Friday, July 31, 2009

Anna Karina & Serge Gainsbourg - Ne Dis Rien (1967)

Serge Gainsbourg was such a genius. I'm a big fan.

Doesn't Anna Karina look positively smashing in this video?!

Icon: Jean Seberg (1938-1979)

I was watching Lilith (1964) this morning and felt inspired to make a post devoted to the beautiful Jean Seberg.

Although her life ended tragically, she was both a brilliant actress and a major 60s style icon.
Credit: Garry McGee (photos #1, 6)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Young, gay, and going far! (1965)

They just don't make 'em like this anymore!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Audrey Hepburn Wearing Paco Rabanne

The eternally lovely Audrey Hepburn in a dress designed by Paco Rabanne.

From the film Two For The Road (1967).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Vintage Pattie Boyd Shampoo Commercial

This is too cute! I'm not sure what year it's from.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Recommended Viewing: The V.I.P.s (1963)

The V.I.P.s is a 1963 film gem starring off-screen couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Elizabeth Taylor plays Frances, a pampered society wife neglected by her businessman tycoon husband (Richard Burton). Frances's plan to run away with her suave French playboy lover (Louis Jourdan) is foiled by a flight delay. The situation is further complicated by spurned husband Paul's unexpected appearance on the scene in a last-ditch attempt to win back his estranged wife. Thus, Frances is faced with the predicament of choosing between the two men vying for her affections.

I enjoyed this film much more than I expected to. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are one of my all-time favorite celebrity couples. The V.I.P.s is Liz Taylor is at her glamorous best. She is outfitted in a stunning wardrobe designed by Givenchy. (The pink gown pictured above is simply to die for!) And how could I forget all of the fabulous jewelry?! (Clearly a case of art imitating life.)

The V.I.P.s is available on DVD as a part of the wonderful Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Courtney Love!

I'm often asked how I developed such great taste, and I have Courtney Love to thank for that. In addition to all of the amazing music, she also introduced me to Valley Of The Dolls, Edie Sedgwick, and Sylvia Plath, to name a few. Fifteen years later, Miss Love continues to inspire me.
She is a true survivor.

In my opinion, Courtney Love is one of the most underrated musical talents of our time. It's unfortunate that she doesn't get the credit she deserves for her unique artistic achievements.
I believe that her musical legacy is every bit as important as that of her husband.

Happy birthday Courtney! I will love and support you always! Can't wait to hear the new Hole album!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Never-Seen Jayne Mansfield Outtake! (1956)

Here for your viewing pleasure is a never-seen outtake from Jayne's Life Magazine April 23, 1956 cover shoot! As far as I know, this particular shot has not been posted anywhere else. Scan is derived from my original 35mm slide. What a lucky find!

From my personal collection.