About the Pictorial

The Pictorial is my sometimes neurotic, shamelessly self-indulgent love letter to all things classic: culture, cinema, cocktails, you name it.

I’m a Hollywood-based wage slave (the title “editorial assistant” looks good in print, but that’s about all) and all around Generation-Y reject who prefers turntables and typewriters to iPods and Kindles. (I am also a hypocrite, as I possess both.)

Kick yer shoes off and set awhile (there’s always got champagne on ice around here) and don’t hesitate to drop a line.

Stay Swell,
The Kitty Packard Pictorial

16 thoughts on “About the Pictorial

  1. I came across your phenomenal blog quite recently, and have been reading it intently ever since. Thank you for doing such a great job.

    Oh, and, by the way, I just wanted to say that I’m honored to have received comments from you on my fledgling blog. Thanks for boosting my self-esteem. 🙂

  2. I don’t I’ve ever said this on any other blog before: Your blog is truly wonderful! It not only looks incredibly classy, but the content is extensive and captivating. Looking forward to following it from this day on!

  3. What a lovely, informative, and stylish thing you have going here! I was captivated by your Valentine/Fred Astaire posting (agree with you about the Funny Face choice), homage to John Barry (don’t forget Body Heat), and then the article on Charade, one of my favorite films, with all those great pictures–you just made my day. One boo-boo: that is JAMES Coburn, not his dad. 🙂 I intend to spend the weekend perusing your site, now that I have found it. Thanks so much for this great stuff!!!

    1. Stella– thank YOU for such kind words! I truly do appreciate it!! (And especially thanks for the heads-up about JAMES Coburn! How embarrassing… have quickly cleaned that one up and hopefully averted serious public embarrassment, thanks to you…;)

    1. Harlow *did* have a Packard, but Kitty Packard is actually the name of her character from Dinner at Eight. Sassy, brassy, ballsy and naughty– love it!!

  4. Hi Kitty,

    Where to you get your photos? I am researching 40s-50s era images of Hollywood and you’ve got yourself a nice collection of pics with each of your posts. Very nice

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THE WAY YOU DO ABOUT THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD! LOVE YOU KNOW WHAT CAMERA YOU HAVE?

  6. I recommend the great American Songbook DVD with Judy Garland on the cover. It covers the long history of American popular music through the many classic films of the last century. It is a little over three hours and is hosted by Michael Feinstein. A must see by any classic film fan!

  7. Kitty,

    Can I just say that I love the new format? That banner picture of Frankie and Grace from High Society is elegant and it makes me smile, just like your blog! Keep on a-goin’. Please. 🙂

  8. Just came across this and it brings out the real me…the best of times…Louie Mayer (Florida kid) and I boarded a GREYHOUND in Frederick, MD and got there 2 hours before the concert began…we stopped at a place called the ROCKET ROOM for about 30 minutes (we were underage but no one bothered to check our age that evening) before walking to the arena for the concert…great night!!!!!…Vanessa Gostomski (?) from Baltimore autographed my shirt in lipstick that night…great girl!!!!!…………………………TERRY from Frederick

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