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In which I gush about Anjelica

the first time i saw Anjelica Huston in a film was when she played Morticia in Addams Family. i was probably around 9 or 10 years old and just fell completely in love with her. she was the first woman in whom i recognised what sex appeal was – in a cool, understated, knowing way that wasn’t garish. which i suppose is a pretty significant moment for a kid on the cusp of learning about all that stuff and would become my benchmark of what sex appeal should be. some say she has a femme fatale quality about her but personally i think the term gentlewoman applies perfectly to Anjelica (that might be the influence of all those Wes Anderson characters talking). a gentlewoman femme fatale… perhaps.

another film that she was in that i loved as a kid (and still do) was The Witches. i am of course a massive Roald Dahl fan, and so had read & loved the book as a youngster… i kind of wanted the grand high witch to win in the end just because she was so cool in her portrayal.

my image sources here are pretty shit, i do apologise. most of these pics were saved to my computer anyway (…) – some of them are from youthquakers (specifically the old vogue shoots) and a few are from this great article.

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nineteen eighty

i fell in love this weekend… with a tumblr. look, vintage tumblrs are a dime a dozen – and i don’t have the patience to follow any of the ones i’ve come across. until now. nineteen eighty is a perfectly curated vintage feast that strikes a nice balance between golden hollywood stars and french new wave it-girls.

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vintage barbra

i’m going to come right out and say it, there was a time when i listened to barbra streisand’s rendition of memory so many times i think my ipod almost exploded. oh my goodness, i love her.

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marilyn

i know i know i know, marilyn monroe? i mean – could i be any more obvious? (imagine that said in a chandler voice) … but it’s hard to fathom how many photos were taken of her, and how many new ones i seem to discover almost daily. ah well, i thought i may as well share. all images from laura loveday

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cannes, 1962

if you peruse celeb blogs you might have noticed that the cannes film festival was on and ended a couple of days ago (see my favourite fashion picks if you like). these are photos from cannes in 1962…

Actress Natalie Wood with actor Warren Beatty surrounded by photographers

American serviceman admiring two female pedestrians at the Cannes Film Festival.

Actress Elke Sommer attending the Cannes Film Festival amid a sea of photographers.

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ann-margret

ann-margret – right up there with sophia loren in the top tier of old hollywood babes.

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the end

the-end

the end is a great flickr set, by dill pixels

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penelope + javier

too cool.

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