Monday, May 31, 2010

Actress Collages: Their Unique Styles!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! Today's post will be short and sweet. The reason being that it is quite late at night and I have to go to school tomorrow, which I am dreading horribly. Anyway, earlier today I was making some photo collages on, and I thought I'd share some with you all. Feel free to take them, save them on your computer, etc. If you have a site you'd like to post them on just send me an e mail at: and be sure to leave credit. I won't watermark the photos or put my name in big letters across them because personally I find that quite annoying, but please don't take credit for them and say you made them yourself. You may also use them in youtube tributes and other things of that kind if you'd like. Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Here they are:

This one is Bette Davis in her fabulous early 1930's glory. Personally, I think she made an adorable blonde and those bangs in the second frame make her look simply darling. Also, check out her style! Quite the glamorous one, isn't she? Who would've thought! She may not have cared a hoot how hideous she had to look for a role in front of the camera, but as soon as the cameras went off, boy did she look stylin'! Just look at that first pose! And those gorgeous heels in frame three! I must say though, her casual look in frame four seems quite modern for the time.

This one is of Vivien Leigh in her stunning 1940's beauty peak. The second picture, however, is actually from the mid 1930's. Notice how much her face changed in that time span of about five years. She looks so uch more mature in the other photos! Still, she looks a dear in the second. I think one of the greatest things about her style was how simple it was. Classy, feminine, but not overdone. Her beauty was effortless and natural. And I'm loving the puffy shirts!

This last one is of Katharine Hepburn in the marvelous 1940's. If anyone knew how to make style look modest and effortless but at the same time nice and trendy, it was certainley Katharine! The way she dressed was about as down to earth as can be. Flamboyant dresses and extravagant fashions just didn't interest her. That what makes her clothes so great. I especially love the last photo where she's wearing shorts. You didn't see much of that in Hollywood at the time! Katharine was all about comfort and boy did she wear it well!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

All About Blog

So the other day, as I was browsing through various blogs about several old Hollywood actors, I thought of how nice it would be to have a blog of my own. For some silly reason, it never occurred to me that there was an actual site where you could create your own blog. I thought starting a blog meant going through a long and complicated process that involved money and other sorts of annoyances. Sort of like making a website I suppose. It wasn't until today that I searched on Google 'how to make your own free blog' and came up with as an answer to my dilemma. To sum it up: I was THRILLED. As soon as I made my account, I started working on my blog layout. What should I name it? What should I use for my name? Where can I find adorable backgrounds? I was head over heels. So after I finished making the final adjustments, I realized that everything was practically perfect except- oh no!- I still hadn't written my blog. A typical blonde moment for me. Anywho, now that I've bored you with all the trivial details of my blog adventure, let's get down to the real reason I decided to start Some Like Them Classic.

Today in our day and age, all most people seem to think about is Hollywood and all the famous celebrities that are constantly making headlines and appearing on magazine covers. But whatever happened to the great stars such as Bette Davis or Clark Gable? It seems as though people have completely forgotten all the magnificent actors that used to grace the silver screen in the golden days. I find this both depressing and unfair. If it weren't for actresses like Vivien Leigh or actors like Marlon Brando, Hollywood today would not be what it is. In my opinion, Hollywood today is nothing like it used to be. When you watch those old black & white movies something inside you stirs. There's a sort of magic about them and, for some reason, today's films just don't seem to have that magic. Perhaps one of the greatest things about old films is that they had class. They weren't crude or vulgar. Instead they were subtle and suggestive. On top of that, the actors could actually act. Nowadays all you need is a hot body and good connections to get into the acting business. However, in the old days, getting into Hollywood required one thing and one thing only: talent. Just plain old raw talent and you’d be able to make it. Just take a lot at Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Joan Crawford. They started from absolutely nothing and rose to be some of the greatest of their time. I guess what I’m trying to say is that movies today just aren’t what they used to be. And so we should honor the past stars by keeping their legacies alive. That is what this blog will focus on.

As for the title of the blog, to put it simply I couldn’t find a name for it. I kept thinking over and over again for something catchy and witty, but nothing came to mind. At last I had almost given up when I thought of something clever. I said to myself: ‘Why not make it a play on words?’ So I thought of various movie titles that were famous enough for people to recognize. I ran through my repertoire came up with The Wizard of Oz, All About Eve, and Gone With the Wind. Unfortunately, I couldn’t seem to make a blog name out of any of them. The, for some strange reason, Marilyn Monroe came to mind and the movie ‘Some Like it Hot’ flashed before my eyes. That’s when I thought of it. Some Like Them Classic! So I guess you could say the rest is history. It’s funny because all of a sudden all these clever titles are popping into my head like: ‘Whatever Happened to Classic Pictures?’ and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Classics’. Oh well, too late now. Getting back to the subject, I hope you enjoy my blog, and I look forward to writing more and hearing what you think!

Until tomorrow,

Lady Scarlett