Mar 7, 2014

Classic Links

Well this is cool: GetTv is a new, free cable and broadcast station that plays movies from the 1930s to the 1960s. I don't get it in my city yet, but they encourage everyone who wants the channel to write them an email, and so I have--Cinematically Insane

This is the first I've heard of Fritz Lang's love for his doll, Peter the Monkey. He served him scrambled eggs and martinis for breakfast. Clearly I need to learn more about Lang--Dangerous Minds

I love these nightclub shots taken by photographer Nat Dallinger. It's so funny to see Shirley Temple hanging out with Elvis!--Hollywood Reporter

While flipping through this gallery of all the best actress Oscar winners, I noticed that the dresses from the 80s and 90s looked more dated to me than a lot of the gowns from 20-30 years earlier. The older frocks definitely look more like the dresses you see today--Vanity Fair

The director of True Detective has GIFs of Cary Grant on his phone that he sends in lieu of texts. I think I may have found a solution to my intense dislike of typing out texts--Vulture

I love the detail in this well-preserved dress worn in the Man in the Iron Mask (1939) by Joan Bennett. It impresses me how much care went into costumes back in the day. They were works of art--Vintage Film Props and Costumes

I wonder what Steven Spielberg will do with West Side Story if he really decides to film another version? I don't tend to be into remakes, but I feel like musicals are more open to new interpretations. It could be interesting--/Film

The moment I saw Kim Novak walk onto the Academy Award stage, I knew I needed to take a Twitter break. I could already imagine people their cruel jabs at the 81-year-old actress, despite the fact that she still has that lovely, husky voice. But as the Siren writes in her compassionate post about the star, it is the industry that is the problem, not the celebrities--Self-Styled Siren 


  1. Wow, that closeup look at Joan Bennett's costume is amazing! Thanks for the great links. :)

    Best wishes,

  2. Isn't that detail amazing Laura? I love getting a close-up look at costumes like that. They're especially fascinating to see in person.