Top 5 Classic Hollywood Actresses You Should Know

Whether you’re a Classic Hollywood newbie or a devotee of all things  glamourous, vintage Hollywood we’ve gathered our top five actresses from classic movies that you simply must know! These are famous ladies we see on pinterest, sweatshirts, posters and in classic films with familiar names. Here are a few reasons why their legacy still lives…

How to Survive the Holidays Vintage Style

In case you haven’t been smitten by the world of Classic Hollywood yet there are really only a couple things we use to take care of ALL life’s trials and tribulations. From sickness, to breakups, to revenge, to an overabundance of family time here is our Classic Hollywood Guide to getting through it all. Cocktails Dose: With…

Gregory Peck Academy President 1967

Sometimes the Oscar show is rescheduled due to a National Tragedy which happened April 10, 1968. The assassination of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968 shocked the nation. The Oscars were programed for April 8th but due to Dr. King’s funeral the show went on, only a couple of days later. Gregory Peck…

Audrey Hepburn – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 1992

Gregory Peck presenting Audrey Hepburn with Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 for 1992. In 1954 Jean Hersholt presented Audrey Hepburn with her first Oscar for her performance in the 1953 film Roman Holiday. On March 29, 1993 Audrey Hepburn received posthumously the award that was created after Jean Hersholt’s death in 1956. Audrey passed…

Audrey Hepburn Best Actress 1953

Gary Cooper Best Actor 1952 reading nominations for Best Actress 1953. Sometimes the academy gets it right. We fell in love with Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Audrey’s competition (oops fellow nominees) were two other fairly new actresses, Leslie Caron in Lili and Maggie McNamara for The Moon is Blue and two veteran actresses Ava…

Grace Kelly Princess of Monaco

November 12, 1929 ~ September 14, 1982           Grace Kelly                  To Catch a Thief, High Society “The princess of Monaco is the latest cover star of Tatler, with one of her most iconic photos peering back at readers of the December 2013 issue.” Much like Audrey Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti’s recent tribute and contribution to his mother…

Billy Wilder …Genius

  June 22, 1906 ~ March 27, 2002 Billy Wilder ….on Audrey Hepburn “She was so gracious and graceful that everybody  fell in love with her after five minutes. Everybody was in love with this girl, I included. My problem was that I am a guy who speaks in his sleep. I toss around and…

Audrey in Rome

In the midst of a full-on Audrey phase ( as may be a constant for some of us), I was thrilled to see the cover of Vanity Fair honoring her sons new book about her.  Luca Dotti is Audrey’s son from her second marriage to Italian Psychiatrist, Andrea Dotti. Living the Hollywood Life caused in Audrey, as it…

MANDATORY CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM LIST

LIST ONE….. Note: We’ve watched A LOT of classic Hollywood films. This is my list so far- and no they’re not necessarily based on anything even close to “merit.” I know annstj will have her own list, so look out for  a LIST TWO. This was prompted by my younger brother asking what “other” old…

Essential Classic Hollywood

Skimming the lineup of classics on TCM this month, I stumbled across a few Go-To classichollywood films. You know the ones; Frankenstein, Tom Jones, Rebel Without a Cause, Pygmalion, The Music Man. Those films that even those not-so-knowledgeable old movie watchers probably viewed once on a sunday afternoon. Which brings to me to question…what makes…

The Three Musketeers…Again

In the age of mashups, and remixes, it seems we just keep adding new twists to the same old stories. Let classichollywood be no exception! Lets take count shall we? what great stories have hit theaters near you recently? Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre, Little Red Riding Hood, … and they just keep coming. The…

breakfast at Tiffany’s or breakfast in bed?

So here I am knee deep in 5th Avenue, 5 AM, and the Dawn of the Modern Women by Sam Wasson , when low and behold the same issue- women in the 50’s and 60’s- starts glaring at me from the tv screen in the form of The Tender Trap (1955). Frank Sinatra plays the…