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Poster madness!

I feel like I have been posting a lot of vintage posters recently, but I just love them!  Making a poster now is no big deal.  We just get on the computer, arrange a few things, and suddenly it’s done (I am not complaining about that, especially when I need a poster for one of my events!).  The problem is that they are not works of art any more, but just something quickly put together to get the message out.  I think that vintage posters, while they had a very clear message that they were trying to portray, were really works of art in themselves.  My recent obsession with vintage posters has led me to want to design and paint some myself.  I will be posting these over on my painting blog soon, but in the meantime, check out a few of my favorite vintage movie posters I have recently come across.

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Even the best laid plans…

So, last night I got all dressed up to go to a New Years Eve party downtown where a friend’s band was playing.  I went out to my car only to discover that I had a flat tire.  It was pretty late by that point, and I wasn’t able to get a hold of anyone to come pick me up for the party, so I ended up spending the evening sitting on the couch, in my fancy outfit and hair, eating chocolate and watching a marathon of The Thin Man movies on TCM. (not a bad evening, but just not what I had planned.)

I was finally able to get my hair in to some form of victory rolls, thanks to this tutorial:

I don’t think her method is completely authentic, but it gives you the look and is really easy to do!  Here is what the final product looked like, even though I am the only one who saw it last night

And, I have to say after watching a lot of Thin Man last night, I adore Myrna Loy!  She always looked so beautiful and sophisticated, but she was also really funny.  I was reading a bio of her recently and was interested to learn that early in her career, she was typically cast as an “exotic”, made to look like she was of Asian decent.  The Thin Man movies helped break her out of that stereotype and into comedic roles.

photo courtesy avanzaza.com

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Joyeux Noel

Last night I watched Joyeux Noel, a 2005 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.  If you want to watch a movie that really captures the meaning of Christmas, go out and rent this film today!  It is set in 1914 and tells the story of  one Christmas night during WWI when enemies were able to lay aside their differences, visit each others trenches and celebrate the holiday.  Diane Kruger is beautiful in it, and I adore her clothes.  I have never paid much attention to 1910’s and 20’s fashion, but recently I have been drawn to their silhouette.  So, watch this movie, and Joyeux Noel!

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I’m Dreaming…

A couple of nights ago I was watching White Christmas.  I have to say that is one of my favorite Christmas movies.  The music, the dancing, the clothes…I just love it all.  I could watch Vera Ellen dance all day, and I am thinking of convincing one of my sisters to put together an act with me so that we can do that “Sisters” song…

But most of all, I am determined to one day have a dress just like the one Rosemary Clooney wears when she sings “Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me.”

If I had loved during this time period I would want to be a singer at a club like this.  To wear beautiful dresses and sing beautiful songs every night would be my idea of the good life.

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Inspiring Icons: Ingrid Bergman

I don’t think I have ever mentioned how much I adore Ingrid Bergman.  Basically, if she is in a movie, I will watch it.  I was re-watching Gaslight recently.  Creepy stuff!  Although, even as a woman slowly being driven mad by her own husband, she is still always beautiful and stylish.

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Because who doesn’t love Rita…

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Inspiring Icons: Audrey Hepburn

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West End Movies is showing the classic Charade this Friday at 8pm.  Charade stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, two of the classiest actors ever.  It is a fun, and funny romp through Paris, and you can enjoy it for the low price of $5 at West End Movies.  Check it out!

So, for this week’s inspiring icon, I have picked the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn.  I don’t think there is much I could say about this woman that is not widely known, so I have decided just to post a few previously never before seen photos by photographer Bob Willoughby.  Enjoy!

~Emily C.

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