Monday, August 31, 2009

Have A Fabulous Week!

Just wishin' everybody a great start to their week! Hope it's light n breezy... Follow the butterfly and the music in your heart!

So Flute by St. Germain - Video via Vafredoi on You Tube

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Shell Love This Bed! She'll Love This Bed!

Check out this glamorous white room from an old foreign film made back in 1960 with Liselotte Pulver (1929 - living) called "Das Glas Wasser" or "A Glass of Water." Wait till you see the shell bed! It shows up around 1:30 on the video clip.

I think the movie is in German... Apparently Liselotte is Swiss, but she speaks German. I have no idea what she is singing about, but she seems rather upset by the end of this clip. Who is that masked man in a cape she's having visions of in the mirror? Oh look... there's a white vanity between the two tall windows. Don't miss her funny puppy dog on the pillow! Some guy enters the room at the end... maybe he will bring her "A Glass of Water" and they will live happily ever after?

Great... now I'm looking up shells and shell beds when I should be goin to bed myself! Does this happen to you too? Thank goodness I'm not the only one! Must be something in the August air as it seems Jennifer at The Peak of Chic did the same thing! The Peak of Chic is one of my favorite blogs! Check out her post on Rococo Revery about some fabulous things created in the shape of a shell... some hand towels with shell motifs and chairs and sconces in the shape of shells, and even another shell bed!

I'm curious to know more about the movie, "Das Glas Wasser" and how the glamorous movie star ended up in the giant clam shell of a bed! Well, no matter how she got there... I'm sure she'll love this bed!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

All Dolled Up for Dinner at Eight!

The always glamorous Ms. Jean Harlow lounging in her lavish boudoir... her spectacular bed is laden with satiny sheets and pillows, her incredible vanity with sensuous perfumes and jars of creams nearby, she is wearing her beautiful fluffy robe, lyin in her spectacular bed, talkin on the phone, gazing at herself in a big hand mirror, eatin chocolate bon bons, and powder puffin her nose!!! Oh what a life! Hubby is not thrilled but still takes her out for Dinner at Eight!

Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937) in "Dinner At Eight" (1933) - Video via Astique333 on You Tube

I'm adding more lovely photos and amazing video clips of Hollywood's most glamorous movie stars from the classic films of the Silent Film Era and the Golden Age of Hollywood! Seems I can't stop finding incredible vanities and dressing tables, lavish boudoirs and bedrooms, fabulous fashion and sensational set designs! I'm just adding them into the two major post below so check back for more!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Vintage Vanities & Old Hollywood Glamour

Here are some more Vintage Vanities and Old Hollywood Glamour shots from the Silent Movie Era and the Golden Age of Hollywood!

Hopefully the classic Movie Stars reflected in the mirrors of the lovely vanities and dressing tables will inspire you to create some pretty vanity vignettes for the Vanity for Humanity book! Display your perfume bottles, powder puffs, hand mirrors, jewelry, trinkets, makeup, add some flowers, and anything else that brings a sparkle to your eyes!

Claudia at The Paris Apartment is still collecting photos to be included in the "Vanity for Humanity" book that will support others through Habitat for Humanity. Send your photos to her email address at Include as many photos and different looks as you like! Be sure to check out the blogs where I found many of the amazing photos below by clicking on the Movie Star's name too!

Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987) as Gilda in her first motion picture.

A look back at fashion in the '50s, music is "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes via You Tube from Torevalore05.

Angie Dickinson (1931 - living) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Anita Page (1910 - 2008) - Photo via Allure

Arlene Dahl (1928 - living) - Photo via Starlet Showcase. She is the mother of Lorenzo Lamas.

Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) - Photo via The Happy Wanderer on Flickr

Barbara Pepper (1915 - 1969) - Photo via Rantings of a Modern Day Glamour Girl

Bebe Daniels (1901 - 1971) in "Maltese Falcon" - Photo via Atavism from Rad Nauseam

Bebe Daniels (1901 - 1971) - Photo via Things and Other Stuff

Brooke Adams (1949 - living) in "Cuba" - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Claudette Colbert (1903 - 1996) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Colleen Moore (1900 - 1988) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Jane Russell (1921 - living) - Photo via Olive Rue
Check out Olive Rue's blog for some glamorous movie stars and boudoirs from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Jeanette MacDonald (1903 - 1965) - Photo from New Movie Magazine, Jan 1931 via Allure

Joan and Jayne - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Joan Crawford (1905 - 1977) - Photo by New Movie Magazine, Jan 1931 via Allure

Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) - Photo via

Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003) - Photo via Allure

Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003) in "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) -
Photo via Ultra Style

Leila Hyams (1905 - 1977) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Lotte Lorring (1893 - 1939) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992)

Mae West (1893 - 1980) - Photo via Dr. Macro's High Quality Movie Scans

Mirion Shilling (1910 - 2004) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Martine Carol (1920 - 1967) - Photo via Film Noir Photos

Melina Mercouri (1920 - 1994) in "Phaedra" (1962) - Photo via Film Noir Photos

Miriam Hopkins (1902 - 1972) - Photo via Allure

Myrna Loy (1905 - 1993) in "The Barbarian" (1933) - Photo via Film Noir Photos

Nancy Kwan (1939 - living) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) in "Empty Hands" (1924)

Sue Carol (1906 - 1982) - Photo via Life Magazine in 1938 - Look at her ostrich feather shoes!

Susan Hayward (1917 - 1975) - Photo via Art, Movies, Wood and WhatNot

Susannah York (1941 - living) - Photo via Film Noir Photos

Tallulah Bankhead (1902 - 1968) - Photo via Film Noir Photos

Valerie Hobson (1917 - 1998), Martita Hunt (1900 - 1969) and Tony Wagner in "Great Expectations (1946)

Yvonne De Carlo (1922 - 2007) - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Ziegfeld Girl in Mirror - Photo via Starlet Showcase

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close up!"
Gloria Swanson (1899 – 1983) in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)
(Over dramatic yes, but I just had to include it!)

ps. I'll be back to fill in the missing links...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Vanity for Humanity

Claudia at The Paris Apartment is still gathering pictures of your beautiful vanities for "Vanity for Humanity" book to help support a very worthy cause for Habitat for Humanity! Send them to her at

Images from Vogue Italia May 2009 via You Were Never Lovelier

Friday, August 7, 2009

Vintage Vanities & Old Hollywood Glamour

"Vanity for Humanity" is still on! Send photos of your dressing table vanity to Claudia at The Paris Apartment. Her email address is She's writing a book called "Vanity for Humanity" with a look at the blogger’s vanities. All the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity so please do send them. Hopefully these glamorous shots of the vanities and movie stars will inspire you to take a few pictures, and to have many beautiful dreams that come true.

This is a wonderful video of about the glamorous movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. There are more lovely vanities in the video too! It has music so you might want to turn off the volume on my player at the bottom of the page while viewing.

The video is from xoxClaudia101xox on You Tube - A young girl who loves the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979) by Alfred Cheney Johnson - Photo via Pufferfish76 on Flickr

Lillian Gish (1893 - 1993)

Model Vionnet Photo by Cecil Beaton Fashion Photographer for Vogue, 1937

Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937) in "Dinner at Eight"

Madge Evans (1909 - 1981) - Photo via GaryCooper79 on Flickr

Ann Sheridan (1915 - 1967) - Photo via Remember When? on Flickr

Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan

Ruth Chatterton (1893 - 1961) arranges her hair in the reflex of a luxurious mirror table. Circa 1933.

Does anyone know who this is?

Gloria Swanson (1897 - 1983) models one of the many gowns, designed and created by Rume Hubert for her role in the film "Music In The Air" directed by Joe May for Fox in 1934.

Merle Oberon (1911 - 1979)

Kay Francis (1905 - 1968)

Ann Miller (1923 - 2004) in her Dressing Room

Linda Darnell (1923 - 1965) Photo via Kathleen's photo stream on Flickr

Nina Leen (1909 - 1995) She was one of the first female photographers for Life Magazine. My Vintage Vogue has a group of Nina Leen photos on flickr which perfectly capture the style and spirit of times past.

1940's Vogue - Photo via My Vintage Vogue on Photobucket

Carole Landis (1919 - 1948)

Not sure who this is but it was taken in 1951. Image from Photobucket

Marisa Tomei - New Hollywood Glamour - Photo via Starlet Showcase

Photo from Lenhill12's Photostream on Flickr