Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
She lies beautifully and to maximum effect…
Shh! I’m reading.
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Oh wow! That’s a helluva photo. I love the composition and that incredible shadow. It’s stunning.
Lanier pointed this out to me – and suddenly I was overwhelmed by the desire to see “Mildred Pierce” again! http://youtu.be/Wd7m0TztdAA
Yes and as you know I can quote Vida’s nasty “I hate you mother” speach.
I’m going to have to head up to SF for a screening and a command performance 😉
The title brings to mind Nat “King” Cole singing “Stardust”. How I love that song…
“Stardust” – you’d think I’d get the spelling right, it was my parents’ song 😉
That’s touching. Your parents had wonderful taste!
Stardust, Star Dust, Schmardust, what’s a teeny mistake between friends ? 🙂
One stunning, glamorous pic! Kudos, Vickie.
She looks stunning here. I love this photo!
I’ve always been curious about her eyebrows. The older she got, the thicker (and thicker!) her eyebrows became. Not that it matters.
Penciled in? I think they must have been…
Silverscreenings, oh yes, I totally agree about Joan’s eyebrows! So strange. “Not that it matters”, true, but… 🙂
Eyebrows. Eyelashes, Eyes.
The Perfumed Dandy
Iconic beauty… Any ideas as to her favorite perfume?
Apparently in later years, you guessed it… “Youth Dew” by our Estee. Also Royall Lyme, a bargain basement male cologne with just one note and Lanvin’s Spanish Geraniums (I’ll have to check if this ever existed or if the assertion is an error).
Though in an interview in 30s she claime Jungle Gardenia as her absolute fave… not sure if you can still get it? Originally by Tuvache, it passed to Jovan and then in the 50s to Coty… but it’s not listed in their catalogue anymore.
So.. that’s Joanie nailed down scent wise.
The Perfumed Dandy
If I may say so, you are dandy indeed. Thank you!
You may indeed say that, The Dandy couldn’t possibly comment…. he blushes though.
Egads… “Youth Dew” – that was my grandmother’s perfume! Hard to imagine Joan Crawford wearing something that my grandmother could afford. I always pictured her wearing exclusive, designer everything.
And drinking Coca Cola 😉 .
now That’s a Star.
She cracked her way into the firmament with iron ambition – and the rest is history 😉
raising a mug of decaf over here to Joan.
And when you see “cracked”, read “slept”…. not that there’s anything wrong with that…. *wink*
“I need sex for a clear complexion, but I’d rather do it for love.” Joan Crawford!
Thank goodness tg had you on her “to read” list. My oh my did that make my day…They don’t make ’em like they used to…
With my Best from Provence,
And aren’t things beautiful in Provence? I think I’m now following your blog via Google (I’m not very tech savvy) – here’s hoping and my best from LA!
Oh that is very kind of you! And I am hopelessly techless too. Perhaps it is why we enjoy the things we do?
And yes, Provence is just about perfect at this time of year–and I know how fortunate I am…
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