Saturday, 14 January 2012

Old Hollywood Glam

Roman Holiday by la vida en b&n
Roman Holiday, a photo by la vida en b&n on Flickr.
I just love older movies! I cried the first time I watched Roman Holiday, and marveled at how talented men were able to compete as leading men against good looking fellows, when I watched Fred Astaire in You Were Never Lovelier. Gidget made me wish I could surf.

Sandra Dee Gidget by artemis.niarchos

I am in constant awe of the starlets of the of the 40's and 50's.  The flawlessness of their hair and make-up and the impeccable,  pulled together outfits with accessories perfectly matched.  They had a certain something about them that was unattainable, a sort of fairytale life that I wish I could have been a part of.  Amongst my favorite icons of the era are Audrey Hepburn, (of course!) Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor by The Seven Book

Grace Kelly by Rebel Without a Cause 
Grace Kelly, a photo by Rebel Without a Cause on Flickr.

The picture below is one of my absolute favorites!  I plan on framing this one and putting it in my walk in closet.  It is of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly waiting backstage at the RKO Pantages Theatre, during the 28th Annual Academy Awards.  

Grace Kelly;Audrey Hepburn by ShineByThree 
Grace Kelly;Audrey Hepburn, a photo by ShineByThree on Flickr. 

And not to be forgotten, the queen of bombshells, Marilyn Monroe.

marilyn monroe by marilyn-monroe2011 


wickedfaerie said...

Love the Grace Kelly dress and an fabulous picture of Marilyn.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, wickedfaerie sent me! I saw a wonderful exhibition of Grace Kelly's gowns at the V&A in London last year. I could have drooled over them all day.

Eclectic Gypsy said...

That must have been amazing Tracey! I adore the gowns worn in To Catch A Theif. Thank you so much for the you can see, I am very new to blogging!