Depression-Era Chic: Let’s All Start Carrying Hobo Bindles!

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How many time did you try tying a bandana to a stick so that you could look like a cartoon homeless person when you were little? It was a standard part of my running-away-from-home-to-live-on-the-open-road fantasy, that included an oversize black jacket covered with patches and a ... See the Rest

RIP Shirley Temple

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My mother LOATHED Shirley Temple. Thought she was an smart-mouthed little brat, and consequently we were FORBIDDEN to watch her movies in our house. Sometimes, if we wanted to annoy her, we'd sing "Animals Crackers" in little baby voices and then run away laughing. What I'm ... See the Rest

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  Directed by Jean Cocteau (1930) ... See the Rest

Hot Look of the Day: Jean Batten

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With Amelia Earhart and Anne Morrow Lindberg hogging all the early aviatrix glory, you might never have heard of the lovely Jean Gardner Batten ("The Garbo of the Skies"). Regarded universally as one of the great international aviators of the 1930s, she was the first person to ... See the Rest

Flashback 1939: Louis Jourdan


Via Kinoimages: "There was high excitement reverberating in 1939 from the proposed new film, Le Corsaire (directed by Marc Allégret) with Charles Boyer and the gorgeous Louis Jourdan. But it was not to be, and after only a month of shooting, production ceased in September 1939 as ... See the Rest

Transformation Tuesday: Billy B Helps Me to Channel My Inner Marlene Dietrich

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Today we have the irrepressible Billy B back on the Transformations set, and the look we're going for is "Marlene Dietrich in her Weimar-era lesbian cabaret entertainer phase." It's a tricky look because it's so simple that it succeeds or fails with my characterization. The night ... Watch Now

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  From 1939's Jesse James. (via WeHadFacesThen) ... See the Rest

Flashback 1937: Gypsy Rose Lee


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