I live in his hometown and every crosswalk on the main street says in his voice "this is Jimmy Stewart..." and counts down the time you have to cross the road. I don't know if I love him or hate him from how obsessed this town is of him.
This picture was taken c. 1936, about the time he was appearing in a film called *The Gorgeous Hussy.* He is performing what was known as a "handie" -- it's a game where people use hand gestures to indicate a word or phrase, sort of like charades.
In this picture his handie means "China Clipper."
The caption of the photo as published was:
>James Stewart performs a handie as a China Clipper, one of Jimmy's more than 300 such handies. He is so good at the new game, in fact, that Pete Smith, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's rapid chatter expert, has asked him to direct handies in a new Goofy Sports short subject. Stewart currently stars as one of Joan Crawford's four leading men in The Gorgeous Hussy, in competition with Robert Taylor, Franchot Tone, and Melvyn Douglas.
) is another one from the same photo shoot. According to the original caption his handie here means "low browed Indian."
Oh Jimmy Stuart... my very first crush. He'd already died by the time I decided I loved him.
thing I didn't know until recently: he was a brigadier general in the Air Force
Watch "Philadelphia Story." He is perfect in it, plus you get the Cary Grant bonus.
1938? This photo looks like it was taken recently
He's cute. I like the way his mouth is shaped, always find that type attractive for some reason