Category: History

31 Rue Cambon

If the Visiting Coco post from yesterday intrigued you, then you should also be pleased with this video tour of Coco Chanel’s apartment from Vogue.com.   (Don’t forget to scroll down and pause the My Little Boudoir Soundtrack)  1

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TCM Classic Movie Festival

For all of you fans of the silver screen that live in California, or who can make it there lickety-split, there is a fabulous festival that you must attend! Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is putting on the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, California from April 22nd to the 25th. There will be a …

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Vogue (…not the magazine)

As you may have noticed by listening to the My Little Boudoir Soundtrack, I love Madonna’s song Vogue (I also love the magazine). My favorite part of the song is when she names the silver screen movie stars. Here is a visual rendition for your viewing pleasure… Greta Garbo… …and (Marilyn) Monroe… …(Marlene) Dietrich… …and …

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Hollywood History: William Travilla

While the subject of the monthly Hollywood History lesson on My Little Boudoir is typically an actress, this month the lesson will be much different (but not too far away from the roots of My Little Boudoir). Meet William Travilla. He is responsible for this… Born on Catalina Island, just off the California coast, William …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Bailey

“No one can figure out your worth but you.” – Pearl Bailey “Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first.” – Pearl Bailey “I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.” …

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Reading in the “Littler” Boudoir

During a family outing to the book store one afternoon, I was browsing through the children’s section when I came across a book that I knew I wanted my daughter to have. It was a children’s book titled, Different Like Coco. A biography of sorts about the life of Coco Chanel. I pulled it from …

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Hollywood History: Nina Mae McKinney

In a society that often defines old Hollywood beauty and talent as Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, it is important to remember that there were many many beautiful and talented women in old Hollywood that simply didn’t get the exposure they deserved then, and still today, aren’t publicly recognized as the legends that …

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Mlle Taylor

“I have a woman’s body and a child’s emotions.” – Elizabeth Taylor 0

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First Lady Boudoirs

In honor of President’s Day (ok…ok…so I missed it by one hour and now it’s the day after President’s Day…please forgive me), here is a tour of a few White House boudoirs and private quarters used by First Ladies (and one First Daughter) throughout the years. Which is your favorite? Bess Truman Jacqueline Kennedy Caroline …

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Thinking Outside the Boudoir: How to Marry a Millionaire

Sometimes it’s about having more than just your Boudoir. It’s about having a fabulous home in general. We often see examples of extravagant homes we would love to own on TV or in the movies.  Though there are those that, while not super fancy, we still adore. Maybe it’s because we love the movie or …

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