Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vintage 50's Halter Dress

I haven't had much time for thrift shopping lately, so I headed straight for the vintage clothing store the other day. I'm glad I did, because I found the most perfect 1950's dress! It looked exactly like the vintage dress pictured above, except it was green with more of a hawaiian print. Very summertime pin-up girl. It wasn't quite the bargain thift shop price that I like, but it was definitely something I couldn't pass up! It will go perfectly with a pina colada this summer!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vintage Bathing Suit Score

I kid you not, I found the black Marilyn Monroe 1950's swimsuit pictured above. The only difference is that mine has a cute halter strap around the neck. My hairstylist sent me the tip last week. She was chatting with the owner of the vintage store beside her salon, when he mentioned he just got a bunch of 1950's bathing suits in. She knows about my obsession, so she called me right away and let me know. Of course I went there right away, and there it was! My dream vintage swimsuit is all mine now. Although I still want an animal print one like Connie Francis is wearing below.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What's Your Real Name?

It's interesting that so many classic Hollywood starlets changed their names when they got involved in film. Here are just a few examples of some of the beautiful ladies who were not satisfied with their birth names.

Stage name followed by real name:

Carole Lombard - Jane Peters

Joan Crawford - Lucille LaSueur

Rita Hayworth - Margarita Cansino

Lana Turner - Julia Turner

Marilyn Monroe - Norma Mortenson

Barbara Stanwyck - Ruby Stevens

Bette Davis - Ruth Davis

Veronica Lake - Constance Ockleman

Lauren Bacall - Betty Perske

Ginger Rogers - Virginia McMath

Carole Landis - Frances Ridste

I wonder how different their careers would have been if they had kept their original names...