L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Saturday, June 13, 2015

John Payne, publicity for "Kid Nightingale", photographs by Hurrell, 1939

John Howard Payne (23 May 1912, Roanoke – 6 December 1989, Malibu), American film actor best remembered for his appearances in Film Noir crime stories, 20th-Century Fox musicals, and for his leading role in Miracle on 34th Street.  Born into a well-to-do family, he attended prep school and, after that, Roanoke College before... hey, you're not even paying attention...! OK, never mind.... Enjoy the pictures!

His Wikipedia page is there if you're actually interested. : )


  1. Beautiful photographs of a beautiful man. Payne makes a striking impression in a small role in his first film, the wonderful "Dodsworth" (1936).

    Actress Joan Collins was once a guest on "The Tonight Show" when Joan Rivers was hosting. They got to talking about teenage crushes, and Joan Collins revealed that she had been obsessed with a handsome movie star, wrote him endless fan letters, but he had never replied. It was...John Payne!

    1. I've seen Dodsworth, but I can't say I remember him. And I have to confess that I've never found him at all interesting - except - in these pictures. Aren't I awful...! ; )