Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
POTRAIT BY HORST – MARLENE DIETRICH NY 1942
PORTRAIT BY HORST – MERLE OBERON NY 1942
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Again, a fascinating expression on an interesting face. There’s something really compelling in Myrna looking out of the frame, and there’s an unreadability to her (she may have simply been pondering what to have for lunch, of course!) The clothing is a little…busy, but the hat suits her and her hair.
She always looks impish to me, even in “The Best Years of Our Lives”.
*Impish*! Very apt word. 🙂
Dearest V (and G)
Extravagantly *Impish* I should say!
The Perfumed Dandy
I don’t know why the word *impish* prompted me but I’m putting up pix of Zachary Scott and Cary Grant at home tomorrow…
I think this is my fave portrait shot of Ms Loy.
It is great, but what about those gloves?
I really should have visited you much sooner, I’ve missed all these photos, Vickie. Myrna Loy is one of my favorites. I get the feeling she would have been a lot of fun to have a drink with.
Madame – there is a cocktail named after her, but when I read simple syrup my eyes just glaze over. Now, I know it’s tacky to hype my own material, but I thought you’d enjoy it – think of it as a road map for your future. http://vickielester.com/2013/04/26/menopause-in-the-movies/ xox,V
Can fashion be statuesque? The stole, the gloves, the hat! What a marvelous countryside!
You know, I was just talking to a student of the art, and in fact the process of couture or tailoring is very much like sculpting in fabric. You are spot on!
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