Thursday, January 03, 2013

Blondie of the Follies - It's the hat!

Just love stills from Blondie of the Follies (1932).  The movie so exemplifies how wondrously over-the-top movies could be in the early 30s.  The sets are just fantastic.  The women are all beautiful and dressed in attire found only in Hollywood.  And, of course, the tux attired drop-dead handsome male lead is seen either with a drink in hand or gazing longingly into the leading woman's eyes.  What a wonderful escape it had to have been for moviegoers living in the Great Depression.  (It's a great escape now!)

Marion Davies was born on this day in 1897.  She made two pictures with Bob, Blondie and Ever Since Eve (1937) and lived a somewhat sad, but fascinating life.  Never, Ever pass up a chance to see the Hearst Castle ... even the bus ride up to the Castle is memorable.  Most of 1930s Hollywood is long gone, but the Castle is still there in all its glory.  

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