Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
Amid the strange ingredients of Hollywood…
Quoth I, Vickie Lester, in days of yore we knew not sunblock…
CategoriesArt Blogging Culture Entertainment fashion Film History Hollywood Life Movies Photography Relationships Truth & Rumors
Tagsaging gracefully aging naturally beauty in age beauty standard CecilBeaton GretaGarbo happy Hollywood middle-aged photography relaxed
Wow! I had to do a triple take! Isn’t it amazing what a smile can do to one’s face? Whereas when she was in Hollywood, she was beautiful from the outside in, here she is beautiful from the inside out!
Love these pictures, and you’re so right. And, in light of the recent mockery directed toward older actresses — it’s a delight to see her happy and certainly ahead of her time in her attitude toward Hollywood.
PS. I can’t remember if I have already shared one of my motto’s here or not: “Always leave the party when it’s good.”
I think you just did! And it’s a good one!
As you are too??
Relaxed and happy, definitely! But haven’t gotten out of town yet 😉 .
Just how old was she in these pics?? That is really important!! Do you know?? I am guessing 30’s!
Her forties, I think. Gorgeous and happy and hanging with one of her best friends, what could be better?
Greta looking great in polka dots and with (as we British would say) ‘a fag on’.
Brilliant, very Beaton.
The Perfumed Dandy
Are polka dots extinct? I haven’t seen them in ages!
If the polka dot were extent than The Dandy would be arrest for indecent exposure for I am to be found in very little else!
The Perfumed Dandy
Well; I just entered my (late EEK) sixties!!! (67!) And I felt awful for some of those beautiful women who have been botched
by plastic surgeons. At the “awards”!! It is a culture, and some smiles have been “lost”!
I went to a luncheon last year; and people I have known my whole life; I honestly, did not recognize until they spoke! I recognized their voices! I think they like they way they look; I was just heartbroken. I didn’t think they looked “young”; they looked “odd” to me! Oh well!!
I can’t imagine… you recognized their voices… That’s just shocking. I wonder if people who go to the same plastic surgeon end up looking similar to each other. I’m getting the chills just thinking about it! When I come up to see you and your shop and have tea (and deliver the novel) we have to talk about something less scary 😉 .
I love these pictures so much. Thanks for posting these.
I keep a fashion inspiration tumblr where I try to represent people (esp women) at different ages. I find it’s easy to find great pictures of women under 40 or over 60 (the latter especially, since Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style blog), but there’s a no-man’s land between. This is very sad to me, as I find these are the decades incredibly beautiful. During this time, it’s difficult to describe women as “cute” or “adorable” (descriptors we tend to save for the young or old). More likely. these are the ages when women look really strong–both in feature and personality. Why are we not documenting this more?!
You are most welcome!
It is peculiar that women “strong-both in feature and personality” aren’t represented as they should be. I think the reasons why would fill a volume, and have something to do with patriarchy, objectification, and market forces… 😉
Comments are closed.