Marilyn Monroe in pink

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William Travilla’s gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie « Gentlemen prefer blondes » (1953). Marilyn Monroe sings « Diamonds are girl’s best friends » in the movie « Gentlemen prefer blondes ».

The magnificent Carole Lombard

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Photo of Carole Lombard by Otto Dyar, photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings (art deco inspired). Carole Lombard was a famous actress who often played in screwball comedy movies (Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies … Continue reading

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen

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“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” Pride … Continue reading

A vertiginous future

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Jean Després bracelet, Metropolis movie poster and Art Deco wallpaper (Mayfair). Jean Després (1899-1980) was a famous Art Deco jeweler. Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang, 1927) is a movie depicting a dark future with a vertiginous architecture. The Metropolis is … Continue reading

Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey

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Portrait of J.J Feild as Henry Tilney in the adapted movie of the Jane Austen book Northanger Abbey (written between 1798 and 1803 but published after the Jane Austen’s death in 1817), portrait of Jane Austen and book cover. Henry … Continue reading

Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter

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Bunny porcelain lamp, Reine Rosalie’s crystal earrings and photo of Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter’s movies. Luna Lovegood is a schoolgirl at Hogwarts and belongs to the Ravenclaw house. Her patronus is a rabbit. She is … Continue reading

Hermione Granger in Harry Potter

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Library wallpaper, Gryffindor’s emblem (Lion) and photo of the actress Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter’s movies. Hermione Granger was born in 1979 and is a Muggle-born (her parents aren’t wizards). She is best friend with Harry Potter … Continue reading

Old Hollywood stars at the beach

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The Old Hollywood photographer Wallace Seawell

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Wallace Seawell (1916-2007) was an American photographer who shot the most famous Hollywood stars during the Fifties and the Sixties. Among actresses he had under his objective, there were Natalie Wood, Sophia Lauren, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. His photos … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Bernard Newman

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Bernard Newman (1903-1966) was an American costume designer working for the studio RKO. He dressed famous actresses such as Ginger Rogers, Jean Arthur and Irene Dunne. He collaborated particulary with Ginger Rogers. He created gowns for nine of her movies … Continue reading

The vintage celebrity photographer Peter Basch

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Peter Basch was an American photographer born in Berlin, Germany. During the Fifties and the Sixties, he shot the most famous European (Mainly French) and American celebrities (actors, dancers, artists). He also did fashion photoshoots for magazines such as Life … Continue reading

Jane Austen’s movies

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The English writer Jane Austen (1775-1817) wrote six major novels : Sense and sensibility (1811), Pride and prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Persuasion (1817) and Northanger Abbey (published in 1817). She was a major figure of the Regency … Continue reading

Favourite stylish movies

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One of the pleasures to watch a movie is the costumes. My Favourite costume designers are Edith Head (“Sabrina”, “Rear window”, “To catch a thief”), Jean Louis (“Gilda”), Irene Sharaff (Cleopatra), Adrian (“The Ziegfeld girl”), Daniel Orlandi (“Down with love”), … Continue reading

Vanity Fair Hollywood issue photoshoots

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Each year, since 1995, the magazine Vanity Fair has realized stunning and glamorous photoshoots with actors and actresses who marked the year. Cate Blanchett (1998, 2001, 2005 and 2016) and Emma Stone (2010, 2013, 2017 and 2018) appeared several times. … Continue reading

Favourite 1940s movies

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My top 5 : The ghost and Mrs Muir, The Lady from Shanghai, Rebecca, Le corbeau and Heaven can wait. “Rebecca” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 and starring Joan Fontaine, George Sanders and Judith Anderson. “A self-conscious bride (Joan … Continue reading

Hollywood photoshoots revisiting classic cinema

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The Old Hollywood photographer George Hurrell

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George Hurrell (1904-1992) was an American photographer, famous for his portraits of Hollyood movie stars (Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Norma Shearer, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper…). He created glamour, sensual and magnificent photographs. From 1930 … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Irene Sharaff

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Irene Sharaff (1910-1993) was an American costume designer who was nominated for 15 Academy Awards. She worked mainly as a free-lance ; she worked only 4 years for studios. From 1943 to 1945, she worked under contract at MGM, and … Continue reading

The costume jewelry house Joseff of Hollywood

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Joseff of Hollywood was founded by Eugene Joseff in 1928. The Joseff of Hollywood jewels were worn by the most famous Golden Age Hollywood stars (Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Gene Tierney, Jane Russel, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh…). “It … Continue reading

Favourite movie themes by Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone (born in 1928 in Rome) is one of the greatest film composer. He is especially famous for his collaboration with the Italian director Sergio Leone.

The Golden Globes in photos

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Since 1944, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) have rewarded the cinema and TV excellence through the Golden Globes. La la land, Atonement, the Social Network were namely awarded.

Favourite music scenes in old French movies

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“Happy birthday to you” sung by Lino Ventura in the French cult comedy “Les tontons flingueurs” directed by Georges Lautner : Louis de Funès and Bourvil sing “Tea for two” in the turkish baths in the great French movie “La … Continue reading

The Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) in photos

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The Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) was created in 1976 in order to show the best movies presented in the other film festivals around the world to Toronto audiences. The original name was “the Festival of Festivals” ; it  was renamed … Continue reading

The 2016 Venice International Film Festival in photos

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The Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival ; it was founded in 1932. Each year, the festival takes place in Venice, late August or early September. The highest prize given to a film is Leone d’Oro (Golden … Continue reading

Rita Hayworth, the dancer

Born Margarita Carmen Cansino, Rita Hayworth was a dancer with her father before acting. She was a very talented dancer ; she used this talent in many movies. She performed with the two best dancer actors : Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She was the favourite dance partner of Fred Astaire. Both graceful and energetic, watching her performances is always an enchantment.

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The costume designer Joanna Johnston

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Joanna Johnston is a costume designer mainly know for her work on the movies “The man from U.N.C.L.E” directed by Guy Ritchie (2015), “Impossible mission – Rogue Nation” by Christopher McQuarrie (2015) and “The boat that rocked” by Richard Curtis … Continue reading

Favourite Films Noirs

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The term of “Film Noir” (literally “black film”) was invented by French film critics after the World War II, in 1946. The first critic who used this term was the French film critic Nino Frank. This kind of movie can … Continue reading

Favourite 1960s movies

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My top 5 : Splendor in the grass, Charade, Les tontons flingueurs, La grande vadrouille and West side story. “Charade” directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. “A woman (Audrey Hepburn) is pursued by several men … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby

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Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) was pioneering in celebrities photography. He was the first “outside photographer” : the studios hired him to realize photos for the press. He photographed the biggest movie stars.

The Deauville Film Festival’s archives

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Since 1975, the Deauville Film Festival has been celebrated the American Cinema. It is held each year in September. Deauville is a French city located in Normandy. Sources : http://www.festival-deauville.com/ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/deauville-jessica-chastain-opens-festival-730593

The Cannes Film Festival in photos

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Glamour, sparkles and off course cinephilia are there at the Cannes Film Festival. Anna Kendrick : Audrey Tautou : Diane Kruger : Emma Stone : Elle Fanning (member of the Cannes jury in 2019) : Rachel McAdams : Leonardo DiCaprio … Continue reading

The vintage Cannes Film Festival in photos

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For more than sixty years, the Cannes Film Festival has celebrated Cinema. Cinephilia, glamour and glitz are featured. It is a major event of the Film industry but also an opportunity for fashion and luxury brands to valorize its image … Continue reading

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is my favourite current actress. She is very talented, glamour and plays interesting female characters in great movies. I like her particulary in the movies “Miss Sloane”, “Molly’s game” directed by Aaron Sorkin, “Interstellar” directed by Christopher Nolan, “A most violent year” directed by J.C. Chandor, “ Zero Dark Thirty” by Kathryn Bigelow and “The debt” by John Madden.

For more information about Jessica Chastain : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1567113/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Favourite actresses

acteurs favoris

LEGENDE :

1 : Danielle Darrieux / 2 : Sandrine kiberlain / 3: Audrey Fleurot / 4 : Catherine Frot / 5 : Allison Janney / 6 : Bette Davis / 7 : Jessica Chastain / 8 : Keira Knightley / 9 : Gene Tierney / 10 : Natalie Wood / 11 : Michelle Pfeiffer / 12 : Jean Arthur / 13 : Ava Gardner / 14 : Audrey Hepburn / 15 : Shirley MacLaine / 16 : Claudette Colbert / 17 : Rita Hayworth / 18 : Julie Harris / 19 : Julianna Margulies / 20 : Emily Blunt / 21 : Jane Fonda / 22 : Emma Thompson / 23 : Rose Byrne / 24 : Elizabeth Taylor.

Favourite Italian classic movies

“Profumo di donna” directed by Dino Risi, “Il sorpasso” directed by Dino Risi, “Il gattopardo”directed by Luchino Visconti, “Rocco e suoi fratelli” directed by Luchino Visconti and “I soliti ignoti” directed by Dino Risi are my top five. https://es.pinterest.com/missloveschic/favorite-classic-italian-movies/