Film Fashion Frenzy: Cinema Fashion Shops of the 1930s

This post is in conjunction with today’s Fashion in Film Blogathon behing hosted by the lovely Angela at The Hollywood Revue! Scene: Main Street, USA. 1937. Boy and girl at the local theatre watching the new Carole Lombard comedy Nothing Sacred. Lots of laughter, lots of coddling. The sight of Lombard in a voluminous yet […]

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Blog it for Baby: Day Three of the Jean Harlow Blogathon

Day Three of the Jean Harlow Blogathon!   Day three of the Blogathon is here and Jean’s 100th is one day away! Tomorrow the Pictorial will be celebrating in high style, along with countless fans around the world, to commemorate the life of this unforgettable legend. Things are kicking into high gear around here, and […]

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Blog it for Baby: The Jean Harlow Blogathon Day 2

The Jean Harlow Blogathon Day Two! Okay kids, day two of the Jean Harlow blogathon is here and I am thrilled to present another lineup of some simply terrific contributions! The photos presented are particularly beautiful and I am sure that every Harlow fan is going to have a ball pouring over them. Here we […]

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Charade (1962)

This film is a fine bottle of 1962 French romantic-comedy that has aged with the same charm and class as its lead characters. From the opening titles, you know you’ve got yourself a winner: directed by Stanley Donen, music by Henry Mancini, title cards by Bruce Binder, Audrey in Givenchy. A real 90-pointer. Grant and […]

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Gotta Hand it to ya, Ann

Sexy “Oomph Girl” Ann Sheridan (sorry Ann–we know you hated that nickname, but darn it all if it doesn’t fit!) packed a walloping punch of ooh-la-la. Beautiful, ballsy and brainy, she was an electrical presence on screen that could rescue any picture from a case ho-hum doldrumery. (<–not a word. but ought to be.) TCM […]

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Gotta Hand it to ya, Ann

Sexy “Oomph Girl” Ann Sheridan (sorry Ann–we know you hated that nickname, but darn it all if it doesn’t fit!) packed a walloping punch of ooh-la-la. Beautiful, ballsy and brainy, she was an electrical presence on screen that could rescue any picture from a case ho-hum doldrumery. (<–not a word. but ought to be.) TCM […]

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Frankly My Dear, We * Do * Give a Damn

The LA Times reported this morning that some of the costumes worn by Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With the Wind, arguably amongst the most iconic creations in film history, have been fading away at a research library in Austin, Texas. The Harry Ransom Center has, however, just launched a public initiative to raise […]

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Chaplin Fashion

Katie, who runs the ever-fabulous OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR blog, posted  this recap of John Galliano’s recent fashion show for his 2011 spring collection, the inspiration of which happened to be none other than The Little Tramp. Yeah, I know, I flipped out too. It’s SUCH creepy-crazy-cool-concept that I really must tip my hat (or derby, […]

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Freddie Leiba’s Top 22 Movie Dresses

The LA Times Magazine has rounded up the 22 most iconic dresses in movie history … according to self-professed fashion pundit Freddie Leiba, anyway. There are, of course, the stalwarts that have deservedly made every such list time and time again: the Jean Harlow Dinner at Eight, Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, both […]

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Freddie Leiba’s Top 22 Movie Dresses

The LA Times Magazine has rounded up the 22 most iconic dresses in movie history … according to self-professed fashion pundit Freddie Leiba, anyway. There are, of course, the stalwarts that have deservedly made every such list time and time again: the Jean Harlow Dinner at Eight, Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, both […]

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