Old Hollywood Glamour

Sadly, my take on this may appear kind of pessimistic. However, you may acquire my admiration for vintage Hollywood...when film had a sense of America, when going to the "picture show" was something people dressed up for. I'd give anything to be able to experience cinema in 1939, its "Golden Year"- Technicolor, judy garland, storybooks applied to the screen almost perfectly.

Specifically, I love movie-musicals and am kind of excited to see them make somewhat of a comeback lately (but, of course, its just not the same). Honestly, they just can't replicate the feeling of these movies from a young Metro Goldwyn Mayer or RKO, etc. Nor can they replicate that keen sense of style- not just in terms of clothing- but, COSTUME, set design and so on.

Below, I have images of Rita Hayworth (they go to bed with Gilda and wake up with me) and Audrey Hepburn. I consider these two actors to be some of the first style icons...you know, besides Grace Kelly, Lana Turner and Marilyn & Ava Gardner. Anyhow, I also am including two of my favorite movie scenes (which is almost an inapt suggestion since so many of them are my favorite). The scenes are from Funny Face and Cover Girl. When reflecting on old films and style- these scenes are TOP. It's sort of an awkward feeling to know that the equivalent of these pictures (present day) are movies like, The Devil Wears Prada and Confessions of a Shopaholic. But....I digress.

Cover Girl

1 comment:

ivane said...

I haven't had the time to check your blog and already it's overflowing with new posts! <3 Well I'm in all understanding of your admiration for that age of hollywood. It's sad to realize that it;s now a lost era.