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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Cover Girl: Jean Harlow

Anyone who knows the Pictorial knows exactly how much we gush over the splashy color of a vintage movie magazine. Give us an Earl Christy Photoplay cover and we’re set. (Throw in a dry martini to go with it and we’re set for LIFE.) This being the case, and this being Baby’s week, what better […]

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Bloggers for Baby: The Jean Harlow Blogathon

The Jean Harlow Blogathon kicks off tomorrow and the Blogosphere is turning out in fine form to honor the beloved Baby on her 100th– so far there’s a swell line-up ready and rarin’ to go, with plenty more to come! This dynamic and diverse stable of talent adds up to what is going to be […]

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The Tournament of Roses Parade – Through the Years

Mornings on the first of January are a cuddly affair of cocoa, coffee, cinnamon buns and Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade. Or, at least, for that’s the way it is for Southern Californians. The parade itself is high camp, and network coverage is overinflated cornball… but boy if it doesn’t make me all warm and […]

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Joan Fontaine – A Fan Remembers

One of our readers was kind enough to share a first-hand experience involving screen legend (and perennial Pictorial favorite) Joan Fontaine. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! My father, who’d be 91 were alive today, was a charming and most unusual man. When I was 10 or 11, back in the […]

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Pictorial Palette #5: Grace Kelly

In Frank Sinatra’s biography The Life, the author makes this statement about Sinatra’s failed conquest of Grace Kelly: [she] was a princess long before she married Prince Ranier. Class acts don’t come much classier than Grace Kelly. And here in this shot she is a creamy technicolor dream. Nothing short of regal, as would soon […]

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The Pictorial Palette #1 – Judy Garland

Henri Matisse once said, “With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.” That being the case, I do not hesitate to say that movie color is without doubt some of the beautiful magic ever conjured. And given its proven abilities to brighten even the grayest of days, the Pictorial is implementing […]

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Gotta Dance: Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly. Really, what else can one say? A tireless taskmaster? Well, yeah. Magician on screen? You betcha. He brought athleticism to choreography and Hollywood musicals were never the same. Fellas may still scoff at spontaneous sing and dance on screen, but Kelly was no manicured dandy: in a scrape you still got the feeling […]

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Favorite Website of the Week: Sepia Town

Forget the Flux Capacitor—Time Travel is HERE. Well… virtually. SepiaTown is an ingenious new service that allows users to upload and map historical images from any given place or period.  (Think of it as a GoogleMap Street View with a Then and Now function!) We heart SepiaTown and want to live there. Permanently.  Starting now. […]

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