Month in Review

End of August! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Woof. Things are achieving record heat here in sunny SoCal.

It's kinda like this:

“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” 
― Sue Monk KiddThe Secret Life of Bees

Stay cool out there fellow Angelenos and all of you hanging out in similarly toasty climes! 

NEW MARLENE DIETRICH FILM COLLECTION, A VISIT TO RICK'S CAFE, AND MORE!

Check out these rare Audrey Hepburn portraits!

New Marlene Dietrich collection is out on DVD -- featuring a collaboration between Dietrich and von Sternberg it includes Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, The Devil Is a Woman

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New travel goal: visit Rick's cafe recreated in Casablanca! 

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford lovenest is up for sale. According to Nest.com: "Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks had their affair, and ever since Hollywood has had a love affair with the historic home."

One of Lauren Bacall's dresses is up for auction as part of a larger sale from designer Bob Mackie. According to Playbill, "A black custom-made gown worn by Lauren Bacall in 1970 in the Broadway show Applause and to the 24th Annual Tony Awards, where she won for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for that role (estimate: $3,000-$5,000)."

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That's all for now, folks!

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xoxo -- Stefanie

 

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July! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

July! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Woof. Things are achieving record heat here in sunny SoCal. Stay cool out there fellow Angelenos and all of you hanging out in similarly toasty climes!

I love this sentiment: 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

June! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

June! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Things are heating up, aren't they? I hope you get a chance to get outside, enjoy some sunshine, and take in some good old vitamin D. 

I love this sentiment: 

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne's House of Dreams

End of May! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of May! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Are flowers busting out everywhere near where you live? I have been noticing them creeping up all over the cement jungle of Downtown LA. Secret spots such as the Lillian Disney memorial garden at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, or the Japanese temples in Little Tokyo offer great respite.

These "blooms busting out all over" have been thinking a lot about flowers and the role they play in films, from Easter Parade to Rebecca. I love this sentiment from Emma Stone: 

The end of 'City Lights' makes me cry every time I see it - when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. 

End of April! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of April! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Drip drip drop little April showers! Did you get some good puddle jumping in this month? I think we can all agree that taking time to play in nature helps us be our happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a glass of wine, kick your legs up, and recover from the most ubiquitous holiday as we enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

End of February! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of February! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Was February a rough month? Romance (or the lack thereof) is complicated. And Valentine's Day can be a dangerous holiday, fraught with self-attacks and bottomless wishing wells. But its never to late to re-commit to loving yourself, ultimately means becoming your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a glass of wine, kick your legs up, and recover from the most ubiquitous holiday as we enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Was February a rough month? Romance (or the lack thereof) is complicated. And Valentine's Day can be a dangerous holiday, fraught with self-attacks and bottomless wishing wells. But its never to late to re-commit to loving yourself, ultimately means becoming your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self.