Tag Archive: Hollywood

Celebrity Boudoir: Jayne Mansfield

The boudoir and en suite bathroom of the voluptuous bombshell actress, Jayne Mansfield, has become iconic. It is best known for the heart-shaped gold lined bathtub with pink carpeted…um…well…EVERYTHING! The feminine theme of her home simply screams boudoir. Of her estate, one could say that the heart served as the crest (CHALLENGE: How many hearts …

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The Apartment

Why worry about seeing the newest blockbuster, sitting in a crowded theater with cell phones ringing and the chatter of others around you at $15 a seat, when you can lie comfortably in your boudoir and watch an old Hollywood classic on a lazy Sunday afternoon (for a $10 per month Netflix subscription). To me, …

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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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Thinking Outside the Boudoir: Auntie Mame

Sorry ladies…I know it’s been a while. Between work and all the medical stuff I’ve been going through with infertility (and two unfortunate miscarriages) , it’s been a little crazy. So, as you can imagine, blogging hasn’t really been top of mind. In any event, it’s time for a Thinking Outside the Boudoir post! The …

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Elizabeth Taylor Collection at Christie’s

As a child in the 1980’s, I can remember adults talking about Elizabeth Taylor in a somewhat negative light. At the time, I only knew her by her “White Diamonds” look. With big hair and looking like she stepped off the set of Dynasty.   What I didn’t recognize at the time (which I’m ashamed …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Washington

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Horne

“I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.” – Lena Horne “I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.” – Lena Horne “Always be smarter than the people who hire you.” – Lena Horne …

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Mademoiselle Monday: Mlle Dandridge

“It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away.” – Dorothy Dandridge 0