Category Archives: Actresses

Remembering Jean Harlow

On this date, 81 years ago the world lost Jean Harlow: a great talent and one of the Old Hollywood most beloved actresses.
She had become one of the biggest movie stars in the world by the late 1930s, often nicknamed the “Blonde Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde”; she was also popular for her “Laughing Vamp” movie persona.
The American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.
She was only 26 years old when she passed away during the 1937 filming of Saratoga. The film was completed using body doubles. 🎥💔

Hollywood Beach Beauties: Sea Sirens, Sun Goddesses, and Summer Style 1930-1970

I had posted before, along with some photos of Marilyn that I hadn’t seen before,about a new book about her.

I had read the info on Twitter, turns out that this book features photos of many actresses by the beach, including Marilyn.

I have to say that still I am interested on It, though. 🙂

Here’s the description and below, the link for purchase on Amazon:

A glamorous and nostalgic celebration of the summer through stunning retro photographs of Hollywood beauties

The author of the acclaimed photo compilations Vegas Gold, Hollywood in Kodachrome, Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis, and Audrey: The 60s, now presents a glamorous and nostalgic celebration of summer at the beach, captured in 150 stunning vintage photographs featuring beloved female celebrities, models, and starlets from the 1930s through the 1970s.

Renowned independent curator and photographic preservationist David Wills commemorates the allure and joy of the sun, the sand, the ocean, and the fashions of endless summer with this sizzling collection. Hollywood Beach Beauties includes more than one-hundred vibrant color images of some of Hollywood’s most timeless stars lounging and playing at one of the most iconic settings: the beach.

Hollywood Beach Beauties highlights the sexy, carefree attitude of the summer, the elegant seaside couture, and the enchanting and alluring beauty of the female form. Included here are candid and stylish photographs featuring stars of yesterday such as Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Sharon Tate, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Dorothy Dandridge, and Nancy Sinatra.

A treasure trove for classic movie mavens, vintage photography enthusiasts, and pop culture aficionados, this stunning theme-driven compendium taps into nostalgia for the joys of summer and captures the dazzling beauty of the seaside and some of the most stylish stars of the big screen in a fresh, unique, and captivating way.

Link for the purchase of the book:

Remembering Elizabeth Montgomery

Remembering Elizabeth Montgomery today 💗 She made her television debut in her father’s series Robert Montgomery Presents and later appeared on occasion as a member of his “summer stock” company of performers. In October 1953, Montgomery made her Broadway debut, starring in Late Love, for which she won a Theater World Award for her performance. She then made her film debut in Otto Preminger’s The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955). Montgomery returned to Broadway in 1956, appearing in The Loud Red Patrick.
Elizabeth passed away on this day 23 years ago.
Forever remembered and cherished 💐🌹