Yvonne De Carlo, 1949 - She was cast in her first important role opposite Burt Lancaster in the film noir Criss Cross (1949). Bosley Crowther noted that De Carlo is "trying something different as Anna. The change is welcome, even though Miss de Carlo's performance is uneven. In that respect, she is right in step with most everything else about Criss Cross." Film: Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) - Calamity Jane The Gal Who Took the West (1949)
Clark Gable hugs Judy Garland at an informal birthday party in his honor on the set of Test Pilot, where the young star sang a version of her song “Dear Mr. Gable.” To add to the celebration, Gable had also just been officially crowned “King of Hollywood” by Ed Sullivan and the New York Daily News—a title that epitomizes him to this day.