Thursday, December 18, 2014

Relax! It's the Holidays.

"Impossible!" you say?
Well, I decided to take it easy and do a short one, because just like everyone else, I have too much do. 

First, whatever you celebrate, a Happy and safe Holiday to all of you!

I was watching White Christmas recently.
That gown on Rosemary Clooney during the minstrel scene was jaw-dropping.  It would be to any of us who slobber over real vintage.
Oooohhh...and this one...

Interesting to see spike heels were around as early as 1954, too.
Her skirt and two tops outfit was ahead of its time:  Black pencil skirt, gold 3/4 sleeve blouse, with a black top under it, letting the black sleeves show out at the elbows!

There are so many more...

Also I continue to be amazed at Vera Ellen’s talent for dancing and how well she fit into the “Movie Musical” genre.  She got the job done, according to the day. 

These days, it would be thought of as “cheesy”. However talent is talent:
LOVIN' the muff outfit!
Did you know she was anorexic before the word was invented?  Just look at the scene she does with Danny Kaye, where she’s wearing a black tight top with white turtleneck and full skirt.  That belt is WAY too tight.  It shows how obsessed she was with her waist.  This also shows in some of the scenes where she wears a belt.  I wonder what wardrobe thought of all that…

Her star never rose and her life was unhappy and short.  She left us at the age of 60 in 1981. 
She remains a legend, thanks to the popularity of the movie “White Christmas”, where her amazing talent is well-showcased.

In 1947, the movie “Miracle on 34th Street” came out.  Did you see the cat eye glasses?  They were around long before the 50s.
..and I want that coat and hat!

….and OH, Barbara Stanwyck, in “Christmas in Connecticut”! 
*Drool* *drool* *drool*
Those outfits!

Besides the fact that it's fun viewing these amazing outfits, always remember that watching old movies is a STELLAR way to learn about vintage.
Must run.
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