Sharon Tate

Today I want to share with you the beautiful Sharon Tate and some of her thoughts on life.
Enjoy!

 “I really think that if you live for today, tomorrow takes care of itself.”

“I’m one of those mad, irrational characters who simply loves men. I love them because they’re men. Women, …I don’t like to compete against them or play games. It’s a waste of time.”

“I read that I’m supposed to be Hollywood’s new sex symbol, that Marty has groomed me as Marilyn Monroe’s replacement. I think I’m the most unsexy thing that ever was. I’m open for everything of course, but I’m certainly not aware of being sexy.”

“I’m happier when I’m working. I don’t have time to think much that way.”

“It’s just as difficult to be pretty as it is to be homely. People take you
from the surface level, but they’ll see an unattractive girl and think she
must have something else.”

 “They said they had a plan for me. They would train me and prepare me. I was immediately put into training-like a race horse. I had a job to stay the way I was. They told me ‘Cream your face, Sharon….Put on more eyeliner, Sharon…Stick out your boobs, Sharon.”

 “What I want out of life is happiness. I don’t want money. I get $350 a week. I drive a Buick Riviera. I have all the clothes I want. I like myself. I’m glad I’m me. I’d like to have a baby.”

“I really think that if you live for today, tomorrow takes care of itself.”

“I’m just me. If I am sexy, it’s just something I do naturally, like picking up a knife and fork to eat. I think people who try to be sexy are the most unsexy people in the world.”

“If you just take it down to bare facts, the reason for living is the reason you make it. I mean the brain was made to create.”

“My definition of love is being full. Complete. It makes everything lighter. Beauty is something you see. Love is something you feel.”

“When I love, I love hard.”

“I’m very unpredictable. Very, very impulsive. Extremely. Absolutely!
Sometimes I don’t know what I want to do from one day to the next. I can’t
enjoy anything premeditated; I just do it as I feel it. But whatever I do is
motivated by honesty.”

X O

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pillow talk

Pillow Talk” is a 1959 romantic comedy starring Doris Day (Jan Morrow) and Rock Hudson (Brad Allen). These two neighbors share a party line and argue over phone usage (Hudson plays a ladies man who is constantly chatting women up on the phone). Things get crazy when Brad disguises his voice and pretends to be “Rex from Texas” to get to know Jan. It’s a must-see movie but here’s a peek.

“Would you please get off this line!”

“Wonder how it would be to have someone to pillow talk with me? “

Julia Meade plays one of women Brad dates

Jan Well, what am I missing?
Alma (Thelma Ritter) – If you have to ask, you’re missing it!

Brad’s friend and Jan’s client Jonathan (Tony Randall) intervenes.

 

Brad – Are you getting out of that bed, or am I coming in after you?
Jan – You wouldn’t dare!

Gosh, I just love Doris Day!

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american graffiti

American Graffiti” is a 1973 film set in the Summer of ’62 (although many of the cars and songs were released post-1962) about the last night before leaving for college. My boyfriend and I watched this movie last night to lighten the mood after watching Gus Van Sant’sElephant” (a story based on the Columbine High School massacre), which was incredibly made but hard to watch. George Lucas‘ “American Graffiti” did the trick alright!

Here are some photos and memorable quotes from the film.

“Hey, what do you say, Curt? Last night in town… you guys gonna have a little bash before you leave?”

“Hey… zit makeup.”

“You think I care if you go off? You think I’m gonna crack up or something? Boy, are you conceited!”

“That’s bitchin’ tuck and roll! You know, I really love the feel of tuck and roll upholstery.”

Shhh. Listen, listen! Look at it this way. Now, you got three choices. One, you chicken out and in that case I let Ants tie you to the car and drag you around a little bit and you don’t want that. Right?”
No.”
Two, you foul up and Holstein hears you and, well uh… you don’t want that, right?”
No, I don’t.”
Three, you are successful and you join the Pharaohs with a car coat and a blood initiation and all that, huh?”

What’s your name?”
My name? Mud, if anybody sees you.”

“Girls don’t pay – guys pay!”

“Let’s catch ’em at the light. Jump out and flatten their tires.”

“Hey, you know a guy around here with a piss yellow deuce coupe, supposed to be hot stuff?”

“Man, I can’t keep track of all you punks runnin’ ’round here backwards.”

“You know, what, Terry. I had a pretty good time tonight”

“Get your bugaloos out baby! The Wolfman is everywhere.”

I can’t wait to check out the sequel, “More American Graffiti“.

xoxo

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Please Don’t Eat The Daisies

Please Don’t Eat The Daisies” is a lovely 1960 movie starring the oh-so-lovable Doris Day. Playing her husband is David Niven. He plays a theatre critic in New York. They decide to move from their Manhattan apartment to the country with their 4 boys. With his success and sudden social demands in the city and her taking care of the kids and renovations in the country, things start to get tense. I won’t tell you any more, you must see it.

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Bette Davis

Today I post about the lovely Bette Davis. She played her first role in 1931 and her last in 1989. That’s 58 years of acting. What a brilliant and talented woman. Let’s celebrate her today!

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

“I will never be below the title.”

“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”

“Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.”

“I am just too much.”

“There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.”

“Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.”

 “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

“I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress?”

“I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”

“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.”

“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

“I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.”

“It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.”

She’s a feisty one.

x o x

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Every vintage blogger has got to do a post on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“. It’s an absolute classic and Audrey Hepburn is to die for in this movie as the socialite Holly Golightly.

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 “He’s all right! Aren’t you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven’t got the right to give him one. We don’t belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It’s like Tiffany’s.”

 “Tiffany’s? You mean the jewelry store.”
“That’s right. I’m just CRAZY about Tiffany’s!”

“I’m like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don’t even belong to each other.”

“The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?”

‘Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!”

“Promise me one thing: don’t take me home until I’m drunk – very drunk indeed.”

“I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead.”

“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.”

 “He’s all right, I suppose, if you like dark, handsome, rich-looking men with passionate natures and too many teeth.”

“Did I tell you how divinely and utterly happy I am?”

“Do you think she’s talented, deeply and importantly talented?”
“No. Amusingly and superficially talented, yes. But deeply and importantly, no.”

“A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.”

“It’s useful being top banana in the shock department.”

“I’ll tell you one thing, Fred, darling… I’d marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?”
“In a minute.”
“I guess it’s pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?”
“Yeah.”

“Moon River, wider than a mile,
I’m crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you’re going I’m going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There’s such a lot of world to see.
We’re after the same rainbow’s end–
waiting ’round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me.”

“I love you. ”
“So what.”
“So what? So plenty! I love you, you belong to me!”
“No. People don’t belong to people.”
“Of course they do!”
“I’ll never let ANYBODY put me in a cage.”
“I don’t want to put you in a cage, I want to love you!”

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

Beautiful woman, beautiful film.

x o x

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Faye Dunaway

Many of you, I’m sure, have seen ‘Bonnie and Clyde‘. And if you have seen it, you know how hot Faye Dunaway was as Bonnie. Today I want to showcase the gorgeous Faye Dunaway. Enjoy!

“I’m still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn’t feel like she belonged.”

“Years are not important, my dear.”

“I think you always have to look for stuff that’s good and there is really good stuff especially in the independent arena.”

“Between two evils, I always choose the one I never tried before.”

“Fear is a pair of handcuffs on your soul.”

“It’s interesting as one gets older to try to keep in touch with the cutting edge.”

“I’m kind of a recluse.”

“My mother’s passion for something more, to write a different destiny for her dirt-poor farmer’s daughter, was to shape my entire life.”

“You are an athlete when you’re onstage. You can’t get tired.”

“I still have, I hope, a lot of years and there are still a lot of things I want to do.”

“I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was.”

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dazed & confused

Dazed and Confused‘ is a movie made in the 90s, starring (to name a few) Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Joey Lauren Adams and Milla Jovovich.  The movie takes place on the last day of school in May 1976. It focuses on the relationship between the kids soon to be entering high school and the new seniors who are eager to finally rule the school. The costumes are fantastic and it’s a pretty funny movie to watch, not a whole lot of substance but definitely an enjoyable flick.

It was the last day of school in 1976, a time they’d never forget… if only they could remember.

I did it when I was a freshman, and you’ll do it when you’re seniors. but you’re doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!

Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.

Yeah, well, listen. You ought to ditch the two geeks you’re in the car with now and get in with us. But that’s all right, we’ll worry about that later. I will see you there. All right?

You guys know anything about a party?
No, sir.

Chicks don’t wanna here anything, man. The girls in our classes, they’re all prudes, man. It’s the girls ahead of us, man. They were wild! Our class, they’re worthless, man!

Hey you guys know what that song is about? Its about the aliens. We’re the aliens man, we’re the savages. We’re the savages man.

 I may play ball next fall, but I will never sign that. Now me and my loser friends are gonna head out to buy Aerosmith tickets. Top priority of the summer.

[talking about Gilligan’s Island] Think about it. You’re basically alone on a deserted island with two readily available women. One a seductive sex-godess type, the other a healthy girl-next-door type with a nice butt. So guys have it all, the madonna and the whore. Women get nothing; we get a geek, an overweight middle-aged guy, some nerdy scientific type, I mean…

I’d like to quit thinking of the present, like right now, as some minor, insignificant preamble to somethin’ else.

Watch them fly… away

Man, it’s the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain’t that piece of paper, there’s some other choice they’re gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall “Pink” Floyd wants to do, man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.

So if any of you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you do that!

XO

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Rita Hayworth

The eye-catching Rita Hayworth is best known for her role as ‘Gilda‘.  She is absolutely stunning and glamorous.  Here’s some photos along with some funny and beautiful quotes from the star herself.  I hope all you Rita lovers out there enjoy this.

Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I`m attracted to mean personalities.

I always considered myself as a comedienne who could dance”

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.

 “Sensitive, shy–of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.

I did not have everything from life. I`ve had too much!

When you’re in, love you’re living; you matter.

Have a  lovely Wednesday, vintage lovin’ friends. XO

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control

Control‘ is a movie set in the 1970s based on Ian Curtis from ‘Joy Division‘. Now if you’ve never listened to Joy Division, it’s a must. They played awesome English rock/post-punk music. I also recommend the movie. It gives insight into the tortured soul of Ian Curtis, the man with the beautiful lyrics. I am also drawn to anything set in that time. I love the style of the movie. It is so beautifully made. Here are some photos, first of the movie, and then of the real band.

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Ian Curtis played by Sam Riley

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‘the band’

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Debbie Curtis played by Samantha Morton

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So this is permanence; love-shattered pride. What once was innocence, has turned on its side.”

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Ian’s love affair, Annik Honore, played by Alexandra Maria Lara

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“I wish I were a Warhol silk screen hanging on the wall. Or little Joe or maybe Lou. I’d love to be them all. All New York’s broken hearts and secrets would be mine. I’d put you on a movie reel, and that would be just fine.”

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“Side effects include: drowsiness, apathy, and blurred vision… I’m taking two.”

Joy Division

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XOXO

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