I'm totally swooning over this fab footage of Swinging London from 1967! Oh what I'd give to have experienced the Kings Road & Carnaby Street in the Sixties! There's no doubt in my mind that I was born in the wrong decade.
Just downloaded the documentary Let's All Make Love Tonite In London (1967). Can't wait to watch it!
Blonde bombshell Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980) was a Canadian model and actress. After appearing in Playboy Magazine as Miss August 1979, she was subsequently named Playboy's Playmate Of The Year in 1980. Her screen credits include the 1980 sci-fi cult classic Galaxina and They All Laughed (1981), a film directed by her lover, Peter Bogdanovich. On the verge of major stardom, Dorothy was tragically killed by her estranged husband, Paul Snider, in a brutal murder-suicide on August 14, 1980. Sadly, she was only 20 years old at the time of her death. In 1983, Dorothy was portrayed by Mariel Hemingway in the excellent biopic Star 80.
I spent the majority of last week bedridden with a particularly nasty bout of the flu. Thankfully, I had Turner Classic Movies to keep me company throughout my recovery. During this time, I watched quite a few films, including In The French Style (1963) starring the lovely Jean Seberg as an American art student living in France. The film follows Catherine (Seberg) over the course of four years and several love affairs as she makes the transition from idealistic adolescent to sophisticated, worldly young woman. After her father pays a visit, Catherine finds herself caught between a passionate romance and the carefree, glamorous joie de vivre of the jet-setting Parisian elite on the one hand and the more mundane realities of familial obligation and adult responsibility back in the States on the other. Notably, the film also features Phillippe Forquet, former fiancée of Sharon Tate, in the role of Catherine’s teenage lover, Guy.
Unfortunately, as is the case with many of Seberg's films, In The French Style is currently unavailable on DVD. Hopefully this will change in the not-so-distant future. I'd highly encourage anyone who appreciates 1960s cinema or French culture to watch this film. And of course, it is a must-see for any Jean Seberg fan!
I've been on a Nancy Sinatra kick for the past couple of days. Over the weekend I picked up Nancy In London (which is now gracing my living room wall) and How Does That Grab You? at the Austin Record Convention. I now own all of her albums from the 1960s. Here's the classic video for her hit single These Boots Are Made For Walkin' to start the week off right:
PS: I'm looking for a copy of the Movin' With Nancy television specialon DVD. If you can offer assistance, please drop me a line.
Today Dame Elizabeth Taylor, a.k.a. the most glamorous woman alive, posted on her Twitter account that she will be undergoing a heart procedure to correct a leaky valve. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Liz! We love you!!!
I'm currently smitten with Swedish-born actress Ewa Aulin, who is best known for playing the title role in the 1968 psychedelic sex comedy, Candy. (If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a copy of this movie, do watch it!) During the 1960s and early 1970s, she also appeared in a handful of Italian horror films that I have yet to see. What a doll!
Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported Glamour a-go-go! thus far. I've really appreciated hearing all of your encouraging words and feedback. (Please do continue to send me your comments!) We're off to a terrific start, and I have exciting plans for the future. So be sure to stay tuned!
I would like to send out a special thank you to my lovely friend Donna at Lethal Dose. She is a girl after my own heart who has supported this project from the very beginning. I hope that one day we can explore Hollywood together!
Hope that you all have a fantastic Labor Day weekend! I've been preoccupied with enjoying my amazing new 32" flat screen HD television. And as some of you might've guessed, Valley Of The Dolls was the first film that I watched on it!