Saturday, October 31, 2009

In Gear - Swinging London Documentary (1967)

I'm totally swooning over this fab footage of Swinging London from 1967! Oh what I'd give to have experienced the Kings Road & Carnaby Street in the Sixties! There's no doubt in my mind that I was born in the wrong decade.

Just downloaded the documentary Let's All Make Love Tonite In London (1967). Can't wait to watch it!

Happy Halloween From Glamour a-go-go!

Enjoy this original vintage promotional photograph of Sharon Tate in The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) from my personal collection!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Françoise Hardy & Sylvie Vartan - Marie Claire (1964)

Check out this terrific vintage Marie Claire magazine cover from 1964 featuring Françoise Hardy and Sylvie Vartan! I wasn't able to find the accompanying article, but I'd be very curious to see it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Glamour a-go-go! Hearts Ann-Margret


Ann-Margret + hot pink fur = fabulous!

I really want to see more of her Sixties films such as Kitten With A Whip (1964), The Pleasure Seekers (1964), The Swinger (1966), and Made In Paris (1966).

France Gall & Serge Gainsbourg - Dents De Lait Dents De Loup (1967)

That's one party I would've liked to attend!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Icon: Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980)



Blonde bombshell Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980) was a Canadian model and actress. After appearing in Playboy Magazine as Miss August 1979, she was subsequently named Playboy's Playmate Of The Year in 1980. Her screen credits include the 1980 sci-fi cult classic Galaxina and They All Laughed (1981), a film directed by her lover, Peter Bogdanovich. On the verge of major stardom, Dorothy was tragically killed by her estranged husband, Paul Snider, in a brutal murder-suicide on August 14, 1980. Sadly, she was only 20 years old at the time of her death. In 1983, Dorothy was portrayed by Mariel Hemingway in the excellent biopic Star 80.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Recommended Viewing: In The French Style (1963)

Jean Seberg and Phillippe Forquet

I spent the majority of last week bedridden with a particularly nasty bout of the flu. Thankfully, I had Turner Classic Movies to keep me company throughout my recovery. During this time, I watched quite a few films, including In The French Style (1963) starring the lovely Jean Seberg as an American art student living in France. The film follows Catherine (Seberg) over the course of four years and several love affairs as she makes the transition from idealistic adolescent to sophisticated, worldly young woman. After her father pays a visit, Catherine finds herself caught between a passionate romance and the carefree, glamorous joie de vivre of the jet-setting Parisian elite on the one hand and the more mundane realities of familial obligation and adult responsibility back in the States on the other. Notably, the film also features Phillippe Forquet, former fiancée of Sharon Tate, in the role of Catherine’s teenage lover, Guy.

Unfortunately, as is the case with many of Seberg's films, In The French Style is currently unavailable on DVD. Hopefully this will change in the not-so-distant future. I'd highly encourage anyone who appreciates 1960s cinema or French culture to watch this film. And of course, it is a must-see for any Jean Seberg fan!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bonne Anniversaire, Catherine Deneuve!

This lovely lady turns 66 today!

  • Recommended Viewing: Belle De Jour (1967), Repulsion (1965), The Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Are You Ready Boots? Start Walking!

I've been on a Nancy Sinatra kick for the past couple of days. Over the weekend I picked up Nancy In London (which is now gracing my living room wall) and How Does That Grab You? at the Austin Record Convention. I now own all of her albums from the 1960s. Here's the classic video for her hit single These Boots Are Made For Walkin'  to start the week off right:

PS: I'm looking for a copy of the Movin' With Nancy television special on DVD. If you can offer assistance, please drop me a line.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Get Well Soon, Elizabeth Taylor!

Today Dame Elizabeth Taylor, a.k.a. the most glamorous woman alive, posted on her Twitter account that she will be undergoing a heart procedure to correct a leaky valve. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Liz! We love you!!!