Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vintage Vanities & Old Hollywood Glamour

Here are some more glamorous movie stars from the Silent Film Era and Golden Age of Hollywood and their fabulous vanities, dressing tables, and mirrors getting ready for their close up! I found more photos than I ever expected to discover!

I hope the pictures inspire you to create your own glamorous vanity vignettes. Claudia at The Paris Apartment has asked bloggers to send photos of their modern vanity for the Vanity for Humanity book that she is creating for the Habitat for Humanity charity. She is still collecting photos, so send yours to her at theparisapartment@yahoo.com and post them on your blog too.

Thank you to all the bloggers that created such amazing vanity settings! Click here to see the Vanity for Humanity posts on Claudia's blog so far. (Several posts are all grouped together in the link.) It's for a wonderful cause that will help so many others in need and brighten their day.



Brigitte Bardot (1934 - living France) - On the set of the 1965 western
"Viva Maria" - Photo via Odalisque1 on Flickr



Brigitte Bardot (1934 - living) - Photo via Blonde on Blondes



Brigitte Bardot (1934 - living) in "A Woman Like Satan" (1958) -
Photo via Picasa Web Albums of Alexander



Brigitte Bardot (1934 - living) - Photo via .Juliette. on Flickr



Bebe Daniels (1901 - 1971) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Bebe Daniels (1901 - 1971) - Photo via Incubation Station on Flickr



Bebe Daniels (1901 - 1971) holding a kitten! - Photo via C'est le Carnet


Danielle Darrieux (1917 - living) in "The Earrings of Madame de... " (1953) - Photo via Classic Maiden



Sandra Dee (1942 - 2005) - Taking a call in her dressing room (1959) -
Photo via The Happy Wanderer on Flickr



Olivia de Haviland (1916 - living in Paris, France) in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939) - Photo via Classic Movie Favorites - She is the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine.



Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992) - Photo via Picasa Web Albums of Alexander



Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992), Hans Albers and Emil Jannings -
Photo via Allure (Operator_99 blog)



Frances Farmer (1913 - 1970) - Photo via If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be A Whole Lot of Dead Copycats (Tsutpen blog)



Joan Fontaine (1917 - living in Carmel, California) in "Suspicion" (1941) - Photo via Classic Movie Favorites - She is the younger sister of Olivia de Haviland.



Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) - Photo via Picasa Web Albums of Alexander



Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) - Photo via Picasa Web Albums of Alexander



Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Greta Garbo (1905 - 1990) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) - Photo via Picasa Web Album of Alexander



Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) - Photo via Old Hollywood on Tumblr and originally MPTV Images



Gloria Grahame (1923 - 1981) - Photo via Olive Rue



Lilian Harvey (1906 - 1968) - A German Postcard by Ross Verlag (1933 - 1934) Photo by 20th Century Fox (1906 - 1968) - Photo via Film Star Postcards



Phyllis Haver (1899 - 1960) - Photo via The Golden Age of Hollywood



Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987) - Photo via Picasa Web Albums of Alexander



Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987) - Photo via Amasugita Kajitsu



Veronica Lake (1922 – 1973) - Photo via Lolitas Classics



Carole Lombard (1908 - 1942) - Photo by George Hoyningen Huene
for Vanity Fair Jan 1914 - Photo via The Golden Age of Hollywood



Sophia Loren (1934 - living in Geneva, Switzerland) in "A Countess from Hong Kong" - Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS - Photo via Picasa Web Album of Alexander



Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) - Photo via Stirred, Stright Up, With a Twist (Note there are nude photos on Stirred Straight Up blog)



Colleen Moore (1900 - 1988) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Colleen Moore (1900 - 1988) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Colleen Moore (1900 - 1988) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Patricia Neal (1926 - living) and Gary Cooper in "The Fountainhead" (1949) - Photo via Modern Times



Mabel Normand (1892 - 1930) - Photo via Lolita's Classics



Mabel Normand (1894 - 1930) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Mabel Normand (1894 - 1930) - Mabel's dressing room at Culver City -
Photo via Looking for Mabel Normand - Check out the wonderful post on The Dressing Rooms of Stars



Kim Novak (1933 - living in Oregon) - Photo via Picasa Web Albums of Alexander



Anita Page (1910 – 2008) - Photo via Lolita's Classics



Anita Page (1910 – 2008) - Photo via Daily Mail UK



Gail Patrick (1911 – 1980) and Eddie Arnold - Photo via Lolita's Classics



Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) - Photo by Edward Steichen -
Photo via History of Photography (All-Art.org)



Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) - Photo via Trouble in Paradise



Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) - in "Pleasure Mad" (1923) -
Photo via Classic Movie Favorites



Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) in "Empty Hands" (1924) -
Photo via Classic Movie Favorites



Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) in "The Snob" (1924) -
Photo via Classic Movie Favorites



Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983) in "Lady of the Night" (1925) -
Photo via Classic Movie Favorites



Elaine Shepard (1913 - 1998) - Photo via Starlet Showcase



Barbra Streisand (1942 - living) - Photo via Getty



Barbara Stanwyck (1907 - 1990) - Photo via Lolita's Classics



Barbara Stanwyck (1907 - 1990) - Photo via Olive Rue



Anne St. Marie - Photo via Tom Palumbo on Flickr



Lingerie in White - Photo by Tom Palumbo on Flickr -
An outtake from a shoot for Bazaar, mid 1950's. An image very similar to this one appeared in the magazine.



Gloria Swanson (1899 – 1983) - Photo via Stirred, Straight Up, With a Twist (Note there are nude photos on Stirred Straight Up blog)



Constance Talmadge (1897 - 1973) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Lilyan Tashman (1896 – 1934) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Lilyan Tashman (1896 – 1934) - Photo via Trouble In Paradise



Lilyan Tashman (1896 – 1934) - Photo via Silent Ladies and
Seraphic Secret



Lilyan Tashman (1896 – 1934) - Photo via Trouble In Paradise



Lilyan Tashman (1896 – 1934) - Photo via Trouble In Paradise



Lilyan Tashman (1896 – 1934) - Photo via Trouble In Paradise -
I just had to include the shoe armoire!



Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - living in California) - Photo via Stirred, Straight Up, With a Twist (Note there are nude photos on Stirred Straight Up blog)



Alice Terry (1899 – 1987) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Pearl White (1889 – 1938) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Pearl White (1889 – 1938) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Pearl White (1889 – 1938) - Photo via Silent Ladies



Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981) - Photo via Stirred, Straight Up, With a Twist (Note there are nude photos on Stirred Straight Up blog)



"The Women" - At Black's Fifth Avenue Perfume Counter - Rosalind Russell (1907 - 1976), Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983), Joan Crawford (1905 - 1977), and Joan Fontaine (1917 - living) - Photo via I Smell Therefore I Am


ps. I'm still adding the links to the photo credits.

13 comments:

MansTouch said...

Timeless classic beauty.
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Miss1941 said...

Hi Bonnie!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your comment was so nice :)
I'm located in Baltimore, MD. So unfortunately I won't be able to get the vanity you found. But it was absolutely PERFECT! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for finding it for me. :)
You have a wonderful blog, and I love reading it.

KellyJensen said...

Great article! You posted some great photos, Hollywoodmegastore.com has some great "old Hollywood" props and photos too!

Amanda said...

Wow! Fantastic job! The pics are stunning.

Rococo said...

I love your photo choices..makes me happy to be a girl..plus your music is just lovely!! thanks for the wonderful vist xoo

My Little said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE (and LOVE) this post. I'm sure gathering up all of those photos took a long time, but let me tell you, I appreciate it. If you don't mind, I'd like to do a feature (referral) on mylittleboudoir.com. Would that be ok? It's such a nice fit.

fahQ said...

Can somebody please tell me who is the person that singing these songs on here? I love her voice.

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lauriek said...

thank you so much for the wonderful shots. it has helped tremendously in my research for a novel i am writing. you have helped me to visualize my character's surroundings.
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