“Mister and Missus” Masquerade The Basil Rathbones Entertain

from Modern Screen, July 1937 "After eleven years of wedded life, the Basil Rathbones think it’s high time to burn a little incense on the altars of the marriage gods--which accounts for this exquisite bride and groom shindig. Marlene Dietrich, left, plays the groom to Dolores del Rio’s exotic Spanish bride. Basil Rathbone, decked out … Continue reading “Mister and Missus” Masquerade The Basil Rathbones Entertain

Cosplay Under the Stars: Susan Hayward

Take one of my ca. 1947 Susan Hayward closet cosplay In the latter half of the 1940s, Susan Hayward was establishing herself as a top-flight dramatic actress. It’s this period I based my closet cosplay on--roughly 1947, when Hayward starred in Smash-Up, The Story of a Woman (1947). Hayward’s performance in the film as an … Continue reading Cosplay Under the Stars: Susan Hayward

Cosplay Under the Stars: June Allyson

Take one of my June Allyson inspired closet cosplay Yesterday was June Allyson's Summer Under the Stars tribute on TCM and I whipped up this late-1940s/early 1950s inspired closet cosplay. Take two of my June Allyson closet cosplay Now it's confession time. I've actually only made it all the way through three June Allyson movies. … Continue reading Cosplay Under the Stars: June Allyson

Cosplay Under the Stars: Dorothy McGuire

My cosplay of Dorothy McGuire's Laura when she first starts working at The Enchanted Cottage (1945) The Enchanted Cottage (1945) was adapted from a 1921 play (of the same name) written by British playwright Arthur Wing Pinero. The story of a homely girl and a disabled veteran (maybe) transformed by love was intended as a … Continue reading Cosplay Under the Stars: Dorothy McGuire

Cosplay Under the Stars: Audrey Hepburn

My cosplay of Audrey Hepburn in The Children's Hour (1961), take one. Audrey Hepburn was gamine yet cosmopolitan and cultured. Chic but approachable. All this adds up to a winning combination for a film star’s image. And, perhaps it was the uniqueness of this mix that allowed Hepburn to evade typecasting. Hepburn often played the … Continue reading Cosplay Under the Stars: Audrey Hepburn