I am so delighted to be back blogging after this long hiatus. This initial post will remain short and sweet. One of the biggest changes over the past few years has been the interest I have developed in vintage costume jewelry. Practically every leading lady in the Golden Era wore costume pieces designed by iconic names such as Hattie Carnegie, Joseff and Miriam Haskell. However, I realized that this will be a good post for a later time. With Thanksgiving only two days away, I decided it would be appropriate to share some festive images of film icons related to this holiday. I have a great deal to be thankful for this year and my return to the blogging community is just one of many.
Unfortunately, nursing school has kept me so busy that I have had very little time to blog. It is hard to believe that I am finally in the home stretch, with about two months of school left. On top of all the excitement of soon being able to become a RN, a very special event took place in my life a few weeks ago. On March 1, my best friend and the most amazing person I know asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I was completely taken by surprise with the proposal, and it was perfect in every sense of the word. That was my inspiration for this post. In the Golden Era of Hollywood, much like today, there were few marriages that lasted a lifetime. The first few couples depicted are those who spend their whole lives together creating countless memories. The last few, happen to be some of my favorite Hollywood romances, that were cut too short, but who had enough love in them to last a lifetime. Continue reading
Finding anything that links my two favorite actresses together is like hitting the jackpot…..and today I won that jackpot. I am referring to two wonderfully gifted comediennes: Lucille Ball and Carole Lombard. Lombard passed away far too early in life, yet never ceased to be an inspiration to Lucy. To her, Carole was her guardian angel. This is a fascinating article (if you can get past the way the author spells Lucy — Luci) that really gives the reader a great look at who Lucy was when she was not carrying out her schemes on television. Two wonderful ladies, who have endearing legacies that continue to survive. The article is, “The Lady that’s Known as Luci,” from the March 1947 edition of Photoplay.
In the February 1935 issue of Photoplay, there was an entertaining article entitled, “How Carole Lombard Plans a Party.” This “profane angel,” was known around Hollywood as the ultimate prankster and party planner. It is within this piece of journalism by Julie Lang Hunt, that we are given an inside look into how Carole came to be known as the perfect hostess. Unique themes and party favors never seemed to allude this woman of many talents.
Less than a week ago, January 16th to be exact, marked a very dark anniversary for Carole Lombard fans everywhere. It was a reminder that seventy years ago, we lost one of the greatest comediennes and actresses that would ever grace the big screen. As the majority of people know, the plane that she was returning on following her record breaking sales of war bonds, crashed into “Double Up Peak.” I wanted to write a tribute to her one the actual date that it happened, but unfortunately, I could not find material quite suitable. However, after going through some old magazines, I can across an article entitled, “What the loss of Carole Lombard means to Clark Gable.” The following is the article recreated here, verbatim. The author was Ruth Waterbury and it is from the Photoplay that was printed in April of 1942.