Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For Halloween ...Some Spooky Vintage Ladies

(..They're not really that scary!)



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!























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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Dolly Sisters





Born today (October 25) in 1892, the glamorous Dolly Sisters.

The Great Ziegfeld discovered the Dolly Sisters - identical twins Jenny and Rosie - dancing in the middle rung of the vaudeville circuit and hired them for his 1911 Follies. With their dark olive complexions and diminutive statures, they exuded an elusive exotic allure, but in reality they were anything but.

Born Jancsi and Roszica in Hungary, they had emigrated to New York's Lower East Side and soon morphed their amer-anglecized names. Flo Ziegfeld turned the act into a Broadway sensation and both girls were wined, dined and wooed by a seemingly endless string of millionaires and Stage Door Johnnies.

Jenny, the wilder of the sisters, with an insatiable appetite for diamonds, made two silent films in 1915 and 1918, the latter with her sister. Together, they left for Europe - Jenny for the roulette tables while Rosie returned to Hungary and worked in an orphanage.

They reunited in Paris and became a smash hit all over again by introducing the Charleston at the Casino de Paris. More well heeled admirers would follow. Jenny, dripping in diamonds across Europe, was romanced by no less than the Prince of Wales and King Christian of Denmark. They continued their dalliances across the continent, appearing on equal billing with Maurice Chevalier at the famed Moulin Rouge. more/source




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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mysterious Women - Witches, Gypsies, Conjurers, Fortune Tellers

In the lead-up to Halloween .. some otherworldly women..



























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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rita Hayworth the Love Goddess






Born today (October 17) in 1918 vivacious 1940s actress, dancer, and 'Love Goddess' Rita Hayworth more










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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Australia's Silent Film Festival - Sydney




The Mark Of Zorro (1920)



If you're in Sydney, there's still time to check out Australia's Silent Film Festival taking place on 15, 18, 24 and 25 October at the sublime Dixson Room and Metcalfe Auditorium, both at the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Sydney. For more info visit the website and check out the program including Fritz Lang's Destiny (1921), The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), The Sentimental Bloke (1919), The General- starring Buster Keaton (1927), The Mark of Zorro (1920) .. and more.



1920s Russian Avant Garde poster for
The General starring Buster Keaton




Monday, October 12, 2009

Femme Fatales - Recent arrivals at Vintage Venus

These latest additions to our 'Femme Fatale' collection reflect the classic, timeless style of the 1930s & 40s.























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