory La Cava directs. Photo: John Miehle. Here’s the snipe: “GOING IN...

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