The Warner Bros. Still Gallery

Today, February 1, 2014, marks what would have been Andrea King’s 95th birthday! To celebrate this occasion, here is a sample of vintage still gallery photos taken while she was at Warner Bros. Enjoy!

The still gallery was a magic place where “mere mortal” actresses were transformed into celluloid goddesses by expert photographers, art directors, makeup magicians, and fashion designers. Andrea King was no stranger to the still gallery. In fact, Bert Six, head photographer, and his team voted Andrea the “Most Photogenic Actress on the Lot” for 1945. That was no small recognition, considering her competition at the studio that year included Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ida Lupino, Alexis Smith, Olivia de Havilland, Faye Emerson, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Wyman, Eleanor Parker, and every other actress under contract at the time! One look at these photos will tell you why.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945. This costume and hat were used when she played Lisa Dorn in "Hotel Berlin."

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945. This costume and hat were used when she played Lisa Dorn in “Hotel Berlin.”

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

Andrea King, Warner Bros. still gallery, 1945.

 

Ethel Sackin, part of the public relations team who ran the Warner Bros. still gallery and helped create the unique and magical looks for each star. 1945. Some amusing stories with Andrea and Ethel in the book "More Than Tongue Can Tell."

Ethel Sackin, part of the public relations team who ran the Warner Bros. still gallery and helped create the unique and magical looks for each star. 1945. Some amusing stories with Andrea and Ethel in the book “More Than Tongue Can Tell.”

 

Head photographer, Bert Six, readies Andrea for a pose in the Warner Bros. still gallery. 1945.

Head photographer, Bert Six, readies Andrea for a pose in the Warner Bros. still gallery. 1945.

 


Comments

The Warner Bros. Still Gallery — 2 Comments

  1. Just wondering if we are allowed to use her pictures for my pinterest board called
    Dressed to chill just love that style of couture and how beautiful she looks in them

  2. Sure, go right ahead! Andrea would have loved your comments, and she would be glad to know you’re sharing these photos with others to enjoy. Thanks very much for asking.

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