Monday, February 27, 2012

LIFE Magazine's Best Oscar Photos.

Television actress Sandra White laughs while arriving late at the 1953 Academy Awards.

Presenters Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly wait backstage at the RKO Pantages Theatre during the 1956 Academy Awards.

At the 1942 Academy Awards, Joan Fontaine gazes at the Best Actress Oscar she won for her role in Suspicion — an achievement that made her, incredibly, the only actor or actress to ever win an Oscar for a performance in an Alfred Hitchcock film.

The one and only Audrey Hepburn cradles the Oscar she won for her role in Roman Holiday

Producer Buddy Adler's Academy Award for From Here to Eternity stands amid hats in the coat check room at Romanoff's restaurant in Beverly Hills during an Oscars after-party in 1954.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hooray For Giveaway!

At last i found some time (precious thing these days!) to organize my first giveaway as promised!I reached 100 followers,106 to be exact and im very excited!
Thank you so much for supporting my blog.I must admit i met some very interesting gals since i started this and i feel very lucky that i share my love for the vintage with you all!

But lets get back to the giveaway....

One of you will be chosen at random to win one lovely handmade headpiece made from felt,like the ones in the pics!The lucky winner will choose between 13 available colors (red,burgundy,black,powder blue,mint,chocolat,dark brown,off white,forest green, green,candy pink,midnight blue & navy blue)!

To enter the giveaway you can do any or all of the following, just leave a comment for each entry to get your name in the hat!
1.Become a follower of this blog!

2. Be my friend at  Facebook & leave a comment here telling me what your absolute favorite "Swell Dame" accessorie from my photo albums.

3. "Like" my Etsy  shop or follow me on Twitter .

4. Mention the giveaway on your blog,or share on  facebook or Twitter.

I'll announce the winner on Tuesday the 6th .
Good luck everybody!

Swell Dame

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Is Blind

Ok, since is Valentines day today, i remembered this documentary i  have seen some years ago, that tells the astonishing story of the obsessive roller-coaster relationship of  32 year-old New York City attorney Burt Pugach and his considerably younger mistress Linda Riss,which shocked America back in 1959.
Linda was blinded and permanently scarred when thugs hired by Pugach threw lye in her face after she threaten to leave him..The crime and trial were tabloid sensations. But the Pugaches were merely at the end of Act 1. During 14 years in prison, Mr. Pugach nursed a fanatical ardor for Miss Riss, writing her love letters in a florid hand. Eight months after he was paroled in 1974, the couple renewed their courtship, and they were soon married.
She even defending him at court when he was accused of threatening his mistress in the late 1990's.

The documentary is called "Crazy Love" and crazy it certainly was....Watch the trailer and  the 1977 interview with the couple and you'll see what i mean!!!


Swell Dame

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Here And There...

Just a quick post to saw you some of my recent finds from the flea market!!!

An amazing 1950's eau de nill candy jar.It was love at first sight ,i tell you this...

 1960's straw bags.Perfect with summer capri pants!!!!

 1950's-1960's barware
This lovely teapot is not vintage.It's brand new,it even had the tags on it!But it's gorgeous,isn't it?

Swell Dame

Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Lost In The 50's" First Giveaway!

Lost In The 50's blog reached 100 followers this week celebrates with this lovely giveway:

Dont miss your chance to eneter and win this fabulous prizes!