Sal Mineo, c. 1960s

Sal Mineo, c. 1960s

miss-flapper:

Anita Page, 1933

miss-flapper:

Anita Page, 1933


"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!"- Dolly Parton

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!"- Dolly Parton


Barbara Bouchet, C.1960’s

Barbara Bouchet, C.1960’s

Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo

Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean on location in Texas for the filming of Giant, 1955.

kittypackards:

Linda Darnell

kittypackards:

Linda Darnell


Robert Mitchum and his sons, Christopher (front) and James by Bob Beerman (1947)

Robert Mitchum and his sons, Christopher (front) and James
by Bob Beerman (1947)


IS THERE such a thing as a truly underrated icon? You bet. Her name is Doris Day and her great talent was so effortless as to seem ephemeral, and her image so distorted as to render her anachronistic in her own starring era. Luckily, writer Tom Santopietro exists to put Day’s career into the proper perspective. His coming book does exactly that — it considers the often-turbulent life of this great star, but more vitally, reassesses her long public reign; as an evocative big-band singer, an exuberant and sexy young movie star, a nuanced actress, a brilliant interpreter of American pop music, and, finally, alas, a joke. Day was the intelligent, independent no-nonsense career woman/wife/mother — a bracing contrast to Marilyn Monroe’s pastiche of femininity, Elizabeth Taylor’s overwrought women-in-love or Audrey Hepburn’s fey sprite, usually consigned to romance with much older men. And of course, with one ballad, Doris could convey every emotion, even when her scripts faltered. - Perfect Day - Variety - 8/30/06, By LIZ SMITH  (Source)

IS THERE such a thing as a truly underrated icon? You bet. Her name is Doris Day and her great talent was so effortless as to seem ephemeral, and her image so distorted as to render her anachronistic in her own starring era. Luckily, writer Tom Santopietro exists to put Day’s career into the proper perspective. His coming book does exactly that — it considers the often-turbulent life of this great star, but more vitally, reassesses her long public reign; as an evocative big-band singer, an exuberant and sexy young movie star, a nuanced actress, a brilliant interpreter of American pop music, and, finally, alas, a joke. Day was the intelligent, independent no-nonsense career woman/wife/mother — a bracing contrast to Marilyn Monroe’s pastiche of femininity, Elizabeth Taylor’s overwrought women-in-love or Audrey Hepburn’s fey sprite, usually consigned to romance with much older men. And of course, with one ballad, Doris could convey every emotion, even when her scripts faltered. - Perfect Day - Variety - 8/30/06, By LIZ SMITH  (Source)

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Howell Conant in Bürgenstock (Switzerland), in February 1962

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Howell Conant in Bürgenstock (Switzerland), in February 1962