Friday, July 14, 2017

Flirty Friday Fifties Fashion Fun


Model Dorian Leigh sporting black picture hat while showing off
accordion pleats of a straight-hanging sheer dress
(Jane Derby, which sold for  $250 in 1950) which can swirl into
a ten-yard circle of flesh-colored chiffon; 1950

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fashion Friday - Racing Rags

1910; Winning Horse - Nuage
Racing fashions from Paris, the Grand Prix Horse Race.  The event has been held nearly every year since 1863. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Book Review - Theda Bara, My Mentor by Joan Craig




Theda Bara is one of the most iconic stars of all time.  If you bring up the famous stars of the Silent Era, she is certainly one of the very first names that comes up.  Unfortunately, while her image may be familiar to many, her acting and the lightning impact she made on society is not.  Time has not been kind to her nitrate films, most are lost.  Mysterious and intriguing, she became the Vamp, THE sex symbol of the era.  Even though she was active a mere decade, she has an amazing 44 credits to her name.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Do You 'Vant to Be Alone' in Garbo's Abode?


     Have you ever wanted to live in Greta Garbo's infamous New York sanctuary?  It's recently on the market again.  Having only basically 1 owner since the famous film star left us in 1990, the fifth floor gem remains mostly intact.

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