Knew the Storm

13 Apr 2014

barbarastanwyck:

Fred Astaire and Judy Garland eating chocolates on the set of Easter Parade

barbarastanwyck:

Fred Astaire and Judy Garland eating chocolates on the set of Easter Parade

30 Mar 2014

classicactresses:

Ida Lupino in “High Sierra” (1941)

"The script called for Lupino to cry, but the tears wouldn’t come. Bogart took her to the side and, glancing at director Walsh, told her: "Listen, doll, if you can’t cry, just remember one thing -I’m going to take this picture away from you." Ida laughed, just as Bogart had wanted. "All right," he said, "now you’re relaxed. If you can’t relate it to me or the character go back to your childhood," he counseled. "Can you remember when you had to say goodbye to somebody, somebody you loved? And you thought you weren’t going to see them again?" "Yes", responded Ida. "Well, think of that, baby, think of it!" Ida saw tears in his eyes. The final scene of High Sierra is powerfully moving. Marie’s tears of sadness are transformed into tears of elation as she realizes that the tortured soul of Roy Earle is finally free."

Ida Lupino is my newest hero. I was watching Anastasia on TCM this afternoon. They had some time to fill between movies, so they ran a short bio on Ida Lupino. I had no knowledge of her before now; and now I’m fascinated.

30 Mar 2014

theacademy:

Ida Lupino was a trailblazer in film and television. Born into a family who knew a few things about the entertainment business, Ida grew up to be the first actress to produce, direct and write her own films, earning her not one, but two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In the late 1940s, when acting jobs in film were scarce, she worked on radio, music, and eventually began directing in film and television . Her credits on tv included directing some classic episodes of “The Twilight Zone”, “Bewitched” and “Gilligan’s Island”.

She was no slouch in films, she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in “High Sierra” and even got top billing over him. Although she described herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis” as an actress, she later joked that she was “the poor man’s Don Siegel” as a director.

What she clearly was was versatile, prolific, and adaptable. All traits we should all aspire to have.

Ida Lupino - a compelling actress, writer, director, and producer.

30 Mar 2014

hideback:

L’enfer Cabaret, Boulevard de Clichy, Montmartre, Paris

Built circa 1890; demolished circa 1952.

Entertainment inside the “inferno of hell” included musicians dressed as devils and interior volcanos that spewed scented lava of molten gold. 

After the “cabaret artistique” was demolished, the site became a Monoprix retail store.

25 Feb 2014

fuckyeahmodernflapper:

A beautiful, brunette Marlene Dietrich, 1923. She usually dyed her hair black for exotic roles in cabarets, on stage and in films (she found black-haired women sexier than blondes, and she also painted her brows black)

fuckyeahmodernflapper:

A beautiful, brunette Marlene Dietrich, 1923.
She usually dyed her hair black for exotic roles in cabarets, on stage and in films (she found black-haired women sexier than blondes, and she also painted her brows black)

22 Feb 2014

Fox Hunt - Winslow Homerr - 1893

Fox Hunt - Winslow Homerr - 1893

18 Feb 2014

biomedicalephemera:

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s pocket surgical kit

Dr. Walker was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army, serving during the Civil War.

She was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1865 by President Johnson, and remains the only woman to have ever won it, to this date. Interestingly, this high honor was awarded to her (and even had a bill passed in order to make her eligible) in order to recognize her service to the country…while making sure that she didn’t receive an army commission in retirement.

Indeed, she made less as a pensioner than the widows of most officers did, but she saw the greater honor of her Medal, wearing it every day until her death in 1917.

Walker also campaigned as an abolitionist (prior to the war), prohibitionist, and an advocate for dress reform, citing women’s clothing as “immodest and unwieldy”. She was arrested several times in the late 1800s for “impersonating a man”, because of her trousers and top hat.

11 Feb 2014

judyforever:

Judy Garland and Shirley Temple

judyforever:

Judy Garland and Shirley Temple

11 Feb 2014

nearlyvintage:

Beasties Boys and Billy Idol

nearlyvintage:

Beasties Boys and Billy Idol

28 Jan 2014

surfingaragegeek:

     Pete Seeger’s weapon of choice

This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.

surfingaragegeek:

     Pete Seeger’s weapon of choice

This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.

18 Jan 2014

retrogasm:

Shirley MacLaine as Bat Lady 1956

retrogasm:

Shirley MacLaine as Bat Lady 1956

8 Jan 2014

So hey, guys. I’m always amazed that people follow me. I created this thing for the sole purpose of cataloging the vintage things I liked. And then it turns out other people like the same things! So thanks for sticking around, despite my fickleness, inconsistency, and stuff. I just wanted to say hi and thanks. Awkwardly.

24 Dec 2013

retrogasm:

Bob Hope and Lucy

retrogasm:

Bob Hope and Lucy

20 Dec 2013

wickedknickers:

French postcard.

wickedknickers:

French postcard.

(Source: indypendent-thinking)

19 Dec 2013

Jayne Mansfield, 1950s

Jayne Mansfield, 1950s