A Birthday Tribute to Mary Astor

American actress, Mary Astor was born 106 years years ago today, May 4, 1906.  And though I’ve seen several  movies she has starred in, I never really knew much about this beautiful and talented woman.  So being as it is her birthday, I decided to do some research.

And here’s what I found out! Mary Astor had a very successful film career starting when she was only 15 , that spanned several decades. She had an […]

By | 2014-05-03T14:43:37-04:00 May 3rd, 2014|Celebrities, Memorable people|4 Comments

The California Elegance of Irene Lentz

The legendary fashion and Hollywood costume designer, Irene Lentz-Gibbons, began her career as an actress in the early 1920s and soon moved onto designing and opening a small dress store. Her designs were so popular that Bullocks-Wilshire, a luxury department store catering to the  Los Angeles elite, asked her to open up a boutique and design for them, making her the first designer to open their own salon within a department store.

Suits for […]

By | 2014-01-22T10:01:43-04:00 January 6th, 2014|Fashion, Memorable people|2 Comments

Birthday Tribute to Betty Grable-The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs

The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs - Betty Grable Betty Grable 12/18/16 – 07/02/73

 

“There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them.” Betty Grable

Elizabeth Ruth “Betty” Grable, born December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, started off in showbiz at the urging of her stern ‘stage mom’ who was determined to have […]

By | 2016-05-25T20:23:47-04:00 December 18th, 2013|Celebrities, Memorable people|Comments Off on Birthday Tribute to Betty Grable-The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs

Edith Head-The Dress Doctor

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it” was one of Edith Head’s famous quotes. And she certainly lived up to it. She started her career as a language teacher and ended up as the  most famous Hollywood costume designer of all time.

Edith Claire Posener was born October 28, 1897 and received her Master’s degree in Romance Languages from Stanford.  After teaching  French at the Hollywood School for […]

By | 2016-05-25T20:20:17-04:00 November 7th, 2013|Fashion, Memorable people|2 Comments

Top 10 Cult Classic Queens of Horror

Sure, everyone remembers Frankenstein, Dracula and the Werewolf when it comes to classic movie monsters. But there were also an impressive bunch of she monsters too! And in honor of them I’ve complied my Top Ten list of favorite female fiends of classic and cult films.  So if you haven’t decided on your Halloween costume yet, perhaps this will inspire you!

1. Bride of Frankenstein

Of course, Elsa Lanchester as the bride in Bride of […]

By | 2016-05-25T20:12:17-04:00 October 30th, 2013|Memorable people|Comments Off on Top 10 Cult Classic Queens of Horror
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