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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Week in Review

Films of the Week

  • They Wanted to Marry (1937) - Betty Furness (Sheila), Gordon Jones (Jim), E.E. Clive (Styles), Patsy Parsons (Patsy), Henry Kolker (Mr. Hunter)

The Haunted Palace (1963)

The Haunted Palace (1963) - Vincent Price (Charles Dexter Ward/Joseph Curwen), Debra Paget (Ann Ward), Lon Chaney Jr. (Simon Orne)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Woman in the Window (1944) and Scarlet Street (1946)

Woman in the Window (1944) - Edward G. Robinson (Professor Richard Wanley), Joan Bennett (Alice Reed), Raymond Massey (Frank Lalor, District Attorney), Edmund Breon (Dr. Michael Barkstane), Dan Duryea

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vintage Inspiration - The Dinah Shore Show

As you all know, I love vintage films and television.  Lately I have been obsessed with the vintage shows on JLTV.  One of them is the Dinah Shore Show.  Dinah Shore was a fantastic singer who had several variety shows.  Lately JLTV has been playing the Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1957-1963).  It's a variety show which usually has a comic, a dance act, a singer, a musician, and of course, Dinah sings some lovely songs.  One of the cool things about it is I find out about some lovely acts I did not know about.  And frankly, some are next to impossible to find out about.  A recent episode I watched was the April 24, 1960 episode.  Some of the cool acts that day were:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

They Wanted to Marry (1937)

They Wanted to Marry (1937) - Betty Furness (Sheila), Gordon Jones (Jim), E.E. Clive (Styles), Patsy Parsons (Patsy), Henry Kolker (Mr. Hunter).  Gordon Jones plays Jim, a newspaper photographer whose not supposed to take pictures of Shela's dad.  He is the least photographed man and hates photographers.  One day Jim decides to crash a party at his home and naturally, gets in trouble.  But while hiding, he meets the glamorous Sheila, played by Betty Furness.  They fall in love, but the fact Jim is a photographer prohibits him from being able to court Sheila.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fashion Friday - Scattered Sketches

Female Costume Sketch (Black and White Gown)

I saved these female costume sketches on my computer and I'm not sure exactly what they are from.  They are obviously stunning, whomever sketched them.  From the look, I'm thinking they are 1950's or 1960's.  Do you agree?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Week in Review

Films I've Viewed

  • The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) - William Powell (Dr. Lawrence Bradford), Jean Arthur (Paula Bradford), James Gleason (Inspector Corrigan), Stokes (Eric Blore), Robert Armstrong (Nick Martel), Lila Lee (Miss Prentiss).  Mr. and Mrs. Bradford are divorced because Paula, a mystery writer, kept involving them in mysteries and he couldn't concentrate on his medical practice.  But mystery follows them, when a jockey drops dead at the track and a huge bundle of bills end up in the doctor's hands.  

Friday, June 6, 2014

To Beat the Band (1935)

To Beat the Band (1935) - Hugh Herbert (Hugo Twist), Helen Broderick (Mrs. Freda McCrary), Roger Pryor (Larry Barry), Fred Keating (Fred Carson), Eric Blore (Hawkins), Phyllis Brooks (Rowena), Evelyn Poe (Barbara Shelley)  

Monday, June 2, 2014

Marilyn Monday - Beautiful Birthday Belle

Marilyn Monroe in Amagansett, Long Island by Sam Shaw; May 1957

Today is Marilyn Monroe's birthday (June 1, 1926), so it seemed logical to do another Marilyn Monday.  These fun, sunny pictures also happen to feature fashion that is on trend again, specifically the crop top. 


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