Diary of a Lost Girl, 1929

Diary of a Lost Girl offers fascinating insight into the late 20s/ eary 30s culture in Germany. [Spoiler] The basic plot follows Thymian (Louise Brooks) a young girl who has an unfortunate tendency to pass out at inopportune moments. The first, on her 17th birthday, results in her rape and resulting pregnancy. When she refuses to marry … Continue reading

My Favorite Wife, 1940

Worst Daydream Ever

“Oh, by the way, how was my funeral? … I wish I had been there.” My sister-in-law selected this movie for me, and requested that I put together a how-to post for the costumes. Now that I’m back to more regular posting, I’ll return to my normal format: one post for a review of the … Continue reading

Attack of the Puppet People, 1958

TERROR COMES IN SMALL PACKAGES! DOLL DWARFS VERSUS THE CRUSHING GIANT BEASTS! I’ve been talking about this movie forever, I know. I love really bad horror movies, especially if they are old, and this one seemed to fit the bill when Netflix recommended it for my Instant Queue. Hello– look at the poster and tag … Continue reading

All About Eve, 1950

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!  (Yes, this movie gave us that quote) In this movie, Margo (Betty Davis) is an aging actress trying to hold on to her youth, career, and boyfriend. In the process, she takes in Eve Harrington, a starstruck wren of a fan, as a live-in assistant … Continue reading

The Lady From Shanghai, 1947

 It’s a bright, guilty world. I waited far too long to watch this- it’s the only other Rita Hayworth film I had in my instant queue and I kept getting distracted by other things. I must say, it is nothing what I expected- this is true film noir, and Rita has short, blond hair! Referring to … Continue reading

The Four Musketeers, 1975

“Hm. One should be carefuly what one writes” Cardinal Richelieu I had forgotten that I put this movie in my Netflix queue, so I was pleasantly surprised when it showed up in my mailbox. Since the movie takes place in the early to mid 17th Century, I wasn’t really anticipating finding great fashion inspiration. In terms … Continue reading

Gilda, 1946

“Pardon me, but your husband is showing.” I love, love, love this movie. I now have a major girl-crush on Rita Hayworth, and we just might binge on her movies here for the next little while. Did you know that Gilda is the movie showing in Shawshank Redemption when Dufresne requests his Rita Hayworth poster?  I can … Continue reading

Blithe Spirit, 1945

“That is the remark of a pompous ass!” So, there’s this movie channel in my cable bundle that runs old movies all the time. I really only like to watch it because I like to watch the worst commercial ever made, for HotelPlanner.com, and as far as I know, this is the only channel that … Continue reading

Nicholas & Alexandra

“A strong man has no need of power, and a weak man is destroyed by it.” I do not claim to be a film critic or a movie buff, and I openly admit I am currently choosing my movies based on the potential for great hair, clothes, and accessories. For a bit of background, this … Continue reading