Archive for ‘Vintage Bollywood images’

June 17, 2009

I *need* to see this!


There are so many Shammi films out there still not available on DVD (or even VCD!) that it verges on CRIMINAL.

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June 5, 2009

Vintage photo fun

Shashikala is one of my favorite actresses. And how much do I love the verbiage on this page:


I’m not sure I would appreciate being called an “incubator bred chicken,” gorgeous or not!

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May 31, 2009

Superstar Rajesh Khanna


I have been busy with life, etc. (yes, I do have one sometimes!) but thought I’d share this lovely photo of Rajesh Khanna from the June 19, 1970 Filmfare magazine. Review of Red Rose coming up soon…

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May 9, 2009

Kabir Bedi is—the Marlboro Man!

Or the Wills Filter Kings Man, as the case may be.


I still think he looks better with a beard.

(From the June 19, 1970 Filmfare magazine.)

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March 10, 2009



I forgive you, Vinod.

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February 24, 2009

Geeta Bali


It’s hard to believe that the vivacious and beautiful Geeta Bali has been gone for more than 44 years now. She passed away on January 21, 1965 at the age of 35, from smallpox. Filmfare had a lovely tribute to her (with photos they had taken shortly before her death) a few weeks after that.

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February 17, 2009

Candy is dandy

But this is pure cheese(cake). Work it, Shashi, work it!


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February 10, 2009

Whatta man!


I just love him.

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February 4, 2009

Family photos

I love this picture (from a 1977 Stardust). Can you guess who these cherubic star kids are?


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January 31, 2009

Yesteryear trendsetters

If you, like me, have been wondering what was totally hip in 1973’s filmi world, look no further!

I am sadder than I can possibly express that this gem is not in color. The commentary almost makes up for it: Who is “a gajra-wearing ‘idli'”? Or wears “chest-hair displaying velvet trouser-suits”? Or always remains the same—“paunch and all”?


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