“People think I was born in top hat and tails” – Fred Astaire, born on this day in 1899.

“I could only repeat what has been said and written about Fred Astaire’s perfectionism and enormous, one-of-a-kind artistry. What I can reflect on is the inspiration he afforded me personally, being privileged as… Continue reading

“My great hero is Billie Holiday.”

HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, Billie Holiday!!!!!  april 7, 1915 – july 17, 1959 // “no two people on earth are alike, and it’s got to be that way in music or it isn’t music.”… Continue reading

The Public Enemy (1931)


Happy Birthday!

This is the day of awesome Classic Hollywood birthdays. Happy Birthday to: Bette Davis | 5 April 1908 – 6 October 1989 Gregory Peck | 5 April 1916 – 12 June 2003 Spencer… Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock and his grandchildren

The Elephant Man

The Red Desert (1964)

“There’s something terrible in reality, and I don’t know what it is”, says Giuliana, and it’s her lack of this knowledge and growing awareness of the impermanence of life that gives the film… Continue reading

Halloween game, 1930s

Early 20s Halloween Ball.


“What goes on in other people’s bedrooms is none of my business.” It’s in His Kiss by Vickie Lester

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