Saturday, December 8, 2012

All Wrapped Up With A Bow

Beautiful presents come all wrapped up with a bow. Who wouldn't want to find one of these lovelies under the tree?
Clara Bow in a bow - how cute

Only Garbo's beauty could trump this bow!

Lovely Laura La Plante maximizes the bow look
by wearing them at her collar and wrists

Joan Bennett looks stunning in a basic black bow

Somewhere there is a bow in Liz's bonnet

Stripes and a bow!
Joan Blondell just couldn't be any cuter!

Ann Sheridan dares you to undo this bow.

Now, here are the bows 
(and beaus) I'd like to untie!
Slowly I unwrap......

Charlie looks so dapper in his bow tie

Yes, Gary, you too will soon be unwrapped

Gene - don't look so serious.
Bows and polka dots are for the light-hearted!

Ah, a perfect continental bow.

What a perfectly wonderful time under the tree!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Looking Back: Beautiful Movie Backs

Most of these gals are more famous for their beautiful fronts, but, truly, they look good from all angles, don't they?

Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo

Edna Purviance

Kim Novak
Jean Harlow

Louise Brooks

Joan Crawford

Ann Dvorak

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dreaming of: Candid Garbo

Sure Garbo was the essence of Hollywood glamour with a dash of European mystery and allure, but once the cameras stopped, she proved herself to be anything but a regular girl. No matter what she did, she was beautiful, stylish and utterly unique. And when she was candid, we catch a glimpse of the real woman behind the legend.

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Constance Talmadge: Flapper of My Dreams

I love the movie star flappers! I can't say enough about the fantastic Clara Bow, Louise Brooks and Joan Crawford, not to mention slightly lesser cinema flappers, but right now, Constance Talmadge is the flapper of my dreams!

F. Scott Fitzgerald described her as "the deft princess of lingerie and love...the flapper de luxe."

The "Flapper De Luxe"
While many movie flappers had a rebellious streak and maybe something to prove, Connie just seemed fun. She was frothy, sophisticated and oh-so modern. I admit I am utterly bewitched by her, so can we just look and enjoy?
Connie & Ronald Colman made several delightful films together
Ronnie & Connie: Eventually he got beyond the scowl and fell for her charms


Lucky George K. Arthur! Don't look so alarmed!
A vision of  1920s elegance

More Talmadge chic

And still more Talmadge chic

Easy, breezy, beautiful

Can't decide who is cuter, Connie or the pup

Normally, I'm not crazy for colorized photos, but somehow Connie and color just go together. Maybe she is just too vibrant for plain black and white.

This photo is from "Her Night of Romance"
where Connie plays a princess in dowdy disguise

A tribute to the great Constance Talmadge would not be complete without a photo or two with Connie and big sister, Norma. They were a peach of a pair!

Life is grand when you're a Talmadge girl!