From left to right – Model, Orry Kelly, Bernard Newman, Travis Banton, Edith Head, Adrian, and Irene. With model showing evening gown, 1955: Edith at bat 1957: A fashion show… Read more “What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage.” Edith Head →
Even Google got into the act today with Miss Edith’s birthday: They lived in a wonderful house called, Casa Ladera…
Now then, if you were working at MGM in the late 1950s or early 1960s this is what was on the menu — wait, we’ll start with an aerial view… Read more The Elizabeth Taylor Salad at the MGM Commissary →
1939 – inside a studio sewing room.
The novel, in which I spill the beans, let loose, tell all, well, all that I know about Tinsel Town. And that’s plenty!
Neither did it have to do with the Easter Bunny, or any various and sundry muses, unless you switch out muses for informants, and then you might get a better… Read more The novel, in which I spill the beans, let loose, tell all, well, all that I know about Tinsel Town. And that’s plenty! →
In contrast, the other guests glistened in tanning oil. There they were, half-naked, with implausibly buoyant bosoms and supplemented bums and biceps, radiating a carefully constructed beauty; all of… Read more All of these individuals were in the film business or married to it… →
The movie colony, an old area of town right under the hills, once home to Elvis and Frank Sinatra and…
Dutifully, Anne navigated her hired Prius through a terrain at once dusty and opulent; Palm Springs is, after all, an exorbitantly irrigated pile of sand. Her destination was a taupe… Read more The movie colony, an old area of town right under the hills, once home to Elvis and Frank Sinatra and… →