Thursday, May 21, 2009

Legends of the Fall












The most recent "legends" used in Blackglama's world-famous campaign were Naomi Campbell and Elizabeth Hurley. Is it just us, or are they not exactly making legends the way they used to?

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  1. I had to give a speech/lecture on a very non-glam topic a few years ago; the organization used a fur warehouse conference room for the meeting, and I had 7-ft tall versions of these photos hanging behind me as I spoke. I never wanted a mink so much as in that very moment.

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  2. How fab! I would have gagged. In a good way.

    In looking up these photos, I was taken aback by some of the subjects - unlikely ones like Helen Hayes and Lillian Gish (who both looked a little uncomfortable in their glamorous furs), and relatively young stars like Raquel Welch, Ann-Margret and Faye Dunaway, who didn't quite seem to be "LEGENDS" on a par with Swanson or Stanwyck (or even Carol Channing) quite yet, much as I love 'em...

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  3. Boy this brought back some memories,, I bought this book as a teenager ( 1978 )... So naturally I had to look to see if I still had it... And Lo and Behold I still do.. I ever so wanted to be posed in the fur as that of Marlene Dietrich's.. and answer to your question.. No Hollywood does not make legands anymore ,, They are just actors with large egos and paychecks..

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  4. Youre right -we dont breed em like we used to.

    The *stars* of today - shameless - the stars of yesterday really knew what it meant......

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  5. How I treasure my copy of this book. When I bought it as a teenager, I knew I was gay but I still didn't quite understand why I was drawn to the collection of photgraphs. I was still a little underbaked at a the time....

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  6. As Joan C. said, "We burned much brighter then..." I found this book at an Antique Store and had to have it. Terrific pictures/campaign. Now we get people with milk on their upper lip... lol I like the story of how Barbara Stanwyck was getting frustrated during her shoot and started cussing someone out and they took the photo then and that was the one that was used!

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  7. Is it just us, or are they not exactly making legends the way they used to?

    No they don’t.

    Which is one reason I visit Stirrred, Straight Up, where, as you say, “it helps to remember that it is permanently 1962 (give or take a decade)”.

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  8. Shirley and her high kick! Now that's a shot!

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