Thursday, April 30, 2009

Unseen Audrey Hepburn

The London Telegraph recently printed some never seen before pictures and film stills of Audrey Hepburn, to promote a gallery showing at Proud Central in London ( between April 30th and July 26th. This showing also displays photos of Marilyn Monroe. All photos are courtesy of The Sam Shaw Archives, Ltd.

Audrey Hepburn, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1957.

Audrey Hepburn, scene from Love in the Afternoon, 1957.

Audrey Hepburn, scene from Love in the Afternoon, 1957.

Audrey Hepburn, scene from Love in the Afternoon, 1957.

Audrey Hepburn and her dog, Mr. Famous, 1957.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Last Ziegfeld Girl

The NY Times has a nostalgic article on 105 year old Doris Eaton Travis, the last remaining Ziegfeld Girl! "Still Kicking Up Her Heels on 42nd Street". Read it here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore as "Little" Edith Bouvier Beale and Jessica Lange as "Big" Edith Bouvier Beale was such a touching and bittersweet film; capturing the essence behind the 1975 documentary. Costume designer Cat Thomas had to span the 1920's through the 1970's and did so with a harmonious and humorous eye. Trying to dress characters that were based on true eccentrics~ without turning them in to caricatures~ is crucial not only to believability, but to building a relationship between the character herself and the viewer.

Vivian Baker was Drew Barrymore's makeup artist, no information yet on her hairstylist. Both Drew and Jessica's hair and makeup were relevant to the period and not overdone and retro generic as some period films can be. There was a softness and realness to the grooming which made it second nature and not stereotypical or campy.

Visit Grey Gardens News for all things Grey Gardens!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tamela D'Amico- Got A Little Story

Jazz songstress Tamela D'Amico's much anticipated album, Got A Little Story drops Tues. April 14th! The buzz that's been going around is "Timeless, evocative, sexy, and sassy, Tamela D ’Amico is fresh voice for your old favorites. A deconstructed and reinvented classic. The new identity of old school—Sinatra in heels!"

While I agree with this, I must point out that I have seen her perform live many times and she has her own evocative sound and stage presence, not to mention alongside some of the world's best musicians. She blazes her own path while remaining true to the spirit of the jazz and classic standards she sings- no, she owns.

Got A Little Story was a long time in the making, and well worth the wait. Tamela has been performing for a very long time, and having this major label album being released worldwide everywhere will not only add to her skyrocketing success, but bring more attention to this genre of music that we all love. The beautiful music of an era gone by.

If you are a fan of this music, you'll love the line up: "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "Charade", "And I Love Him", "Perfidia", "One For My Baby", "We Are In Love", "When October Goes", "He’s A Tramp", "They All Laughed", "Perfect". ("Perfidia" and "When October Goes" are breathtaking!!)

If you don't want to wait to run to your nearest Barnes & Noble or favorite music store on April 14th, you can pre-order the album here!

Tamela singing "One For My Baby"