Tuesday 30 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

Oh what a beautiful QU-OTE! Wait, that wasn't Howard Keel...here's one from him anyway! 

“The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist. Go out and beat yourself to death.”
My two main topics of quotes seem to be alcohol and golf...and sometimes both of them together.


Monday 29 November 2010

Following My Blog...

This was done accidentally! Has anyone any idea how to 'unfollow' your own blog? Haha!

Quote Of The Day!

This is from Jane Wyman. (I sort of miss the Sean Connery accent...)

'(On her ex-husband`s, Ronald Reagan`s death): "America has lost a great president and a great, kind gentleman.' 


RIP Leslie Nielsen

Okay, so technically his movies are comedy 'classics' as opposed to all-round classics, but I'm going to write this post anyway, because Leslie Nielsen WAS AN AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND HILARIOUS PERSON! 

The world became a little less funny today-rest in peace, Leslie Nielsen. 

PS-I'M SORRY! (Raquelle knows what I'm talking about!)

PPS-How many anniversaries is that on this day now? Cary Grant, Natalie Wood, Leslie Nielsen...sheesh!

Sunday 28 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

Thish one ish from Sean Connery. Sh. 

'I have always hated that damn James Bond. I'd like to kill him.'


Saturday 27 November 2010

Classic Film's Greatest Romances!

Classic Film's Greatest Romances!

I should really call this volume 1, because I will most definitely think of about twenty other couples who should have been on here! Anyway, this is just a little collage of some of my favourite romances from my favourite classic movies. These are the couples who leave me misty-eyed and longing after an old Hollywood affair!

Quote Of The Day!

One from my dearest grandpapa AKA Donald O'Connor!

'It's so wonderful... if your whole day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt away.'


Friday 26 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

Asked my dad for a female star (not sexist-I try to alternate genders!) to quote today-he immediately said Brigitte Bardot! So here's one from this gorgeous lady!

'A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.'

Thursday 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


It feels so strange for me to be saying (well, typing) this! Obviously we in Ireland don't celebrate it, so have no reason to say it. I FEEL SO PRIVILEGED TO WISH IT UPON YOU GUYS! 

Hope you all enjoy your turkey (if you're vegetarian or vegan I have no idea what you eat, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!) and have a wonderful day!

How is that child on the right going to eat?! HE HAS NO TEETH!

Quote Of The Day!


'Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.'


Ain't this sweet?!

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

One from Hedy Lamarr, because...well, for no reason actually. I just like this quote. 

'A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.'

Well, I'm actually sort of drowned at the moment by an art project I'm doing about, well, trees. So maybe that's why it appealed to me-BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THE ARTWORK SHE IS TALKING ABOUT IS THE POLAR OPPOSITE OF MINE! 


Tuesday 23 November 2010

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Boris Karloff)!

Happy birthday to (the ever so slightly on the scary side) Boris Karloff!

'The monster was the best friend I ever had.'

What's with his eyes?! THEY'RE SO SCARY!

Monday 22 November 2010

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Robert Vaughn)!

It's his birthday. And he's cool. So I'm-a gonna quote him. 

'Man has always needed to believe in some form of a continuity of achievement.'

Happy birthday, Robert Vaughn!

He. Is. So. Cool

Sunday 21 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

I really want to quote my cousin today (she said something today which, quite literally, had me laughing my head off), but I'll play safe and go with this:

'I don't think you want to give all the answers, but I think every answer you do give should bring up another question, and not all questions should be answered.'

The words 'answer' and 'question' are used so much in this quote by Kim Novak that after a little while they stop making sense. 

Lauren Bacall!

Lauren Bacall!

Lauren Bacall was so...sleek. Yeah, I think I could use sleek.

Saturday 20 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

I asked my mum to choose the quote for today. She chose this:

'I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.'

Ah, I love W.C. Fields! 


Celia Johnson!

Celia Johnson!

Poor Celia is awfully underrated! Best known for her role as Laura Jesson in the heartbreaking Brief Encounter, she can portray so many different emotions just with her eyes!

Friday 19 November 2010

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Gene Tierney)!

Happy birthday to the (grr) abnormally gorgeous Gene Tierney. I'm sure I have already made my sentiments known to you all. 

'Everyone should see Hollywood once, I think, through the eyes of a teenage girl who has just passed a screen test.'

Betcha her umbrella is called Gloria

Natalie Wood!

Natalie Wood!

Natalie Wood was such a brilliant, lively actress. She was so versatile-I have so many different feelings for her numerous characters!

Thursday 18 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

This is courtesy of the highly annoying, yet highly cute, Lucille Ball!

'How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we'd profit from them.'

I am EXTREMELY jealous of her gorgeous hair!

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Sheer Rock-y Brilliance!

 This just proves how brilliant Rock Hudson was. After you watch this, you will totally understand.

(To the person who owns this video: I'm so sorry, but I simply had to post it! If you want me to remove it, I will happily do so!)

There are actual many brilliant people in this movie (hint, hint).

Update: I feel like such an idiot-it doesn't even work! I will sort out this issue!

Update no. 2: Thank you, Emm

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Rock Hudson)!

In honour of his birthday, this is a quote from Rock:

'Someone asked me once what my philosophy of life was, and I said some crazy thing. I should have said, how the hell do I know?'

I like it! Happy birthday Rock! 

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

Yes, I missed his anniversary, I know, but I'm always late! So this is from Tyrone Power:

'I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience.'

I just know there are a few people having little heart attacks looking at this photo. Those people know who they are!

Monday 15 November 2010

Happy Birthday, Louise Brooks!

Happy Birthday, Louise Brooks!

In honour of her birthday, this set is inspired by Louise Brooks!

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Louise Brooks)!

Happy birthday to the fabulous flapper, Louise Brooks!

'Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter.'

I'm jealous of her gorgeous 1920's style!

Sunday 14 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

From possibly my favourite costume designer, Edith Head!

'Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.'

She seems to have the same attitude as her good director friend, doesn't she? 


It finally let me upload my Dino image! Yay! This is a cause for celebration!

Saturday 13 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

DINO! And I will apologise in advance, but when I have a quote from one of the Rat Pack, you know it's got to be alcohol related! And it's freakin' Dean Martin!

'If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.'

(Insert image of Dean Martin here. Sorry guys, but it won't let me upload any images! But I will definitely post one tomorrow!)


Terrific Tippi!

Terrific Tippi!

'Tippi' Hedren was one of Mr. Hitchcock's go-to girls. She was a very versatile actress-and she had style too! Oh, and she's the mother of Mrs. Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith!

Friday 12 November 2010

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Grace Kelly)!

Another one from the Princess (and no, I haven't ran out of gorgeous classic movie stars-it's just it's her birthday!).

'If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York.'

Happy birthday, Gracie!

Aw, look! It's little baby Grace!

Thursday 11 November 2010

Just A Bit Of Advice!

Here's a little tip for you:


You will be attacked by the fatal cold. 

And you won't look this cool. Like I thought I would. 

And getting a bus isn't as fun as Claudette and Clark made it out to be. I bloomin' hate buses.

Okay, end of rant. You can all come out from behind your sofas.

My Jealousy Of Gene!

My Jealousy Of Gene!

I can't say anything-Gene brings out the green-eyed monster in me. IT'S THE DAMN OVERBITE!

Quote Of The Day!

Oh, Gigi! I mean, Leslie Caron!

'In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?'

You simply CAN NOT understand how much I love Gigi!

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Richard Burton)!

It was purely coincidence that I posted an Elizabeth Taylor quote yesterday! Honest!

'This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip.'

Very funny, Richie, very funny!

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

Thank you, Ms. Taylor!

'When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.'


Monday 8 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

This one is from Sal Mineo:

'I'll never be mistaken for Pat Boone.'

I find this vastly amusing. I also find it vastly amusing that 'I find this vastly amusing' is my favourite sentence. Hehe.

Aw! Don't you just want to give him a hug?!

Sunday 7 November 2010

Darling Doris Day!

Darling Doris Day!

I've said it before, I'll say it again-Doris is so cute! Each time she appears on screen I just have to smile!

Quote Of The Day!

One from Mrs. Darin herself, Sandra Dee!

“Me, I'm good at nothing but walking on the set with a pretty dress.”

Oh, Sandy, you're good at lots of things!

Saturday 6 November 2010

Quote Of The Day!

One from Jack Fav-um, George Sanders!

'Acting is like roller skating. Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting.'


Friday 5 November 2010

Happy Birthday, Vivien Leigh and Peter Noone (AKA Herman)!

Happy Birthday, Vivien Leigh!
Vivien Leigh was a fantastic actress. She would have been 97 years old if she was alive today. Happy birthday, my dear!

Also, a big happy birthday to the lead singer of Herman's Hermits, Peter Noone! 
He's the, um, one in the Peter Noone chair

Quote Of The Day!

This one is from Ginger Rogers!

'The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.'

Thursday 4 November 2010

The Beautiful Ms. Bergman!

The Beautiful Ms. Bergman!
 I recently created a Polyvore account, and finally got round to connecting it to this blog. This (pretty simple!) set is inspired by Ingrid Bergman. Hope you like it!

PS-this is also my 100th post! I made it! 

Quote Of The Day!

Courtesy of the great Mr. Sidney Poitier!

'History passes the final judgment.'


Wednesday 3 November 2010

And The Rod Serling Voice Award Goes To...ROD SERLING!

Award designed by Millie

I would like to thank everyone who voted (ahem, Millie and I) on Mr. Serling's behalf. I'm sure he would be very proud. He truly deserves it. BEST. VOICE. EVER! And if you don't believe us, GO WATCH THE TWILIGHT ZONE!

Quote Of The Day!

I have been saying something along these lines all week-and now I discover that Barbara Stanwyck agrees!

'Eyes are the greatest tool in film. Mr. Capra taught me that. Sure, it`s nice to say very good dialogue, if you can get it. But great movie acting - watch the eyes!' 

Tuesday 2 November 2010

My Amazingly Awesome Big Brother!

I have an amazingly awesome big brother. And this is one of the reasons why:

This little surprise piece of vinyl came in the post today. And it made my day a whole lot better! Thank you big bro!

PS-I don't just like my brother because he buys me stuff. That's simply one of the factors.

Quote Of The Day (and Happy Birthday, Burt Lancaster)!

One from the birthday boy, Mr. Burt Lancaster!

'I hate looking backward, but every once in a while it sneaks up on you.' 

Happy Birthday, Burt!

Monday 1 November 2010

THE Creepy Movie To Watch At Halloween: Psycho!

Yes, I am aware of the fact that it is November. But I simply have to write this post!

Psycho is disturbing. Psycho is unnerving. And Psycho is definitely creepy! This is why it is absolutely perfect viewing for Halloween night. However, with this particular movie, I will warn you that it is advisable to have a pillow nearby if it is your first time viewing, just in case!
Mr. Hitchcock obviously cared very much about this movie, as he took many precautions to ensure that the movie was not ruined for anyone, including buying as many of the books as he could find and even putting up cardboard cut-outs of himself outside all cinemas showing the movie, informing people that if they tried to enter the theatre after the beginning they would be met by force. If Hitchcock told me that I would definitely run away from the cinema...probably screaming. He's terrifying like that.

I want one of these for my bedroom. Seriously.
I have a question, though: HOW ON EARTH DID ANTHONY PERKINS NOT WIN A BLOOMIN' OSCAR?!  Seriously! How ridiculous! Did the AMPAS even watch his performance? I actually wish they didn't, because then that would mean they would have an excuse for not nominating him!

I love this photo! I love Vespas...and Tony Perkins!
Overall, this movie is brilliance. Just brilliance. GO WATCH IT (AND YES, THIS IS AIMED AT YOU, EMM)!

Quote Of The Day!

One from Anne Baxter.

'In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.'