Gary Cooper in Southampton, NY, 1941
They starred in the movie…
Gary Cooper, 1928
Ingrid Bergman, at home in Beverly Hills
Fredric March and Gary Cooper.
Gary Cooper photographed for Design for Living (1933)
Happy Birthday Gary Cooper | May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961
"He had a marvelous combination of great strength and great gentility — tough as steel, soft as fog."
"He accomplishes really sincere acting with very few tricks. Someone like Gary is dismissed with, “Oh, he is such a simple person, what he is playing is so simple.” Look at it right up close, and you see it is much more than that, sometimes rather complex, but always subtle."
"He was the most gorgeously attractive man."
"Gary Cooper is like wax you could mold in front of a camera."
Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright in The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Candid color footage of various stars
“He was a poet of the real. He knew all about cows, bulls, cars and ocean tides. He had the enthusiasm of a boy. He could always tell you his first vivid impression of a thing. He had an old-fashioned politeness, but he said nothing casually.”
Clifford Odets, 1961
A New Year’s Eve “Make Your Own Hat” contest. Coop is declared the winner by hostess Roz Russell.
Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Here’s a guy that’s wholesome and fresh. To us, he looks like a freak. Do you know what he told me tonight? He said when he gets married, he wants to carry his bride over the threshold in his arms. I tried to laugh, but I couldn’t. It stuck in my throat. He’s got goodness, Mabel. Do you know what that is? No, of course you don’t. We’ve forgotten. We’re too busy being smart alecks. Too busy in a crazy competition for nothing.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)