Ann Blythe getting an assist into her mermaid’s tail by Bud Westmore and probably a gentleman from the wardrobe department. It looks very much like she’s only up to her knees in fancy fins, and they shot her lounging on rocks with the costume draped in front of her. I’ll have to watch “Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid” again to figure it out…
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Did you know Daenerys’ great grandma’s name was Maleficent? And the next time you say the freeways are a headache: Las Floristas is a big hoop-de-doo ball for charity. It usually is scheduled in April and in these pics the event took place at the Ambassador Hotel (earthquake damaged and torn down in 2005-ish) — I know, costumes from the wrong time of year, but I thought these prize winning headdresses of the 1950s were worthy of a Halloween gander.
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Especially as it applies to people of extreme privilege making appalling noises about how put upon they are. Now that we’re done with the truly creepy, let’s turn our attention to the lighter side of October. The decorating has begun… Stay cool, cats.
Happy Halloween! I have to say The Mister is the best, not only did he photograph me swooping around the garden as I attempted to look sinister, he even indulged me when I said, “Hey! I think I know a way to make me look like I’m flying. Okay, okay, it didn’t exactly work, but we tried! Come to think of it, I must have been thinking of the scene from Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, but I forgot […]
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I think a lot of us have mothers that once upon a time could be referred to as “forces of nature.” I think Judy Garland was one such force. Perhaps a loving whirlwind? I wouldn’t know, she died when I was very tiny. But, I can sense that aspect of her from her daughter’s quote. I’ve got a black velvet opera cloak of my mom’s I can’t bear to part with it, although I have worn it…never. This time of […]
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Let’s call it persimmon. Shall we? My neighborhood is rising on a Halloween tide. Want to see? Follow me on Instagram. Happy haunting!
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Norman Rockwell, 1965, Oil on canvas Astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom are suited for the first flight of the Gemini program in March 1965. NASA loaned Norman Rockwell a Gemini spacesuit in order to make this painting as accurate as possible. Credit: Courtesy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Licensed by Norman Rockwell Licensing, Niles, IL
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