Tuesday, March 30, 2010

MAIRA KALMAN MAKES A MOVIE

Click above to see, uhhh, the movie

INDIAN EPIC (1959)

Beautiful Debra Paget, an inspired costume, a bad papier mache cobra and a little Fritz Lang magic.

POST MORTEM EPIPHANY

THE BLIND LEADING THE BLONDE

Party time: Gloria Swanson and Diana Dors

Monday, March 29, 2010

BANANAS A LADY DON'T MAKE

TIME OF THE MONTH QUIZ

(Click on the image for a larger view
-- and then click again for larger still)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

THINK TWICE? LIKE, UH, WHO?

"Remember Lillian Roth, whose big voice made her a movie musical queen back in the late twenties and early thirties? She's back in Hollywood seeking a career as a straight dramatic actress. Her book [I'll Cry Tomorrow], telling why her star dimmed, will be hitting the stalls soon. It's a female version of The Lost Weekend and will make many stars think twice"
--Motion Picture magazine, June 1951

Monday, March 22, 2010

TANTALIZING TERRY


"I was shocked with the stunt Terry Moore pulled recently at Las Vegas in her night-club appearance. I have always thought of Terry as the girl-next-door type, but no girl next door would wear a dress like the one Terry appeared in. I think she wore it to get back at the people who made her leave her fur bathing suit at home. I think this is a cheap trick for a little publicity."
-- Shirley Modabauth, Des Moines, Iowa.
-- Letters from Photoplay magazine, 1954

Saturday, March 20, 2010

CIGARETTE ME. MATCH ME.

CATHERINE DENEAUVE

LUCILLE BALL

LOUISE BROOKS

LINDA DARNELL

TIPPI HEDREN

BETTE DAVIS

JEANNE MOREAU

BRIGITTE BARDOT

Sunday, March 14, 2010

LANITA

We never got over watching AUNTIE MAME in Spanish. We will investigate if IMITATION OF LIFE has language options too. We can't wait to hear Lana say "Soy una actriz! Y de las buenas!"

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE...SOMEBODY'S SMOKING A CIGARETTE





Sunday, March 7, 2010

LEFTOVER PATTI

The Patti Andrews, from the Broadway Wigs collection, NYC

Saturday, March 6, 2010

THE MISCHIEVOUS MR. MAUGHAM


" In twenty-five years Mrs. Garstin never invited anyone to dine at her house because she liked him. She gave large dinner parties at regular intervals. But parsimony was as strong in her as ambition. She hated to spend money. She flattered herself that she could make as much show as anyone else at half the price. Her dinners were long and elaborate, but thrifty, and she could never persuade herself that people when they were eating and talking knew what they drank. She wrapped sparkling Moselle in a napkin and thought her guests took it for champagne." -- The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maughan

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CREPUSCULO BOULEVARD

We have no problem imagining Gloria Swanson belting her closing line in Spanish: "Estoy lista para mi close-up, SeƱor DeMille!"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PATTISERIE

PATTY McCORMAK
PATTI LUPONE
PATTI AUSTIN

PATTI LABELLE