Sunday, 22 May 2016

Picture(s) of the Week: A James Stewart Pictorial Tribute

At the age of four in 1912
Jimmy (far right) standing outside the J. M. Stewart & Co. Hardware store in his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania (late 1920s)
With classmate H. H. Dunham (cross-dressing) in the musical comedy The Tiger Smiles, produced by the Princeton Triangle Club in 1930
With Joshua Logan (middle) and Marshall Dana (right) rehearsing for their "Drinking Song" number in The Tiger Smiles

Having a glass of milk on the set of After the Thin Man (1936)
With Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Ginger Rogers during a social event in Los Angeles in 1936. At this time, Hank was dating Lucy and Jimmy was dating Ginger.
Playing table tennis with Henry Fonda in 1937

With Carole Lombard in 1938 (photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt)

With Norma Shearer at Bette Davis' Tailwagger's Party in 1938

With Frank Capra at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., during location shooting for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

With Henry Fonda at Slapsie Maxie's Café in Los Angeles in 1939

With Ginger Rogers at the Café Trocadero in Hollywood in 1939 

Waving goodbye from the deck of the Italian superliner Conte Di Savoia as the ship backs away from her Manhattan pier on August 3, 1939. Jimmy was one of the thousands of American tourists who were stranded in Europe when World War II broke out less than a month after this photograph was taken.

With Olivia de Havilland in 1940 (photo by John Swope)

At the 13 Academy Awards on February 27, 1941, where he won the Oscar for Best Actor for The Philadelphia Story (1940)

In his Air Force uniform escorting Ginger Rogers to the Academy Awards at the Biltmore Hotel, on February 26, 1942 

Lieutenant James Stewart in front of a military plane in 1942

Colonel James Stewart receiving the Croix De Guerre with Palm from Lieutenant General Valin, Chief of Staff, French Air Force (photograph by the U.S. Air Force, 1944)

With his father, Alexander Maitland Stewart, outside their family hardware store after his return from World War II in 1945

With Donna Reed rehearsing their dance scene in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

With wife Gloria Hatrick McLean outside the Brentwood Presbyterian Church after their wedding ceremony on August 9, 1949

With Gloria and their twins daughters, Judy and Kelly (born May 7, 1951)

The Stewart family in 1956. After marrying Gloria, Jimmy adopted her two sons, Michael and Ronald, from her previous marriage to Edward Beale McLean Jr. Ronald died in 1969 (aged 24) in Vietnam as a commissioned Marine office.

With Alfred Hitchcock and Doris Day at the Los Angeles premiere of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), on May 22, 1956 

With Gloria at the Rhein-Main Airport in Frankfurt, Germany in February 1959. They were on their way to Berlin, which Jimmy was visiting for the first since flying bombing missions over the city during World War II.

Brigadier General James Stewart pausing at Hickham Air Force Base in Honolulu to refuel his plane while flying to Vietnam (1966) 

Holding his Honorary Oscar at the 57th Academy Awards on March 25, 1985. The statuette was presented to him by former co-star Cary Grant "for his 50 years of memorable performances, for his high ideals both on and off the screen, with respect and affection of his colleagues."

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