Tag: 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 0PinterestTumblrTwitterFacebookGoogle+email

Thinking Outside the Boudoir: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If you haven’t already noticed, the theme at My Little Boudoir recently is Tiffany & Co. So, what would be more appropriate than to feature Holly Golightly’s apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the monthly series called Thinking Outside the Boudoir. This is where I share my fascination of homes from the movies. While some …

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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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