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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Debbie Harry / Blondie

Are there any other huuuuge Blondie fans out there?? I not only love the music but I love Debbie Harry. She is just so… COOL. You know? Bad ass chick in a punk band with platinum hair!?
She began her music career in the late 60s.
Blondie” was formed in the 70s and man did they ever rock.
Here’s the super talented Debbie Harry and some of her quotes..

“The only thing I really wanted to be was a beatnik, and look what happened: I ended up being in a band.”

“I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.”

 “I feel one of the things I brought to rock and roll was that sort of movie star glamour and image, and that’s what always fascinated me. I always wanted to be that blonde, glowing woman on film, and it was sort of automatically thrown at my feet — and I went with it.”

“You know, the issues of humanity and what is fair treatment and good treatment of a fellow human being should not really be based on a personal sense of right and wrong or judgment.”

“I have a lot of regrets, but I’m not going to think of them as regrets.”

“I could be a housewife… I guess I’ve vacuumed a couple of times.”

“Music is wonderful. Especially if there’s some kind of content to it.”

“Lately I’ve been believing that music predates speech.”

“We probably, as primitive people, made music before we actually had a language, and that’s where language comes from.”

“Morality should have to do with killing people or hurting them or stealing from them, but when it comes to adult choices, I don’t see it.”

“I think it’s a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.”

“I don’t mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it’s got my name on it.”

“Why should you force your brain cells to remember a lot of stuff when the most important thing you can do is to come up with new stuff?”

“The only person I really believe in is me.”

“You always fall for the rascal or the guy who’s got a little bit of the devil in him. You can’t help it.”

“I wish I had invented sex.”

“I feel like I have to have a voice.”

“I do know the effect that music still has on me – I’m completely vulnerable to it. I’m seduced by it.”

“I really, really like writing songs.”

“I mean I think that Blondie’s influence is a little bit in a way more eclectic than those bands.”

“Capote wrote every day. He said that’s the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.”

“A lot of the bands were really, really different and a lot of them actually didn’t become huge but I think were hugely influential.”

“That was always what I felt was the beauty of Rock ‘n’ Roll, it was entertainment and showbiz yet it had the idea of the voice of the people, it had an essence to it which was socially motivated. Not that I want to change to world, you know? But it was sort of relevant to real life, it involved the real essence of poetry or the real essence of fine art. But it was also entertainment. That was the real vitality.”

XOXO

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Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot.. the French model, singer, actress, and animal activist. She was a major sex symbol of the 60s and rightly so!
She recorded 80 songs and starred in 47 films by her retirement in 1973.
Here is the beautiful woman and some of what she had to say..

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.

Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.

Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.

I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn’t want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below.

I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.

I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can’t take a step without being questioned and surrounded.

I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.

I am all right when I work. I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.

Do you have to have a reason for loving?

I don’t think when I make love.

It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.

I leave before being left. I decide.

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.

The myth of Bardot is finished, but Brigitte is me.

Thanks all! Have a lovely day!

xxooxx

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Meryl Streep

Let’s talk about Meryl. I think she is lovely. She’s got this classic beauty. She’s soft and tough all at the same time.

“The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it’s a completely random process.”

“I think the most liberating thing I did early on was to free myself from any concern with my looks as they pertained to my work.”

“I have a very good life – I’m lucky enough not to be deprived.”

“How you first meet the public is how the industry sees you. You can’t argue with them. That’s their perception.”

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.”

“We are who we’re going to be when we’re very old, and when we’re very old we are who we were when we were 8.”

“I didn’t have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do. “

“Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.”

“Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they’re men.”

“Instant gratification is not soon enough.”

“I want to feel my life while I’m in it.”

“You win an Oscar, it can double the audience that you had before.”

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”

“I’m all over the place.”

“My job is usually to express emotion as freely as possible.”

“Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.”

“I think your self emerges more clearly over time.”

“There are improbable things suspended in space, like the earth.”

“I’m never so sure as I was in my mid 20s.”

“I’m curious about other people. That’s the essence of my acting. I’m interested in what it would be like to be you.”

xo

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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.

xo

 “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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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra, daughter of the amazingly talented Frank Sinatra, had some amazing style. She pulled off the boots (in every color) and jeans look like no other. She made casual wear look HOT!

She’s best known for “These Boots Are Made For Walking“, “Sugar Town” and her cover of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Here’s some photos and quotes.

“I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music.”

“I didn’t just want to be Frank’s daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It’s not a joke to me. “

“I think I’ve finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel. “

“There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer.”

“I wasn’t allowed to grow as an artist. My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to.”

“The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It’s like being identified with a brand name.”

“Love is a stranger that beckons you on. Don’t think of the danger, or the stranger is gone. This dream is for you, so pay the price. Make one dream come true, you only live twice.”

“Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I’m crazy for that man. And he thinks I’m hip!”

“I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time. “

“It would be nice to be on the charts again, nice to be recognised.”

“The Columbia years are the most sentimental for me. My parents were together through most of that time and we were a happy, sort of normal family.”

“Frank’s audience doesn’t care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM.”

“Once I had my first hit, Dad started to introduce himself as Nancy Sinatra’s father!”

“You brought the magic back. The heart is there, the humor is there… Everything is there.”

Love her.

xoxo

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farrah fawcett

Hello my friends!

Today I’d like to bring everyone’s attention to the beautiful and sexy Farrah Fawcett.  She is probably known best for her role in the tv series Charlie’s Angels.

“The reason that the all-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that he can see better than he can think. “

“I became famous almost before I had a craft. I didn’t study drama at school. I was an art major. Suddenly, when I was doing Charlie’s Angels, I was getting all this fan mail, and I didn’t really know why. I don’t think anybody else did, either.”

“God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

“I’m proud of what I have got and I need an audience.”

“Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles.”

“When you do bad things, bad things happen to you.”

” I feel like Alice in Wonderland, really… Everything is surreal.”

“But I must never forget how blessed I have been. God has given me gifts and happiness, beyond any of my simple desires. My deepest desire now is to simply live,… So with hope and determination, I’d hold on and go on.”

XO

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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.”

XOXO

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