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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Couples who Inspire

http://makemelaugh.com/classic-love-scene/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

Poll for all the Lucille Ball Lovers

Reference:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/20connectedbreaths/6675979253/One of the most beloved women of cinema and television history is the infamous Lucille Ball.  I know she has been one of my favorite leading ladies since I was a child.  In a way, I feel that I have grown up with her.  Even on my worst day, I know that I can put in any disc from the I Love Lucy series, and my troubles will immediately dissipate (even if it is only a short while).  I know that I am not the only person whom she has had the effect on.  While she is no longer on this earth with us, she continues to reside in our hearts.  With I Love Lucy episodes continuing to be present on cable stations, new generations are introduced to her old school charms.

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The Movie Star Within Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball is most often associated with her contributions to television.  From I Love Lucy to The Lucy Show, she brought merriment and laughter into the homes of millions.  However, many people forget that she starred in countless movies, prior to her entrance into the new medium of T.V.  Granted most of the films were considered “B” pictures, the majority of them are entertaining and show a very different side to Lucy that we did not always get to see with her shows.  While many of her films were comedies, there were several dramas interspersed as well.  The emotional ranges that she possessed was astounding.  If you have the chance to see some of her film work, I strongly recommend it.  This post will show pictures of Lucy in her various film roles, and will demonstrate her evolution into America’s favorite red-head!

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Valentine’s Day With Lucille Ball

Reference:  http://media.photobucket.com/image/Lucille%20Ball%20Heart/JAIMEDANCE3/BIRTHDAYS%2520AND%2520MORE/LUCYANDDESI.jpgHappy Valentine’s Day everyone!  As today is a special day, I am going to do a very different styled post than I normally do.  It is going to be a simple posting with pictures of some other celebrities who are posing for what very well could be V-day pictures.  Here is a collection of photos that I was able to discover in order to commemorate today.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Lucille Ball’s Guardian Angel

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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.

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Lucille Ball: “Ball of Fire”


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“Ball of Fire:  The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball,” is a fascinating piece of work authored by Stefan Kanfer.  It is truly unique in its ability to capture the passion that Ball brought to her work, while facing countless hardships in her personal life.  She brought joy to millions, while never letting the stress of her real life obstacles break through.  That took not only a great deal of courage, but immense skill as well.

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