Category: Quotes

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Birthday

“Of course, personally, I think it’d be tacky to wear diamonds before I’m forty.” – Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s It’s time to pull out the diamonds, ladies, because this January I celebrated my 40th birthday. To be honest…it’s surreal. I really don’t feel like it’s possible I could be 40. I identify with being …

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Bogie and Bacall…Together Again

Sitting at my desk today I was alerted by a text message (from one of the various news outlets that I subscribe to) of the sad news that the lovely Lauren Bacall passed away. Of all the starlets of old Hollywood, Lauren Bacall’s (how shall I say) spunk, chutzpah, bravado…call it what you want…is something …

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Marilyn Monroe on Chanel N°5

Chanel recently acquired the rights to some never-before-published audio of Marilyn Monroe talking about Chanel N°5 fragrance. I’m sure all of you Marilyn fans know that Marilyn famously shared that the only thing she wears to bed is Chanel N°5. Many of the actual publications where she professed this information, making the perfume as legendary as …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Garland

“It’s lonely and cold on the top… lonely and cold.” -Judy Garland “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” -Judy Garland “I try to bring the audience’s own drama – tears and laughter they know about – to them.” …

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Mrs. Coretta Scott King

Since today is Martin Luther King Day, I thought it would be appropriate to step away from the usual Mademoiselle Monday post to feature, instead, a post on Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Certainly we could have devoted a “Mademoiselle Monday” to her, but since we all know that part of the greatness of her legacy …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Caron

“No matter what you do, your person comes through. You can’t completely change yourself on the screen. I had in mind someone colder and more in control, but I couldn’t do it. This human note just crept in and maybe it’s better.” -Leslie Caron “I regret not doing a film that I was offered with …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Bacall

“A woman isn’t complete without a man. But where do you find a man – a real man – these days?” -Lauren Bacall “I am essentially a loner.” -Lauren Bacall “It’s inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it’s kind of a sickness.”  -Lauren …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Turner

“It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them.” -Lana Turner “A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.” -Lana Turner “A gentleman is …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Loren

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” -Sophia Loren “It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.” -Sophia Loren “I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Mansfield

“A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee – a lot more.” -Jayne Mansfield “Most girls don’t know what to do with what they’ve got.” -Jayne Mansfield “I like being a pin-up girl. There’s nothing wrong with it.” -Jayne Mansfield “Carrying a baby is the most …

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