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Catholic Aesthetics
  • Irish Catholic: Green vestments, Celtic crosses, St Patrick, Old stone monastery's, Friars
  • Mexican Catholic: Our Lady of Guadeloupe, rosaries, Spanish bibles, baptisms
  • Roman Catholic: Gold chalices, Nuns, Sistine Chapel, Swiss Gaurds, Latin Masses
  • Polish Catholic: Priests in black, St Faustina, Divine Mercy Paintings, Confessionals
  • Eastern Catholic: Icons, stained windows, cool hats
TCM Star of the Month: June 2017; Audrey Hepburn


Roman Holiday (1953) with Gregory Peck

Love in the Afternoon (1957) with Gary Cooper

Green Mansions (1959) with Anthony Perkins

We Go to Monte Carlo (1953) with Jules Munshin

Laughter in Paradise (1951) with Alastair Sim


Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) with George Peppard

My Fair Lady (1964) with Rex Harrison

The Nun’s Story (1959) with Peter Finch

The Children’s Hour (1961) with Shirley MacLaine


The Unforgiven (1960) with Burt Lancaster


How to Steal a Million (1966) with Peter O'Toole

Wait Until Dark (1967) with Alan Arkin

The Lavender Hill Mob (1952) with Alec Guinness

The Secret People (1952) with Valentina Cortese


Paris When it Sizzles (1963) with William Holden

Funny Face (1957) with Fred Astaire

Always (1989) with Richard Dreyfuss

War and Peace (1956) with Mel Ferrer


Robin and Marian (1976) with Sean Connery


Two for the Road (1967) with Albert Finney

nitrateglow  asked:

(re: give me an actor and i will rank their movies post) Olivia de Havilland and Audrey Hepburn

You picked two of my favorites!!  This post is going to be long.

I’ve seen 14 of Olivia de Havilland’s movies…and maybe 5 others where I haven’t seen the entire thing…so I’m going to pick a top 5!

5. The Snake Pit

Originally posted by deneuveing

Olivia de absolutely brilliant in this movie!  And the amount of research she put into the role is very impressive.

4. Gone With the Wind

Originally posted by dotty-literati

This movie is a classic.  And obviously she had a supporting role, but she fully inhabits Melanie’s good and loving nature.

3. To Each His Own

Originally posted by bridiequilty

Olivia’s first Oscar win!  She gives an incredible performance as Jody…and shows range by playing her over the course of about 20 years.  The movie is a bit on the melodramatic, but she makes me cry every time.

2.  The Heiress

Originally posted by maudit

The performance is…perfect.  There’s really not much else to say.  And she and Montgomery Clift work really well together.

1. The Adventures of Robin Hood

Originally posted by errolflynns

This movie is my happy place.  I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a fun movie!

A couple honorable mentions for Livvie movies are: They Died with their Boots On, Dodge City and Captain Blood.  Pretty much any movie she made with Errol Flynn!!

OK on to Audrey!

I’ve seen nine of her movies!  I’m going to do another Top Five!

5. Funny Face

Originally posted by vintage-exposed

I adore this movie for the clothes and scenery porn!  And it’s fun seeing Audrey dance with Fred Astaire!

4. Roman Holiday

Originally posted by photo-reactive

More scenery porn!  And Audrey’s first Hollywood movies and it won her her Oscar!

3. The Nun’s Story

Originally posted by hepburny

People always talk about how Audrey was so beautiful and stylish….but here she shows her internal beauty as Sister Luke.  No makeup, no Givenchy clothes, and she still radiates beauty.

2. Wait Until Dark

Originally posted by soaudreyhepburn

One of my favorite horror films!  And I love Audrey’s performance…it’s something very different than what she’s portrayed before!

1. Charade

Originally posted by nitratediva

I LOVE this move!!  It’s funny, romantic and is a really good mystery!

And some honorable mentions for Audrey movies: Sabrina, My Fair Lady and The Children’s Hour!

anonymous asked:

Hey Ivory! If this isn't personal, may I ask how you feel about Muslims? As an Australian, they irk the hell out of me, especially when they demand that they be allowed to cover their heads with the Heejab. Like, keep your culture to yourself! How do you feel?

Please unfollow and block me right now and never come on my blog again because I very strongly disagree with your opinion to the point that I am feeling rather horrified to know that someone who has such thoughts is potentially following my blog. I get that everyone is allowed their own opinion, but you are so unbelievably ethnocentric, ignorant and uneducated that it baffles me beyond belief and I am actually slightly shocked that you had the audacity to come to my inbox and send me a message like this that exhibits such extreme religious discrimination.

Because yes, what you are saying is in fact religious discrimination and not cultural at all! The hijab is part of Islamic religion. Besides, Islam is not the only religion in our world that covers their hair. In Judaism, some married Orthodox Jewish women wear headscarves called a tichel or wear wigs known as a sheitel, and in Anglicanism and Roman Catholicism, nuns cover their heads with a veil alongside wearing a coif, cincture, tunic, sleeves, underskirts, and scapular, all of which covers their whole bodies. So stop behaving as though the hijab is foreign and abstract and that the covering of the body or face is a concept that solely belongs to Islam. Many, if not all religions do it, so why are you not spouting off about them for following their beliefs, too? Would you tell a Christian to stop wearing their cross? Would you tell a Jew to take off their kippah?

“Keep your culture to yourself”? Well, I strongly advise you keep your opinion to yourself because it is absolute fucking bullshit. I honestly do not care if you are offended by this because you are so blatantly and offensively judging people based on the fact that they are following their religion and its beliefs, when I am one hundred and ten percent positive that no Muslim has done a single fucking thing to you except “irk the hell out of you” because they are being vocal about a bunch of terrible people like you who are trying to oppress them of their rightful place in Australian society just for following the beliefs of their religion.

As an Australian, I am ashamed of you.

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think that’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
—  Audrey Hepburn