Friday, April 29, 2011


...kick up your heels and have some fun!

We'll see you after the weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Sunday Kind of Love

1960's girl group cult artist, Josephine Sunday, performing on American Bandstand and doing her best to make you forget Ronnie Spector's name.

Harmonious Hair

What teases.


Diana Ross and Mary Wilson (with Florence Ballard reflected in mirror) backstage at The T.A.M.I. Show, 1964

Female impersonators, 1964

In both instances, we're fairly certain someone got bitch-slapped shortly after the shutter clicked.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crowning Glory

As suggested by our beloved Toby Worthington, wouldn't this charming chapeau have been the perfect finishing touch to our Easter ensemble?

Two Different Worlds

Babe Paley, photographed by Richard Avedon, 1960

Bess Myerson, ca. 1950's

Two differing ideals of 1950's elegance -- one, the uncrowned queen of the social set; the other, a tiare-ed ruler of the television set.

Joan Arden

Trivia time: In 1925, MGM teamed with Movie Weekly magazine to hold a contest, bestowing $1,000 upon the lucky reader who chose the perfect name to rechristen their latest starlet, Lucille LeSueur. But, there were multiple entries with the winning name: "Joan Arden." Rather than award multiple prizes, the thrifty Metro went with the second choice: "Joan Crawford."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pink on Parade

Robbie Ross of the Jewel Box Revue, ca. early 1960's (via Queer Music Heritage)

British fashion designer Enid Boulting, 1961

Balenciaga, 1965

TJB, Easter Sunday, 2011

Polka Dots and Moonbeams

Remember, darlings:

When choosing your spring wardrobe, don't let patterns overpower your natural assets.

The Three R's

Rod Cameron

Rory Calhoun

Randolph Scott

Rope 'em, ride 'em, reel 'em in.

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's Monday

And we're decidedly with Joan Bennett in our reaction to that fact.

Shady Dames

Just Imagine...

...the all-black version of Valley of the Dolls?

Helen Williams as ANNE WELLS: Good girl with all the bad breaks!

Leslie Uggams as NEELY O'HARA: Nice kid turned lush!

Barbara McNair as JENNIFER NORTH: Sex symbol turned on too often!

Diana Sands as MIRIAM POLAR: A sister with a secret!


Miss Lena Horne as HELEN LAWSON

Saturday, April 23, 2011

With All the Frills Upon It

Have a hopping good Easter weekend, darlings!

Jacks of All Trades

John Derek

John Saxon

John Payne

John Cassavetes

John Gavin

Ménage à Fab

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Paar and Jayne Mansfield

Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor and Betty Ford

Debbie Reynolds, Lana Turner and Ruta Lee

Ida Lupino, Ann B. Davis and Vivian Vance

Julie Christie, Ursula Andress and Catherine Deneuve

Joan Crawford, Gypsy Rose Lee and Pearl Bailey

Elke Sommer, Ross Hunter and Constance Bennett

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tallulah Thursday!

"The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner."

Nature's Call

...[Tallulah] had to go to the john, but found when she was settled in for the duration that there was no toilet paper at hand. "So I looked down and saw a pair of feet in the next stall. I knocked very politely and said: 'Excuse me, dahling, I don't have any toilet paper. Do you?' And this very proper Yankee voice said: 'No, I don't.' Well, dahling, I had to get back to the podium for Adlai [Stevenson]'s speech, so I asked her, very politely you understand, 'Excuse me dahling, but do you have any Kleenex?' And this now quite chilly voice said: 'No, I don't.' So I said: 'Well then, dahling, do you happen to have two fives for a ten?'" - from People Will Talk by John Kobal

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Tallulah Bankhead and friends at Finnochio's, ca. 1950's

"How should I know, dahling? He's never sucked my cock." - Tallulah Bankhead, queried about co-star Tab Hunter's sexual orientation

Tab Hunter and friends in The Girl He Left Behind (1956, Warner Bros.)