Monday, April 23, 2012

She's Got Bette Davis Eyes

Hello there!
I've been feeling very inspired these past days, especially by things that are pre-50s. Black and white is big with me right now, and it's all sunny and warm out, so I feel a lot of spring vibes. I've also been exploring some new music (hence the title of this post), and I'm trying to harness creative energy and make lists of inspirations that strike at any moment.
Still from Voyage à travers l'impossible by Georges Méliès

Bobby Rydell and Diane Renay from Diane Renay's website
Still from The Birds

Mia Farrow getting married 

Girls by unknown

Elvis and Priscilla Presley on their wedding day
Boys at camp (from College of Natural Resources), two men in Chicago, on May 1974 by John H. White and still from Fried Green Tomatoes

Mary Pickford in 1916 by unknown
Shirley Temple in 1944 by unknown

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I have recently become the proud owner of two new AMAZING pairs of sunglasses.
I think it's safe to say I'm in love, seeing as I never dreamed of finding rose-colored, circular glasses and catty-eyed shades while browsing a consignment shop.
Life can be such a dream.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday's Dose

Although I'm feeling pretty blahhhh right now, I managed to search the deepest corners of my soul and pull out a visual list of things that are just amazingly wonderful to me at the moment. All these pictures and ideas just make me really happy, and I've decided to call them Monday's Dose. Dose of what? I'm not quite sure.
Twin Peaks, vintage photo booth picture from and still from Fried Green Tomatoes. What I'd give to re-watch Twin Peaks again and not know any of the plot details before hand. Those were the days.
The Poseidon Adventure. I love everything about this movie. Period.
Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure. Jesus, I'm so jealous of how amazing she is.
Film still from Say Anything. I really miss John Cusack and his late 80s awesomeness right now.
Girls from internet k-hole. How beautifully early 80s is this?
Trees and road from internet k-hole. Ahh, I'd give anything to be there...
60's hippy by unknown. This is dedicated to "free spirited-ness", which I wish I had more of.
Film still from Cujo... I've included this because it's really all about Dee Wallace, and she's amazing.
Helga from The Witches. One of my favorite movie grandmas of all time!
Witch's Sister cover. Agh, I miss reading books in the summer...
Now I just want to retreat to my room and collage. I'm trying to cut back on the internet and watch movies, read, be creative, etc.
I don't know how well that will work out.

Au revoir!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Sunday

Classic sunshine yellow

I love our eggs!

I call it "Mint & Peach".

Happy Easter!
James Dean egg

Sunshine yellow girl egg
 Now that it's after the fact, this Easter was amazing... I have a new love for the holiday, simply because I love dyeing eggs and then dressing up like it's 1962. The family's eggs this year were amazing, and a lot of them incredibly classic! The photos give the proof.
Very 60s patterned egg

Bye Bye Birdie Egg
Other side of the Bye Bye Birdie Egg

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Weekend Movie Haul

This weekend was pretty fantastic as far as movies go. I saw some new favorites and watched a ton of fabulous films...
Bye Bye Birdie
Memphis Belle 
The Bad Seed 
The Cemetery Club 
Ann-Margret in 1963's Bye Bye Birdie

And Escape From Sobibor on Monday, but I thought it was Sunday, so I figured I'd count it.
Thank God for Netflix and library movie shelves. Thanks to those two darlings, I've delved even deeper into my obsession with everything early 60s, and I've found a new fascination with Ann-Margret and gold lame suits.
I've figured out that this is the next theater production I want to do more than anything, but only if they do the movie version... I hear Kim is much less of a character in the Broadway show.

Au revoir, darlings!