★ Audrey Hepburn in ‘Secret People’ (1952)

★ British actress, model and dancer Audrey Hepburn, was born on this day in 1929. She’s pictured here in a beautiful publicity portrait for one of her earliest film roles, as ballet dancer Nora Brentano in Secret People (1952). Born in Brussels to a British father and Austrian… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Jayne Mansfield

★ Pictured here in the 1950s, American actress Jayne Mansfield was born on this day in 1933. A major sex symbol in the 1950s and early 1960s, she was as famous for her personal life as for her professional career, and at the height of her fame she was the world’s most photographed… Read More

★ Love in La-La Land: Hollywood Valentines

★ Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I couldn’t let this day pass without taking a look at rather a bygone tradition in Hollywood – the Valentine’s Day publicity shot. It’s where upcoming young starlets (and sometimes even well-established stars) would pose for cutesy Valentine’s Day… Read More

★ 1956 Advert for the Cadillac Sedan DeVille

★ A truly fabulous image to advertise a fabulous car. They really don’t make them like this anymore! (Neither the car, nor the advert.) Intended to advertise the swanky Cadillac Sedan de Ville, this gorgeous illustration is by Jon Whitcomb and dates from 1956. Retailing for… Read More

★ Doris Day Visits the USS Juneau, c.1952

★ If anyone truly deserves to be called ‘lovely’, it’s Doris Day. Beautiful, talented, kind, and with a wonderfully sunny disposition, she’s one of my favourite actresses from the golden age of Hollywood. I think her charming personality really shines through in this photo, don’t you? It was… Read More

★ Rare Footage of 1950s Fashions in Paris

★ Just a very quick post to share this little gem I found with you. It’s vintage footage of 1950s fashion in Paris, and I absolutely love it. Such a gorgeous peek into an incredibly stylish world of couture clothes and swanky parties. J’adore!… Read More