Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wives With Beehives

UPDATE Read Dollie's reaction here

Wives With Beehives is a special airing tonight on TLC and chronicles 4 colorful women and the vintage lives they lead!  I found out about this from my new favorite blog, Dollie DeVille's The Rockabilly Socialite. She is one of the 4 stars profiled. It looks cute and entertaining, and their homes are filled with retro trimmings and post-war attitude.  I've never seen a docu-reality show based on the vintage lifestyle before. It looks like it's only one special. Will you watch? Stay tuned!  It airs on TLC 10pm EST.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012


My favorite moment in the film!

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Here is an early guideline for applying makeup during the infancy of film. Colors and bone structure had to be exagerated and contradictory for the lighting and cameras to broadcast a natural look.  For more examples and some history on these "new" techniques, visit Cosmetics and Skin!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Who's on Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon delights with a "Who's on First?" routine starring some fun familiar faces!

See the original here:

Saturday, October 27, 2012


New favorite blog...! Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bon Anniversaire

My friends Denise & Tamara's parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!  Congratulations to Vincent and Lileth! I love this photo :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Monday, October 1, 2012

Birdwalk Empire

Sesame Street presents: Birdwalk Empire (!!!!!) Ever see a rooster in a celluloid collar? Meet Clucky Luciano. Follow them to the beakeasy.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Merging Icons

NYC artist Jason Bryant has created a fascinating series wherein his admiration of classic films are fused with more modern imagery such as skateboarding graphics.

Here are a few iconic pieces...can you recognize your favorite Old Hollywood Stars? Interesting to note that many of the subjects are in a state of vulnerability. Do you view the graphics as graffiti of some sort? Is it just a matter of two ideas that appeal to him or wanting to create a more vitriolic response from the viewer? Regardless of your views, this is a passionate collection that is clearly meant to merge two pop culture heavy weights: Classic film, from which we take from to this day; film themes, costume, standard of living, and underground turned mainstream skateboarding; something that has evolved not only to a successful sport and way of living, but an art unto itself. The act of boarding being one aspect, the creating of your own brand, logo and advertising being the other.

NYC gallery porter / contemporary is currently exhibiting Smoke and Mirrors Paintings by Jason Bryant which runs September 6 – October 20, 2012. If you are in the NYC area, please check it out! "'Sometimes we’re trying to balance chaotic moments or raptures in harmony,' says Jason Bryant, 'and we use smoke and mirrors to convey a polished life but sometimes it’s broken.'"

Thanks to Maria at porter/contemporary!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I heard this song the other day and I forgot how cute the video is!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bathing Beauties

As the end of summer approaches, let's take a look back at some Bathing Beauty Beach Pageants! Click image for larger view!




Atlantic City 1922


Atlantic City 1920's


Coney Island 1923






Miami 1930's

Santa Monica 1930's


Venice 1941

New York 1955

photos Corbis

Friday, September 7, 2012

On The Road

The other day I was visiting my parents and came across a small classic car show at a local pub. I took some photos of a few of my favorites! Click the image for a larger view!