Style Guide: Bardot

Our new Saturday feature is style icons, complete with three looks that you can easily replicate. First up, none other than the ultimate French style icon–Brigitte Bardot. Bardot’s style is simply effortlessly chic. Why is it so timeless? She mixed and matched classic pieces that are still in-style today. Trust me when I say it’s…

Betty Monday: Mother Wore Tights

*Spoilers Ahead* For the next few weeks, I’m reviewing Betty Grable movies. Today’s (I know, it’s Tuesday) selection is Mother Wore Tights, co-starring Dan Dailey and Mona Freeman. Background: Interestingly, Fox executives held reservations about the film’s potential for success. Betty’s films normally focused on contemporary backstage shenanigans, but Mother Wore Tights revolved around turn-of-the-century vaudeville. Betty’s…

Was Jayne Mansfield a Satanist?

This comes up more than any other aspect of Jayne’s life. It doesn’t help that The Church of Satan claims Jayne was a member, and documentaries like Mansfield 66/67 run with the idea all the time. Besides questions on Jayne being a Marilyn copycat and how exactly she died, Jayne’s connection to LaVey is what I’m asked…

Film Feuds: Dueling Harlows

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m not a huge fan of biopics. This isn’t exactly true though; some biopics I really love once I separate the person being portrayed from the film. A lot of them are campy fun. I frequently see a lot of backlash against the actresses who play the stars…

Betty Grable Blogathon

  Today, my papa would have been 92 years old. One of the first movies he introduced me to outside of Shirley Temple was Betty Grable’s Mother Wore Tights. I can still remember the VHS cover of her in a sparkly black kitty costume (I even made it the featured image on this post). I…