The Eclectic  Eccentric

The Eclectic Eccentric

During the first half of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was italian heiress who lived in an eccentric and splendorous life. Her evening strolls made her quite scandalous because she was naked beneath her furs, walking around … Continue reading

The Bettie Page Rage

The Bettie Page Rage

Oh, Bettie Page! How you’ve inspired countless, women to cut their bangs and put a flower in their hair! We can all agree, Ms. Page is THE pin-up, Queen. She was one of 6 children, born to a Memphis, Tennessee, … Continue reading

Southern Belle

Southern Belle

Dorothy Sebastian had young, ambition. She wanted to become a star, more than anything in the world. But, her parents frowned upon her celebrity, cravings. At 15, Dorothy ran away from Alabama, to NYC with nothing but moxie and a … Continue reading

The Beautiful & The Damned

The Beautiful & The Damned

Marie Prevost was wide-eyed with, bee-stung lips. He dark mane, beautifully-bobbed, and sophisticated fashion is the epitome of the “flapper”, young darlings of the jazz age. Marie hit the scene, hard. She had appeared in some short movies but caught … Continue reading

Angel Angie

Angel Angie

Angie Dickinson’s career began when she entered a 1953 beauty pageant, in North Dakota. Although, she placed second Angie caught the eye of a TV scout. After the praise from the TV man, Dickinson had her heart set on acting. … Continue reading

Eva Marie the Saint

Eva Marie the Saint

You can’t talk about classic films, without including, Eva Marie Saint. The. First time I saw her was in, 1962’s “All Fall Down”. I fell in love with her, right away (and a young, Warren Beatty!). Eva was already a … Continue reading

The Brazen, Billie Dove

The Brazen, Billie Dove

Billie Dove could neither sing nor dance, all that well. Impressed by the beautiful girl, Florenz Zeigfield hired her to star in his “follies” extravaganzas! She was given the part of a beautiful, window dressing and had many, solo entrances. … Continue reading