old hollywood

cybill shepherd

i grew up with goofy mid-nineties sitcom cybill, completely oblivious to the fact that she was such a stone cold fox. once again inspired by another amazing post over at the selvedge yard.

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ava

ava gardner. beaut. besides being an oscar nominated actress, she was married to mickey rooney, artie shaw & frank sinatra (who she described as the love of her life) and was friends with howard hughes and ernest hemingway amongst others. little minx.

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it girl

i’m surprised hollywood hasn’t made a movie about clara bow yet, who had a classic rags to riches tale with a semi sad and tragic ending. i must admit i didn’t know much about her, apart from admiring pictures of that classic twenties flapper look and that she was a famous actress of the silent screen.

Legendary once, curiously unknown today, Clara Bow is both a heroine and a victim of silence. For the original “IT girl,” the first sex symbol and most popular female icon of the wildly modern, jazz, gin, sex and cinema-filled decade of the Twenties, there was also a hell of a lot of noise. That her name is not as familiar as Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo, Mae West or Marilyn Monroe, despite the fact that she was more famous than all of them, is testament to the power of public opinion to silence the very personality it helped to create.

- from this great article (read it)

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i can eat fifty eggs

if you like paul newman (i know i do), then you want to subscribe to this tumblr. it’s like getting a sweet piece of man heaven in your rss reader every morning.

fuck yeah paul newman

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