Happy birthday Jean Merilyn Simmons! | January 31, 1929 - January 22, 2010

An enormously underrated girl. In terms of talent, Jean Simmons is so many heads and shoulders above most of her contemporaries, one wonders why she didn’t become the great star she could have been.” - Joseph L. Mankiewicz 

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many 
dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though
in all lands love is now mingled with grief,
it grows perhaps the greater.” 


Sandra Dee (age 14) reading at school desk while awaiting the next scene. Until They Sail. March 6, 1957, Hollywood. The young actress makes her film debut with costars Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons and Paul Newman.

Dee plays the baby sister, Evelyn, the only sister who ended up marrying a local boy. Evelyn’s role provides comic relief, being the typical 15-going-on-30 teenager and making smarty-pants comments on the ups and downs of her older sisters’ love lives.


I understand why you need that fort.
I understand why you need that gold.
I understand why you need this island.
I understand it all because I was  t h e r e  the day our lives  e n d e d  and all of this  b e g a n .
But I have been devoted to you since that day.
I have been
loyal, and protective, and fucking committed  t o   y o u  since that day,
and I am asking you to come with me, so that I can save your life.

[A GHOST SHIP ON THE BLUE] - Sea shanties and slightly damp tunes for roving sailors and salty sea dogs. 


i. Paper Ships - Dead Man’s Bones | ii. Never Seen The Sea - Gavin Clark | iii. In All My Dreams I Drown - Jessica Lowndes & Terrance Zdunich | iv. Pirate’s Gospel - Alela Diane | v. Deep Blue Sea - Grizzly Bear | vi. Sea Fever - Kingston Trio | vii. The Sea - Final Fantasy | viii. Wave Over Wave - Great Big Sea | ix. William Taylor - Sean Dagher | x. Away Rio - Kingston Trio | xi. Randy Dandy Oh - Sean Dagher | xii. Fish In The Sea - Michiel Schrey | xiii. The Mermaid - Great Big Sea