100% Vamp

100% Vamp

Silent-Screen, Vamp: Dorothy Revier! Revier was a temptatious blonde,who specialized in playing, femme fatales. Nicknamed, “The Queen of Poverty Row”, Dorothy never hit super-stardom, in the silent era. She came close though, starring in, Douglas Fairbanks Sr’s “The Iron Mask”. … Continue reading

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

Susan Kohner, has a tough role to play in, “Imitation of Life”. She is a (very, light-skinned) black girl, raised in a white, home, who sees the privilege of the white daughter and craves the equality..although, Kohner’s “Sarah-Jane” does it … Continue reading

American Beauty

American Beauty

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is what mother always said, right? If you’ve ever felt guilty for ocular ogling, no need to repent. Scientifically, (and logically) our sight is the first sense used to make an immediate first … Continue reading

Vintage Accessories!

Vintage Accessories!

The 1920’s brought about many fashion trends…one of my favorite is the cloche hat. When movies became popular, it was a brand new way for fashions to start trending. The cloche, was an essential to any vamp’s wardrobe. It was … Continue reading

Get Yourself Back to the Garden.. 44 years after Woodstock

Get Yourself Back to the Garden.. 44 years after Woodstock

Today is the 44th anniversary of, Woodstock ’69. There have been many revivals, but nothing matches the original. Of course, it was the first Woodstock (do we have to count the others??)and around a half a million people, were there. … Continue reading

The Cat’s Meow

The Cat’s Meow

The roar of the 1920’s called many, women to come out of their shell. A lot of young ladies left the small towns and farms,to make it in the “big city”. It is an inspiring, exciting, and historic time for … Continue reading

XOX, Betsey!

XOX, Betsey!

A Betsey Johnson dress is one to be, coveted! Especially, in the ’60’s when mod was hot, and London was swinging! Betsey styled the stars of NY’s underground, Factory fiends, the rock ‘n’ rollers, and the sexiest supermodels, of all … Continue reading

ROSIE THE RIVETING, RIVETER !!

ROSIE THE RIVETING, RIVETER !!

“Can you use an electric mixer? If so, you can learn to operate a drill.”! This slogan was one of many, used for government propaganda, to entice housewives to go to work, during WWII. The work was mainly, munition assembly … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

Behind the scenes of, “I love Lucy”, Arnaz and Ball weren’t the happy-go-lucky couple, we all remember, on-screen. Lucy met Desi, in 1940 while appearing on-stage, together. The two eloped within a few months. When the honeymoon period was over, … Continue reading

Beryl Wallace, The Fallen Star

Beryl Wallace, The Fallen Star

The beautiful, Beryl Wallace was only a kid, when she set her sights on becoming a dancer, full-time. She was the oldest of 9 children and her parents had immigrated to New Jersey, from Austria. They were poor, but Beryl … Continue reading