Zorina the Ballerina

Zorina the Ballerina

Prima Ballerina: Vera Zorina Vera’s parents were both professional singers, in Norway where Vera grew up. Zorina already had show business in her blood. Soon it was realized, not only could she sing, but she was an amazing dancer. Her … Continue reading

June McCall

June McCall

June McCall was a sweet girl who tried to stay good, in Hollywood. The Vargas Girl, cover model told about how she was constantly on the defense, from “sleazy men on casting couches”. When she was a chorus girl, a … Continue reading

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Marion Crane in Psycho: Janet Leigh plays Marion Crane, in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960). In my opinion: In a lot of horror films, I’ve found that if you’re committing sinful acts, you’re fate is sealed. For example, Jason Voorhees in … Continue reading

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Margot Kidder plays Kathy Lutz, the newlywed wife of George Lutz and the mother of three children who have found they’re “dream home”, in the small, town of Amityville. In the movie, as well as in real life, The Lutz’s … Continue reading

I <3 NY! (And Classic French Actresses!)

I <3 NY! (And Classic French Actresses!)

Hello, all! I’m back from my wonderful (but, short) trip to NYC. Nothing gets my blood going like seeing all the fashion, in Manhattan. What did I see? Vintage style everywhere your eyes wandered! Also, Leopard print and shadowy hats…New … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series: Joan Bennett in “Scarlett Street”

Femme Fatale Series: Joan Bennett in “Scarlett Street”

Next up, Joan Bennett plays Kitty March in Fritz Lang’s “Scarlett Street”. Kitty is in the racket with her boyfriend Johnny (Dan Duryea) of playing older men, for money. This time Kitty sets her sights on wanna-be artist, Chris Cross … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series: “GILDA”

Femme Fatale Series: “GILDA”

Could I help but throw everything down and be glued to TCM’s, noir features, Monday night!? Nope. Inspired by the bravery of directors that strayed away from romance, drama, comedy, crime, and musical pictures to come up with a new … Continue reading

A Bolt of Lightning: Marta Toren

A Bolt of Lightning: Marta Toren

Marta Toren: Raven-haired and blue-eyed, Marta was born to well-to-do, parents in Stockholm. She had an older sister who died while Marta was still, a child. The parents put Marta on a pedestal and did anything, for their surviving daughter. … Continue reading

~Joyeux Anniversaire~

~Joyeux Anniversaire~

Happy Birthday, Brigitte Bardot! Can you believe the sex symbol of all time, (next to Marilyn, of course) is 79, today!? Still rockin’ the Bardot Bouffant, to this day and still amazing, for an “almost octogenarian”! Enjoy the beautiful, BB!

Perfect Pout

Perfect Pout

Baby-faced, Rochelle Hudson was an Old Hollywood, golden girl. She mostly played supporting roles and starred in B-movies (which can always be a delight). Her uber-ambitious, stage mother had her working at age 15. She lied to studio executives and … Continue reading