Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Man? Woman? Woman dressed as man imitating a woman?

Cross-dressing at its finest.

Katherine Hepburn playing a role that reflected her real life style in Sylvia Scarlett (1935).

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon starring opposite Marilyn Monroe in the classic Some Like it Hot (1959).

Barbra Streisand in Yentl (1983).  Though she can't really pull off the manly look we'll let this one count anyway.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!! (1975). One of my personal favorites. Tim Curry plays a transvestite translyvanian.... and very well I might add.

Victor Victoria (1982) starring Julie Andrews as a woman impersonating a man who is impersonating a woman. Hmmhhmmm.....catchy plot, or just extremely confusing. Both?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Swedish Sirens

Lovely Ladies of Sweden

                                                                              Greta Garbo
                                                                         Ingrid Bergman


                                                                              Anita Ekberg

What a Laugh

                                                                Jean Harlow
                                                         Sandra Dee
                                                                Sophia Loren
                                                                 Louis Armstrong
                          Ingrid Bergman                                                  Jane Wyman
                                                                Sammy Davis Jr.     
                                                        Doris Day and Rock Hudson

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ms. Joan Blondell, Happy 104th! and Happy 102nd to Fred MacMurray!

Joan Blondell was a sassy, pre-code era actress who wasn't afraid to cause a stir. She is most known for her roles in Gold Diggers of 1933, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Nightmare Alley, and Grease as Vi the waitress in 1978.
                                                              Joan Blondell (1906-1979)
Fred MacMurray almost always played likable, easygoing roles with the exception of Double Indemnity (1944) and The Apartment (1960), two of his most notable roles. But, he will also always be remembered for all of the Disney films he starred in such as The Shaggy Dog (1959), and the Absent Minded Professor(1961). He was extremely handsome and always seemed to me like the guy you would want to be your dad. Anyway,Happy 102nd Birthday Fred!
                                                      Fred MacMurray (1908-1991)

Dramatic Teen Movie VS. The Campy Teen Movie

Bring on the drama and teen angst with Rebel Without a Cause (1955),

and the cheese with Beach Party (1963)....

and of course the wannabe drama but still campy teen movie, High School Confidential (1958)....
and it's wonderful exactly the way it is!

Happy Birthday, Love

Today is Ingrid Bergman's birthday.She was born in 1915. She also died on this same day in 1982.
The Swedish beauty at age 14.
This was when Ingrid was at the height of her career as a top Hollywood starlet. She truly was her own person, refusing to wax her unique thick eyebrows for the notorious studio heads of Hollywood and cutting nearly all of her hair off for a role in a little movie called For Whom the Bell Tolls.My personal favorite Bergman film is Gaslight. An immortal classic.
                                                 "Be yourself. The world worships the original."

That 60's Hair

Who can forget Annette Funicello in all of those campy beach movies? or her hair for that matter.
Sophia's perfect flip surprisingly works.
Motown hair WAS the 60's, plain and simple.
Nothing looks bad on Raquel Welch.....
Not even THIS.
Suzanne Pleshette looking angelic.
And the extreme of the extreme 60's hair is being modeled by the infallible Dolly Parton.