Something fabulous for a Friday afternoon. I adore this smooth jazz version of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ by Kate Davis – isn’t it gorgeous? And just in case you don’t know the original here you go: It’s equally fabulous but in a totally different way! Enjoy! And Happy Halloween everyone!
A Century of Fashion in 100 Seconds
I discovered this amazing video a few days ago on Vimeo and thought you’d love it as much as I do. It’s called ‘100 years of fashion in 100 seconds’ and, well, that says it all really. It’s a fabulous compilation of fashion and dance-styles from 1911-2011 and it’s totally great – I challenge you(…)
Quotes: Some Christmas Wisdom from Bing Crosby
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without some Bing Crosby and I thought this quote was particularly apt, especially after seeing the mayhem and stress out there with everyone doing last-minute shopping today! Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’
Morecambe and Wise: Exactly Like You
I couldn’t resist sharing this. I love Morecambe and Wise just as much now as I did as a little girl and I still haven’t found anything to top their Christmas Specials. So I thought I’d share my joy at watching this with you. I have no idea whether Morecambe and Wise ever made it over to(…)
The movie that made me fall for Rudolph Valentino
Alla Nazimova, Arthur Hoyt & Rudolph Valentino in the movie Camille from 1921. Camille is basically the same story as La Traviata: a good time girl (with consumption) falls in love with the hero, they live happily for a short time before fate intervenes and various bad things happen including her dying of consumption. I(…)
A little bit of joy for a Sunday morning: Gene Kelly and Jerry
Go on, have a slice of pure unadulterated joy this Sunday morning. What could be a better start to the day than Gene Kelly and Jerry mouse having a dance? This clips is from the 1945 movie ‘Anchors Aweigh’. Enjoy! x Edited with BlogPad Pro
How to become a 1950s mermaid
This is something which I’m sure we’ll all find useful in everyday life! This amazing 1950s video shows a young woman learning to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Her lessons include breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater.
Marilyn Monroe’s costume test for her unseen last movie (video)
Marilyn Monroe‘s costume test for the unfinished 1962 movie Something’s Got to Give. She’s absolutely hypnotic, even just trying out different costumes and hairstyles. It’s such a shame she died before this movie could be made… Edited with BlogPad Pro
Time-lapse train journey: London to Brighton in 1953, 1983 and 2013 side by side
In 1953 the BBC created a time-lapse video of the train journey between London and Brighton. 30 years later in 1983 they did exactly the same again, and again 30 years later in 2013. This video shows you the 3 journeys side by side showing how much Britain has changed since the 1950s. It’s(…)
Joan Collins screentest for Liz Taylors part in Cleopatra
Did you know that Joan Collins was considered for the part of Cleopatra before Elizabeth Taylor finally won the role? Here is her screentest. You see her in full costume and makeup trying out some of the lines- what do you think? Personally, she’s not a patch on Taylor, I think they made the right(…)
Colour video of London in the 1920s
I discovered this video today and I thought it was absolutely fascinating! It is original colour video footage taken in London in 1927. It was taken by an early British pioneer of film, Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting(…)
Audrey Hepburn’s new Galaxy chocolate advert
Have you seen the new Audrey Hepburn advert for Galaxy chocolate? I think it’s only being aired in the UK, so I thought I’d share it here for everyone who hasn’t seen it yet. It came out about a month ago and I’m not really sure what to think of it. Audrey Hepburn has been(…)
Rita Hayworth tap dancing with Fred Astaire (and more than keeping up!)
I love this clip of Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire tap dancing to The Shorty George from the movie You Were Never Lovelier by Columbia Picture (1942). Isn’t she incredible?
If you’ve never seen an Esther Williams movie, and don’t understand the appeal of a swimming movie – just watch this clip and all will become clear! Wasn’t she wonderful?
An Unknown Audrey Hepburn Modelling with Pointy Ears (!)
A young, uncredited Audrey Hepburn modeling a bizarre costume with pointy elf ears during the run of her third dance revue, Sauce Piquante. Can you spot her?
Bruce Lee playing ping pong with Nunchucks
Wow – if you ever doubted the skill of Bruce Lee you simply have to watch this. He’s playing ping pong against 1 and then 2 people just using Nunchucks (and beating both of them easily). Incredible!
Chanel’s new No.5 advert with Marilyn Monroe
Chanel have recently managed to buy a rare recording of Marilyn talking about her famous Chanel No.5 quote. You know the one: What do you wear to bed? Just a few drops of Chanel No.5… I’ve always worn Chanel No.5, partly because I love it, partly because I knew Marilyn adored it, but mostly because(…)
The Great Drapo can make a dress faster than anyone… without a sewing machine!
Alphonse Berge appeared as the Great Drapo for millions of visitors to the New York World’s Fair. Thanks to Art Deco Daily for sharing this