A Star Is Born

I love that A Star is Born has been done 3 times. I’ve seen the second version with Judy Garland a few times and just watched the original with Janet Gaynor. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have time to watch the Barbra Streisand version.

Here’s a few shots of Janet in the original. I must say, lighting in movies has come a very long way. I couldn’t find too many good pictures from the movie.

Janet Gaynor, A Star Is Born

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A Star is Born has been re-done about every 20 years, so it’s over due for another remake. I would love to see Jennifer Hudson star in a new version, although there have been rumors that Bradley Cooper will direct a new version with Beyonce as “Mrs. Norman Maine”. That’s been rumored for a few years, so I won’t hold my breath. Beyonce would be a fantastic choice to play the lead. Now I’m trying to picture who could play opposite her…

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Is it Spring Yet?

Dreaming of warmer weather. Currently 3 degrees with a -12 windchill. My plans of going to Ikea on my day off are nixed because I have absolutely no desire to go outside today.

Let’s imagine it’s warm outside with these pretty pictures of flowers.

Best Costume Design

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Edith Head won 8 Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and was nominated 35 times.

She won Best Costume Design for one of my favorite movies, Sabrina (the one with Audrey Hepburn, of course). Here are my three favorite looks from the movie:

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It’s rumored that Givenchy designed these outfits for Audrey to wear in the movie and Edith took credit for them. I would hate to think that’s true. Here’s a link to an interesting article from the L.A. Times in 2010 in her defense: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/24/image/la-ig-edithredux-20101024.

And here’s an article from Vanity Fair in 2014 in support of Givenchy: http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2014/02/audrey-hepburn-givenchy-style.