Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Warner Archive Wednesday - The Unsuspected (1947)


The Unsuspected (1947) - Claude Rains (Victor Grandson), Joan Caulfield (Matilda Frazier), Audrey Totter (Althea Keane), Constance Bennett (Jane Moynihan), Hurd Hatfield (Oliver Keane), Ted North (Steven Francis Howard), Fred Clark (Richard Donovan)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feed Sack Fashion

One printed, plain weave cotton feed sack, unstitched wtih band paper label.
Print is a purple ground with a pattern of mandolins with green and orange accents.
Label reads "PILLSBURY'S BEST/XXXX/FEEDS." "100 LBS." Circa 1940s.; MNHS

My Marilyn in a Potato Sack Post got me thinking about I adore feed cloth.  It's beautiful and usable.  Our industrious ancestors used this cloth not only to fold the life giving flour, but for a multitude of cloth articles in the home including towels, rags, clothing, toys, blankets, aprons, and a multitude of other amazing things.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Eleven and Essentials



11 years ago today I married the love of my life.  While life has definitely thrown us some difficult challenges, I never thought I would find someone so wonderful, the perfect one for me.  We don't exchange what are traditional presents, we usually get each other something fun.  So for my hubby, some racing DVDs and a couple of fun books.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Marilyn and Miller


Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller by taken by Sam Shaw in 1957.  Monroe and Miller were married from 1956 to 1961.  Here are some gorgeous pictures of "The Egghead and the Hourglass".  Contrary to cultural belief, she was quite well read.  You may check out what books were in her library at LibraryThing.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Week in Review

Films of the Week




  • Another Man's Poison (1951)- Bette Davis (Janet Frobisher), Gary Merrill (George Bates), Emlyn Williams (Dr. Henderson), Anthony Steele (Larry Stevens), Barbara Murray (Chris Dale)

Happy Independence Day!

Fourth of July; 1916; MNHS

I love Independence Day!  For as long as I can remember, I have loved history, so celebrating historical events is right up my alley.  I love America, I just wish I could do something to help her restore herself.  Everyone has traditions and celebrations associated with this day.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another Man's Poison (1951)


Another Man's Poison (1951) - Bette Davis (Janet Frobisher), Gary Merrill (George Bates), Emlyn Williams (Dr. Henderson), Anthony Steele (Larry Stevens), Barbara Murray (Chris Dale)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Marilyn and Jane Immortalized


Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell immortalizing their hand and foot prints in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater, June 26, 1953.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Curse of Frankenstein (1957)


Curse of Frankenstein (1957) - Peter Cushing (Victor Frankenstein), Christopher Lee (Creature), Hazel Court (Elizabeth), Robert Urquhart (Paul Kempe), Valerie Gaunt (Justine)


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