Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Reversal Of Fortunes

c. 1943:

c. 1953:

In 1943, Lucille Ball was the "Queen of the B's," freshly arrived at MGM after years of toiling in potboilers like Panama Lady (1939). The reigning Queen of the Lot was Greer Garson, hailed as the epitome of refined womanhood, and reveling in her Oscar-winning success as Mrs. Miniver (1942). A decade and several mediocre pictures later, Garson was on an irreversible career downturn, while Lucille, never having quite achieved top stardom as a movie star, was on her way to becoming a legend thanks to that new-fangled small box and a little something called I Love Lucy...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

She Has Spoken

"I think it is every woman's duty to make herself as attractive as her time and means permit. After all, there you are, in your person- a living symbol of the progress of art, science and imagination. To be as attractive as we can be is almost a civic duty; there are so many sad and ugly things in the world that I think women should say to themselves humbly, not with vanity, 'I will try to be as pretty as I can, so that when people look at me, they will feel refreshed. I will make an effort to be easy on the eye.'"
-- Ilka Chase

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mount Everett

June 11, 1937 - July 24, 2012

A man equally at ease with a rope, a horse, and a dickie.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Hattie

June 10, 1895 - October 26, 1952

"Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn't, I'd be making $7 a week being one."

Judy, Judy, Judy

June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969

"Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else."

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Quiet, Please...

...there's a lady having a Doctor Zhivago moment.

June 8, 1940