Wednesday, February 17, 2010


*The above photo is Dietrich and her husband Rudi, not Chaplin.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ziegfeld Theatre

The original Ziegfeld Theatre opened in 1927 in the heart of the theatre district in New York City. This illustrious building was home to the best Broadway had to offer. The Glitterati flocked there as this was the place to see and be seen! Sadly, it was torn down in 1966.

The current Ziegfeld Theatre at West 54th between 6th and 7th stands only a few hundred feet away from the former on the same block, and is a movie house that often sees grand premiers. I was able to snap a few photos as the lobby is adorned with wonderful artifacts and ephemera from the theatre's grand past. Please click on the image to get a better view! You will recognize some famous~ and infamous names!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Marilyn Candids

These candids of Marilyn Monroe were taken shortly before her death in December 1961 by photographer Len Steckler. The negatives of this charming collection had been found recently by Steckler's son who had decided to release them to the public. Marilyn had stopped by Steckler's apartment to visit a mutual friend, poet Carl Sandburg, and graciously allowed the impromptu shoot.

photos Len Steckler/REUTERS

Monday, February 1, 2010


I have a small collection of vintage clutches; two of my favorites are pictured here. I say my favorites because they are quite amusing to me! I am not sure of the era, but I would guess 50's-60's.

This one is brown mock patent leather and is only an inch wide at the bottom, yet it has four ball feet!

I love a good envelope clutch! This black mock patent leather one is paper thin, only 1/2 inch. What drew me to it is that it is super long~ 17 inches!

I was thinking of putting the brown one up on eBay, as I never carry it. If anyone is interested, email me and maybe we can work something out!