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 theparisapartment@yahoo.com. 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 TheJudyRoom.com



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...

23 comments:

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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