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    August 27, 2014

    I (with the help of my father) made an interesting observation this evening.  I was thinking back to the Great Depression, the first time in our nation’s history when entertainment was purposeful in boosting morale, specifically thinking back to the movies. Movies were huge motivators for looking on the bright side of life. Even the movie palaces were designed to help a poor homeless individual escape from the panic surrounding the nation. Movies like My Man Godfrey, Personal Property, Top Hat, and Perfect Strangers all focused on the story of a man or woman without a job finding the love and care of someone wealthier than they. These were the crowd pleasers. Every movie ended with a happy ending; a happy ending with a pocket full of money and new dreams.

    Well we just went through a new economic depression. Just after the time when Wall Street fell, America started producing a record of films with the same plot and themes. Back in the 30s, to cheer up America, movies transported the audience to a world of luxury and finery, of stability and fullness. Art Deco was the most extravagant accessory to any piece of architecture. These details will not work in 21st century America. But superheros! Now, superheros are everything that this country wants when we’re flat on our faces in the mud. Superheros can fly us to new heights with the world shrinking small beneath our feet. Superheros are humorous so that their paranormal qualities do not overwhelm the audience. Superheros are the saviors that sacrifice themselves so that this country continues to stand strong when, in reality, we’ve hit the lowest of lows.

    Glamor and glitz was the answer to depression in the 30s.

    Capes and tights is the answer for our depression now.

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    fuckyeahvintage-retro:

New York City, 1920
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    Academy Award Winners 1954

    1954 Best Picture: On the Waterfront

    1954 Best Director: Elia Kazan; On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Actress: Grace Kelly; The Country Girl
    1954 Best Actor: Marlon Brando; On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Supporting Actress: Eva Marie Saint; On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Supporting Actor: Edmond O’Brien; The Barefoot Contessa
    1954 Best Story: Broken Lace
    1954 Best Screenplay: The Country Girl
    1954 Best Story and Screenplay: On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Cinematography Black and White: On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Cinematography Color: Three Coins in the Fountain
    1954 Best Art Direction Black and White: On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Art Direction Color: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    1954 Best Sound Recording: The Glenn Miller Story
    1954 Best Editing: On the Waterfront
    1954 Best Visual Effects: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    1954 Best Costume Design Black and White: Sabrina
    1954 Best Costume Design Color: The Gate of Hell
    1954 Best Score Drama or Comedy: The High and the Mighty
    1954 Best Score Musical: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    1954 Best Song: "Three Coins in the Fountain"; Three Coins in the Fountain
    1954 Best Animated Short: When Magoo Flew
    1954 Best Live-Action Short One Reel: This Mechanical Age
    1954 Best Live-Action Short Two Reel: A Time Out of War
    1954 Best Documentary Short: Thursday’s Children
    1954 Best Documentary: The Vanishing Prairie
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    lapitiedangereuse:

“He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim,” Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion.  All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not.  They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered “hello, baby" at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children.  "Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved,” Bacall has said.  The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer.  Wrote Bacall: “No one has written a romance better than we lived it.” 

    lapitiedangereuse:

    He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim,” Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion.  All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not.  They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered “hello, baby" at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children.  "Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved,” Bacall has said.  The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer.  Wrote Bacall: “No one has written a romance better than we lived it.” 

    (via fuckyeahvintage-retro)

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    "There is something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by a God who knows what He is doing."

    ~ Donald Miller (via conflictingheart)

    (Source: dailydoseofstuf, via conflictingheart)

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    Academy Award Winners 1953

    1953 Best Picture: From Here to Eternity

    1953 Best Director: Fred Zinnemann; From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Actress: Audrey Hepburn; Roman Holiday
    1953 Best Actor: William Holden; Stalag 17
    1953 Best Supporting Actress: Donna Reed; From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Supporting Actor: Frank Sinatra; From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Story: Roman Holiday
    1953 Best Screenplay: From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Story and Screenplay: Titanic
    1953 Best Cinematography Black and White: From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Cinematography Color: Shane
    1953 Best Art Direction Black and White: Julius Caesar
    1953 Best Art Direction Color: The Robe
    1953 Best Sound Recording: From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Editing: From Here to Eternity
    1953 Best Visual Effects: The War of the Worlds
    1953 Best Costume Design Black and White: Roman Holiday
    1953 Best Costume Design Color: The Robe
    1953 Best Score Drama or Comedy: Lili
    1953 Best Score Musical: Call Me Madam
    1953 Best Song: "Secret Love"; Calamity Jane
    1953 Best Animated Short: Disney’s Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom
    1953 Best Live-Action Short One Reel: The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
    1953 Best Live-Action Short Two Reel: Bear Country
    1953 Best Documentary Short: The Alaskan Eskimo
    1953 Best Documentary: The Living Desert
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    August 4, 2014

    One of the dearest memories with Katie (my best friend) is skyping with her and going through Facebook friends… Deleting the half of them that we never talk to.

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    Cassie’s gift for Roommate Christmas!! We’re watching Little Mermaid ASAP.

    Cassie’s gift for Roommate Christmas!! We’re watching Little Mermaid ASAP.

  10. foodforbears:

    eunnieboo:

    if you have a pet and i’ve ever visited your house: i’m sorry

    ME

    (via the-absolute-funniest-posts)

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    Academy Award Winners 1952

    1952 Best Picture: The Greatest Show on Earth

    1952 Best Director: John Ford; The Quiet Man
    1952 Best Actress: Shirley Booth; Come Back, Little Sheba
    1952 Best Actor: Gary Cooper; High Noon
    1952 Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame; The Bad and the Beautiful
    1952 Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn; Viva Zapata!
    1952 Best Story: The Greatest Show on Earth
    1952 Best Screenplay: The Bad and the Beautiful
    1952 Best Story and Screenplay: The Lavender Hill Mob
    1952 Best Cinematography Black and White: The Bad and the Beautiful
    1952 Best Cinematography Color: The Quiet Man
    1952 Best Art Direction Black and White: The Bad and the Beautiful
    1952 Best Art Direction Color: Moulin Rouge
    1952 Best Sound Recording: Breaking the Sound Barrier
    1952 Best Editing: High Noon
    1952 Best Visual Effects: Plymouth Adventure
    1952 Best Costume Design Black and White: The Bad and the Beautiful
    1952 Best Costume Design Color: Moulin Rouge
    1952 Best Score Drama or Comedy: High Noon
    1952 Best Score Musical: With a Song in My Heart
    1952 Best Song: "High Noon"; High Noon
    1952 Best Animated Short: Johann Mouse
    1952 Best Live-Action Short One Reel: Light in the Window
    1952 Best Live-Action Short Two Reel: Water Birds
    1952 Best Documentary Short: Neighbors
    1952 Best Documentary: The Sea Around Us
  12. They did dresses right in the 1930s. Images from The Broadway Melody of 1936

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    When I first saw the Simple Plan singer’s shirt in their music video

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