Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tallulah Bankhead




Marlene Dietrich called her 'The most immoral woman who ever lived', Cecil Beaton described her as a 'wicked archangel' .






Although born to privilege in Alabama and groomed in a convent school, Tallulah Bankhead resolved not to be just another Southern belle.

She quickly rose to the top and became an acclaimed actress of London's West End and on the Broadway stage. Her performances in many plays of the 1920s brought her to the notice of Hollywood. She starred in such Paramount films as My Sin, Faithless, The Devil and the Deep, and Thunder Below. Even though she won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for her leading role in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat (1944), she never achieved the prominence in movies that she enjoyed in the theater and on radio.






Tallulah, like Eudora, Flannery, and Coretta, was a southern woman identifiable by her first name. Her flamboyant public personality may be the most fully realized and memorable character Bankhead ever played. She became famous for her snappy repartee, candid quotes, and scandalous lifestyle. She was disposed to remove her clothes and chat in the nude. Overfond of Kentucky bourbon and wild parties, she was a lady baritone who called everybody "Dahling."







An immoral and wicked woman who was every inch a star and remains one of the greatest legends of the 20th century.








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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The World's Most Beautiful Girls



New! to our Vintage Movie Posters collection





78 Miss Universe winners in the greatest beauty spectacle of modern times..


The World's Most Beautiful Girls. 1950





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Friday, January 29, 2010

W.C. Fields








Born today (January 29th) in 1880, the inimitable W.C Fields - vaudeville juggler, comedian and film actor of the 1920-40s.

Fields created one of the great American comic personas of the first half of the 20th century: a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs, children, and women. source/more





Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Classic Vintage Exploitation Posters

New to our Cult & Pulp collection


Sexploitation films that rocked the foundations of decent, law-abiding America... 'Scarlet women turned loose on society!'





'..Girls ensnared into lives of shame. Society beauties by day! Party girls by night!'

Slaves in Bondage. 1937





'See the picture that exposes the naked truth about the nations most vital problem...'

Skid Row. 1950





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Monday, January 25, 2010

Vintage Clothing 1950s Fashions



Stunning 1950s Christian Dior
suit & hat, including the revolutionary
short hobble skirt.




Light 'Carnegie blue' suit
from Hattie Carnegie's
1951-52 fall/winter collection





A divine summer evening gown. 1952




Model wearing full coat in textured wool
with the short sleeves which were very
popular in this year - 1951/52.




Black & white tweed suit with the
new and longer straightline jacket,
from the 1955 fall/winter
collection of Ben Zuckerman





Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Vintage Pin-Up Posters



...Some of my favourites from our Pin-up collection

























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Friday, January 22, 2010

Classic Vintage 1930s Record Watch




New to our vintage Products posters




A classic 1930s poster for the Swiss
Record dreadnought watch.




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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vintage Showgirls with a French Twist




New to our Showgirls, Burlesque & Dance & Movies & Films posters



The Parisienne Life. 1936




French Follies. 1930s


Paris.1929.
Starring French music-hall favourite
Irene Bordoni cast as a Parisian chorus girl.





c.1920s



Follies of 1930




Darling of Paris. 1930s





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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Clarice Cliff - Art Deco Bizarre



Born today (January 20) in 1899, potter extraordinaire, Clarice Cliff.
Her bold geometric, Art Deco designs took the pottery world of the 1920s by storm, and are still highly desirable & collectable pieces today.

Below, a small sampling of her work sourced from the wonderful Clarice Cliff Collectors website, which is well worth a visit.















Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

In the Vintage Kitchen




New to our Products Collection



...Ovens to die for!



Le Reve
Cuisiniere a Gaz.
Poster c.1950






1930s deco style poster for gas oven.






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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Not Of This Earth

New to our Pulp & Cult posters




Somewhere in this world stalks a thing that is...

Not Of This Earth.
1957.




An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
'...a truly great, almost unknown B-movie' source/more





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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vintage Beer Posters



A selection of vintage beer posters from our Drinks collection




































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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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