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George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn chose Vivien Leigh’s rented home and staff in 1964, when she returned to Hollywood to film Ship of Fools. Upon her arrival, Cukor and Hepburn prepared to already have a cooked dinner waiting for her. “After that first meal Vivien asked who did this and who did that. She tucked it all off and thanked everyone who had done anything for her. I have never known anyone so appreciative if anything was done for her. She was fundamentally kind. To be constantly kind and have constant good manners, that is a very educated soul.”

Perfumes of Old Hollywood Actresses

Ava Gardner: Acqua di Parma Colonia, Fracas, Tabu, Jungle Gardenia, was photographed with Mitsouko; Reporter recalled her perfume being intoxicating, French and exotic (smells like Fracas, no?); She would also spritz perfume in a pathway leading to her room after fights with Frank Sinatra to let him know she was ready to make up.

Anouk Aimee: Guerlain Apres L’ondee

Vivien Leigh: Joy by Jean Patou (was said to stop to pick up a bottle while touring; gifted perfume by Dior.

Marilyn Monroe: Chanel N5, Joy by Jean Patou, Fracas; was said to take ice baths with drops of perfume.

Elizabeth Taylor: Femme Rochas, Bal a Versaille, Givenchy L’interdit (in honor of friend Audrey Hepburn), White Diamonds (and her other fragrances, presumably), said she liked to mix several perfumes before she came out with her own line; Colin Farrell said “Violet Eyes” smells as he remembers her smelling.

Rita Hayworth: Shalimar, Arpege, Fracas; collected perfume.

Brigitte Bardot: Jicky by Guerlain, Vent Vert by Balmain, Fracas.

Catherine Deneuve: Chanel N5, N19 and N22, Guerlain L’Heure Bleu and Chamade, Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, Carnal Flower, Eau de Magnolia, and Lipstick Rose, Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger, Un Lys, and Rose de Nuit, Annick Goutal Sables,  Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire for Her (originally created for her).

Grace Kelly: Creed Fleurissimo (made for her wedding, inspired by her bouquet), Jean Patou Joy,

Claudia Cardinale: L’Air du Temps

Claudette Colbert: Vol de Nuit

Audrey Hepburn: Givenchy L’interdit (created for her), Creed Spring Flower (created for her), Guerlain Chamade, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Femme Rochas, Ivorie Balmain (original)

Gloria Swanson: Joy, Youth Dew, Narcisse Noir

Ingrid Bergman: Guerlain Mitsouko

Jane Russell: Chanel Coco

Jayne Mansfield: Lanvin My Sin, Arpege, Shiaperelli Shocking

Jean Harlow: Mitsouko by Guerlain

Joan Collins: Guerlain Shalimar and Jicky

Joan Crawford: Youth Dew, Jungle Gardenia

Lana Turner: L'air du Temps

Lauren Bacall: loved Diptyque scents, especially L'Ombre dans L'Eau

Marlene Dietrich: Fracas, Tabac Blond, Bandit, Vole du Nuit

Mary Pickford: Crepe De Chine, Joy, Patou

Olivia de Havilland: Joy

Sophia Loren: Irisia, Diva (I also read she wore Shalimar)

Natalie Wood: Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache (her favorite flowers were gardenias)

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THE SIGNS AS OLD HOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES

Aries: Bette Davis

Taurus: Judy Garland

Gemini: Natalie Wood

Cancer: Vivien Leigh

Leo: Katharine Hepburn

Virgo: Grace Kelly

Libra: Rita Hayworth

Scorpio: Ava Gardner

Sagittarius: Elizabeth Taylor

Capricorn: Lauren Bacall 

Aquarius: Audrey Hepburn

Pisces: Marilyn Monroe

Old Hollywood Trivia

Myrna Loy : One of a handful of great movie stars never nominated for an acting Oscar, she received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.

- Her profile was the most requested in the 1930s by women to their plastic surgeons.

Clark Gable : Proposed his headstone should read: “Back to silents.” It was not used by his widow though.

- In order to hide that she and Gable had an illegitimate child, fearing that it would ruin both of their careers, Loretta Young secretly gave birth to her daughter Judy Lewis pretending she was vacationing in Europe. When she returned to Hollywood, she claimed that Judy was adopted. Gable met Judy only once when she was a teenager

Katharine Hepburn : According to Anthony Harvey - the director of The Lion in Winter (1968) - she kept the Oscar she received for the film in a paper bag and in a cupboard for years after he’d delivered it to her.

- Graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1928, with a degree in history and philosophy.

Lauren Bacall : Her appearance on a cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director Howard Hawks,who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not (1944)

- According to her autobiography, “By Myself and Then Some”, she was always very self-conscious about the size of her feet,which she describes as big even for a woman of her exceptional height.

Rita Hayworth : By 1940, there were 3,800 stories and 12,000 pictures of Rita Hayworth in circulation.

- In 1989, Barbara Leaming published an autobiographical book entitled ‘If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth’. In the book, Leaming alleged that Hayworth was a victim of sexual abuse by her own father.
Leaming asserts that Hayworth confided that secret to Orson Welles.

Vivien Leigh : She took her then husband’s first name (Leigh) as her last name when she began acting professionally.

- A lover of cats, especially Siamese.

Debbie Reynolds : Considered herself a “movie-oholic” and has an extensive collection of memorabilia, with over 4,000 costumes from the silent screen period to the 1970s. She had been known to gather posters from her collection of 3,000 and drive to homes of actor pals for autographs

- At one particularly low point in her career, she confessed to literally living in her car, a Cadillac.

Elizabeth Taylor : Elizabeth was born with distichiasis,a condition that gave her a double set of eyelashes.

- Her eyes are the most searched on google, with 325,000 searches every year.

Hedy Lamarr : She was billed as an unknown but well-publicized Austrian actress, which created anticipation in audiences. Mayer hoped she would become another Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich. According to one viewer,
when her face first appeared on the screen, “everyone gasped…Lamarr’s beauty literally took one’s breath away.”

- Although she earned a great deal of money during her career, she lost her fortune with her production company. She died impoverished in Florida in 2000.

Claudette Colbert : Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person.

- Most shots of her in her films were of her left profile. She considered her left side to be her best and only rarely allowed full face or right profile shots; an injury to her nose had created a bump on the right. Once an entire set had to be rebuilt so she would not have to show her right side, resulting in some cameramen calling the right side of her face “the dark side of the moon”.

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Iconic Movie Kisses

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Stars Real Names

Loretta Young : Gretchen Young

Carole Lombard : Jane Alice Peters

Rita Hayworth : Margarita Carmen Cansino

Jean Harlow : Harlean Carpentier

Cary Grant :  Archibald Alexander Leach 

Audrey Hepburn : Audrey Kathleen Ruston

Bette Davis : Ruth Elizabeth Davis

Joan Crawford : Lucille Fay LeSueur 

Natalie Wood : Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko 

Judy Garland : Frances Ethel Gumm 

Vivien Leigh : Vivian Mary Hartley 

Sophia Loren : Sofia Villani Scicolone 

Lauren Bacall : Betty Joan Perske

Hedy Lamarr : Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler 

Lana Turner : Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner 

Jane Russell : Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell 

Veronica Lake : Constance Frances Marie Ockelman

Greta Garbo : Greta Lovisa Gustafsson

Marlene Dietrich : Marie Magdelene Dietrich von Losch 

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Hollywood Glam Through the Decades:

1920s: Evelyn Brent

1930s: Katharine Hepburn

1940s: Vivien Leigh

1950s: Marilyn Monroe

1960s: Audrey Hepburn

1970s: Lynda Carter

1980s: Michelle Pfeiffer

1990s: Nicole Kidman

2000s: Amy Adams

2010s: Emma Watson

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17-Year-Old Girl Can Transform Herself Into Various Cultural Icons and Vintage Looks

Seveteen year old Belgian girl, Annelies Maria Francine has an uncanny eye for fashion and aesthetic. She transforms herself into classical icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Anne Frank and even Belle’s Beauty & the Beast and Fitzgerald’s Daisy Buchanan. Francine’s recreation also go as far as accurately replicating vintage fashion trends from the Victorian, Edwardian the flapper. 

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