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...


Living and Loving In L.A. said...

OMG. I NEED a mirror like those! I think that is just the most glamorous thing, those big ornate mirrors. I'd just sit there and brush my hair all day too, if I had one of those. Great post. Those are absolutely fantastic photos!

Lisa said...

Hi Bonnie,
I just had to stop by to see these beauties, oh and the starletts too! Wow, you did some searching & came up with some real goodies! I checked out the Paris Apartment, thanks for letting me know. I hope you are doing well. It's been a while since we visited. Give Looky Loo my love! I included your lovely comment about her at the bottom of TLPC...
xo Lisa

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This is such an incredible post. I have not seen at least half of these images. How do you do it, Bonnie? You always have surprises up your sleeve!

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Love your place! I’m a product of the 70’s and love bohemian fashion and not to forget Old Hollywood glamour. I’m undeniably an old soul that goes back to the 50’s. . In the future I will defiantly be dropping in to see what you’ve done to your place.

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