Goodbye, Eleanor

Goodbye, Eleanor

Rest in Peace, Eleanor Parker. Parker went back and forth from A-list movies, to B’s. When going to see an Eleanor Parker film, you may not recognize her not only physically, but her range of acting ability, perplexed many moviegoers, … 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

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

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

Marilyn: Unruly Role Model

Marilyn: Unruly Role Model

On August 5th we usually celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s life, and sometimes I can get flack for that. A lot of ppl say, she isn’t a good role model, she slept around and did drugs. Well, yes those are true. Marilyn … Continue reading

Rita & Orson: Genius Meets Beauty

Rita & Orson: Genius Meets Beauty

Hollywood Royalty: The Union of Rita & Welles. Rita Hayworth was America’s Cinderella, a true rags-to-riches, story. Rita had changed her Latino name and transformed her looks, to the studio’s liking. With Rita, the studio didn’t do the usual, cover-up, … Continue reading

Was Joan Crawford, “Mommie Dearest”?

Was Joan Crawford, “Mommie Dearest”?

Joan Crawford was THE American actress. I believe all classic movie fans have a favorite, Joan movie. Joan’s beauty, talent as an actress, dancing, and over-all celebrity will be forever overshadowed by the tell-all, novel her daughter wrote & published, … Continue reading

Helen Williams : Making Black Beauty History

Helen Williams : Making Black Beauty History

Helen Williams began her obsession with fashion at the early age, of seven. She would cut pictures from magazines and adorn her own, hand-sewn couture. At age 17, Helen was working in New York as a stylist. On different occasions … Continue reading