Halloween is right around the corner! Here’s a vintage Halloween pinup of actress Ava Gardner. Find more great vintage Halloween pinups at Listal. Have a safe and happy Halloween celebration!
Claire Dodd came to my attention in Parachute Jumper (1933) starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Bette Davis. This being a Pre-Code movie, she was able to show off her flair with sophisticated dialogue and sexy scenes. This is one of the pin up style pics she posed for during her career in Old Hollywood. Here’s another:
I’ll be reviewing Parachute Jumper (1933) soon, watch a video clip:
I have a few more Greta Garbo photos to share today. These two shots are promotional photos for A Woman of Affairs. Garbo’s acting is amazing but she also has incredible style. Throughout the movie she sports a series of smart little hats and her coat collar is always turned up in a way that’s nonchalant cool…
Just in time for autumn, here are two striking portraits of Garbo wearing a sweater (and one of her in a hat…nobody wore hats like Greta Garbo!)
(Images: The Movie Stills Database)
I’ve loved Greta Garbo ever since I was a young girl watching old black and white movies on my grandmother’s television. When I was a teenager, I spent hours poring over vintage photos of stars like Garbo and Dietrich in glossy books about the great Hollywood portrait photographers.
August has been such a hectic month for me, but I’m glad I found the time to record the Garbo film A Woman of Affairs during the recent Greta Garbo day on TCM. Today’s “Photo of the Day” is a stunning 1925 portrait of Garbo taken by Arnold Genthe, known for his celebrity portraits.
You can browse the Genthe Collection at the Library of Congress. His work is so incredible! I enjoy looking at his shots of antiquities, travel, architecture, dance and his portraits.
(Image: Wikimedia Commons, loc.gov)
I can’t believe that autumn is almost here. The summer really flew by! August 15 was Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. day on Turner Classic Movies, and one of the featured films was Union Depot starring Fairbanks and Joan Blondell. In honor of that movie, this pinup style magazine cover of Joan Blondell is our “Photo of the Day.”
August is a great time to look for late summer swimwear sales! Retro swimsuits are hot and this is the time to hunt for bargains. Here are a few stylish swimsuits I like:
Images: Joan Blondell via Wikimedia Commons, swimsuit product photos via Polyvore.com for these merchants:
If you’ve always wanted to own a vintage movie poster from your favorite film, I’m amazed at the huge selection available at eBay.com. Today on eBay I saw a vintage poster for the Grace Kelly movie The Swan. It’s one of my favorite Grace Kelly movies, click here to read my review.
I love the vivid colors in this vintage poster. I’m thinking about decorating with movie posters and photos to inspire me as I write my movie reviews. Since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by old movie magazines, vintage movie posters, film stills and autographs of classic performers. I’m going to start looking around at the many flea markets and antique shops in the mid-Hudson Valley and see what I can find!
I also like to browse sites like eBay and Etsy.com for jewelry, craft supplies and movie memorabilia.
You can find great deals on beautiful reproduction film posters at: Allposters.com, HollywoodMegastore.com, wbshop.com, and shop.tcm.com.
Spring is finally here, with temperatures soaring into the eighties in many parts of the country. Have you heard about the hottest spring 2015 fashion trends? Is your closet ready for the change of seasons?
It’s time to rev up that wardrobe!
Part one of our series on spring fashion explored some cool new clothing and accessories to refresh your warm weather look. In part two, we’ll talk about another trend you’ll want to shop for to stay in style this spring.
Spring 2015 Fashion Trends
That 70s Look
Bohemia rules! And every day is #TBT (a “Throwback Thursday”) as designers like Saint Laurent embrace the retro 1970s as one of the most influential spring 2015 fashion trends.
Models sashayed down the runway in fanciful, bohemian ensembles boasting vibrant patchwork, peasant blouses, culottes and fringe.
As exotic as the 70s trend appears, don’t be afraid of boho-chic—it’s surprisingly easy to wear. Let Talitha Getty, Bianca Jagger, Lauren Hutton and “Annie Hall” inspire you to launch your own 70s revival.
Strap on some gladiator sandals, put on a maxi dress and accessorize with fun touches like a boho headband and armloads of funky, colorful bracelets. It’s an easy breezy look sure to be a hit at fairs and festivals!
Pack a colorful poncho, caftan or fringed vest for your next vacation, to be worn as a beach cover up or layered over a tank top, camisole or tee shirt dress.
It’s tempting to pile on too many 70s pieces at once, but that can be costumey. Ease into the trend by slipping into a chambray dress or denim skirt and adding a few boho touches here and there, like a fringed bag or beaded bracelets and necklaces.
However you choose to interpret that 70s look, have fun with the trend and such unfussy styles as flared jeans, floppy wide brimmed hats, crochet, tassels and platform shoes!
Here are a few ideas from Calypso St. Barth to inspire you:
More of My Favorite Looks
I am really loving Haute Hippie for 70s Boho:
Accent the look with some boho bracelets:
Get the look for less at stores like Forever 21, or browse your local flea market:
Coming soon, part three of our series covering the hottest spring 2015 fashion trends!
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