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 Best Comedies Come with Unexpected Titles

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When people hear that I love classic movies, they ask me what my favorite film of all time is.  For anyone who is a classic cinema lover, you know that it is not a simple question.  A person’s mind begins to reel as they recount which movies have left a lasting impression on them.  One then must mull over which genre they must pick from in addition to a specific era.  Movies that existed from a pre-code era are drastically different that films created in the 1940s.  Even when I have it limited to a specific genre, I always end up having a top three or five.  It is impossible for me to pick one quintessential BEST film.  One pattern I have come across is that lesser known films can be the greatest gems.  Everyone has heard of the film Some Like it Hot, but few have heard of We’re No Angels (1955) and It All Came True (two incredibly well-done comedies).  Therefore, I am going to talk about some of my personal favorite classic comedies of all time.

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Summer Time Begins Now!

Unfortunately, I have not been able to keep up with my blogging this past month, due to nursing finals consuming virtually every minute of the day.  However, as of 2 p.m. today, my last final was complete and I now get to embark upon three months of freedom, also known as summer vacation.  Therefore, today’s blog will be an eclectic reproduction of classic film stars enjoying their fun in the sun.  I can upon the idea when I recalled a quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

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Valentine’s Day With Lucille Ball

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Glamour of Old Hollywood Never Fades

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While doing some further research on Rita Hayworth, I stumbled across an article that captured my attention. It is a fascinating piece of journalism that explores why many current starlets are opting for the classic glam look of the 40’s and 50’s rather than some of the fashions that dominated later generations.  While there is no concrete explanation, the author eludes to the fact that in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, styles and fashion were dominated by the feminist ideal of “don’t look at me for my beauty, look at me for my brains, my power.”  The screen sirens’ styles that the author states are being revisited were none other than Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth.  With the Oscars just around the corner, it will be interesting to watch and see which stars follow in the steps of these classic fashion icons.  The whole article can be read by clicking this link.

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