Frances Farmer Forgotten

When I first started my blog, I wrote an article about Frances and the stories swirling about her 40 years after her death. My focus lately has been about the bombshells who are now forgotten and cast aside – even though their impact is still around. Farmer is definitely one of those women – with…

Review: Bombshells – The Women Who Set the Fifties on Fire

I have eagerly been waiting to read historian and author Shar Daw’s book on fifties blondeshells since its announced release. Yesterday, I received my copy and whizzed through it in less than 24 hours – a testament to how enthralling the subject matter is. But does it pass the Classic Blondes test? “..all five women…

Burdensome Bardot?

Yesterday, Adele Haenel walked out of the Cesars due to convicted sexual predator Roman Polanski winning Best Director. Reactions were mixed – with most applauding Haenel for what is seen as taking a heroic stand in the era of the #MeToo movement, while others claim she was using it for a few minutes of fame….

Why Betty Grable’s Being Forgotten

I don’t do a whole lot of opinion pieces on here but something that’s always bugged me is how much love Betty Grable doesn’t receive. In fact, there’s a stark lack of literature available on her as well; with only a handful of books written about the woman who was in the Box Office Top…

Things I Didn’t Think I Would Announce

I’m getting married. That phrase is still echoing in my ear every time I say it. While I try to keep my personal life outside of this sphere, I think it is important to share so you know why my Instagram presence has cut down significantly. My fiancee, Max, and I have been planning nonstop…