Giving Thanks This Season

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.

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Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney

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Bette Davis

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Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

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Ava Gardner

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Lucille Ball

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Carole Lombard and Clark Gable

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Mary Pickford

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Joan Crawford

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Ginger Rogers

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Thelma Todd

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Rita Hayworth

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Shirley Temple

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Marilyn Monroe

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Jean Arthur and Ray Milland

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Audrey Hepburn

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Debbie Reynolds

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Ann Sheridan

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The Top Leading Men On and Off the Screen

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about my personal top ten actresses of all time.  Now, I think it is only right to dedicate this post to the actors.  Many of these men, could captivate the audience with a slight smile, twinkle in their eye, or at the mere sound of their deep voices.  The actors that I am going to be introducing to you are from a variety of genres, but are all part of the so-called “studio era.”  Much of the information will be coming from my own knowledge base, and the rest will be supplemented by a terrific book “The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era.”  There are two other books with a similar title:  one focusing on women and the other about on-screen couples.  Here is to the men of the big screen!

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The Leading Ladies of Hollywood


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When exploring film history and its contributors, it is hard to pick a favorite actor let alone actress.  The men and women of classic cinema bring such an array of talents and characteristics to the screen that it is hard to decipher which are the most meaningful. For me, each individual holds a special place in my heart for a very different reason.  The following will focus just on the actresses for right now.  Otherwise this entry would turn more into a novel than a blog 🙂

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