Friday, July 26, 2013

Fashion Friday - Paul Poiret Fancy Dress Costumes

Paul Poiret Fancy Dress Costume; 1913-1914

Costumes from the amazing fashion mind of Paul Poiret from 1913 - 1914.  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Brooks' Beauty Marks

Louise Brooks

I had no idea Louise Brooks had freckles!  I just had to post this photo when I saw it on Glamour Daze.  As someone who lives with freckles, and loves them, it's fun to see a star display theirs.  It just adds another dimension to her I didn't know about.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beautiful Betty

Betty Blythe; 1920's
Betty Blythe (1 September 1893 - 7 April 1972), was quite the silent film star.  When the talkies came about, she transitioned to a character actress.  With over 160 credits to her name, many not credited, Blythe appears to be another glamorous star which I would love to have seen.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gorgeous Geva

Tamara Geva

Tamara Geva (17 March 1907 - 9 December 1997) was a Russian ballet dancer, actress, and choreographer.  How beautiful is this photograph?  While having a short filmography, she did appear in Orchestra Wives (1942) which is readily available on DVD.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gil's Girls - Part 1

I adore pinups, and I think it's fun to see the differences between a model and the finished painting.  For the next few days I'm highlighting the model and the subsequent painting from fabulous artist Gil Elvgren.  

A Sharp Lookout; 1961

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bow and Bell

Rex Bell and Clara Bow

Clara Bow and Rex Bell were married from 1932 until his death in 1962


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