November 2014

Sitara Devi with Noor Jehan

By |November 28th, 2014|

Date – Not Available

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Noor Jehan with Sitara Devi at a private function. Noor Jehan and Sitara acted together in milestone Hindi film Badi Maa (1945).

Sitara Devi with Naushad and Suraiya

By |November 28th, 2014|

Date – Not Available

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Actress cum Dancer Sitara Devi with Music Director Naushad and Actress cum singer Suraiya at a private function.  Sitara and Suraiya acted together in two Hindi films – Phool (1944) and Lekh (1949).

September 2014

Madhubala in Ek Dil Sau Afsane (1959)

By |September 20th, 2014|

Date – June, 1959

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Madhubala in Ek Dil Sau Afsane (1959). Later she was replaced with Waheeda Rehman and the film was released with the same title in 1963.

August 2014

Noor Jehan with Dilip Kumar, Lata, Suraiya and Dharmendra

By |August 31st, 2014|

Date – Early 1980s.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry, Pakistani Film Industry

A rare picture showing (from left to right) Dilip Kumar, Noor Jehan’s daughter Henna, Noor Jehan, Suraiya, Lata Mangeshkar and music director Kalyanji. Notice how Dharmenda is squatting in front of Suraiya. Dharmendra, […]

Sadhana, Ameeta and H.S. Rawail on the sets of Mere Mehboob (1962)

By |August 25th, 2014|

Date – August, 1962
Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Though Sadhana (right) is obviously impressed by what Ameeta has to say, Producer-director H.S. Rawail has misgivings. The three are seen on the sets of “Mere Mehboob”, an Eastman color film.

Lunch-break of Silent Film Unit

By |August 25th, 2014|

Date – Perhaps from late 1920s or early 1930s

Related Category – Silent Indian Film Industry

A very rare picture showing lunch-break of silent film unit. Actress Sulochana (Ruby Myers), with mirror, was screen enchantress who started the star system, was prized by the Kohinoor and […]

June 2014

“Silver Jubilee” celebration of “Chaudhvin Ka Chand”

By |June 2nd, 2014|

Date – December, 1960

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Photograph taken at the celebration of the “silver jubilee” of Guru Dutt’s film Chaudhvin Ka Chand shows Guru Dutt (left) with Shakeela, Nasreen and Geeta Dutt. The entertainment program included a qawalli session.

Guru Dutt celebrated the […]

May 2014

London premiere of Pakistani film Waada

By |May 25th, 2014|

Date – November, 1958

Related Category – Pakistani Film Industry

At the London premiere of Pakistan producer W.Z. Ahmed’s “Waada” are (seen from the left) Mr. E. Pochee, Secretary of the Asian Film Society, Mr. W.Z. Ahmed, India’s Producer-director Mehboob Khan who has recovered from his […]

Suraiya – July – 1956

By |May 25th, 2014|

Date – July, 1956

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

A rare color picture of singing-star Suraiya taken in July, 1956.


Madhubala Goes Chinese!

By |May 25th, 2014|

Date – January, 1957

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Members of the Chinese Women’s Delegation dropped in on the sets of Om Prakash’s “Gate­way of India” the day they arrived in Bombay. Madhubala welcomed them cordially and is seen chatting with two of the members.

It […]