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Some time ago, The Daily Mail ran a fun piece on lingerie ads from 1933.
(read it here).
Thirties lingerie ads

The story caught my eye because 1) I love the glamour, the sophistication and the movies of the 1930's and 1940's and 2) my novel, Studio Relations is set in 1935 Hollywood, so I had to really research the time period, including the clothing. I enjoyed delving into the days when glamour didn't just mean the magazine and women aspired to it every day. Yes, I know the depression was raging, but like movie audiences back then I want to focus on the beautiful things.

If you like vintage Hollywood and are looking for a great book to while away an afternoon with, check out some of these great books.


Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles. This book has lots of great pictures of Los Angeles and Hollywood from the first half of the 20th century. I used to work on Wilshire Blvd s it was a real treat fr me t check out what it used to look like.











Bogie and Betty: The Lives and Legacies of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. A power couple who fell in love on set and went on to both marry and work together. An excellent read.


Life is a Banquet the autobiography of Rosalind Russell. She starred in films such as His Girl Friday alongside Cary Grant and The Women. Her career stretched from the golden age until well into the 1970s and it was a fascinating read..















Self-Portrait by Gene Tierney is another great read. She had her share of struggled both personal and professional at the height of her career, yet she never allowed them to defeat her.
















The MGM Story - This large books cover the history of MGM studios and is accompanied by beautiful pictures. I once worked on the old MGM lot, now Sony Pictures, and it was a treat to step inside the old soundstages where such iconic films as Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were filmed.



Lana by J. Morella is the biography of Lana Tuner written with her help. This woman had a soap opera of a life and a career and it is both juicy and tragic reading.















And just for fun!



If you enjoyed hearing about these books then please check out mine. www.Georgie-Lee.com

17 comments:

Elizabeth Bass said...

Always had a thing for Basil Rathbone...

Karren Haller said...

I love the vintage movies, some of the actors and actresses were awesome! Thank you for stopping by Cant Figure Out Mondays!! Hope to see you Wednesday!!

Jessica McCort said...

Love this:)!! Thanks for linking up @ The Owl's Skull! J

Domestic Pirate said...

I love looking at vintage things, especially when they involve the clothing from the era!

Found you via Equis Place.

Melissa Swedoski said...

Clark Gable and Cary Grant? le sigh. So much yumminess in one spot. Thanks for the energy boost!
Linking up from the MHO Monday Mingle :)

Paula Miller said...

Great photos to share of times past :) Thanks for linking up for WW!

The Crumby Mummy said...

Love vintage! Thanks for linking up! x

Marty Hadding said...

It's it amazing how handsome and dashing they looked compared to most of the Hollywood men around nowadays?

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Ok, I am loving this dose of Clark Gable and Cary Grant. Oh those two have my heart. Humphrey not so much. I liked his spirit, demeanor tho. Awh ~ ~ ~ ~ Be still my foolish heart. hahahaha

TaMara Sloan said...

Vintage always looks so elegant.

Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

Karren Haller said...

Thanks again for stopping by Oh My Heartsie today to link up each week, I appreciate it.

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

I am so in love with the 1930-1950's. Such a classic time in the US. I love all the old pictures and the styles. Thanks so much for sharing!

http://www.fitnessblondie.blogspot.com

Holly McDonald said...

Love this! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

Holly at Not Done Growing

Ritchil Shafer said...

These are all great photos! Thank you for sharing!

Ritchil
http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

Jessica @ The Wondering Brain said...

Boy... I sometimes wonder if I was born in the wrong era. The 1920's just seemed like a pretty neat decade :). Thanks for sharing this with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

Jessica
The Wondering Brain

Teresa B said...

I love these old movies, and I love reading about those actors, and I find it sad that young people nowadays just don't seem to care about those classical movies anymore. They are part of our history too, not just what you see in museums...Thank you for sharing this inspiration at The Really Crafty Link Party this week!

Ashley Tukiainen said...

Such a fun post. I love vintage memorabilia. Thanks for sharing at From The Archives Friday!