Saturday, November 30, 2013

Links of the Week

Mitzi Gaynor, Audrey Meadows, and Janet Leigh; 1991

The Vintage Film Costume Collector highlights Mitzi Gaynor's dance costume from Golden Girl.  I love Mitzi Gaynor, so I was really excited to see this.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weird Wednesday - Alka Seltzer Upsets


Talk about a disturbing ad!  Alka-Seltzer is a great product, but I'm not sure how much of it you could sell by showing someone throwing up.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Marvelous Miller



I adore Ann Miller.  Gorgeous and talented, she was a real Hollywood star.  My favorite Ann Miller movie is On the Town (1949).  So delightful, and a fantastic dancer.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lovely Louise


Louise Brooks is an icon - no question.  I've only seen one of her films, Pandora's Box.  She is so well thought of, I definitely need to see more of her films.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Daring Dors


I adore Diana Dors.  Often thought as just another blond in the mold of Marilyn, she always seemed so much more to me.  Calculating, talented, and seemingly always up to mischief, I have always thought she had more talent than she was given credit for.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Links of the Week

Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (R) with Gen. George S. Patton saluting as they review troops after landing at airfield.

Daytonian in Manhattan highlights the Humphrey Bogart House, where little Humphrey Bogart was born in 1899.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Lovely Lake



November 14th would have been Veronica Lake's 91st birthday.  Such a glamorous star.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fashion Friday - Lace Lid


Woman wearing a navy dress with red stitching outlines on the collar. The hat is covered with openwork ruffles in 1940.

Halloween Hospitality

Halloween; 1948; MNHS

Halloween was one of my favorite holidays as a child.  My sister and I would go trick or treating with our dad.  Since my folks were divorced, this was one of the few days we were with our dad that was pure fun.  We traveled several blocks, and would come back with a pillowcase full of goodies.  

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