10 Favorite Classic Films

Over the years I have discovered, researched, fell in love with, and collected dozens of classic films. I had a bit of a hard time choosing 10 favorites, but I hope you may find a new favorite among my list!

10. Gilda (1946)
*Check out my previous post on the inspirational wardrobe from this film! —>Inspired

9. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

One of Elvis’ most iconic films, not to mention track of the same title. I love this movie not only for how handsome Elvis is, but for the choreography in the number…what else, Jailhouse Rock.

8. Cover Girl (1944)

Gene Kelly + Rita Hayworth=GOLD. The hair in this film is to die-for! With different styles full of curls this movie is worth watching for inspiration.

7. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Originally a play written by Tennessee Williams, this film focuses on marital and family issues starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. Apparently, they used Elizabeth Taylor’s infamous image of a homewrecker to promote this film (her scandalous relationship with Eddie Fisher, who left his wife Debbie Reynolds for her….Elizabeth and Debbie were best friends.)

6. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Stars Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable. The fashion and lifestyle is fun to watch. Specifically this scene:

5. Giant (1956)

One of James Dean’s 3 major films, it stars Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.

4. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Frankly my dear, you should just watch this movie.

3. Street Car Named Desire (1951)

Another Tennessee Williams Play, this stars Marlon Brando (in a hunky tshirt) and Viven Leigh (Gone with the Wind).

2. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

James Dean in the red jacket.

  1. Singing in the Rain (1952)

This is my favorite film because of the creative direction Gene Kelly put into it. Not only did star in the movie. He choreograph the numbers and  directed as well.

 

 

Have you seen any of these films? What are your favorites?

 

xKelsey

 

 

 

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Personal Book Collection: Live It Again 1946

 

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I do my best in learning about vintage fashion and lifestyle, and that is extensive research. I have dozens of books about history and this one in particular just happens to be a lucky find at a used book store. It gives vivid illustrations, descriptions and facts about the life in 1946. Below, I share with you some of my favorite pages and hopefully you an pick up a few new facts about life in 1946. 

 

Fashion: 

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Everyday Life: 

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Pop Culture: 

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Life after the war and other lost arts: 

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I’m planning to complete the “Live It Again” series. You can too by clicking here.

xxKelsey

 

Measurements of Old Hollywood

I just came across a great article by glamamour.com  with a list of body statistics of our favorite old Hollywood stars!

Such as:

Height Name Weight Bust Waist Hips
5′ 2″ – 5′ 4″ Elizabeth Taylor 120 32D 21 36
5′ 3″ Vivien Leigh 32A 23 33
5′ 3.5″ Lana Turner 110 34 24 34
5′ 4″ Betty Grable 126.5-134 36 24 35
5′ 5″ – 5′ 5.5″ Marilyn Monroe 115-150 37 23 36
5′ 5″ – 5′ 7″ Jane Russell 122 38D 24 36
5′ 6″ Rita Hayworth 117 36C 24 36
5′ 7″ Audrey Hepburn 103 34A 20 34
5′ 7″ Grace Kelly 118 34A 24 35
5′ 9″ Ingrid Bergman 135 34 24 34

Check out the article for more stats on other stars!

xxKelsey

Ballet Manila: Cinderella!

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It was perfection! The costumes, the choreography, the dancers, the MUSIC. Filled my hear with ultimate joy. My previous post on Cinderella (2015) AND this year’s performance by Ballet Manila, has made Cinderella my ultimate favorite princess. This was Ballet Manila’s first take on the production, with original choreography from no other than Lisa Macuja-Elizade (she also played the Fairy Godmother!) Click here for behind the scenes!

I brought along my mom and dad for the first time, and they LOVED it! My brother also enjoyed the detailed set designs, pointing out the moving hand on the clock about to stroke midnight! This production is by far my favorite, and I am so proud of Ballet Manila. They bring the best of ballet to Filipinos!

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I had a Cinderella inspired outfit. Basically, I realized I had a dress that matched the Cinderella shade. Added pearls and a black ribbon and my favorite black coat. 

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Have a look at my video of the show:

 

xxKelsey