Movies to Escape In March 22 2020, 0 Comments
As we are spoilt with choice with content in the many different streaming services, sometimes there is a comfort in just watching something old or you have seen 100 times before. There are three movies that I always want to see when I need to escape...
Growing up we had Singing in the Rain on BTMX tape, and I have lost count of the number of times I've seen this movie. I love it so much that I own it now on Apple Movies. The story follows an actor and movie studio as it movies from the silent era to talkies. So bright and colorful, and it has so many amazing dance sequences.
Another movie we owned on BTMX is Gentleman Prefer Blondes. One of the original female buddy comedies, this movie follows two showgirls and their adventures on a cruise liner. The slapstick comedy in it is wonderful, and all the costumes are fantastic. Marylin and Jane just exude pure charisma in this movie.
If you know me well, you would know my favorite genre in anything gangster. My favorite television shows are Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, and The Sopranos. So naturally, one of my all-time favorite movies is Scorsese's Goodfellas. This epic story tells the rise and fall of an aspiring gangster.
If you haven't seen any of these movies, now is the perfect time to escape into them.
Pyjama Chic January 15 2020, 0 Comments
There is nothing like the thrill of getting home from work, and getting into your coziest loungewear. The women from the early 20th century knew how to do it. With their immaculate sets of pyjamas with matching robes. They looked elegant and sophisticated even when they were relaxing at home. These magnificent women are an inspiration for our pyjamas and their matching robes and kimonos. Here to lounging elegantly.
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White Christmas December 16 2019, 0 Comments
I recently watched White Christmas, for the first time. Given that I love old musicals, I don't know why I've waited this long. The fantastic Michael Curtiz movie stars Rosemary Clooney, Bring Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. I absolutely loved everything about this film, but especially the customs, the set design, and the wonderful dancing by Vera-Ellen. The colors were so saturated and bright. If you haven't watched this yet, it's the perfect time to stream this festive musical.
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Hollywood Occult October 09 2019, 0 Comments
The Victorian era saw a rise in people's interest in spiritualism, theosophy, and secret societies. During the turn of the century people began to practice channelling, clairvoyance, Astrology, and past lives. This was due to the mixture of Eastern and Western spiritualism. This kind of thinking and interest flourished in Los Angles during the 1920s. The city attracted many occults to start their own systems of alternative spirituality. Film stars immersed themselves in the occult as many paid annual fees to astrologers.
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Glamorous Lovers February 14 2018, 0 Comments
There is something magical about old Hollywood couples. They always look absolutely gorgeous and glamorous. Their affairs always seem to come out from the movies they acted in. Above are a few of my favorite couples. Happy Valentines!
From top left: Laurence Oliver and Vivian Leigh, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Miller and Marylin Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn.
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Halloween Scream! October 31 2017, 0 Comments
My favorite podcast is You Must Remember This by Korina Longworth. It's a wonderfully researched storytelling podcast about the history of Twentieth Centruy Hollywood. Presenting on the Charles Manson murders, the Blacklist, dead blondes, and many more interesting stories about filmmaking. And in time for Halloween, the latest series is Bela and Boris that features the stories of 1930's horror stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. If you are into old scary movies, this podcast is definitely for you.
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