Wednesday, July 29, 2009
LIFE Magazine has just released a special tribute book filled with beautiful photos of the beautiful Marilyn Monroe. I saw this at the grocery store tonight and bought it without hesitation. Amazon is pre-selling the hardcover version for $12.21, but the softcover is $11.99 and should be available now at most chain supermarkets and bookstores.
Robert Abel & Associates made some of THE coolest looking commercials ever. They were also responsible for many tv idents back in the 70s & 80s, some of which heavily influenced the Justice "DVNO" video I posted a few days ago. AND they did special effects for Tron, The Andromeda Strain, and The Black Hole. I think it's so cool that Robert Abel started his career off doing film work for the incredible Saul Bass! To read more about Robert Abel and his team, visit here and here.
Here are just a few extraordinary career highlights!
(This one is *almost* like a Gerry The Cat painting come to life!)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Yearbook Yourself 2009 is back and bigger than ever! There are some new student photos and a whole new section called "Student Life" where you can put photos of you and your friends in the same picture!
Wow, this sounds so fun! I wish I could afford to go!
From The Hotel del Coronado's website:
Some Like It Hot - 50th Anniversary
Celebrating 50 years of this classic film at the Hotel del Coronado
The Hotel del Coronado reels back 50 years to celebrate the debut of 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot. Directed by Billy Wilder and shot on location at The Del in 1958 and released the following year, the movie has since become a legend – voted the No. 1 comedy of all time by the American Film Institute.
Some Like It Hot Weekend Celebration Package
Mingle with the Stars!
September 18-20, 2009
The Del will celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary with a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime weekend starring special guests Tony Curtis and the film’s Academy Award-winning producer, Walter Mirisch. Package includes: two-nights accommodations; Some Like It Hot DVD; a copy of new book release
Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion; and tickets for two people to the following exclusive events:
• Friday, September 18
6pm – 9pm: CALLING ALL BAND FANS! Start the weekend celebration with a fun-filled reception and chef’s tasting menu reminiscent of the ‘50s. Meet Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopaters – the original girls in the band from Some Like It Hot. A Marilyn Monroe look-alike will also be on hand for photo opportunities.
• Saturday, September 19
5pm – 6:45pm: BEHIND-THE-SCENES CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers and meet Some Like It Hot producer Walter Mirisch and Laurence Maslon, author of the new book
Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion. Mirisch will describe the making of this ground-breaking film, and Maslon will debunk myths and share hilarious tales. A book signing will follow.
• Saturday, September 19
7pm – 9pm: A NIGHT WITH TONY CURTIS. Reception and buffet dinner featuring classic menu items including some of Marilyn’s favorite dishes. Award-winning actor, author and artist Tony Curtis will recount the behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of Some Like It Hot and present a retrospective video of his career. He will also have his book
Tony Curtis: An American Prince and artwork for sale.
Rates start at $340* per night at the Hotel del Coronado
Rates start at $595* per night at Beach Village at The Del
Friday and Saturday night stay required. Taxes and $25 daily resort charge not included.
Click here to book your stay at The Hotel del Coronado for this fantastic event!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
While Mad Men fans (myself included) still have to wait a few more weeks for Season 3 to begin on August 16th on AMC, we all can now stock up on Mad Men inspired clothing at Banana Republic! Check out the photos above for the Joan Holloway / Peggy Olson / Don Draper / Pete Campbell looks offered and click here to shop these looks!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Maaaaaaaaaan, I wish this was my office! This office actually belonged to Harley Earl, Vice President of Design at General Motors (and the father of the tailfin!!!!!) back in the 50s. The acclaimed firm of architect/designer Eero Saarinen designed it. Visit Lushpad to see more pictures, including how it looks today!
The "Mad For Plaid" Collection
Mad for Plaid Button Bag - $84.00 @ Zappos.com
Mad for Plaid Precious Bag - $104.00 @ Zappos.com
Mad for Plaid Magic Bag - $124.00 @ Zappos.com
The "Kogal" Collection
Kogal Frosting Bag - $64.00 @ Zappos.com
Kogal Fluorescent Bag - $54.00 @ Zappos.com
Kogal Fan Bag - $74.00 @ Zappos.com
Kogal Candy Bag - $84.00 @ Zappos.com
Mini Geisha Pillow in Pink
Mini Geisha Pillow in Red
Mini Geisha Pillow in White
Mini Geisha Pillow in Purple
Mini Geisha Pillow in Blue
Mini Geisha Pillow in Orange
Saturday, July 18, 2009
"A Kiss From Tokyo" Theatrical trailer from Stephane coedel on Vimeo.
This is a truly awesome looking trailer that was made to promote a truly awesome looking book from Fleet Street Scandal called Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7 by Kevin Dart and Ada Cole. Get the book here for only $25!
There are also some sweet tees and prints with the same 60s retro spy vibe for sale at the Fleet Street Scandal shop. Check out a few samplings below. They're all reasonably priced too!
Yuki 7 Shirt
"To Catch a Temptress" Print
"Danger is a Female" Print