Marlon Brando wins an Oscar, and check out the Queen Pixie stylings of Bette Davis

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  1. March 2, 2014

    Was Bette auditioning to be a munchkin?

    • March 4, 2014

      I’m thinking Queen of Outer Space…

  2. Heather in Arles
    March 2, 2014

    Wow. Yowza! It is all too much! Marlon running to get his Oscar, his simply sweet speech, the utter bizareness of Ms Davis’ ensemble (for me there are overtones of the evil witch in Cinderella) and yet how she completely owns it…and then the divine Grace…*sigh*

    • March 4, 2014

      Marlon before he became an ogre! Bette pulling off anything with aplomb! #justlovebette

  3. March 2, 2014

    Happy Oscar Day! Wish the four of us could watch it together! FaceTime might work!!!

    • March 4, 2014

      Facetime? I would have to load a doohickey on the thingie! xox, V

  4. March 2, 2014

    I admired Marlon Brando as an actor and enjoyed his movies.

    • March 4, 2014

      On the Waterfront, especially. What a powerful performance.

  5. George Kaplan
    March 2, 2014

    Hey, Vickie, don’t insult Pixies, I love them! I don’t know what Bette was trying to be, she looks like she’s wandered in from a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on acid.
    Oh, look Marlon before he began acting like a joik!
    And, Goll-ee, Grace Kelly! Lisa. Carol. Freemont. 🙂

  6. March 3, 2014

    That headpiece is HORRIFIC! That’s all I have to say.

    • March 4, 2014

      I have to say, YOU are absolutely right! I don’t know what’s worse, the shape, or that it sparkles.

  7. March 4, 2014

    Poor Bette! At the time, everyone knew why she wore that glitzy skullcap to the Academy Awards. Now, people look at the photos and think it is because she had some unexplainable eccentric moment. She partially shaved her head for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in “The Virgin Queen,” which was being filmed in March 1955 when the Oscars were held. She wore this thing in order to cover her then-hairless state. She probably could have chosen something prettier, but there was a reason for her seemingly off-the-wall head covering!

    • March 4, 2014

      Thank you, Mae!
      I had no idea. Of course. I wonder if she shaved her head for Elizabeth and Essex, too? She really was amazing.

      • March 4, 2014

        Yep, it was for a role. How very Bette! Sometimes the simplest explanation is the answer. 🙂 She actually shaved her head for a very specific scene in “The Virgin Queen.”

  8. March 16, 2014

    I am so in love with young Marlon Brando that Bette Davis could have gone naked and I wouldn’t have noticed….

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