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24th December 2012

5:50pm: Holiday Wishes!
Oh I know I've been neglectful of my diary since October, 2 months and already we are here.

3rd October 2012

8:15pm: 1950s witches

7th August 2012

9:45pm: Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard

26th June 2012

6:54pm: Vintage hair-styling
I love taking inspiration 50's look from Lauren Rennells' book.
The look itself is very neutral, but still sort of colorful. The lips are pale pink, and the cheeks also have a pink flush to them. On the eyes there's only a slight wash of pink topped with a matte, medium toned brown. Also on the eyes, a deep brown kohl pencil along the lash line with a tiny wing at the end. Black mascara on the top and bottom lashes, and a half band of false lashes applied to the outer edge of the top lashes. Pin-curls really add to the complete look.

10th April 2012

8:18pm: rockabilly 101

This one's for you hipdipcat! Enjoy. 

8th March 2012

8:52pm: saratoga bombshell
Some interesting facts about Miss Harlow:
Her nickname was The Baby.
She never wore any underwear and always slept in the nude.
First actress to get on the cover of LIFE mag in 1937.
She turned down lead roles in both Freaks (1932) and King Kong (1933)
She was photographed in the nudie at the tender age of 17! By a Hollywood photographer in a park.
She wrote a book in 1934 called "Today is Tonight", which wasn't published untill long after her death in 1965. Anyone read this?.
She'd rub ice on her nipples before a scene to look sexier!
Her fav brand of cigerette: Fatima.
The only colour film of Jean is in the movie Hell's Angels (1930) in an expensive eight-minute two-color Technicolor sequence .
She was Marilyn Monroe's Idol and also they were both in their last films with Clark Gable... spooky!
she held the famous doggie actor Rin Tin Tin in her arms as he died.
She was very superstitious, always wearing her lucky ankle chain on her left leg and a lucky mirror which she looked into before leaving her dressing room, always.
To keep her famous sexy figure she had a strict diet of mostly veggies and salad.
Her real name is Harlean Carpenter, Jean Harlow is her mothers name.
She was marriaged 3 times, the first when she was still a teenager, and she was engaged to actor William Powell when she died, they had been engaged for 2 years but they couldn't marry as MGM wouldn't approve.
On the eve of 1933 April 6th when Prohibition was to be made offically over and booze once again legal on the strike of Midnight, Jean was at a L. A. Brewing Co to christen the first truck delivery leaving the brewery and then stayed to party with a factory employees, woohoo!
She was buried in a beautiful translucent gown that she wore on screen in a scene depicting her laying down ill.
She started a trend, fans started to dye their hair platinum blonde to match her famous lightened locks.
Also her pale and shimmering aesthetic started a trend of silky white on white outfits and interiors.

21st February 2012

 Saw this film the other day with my hubby..loved it to bitz !!

We really want to get a dog like this one, so cute!!

20th January 2012

It has been quite a long while since I've updated..I will try to be better from now on, I promise.

Retro Humour is fun!

27th October 2011

4:22pm: Sexy Halloween Hollywood

29th July 2011


21st July 2011

11:03pm: hell's angels

20th July 2011

12:05am: I was going to keep this journal friends only but i don't have any big secrets or anything as exciting as that.  Anyways, its hot over here, and i can't sleep so i've been having my very own classic filmfest late at night for 2 nights now.  Last night it was Stage Fright with Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich, and Sunset Boulevard with cleft chinned William Holden..i refused to share my chips with him, lol. I adore Gloria Swanson in it!


Tonight its The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers with Kirk Douglas and Barbara Stanwyck. 

18th July 2011


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