Sunday, 28 September 2014

Happy 80th birthday Brigitte Bardot

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Vintage spotlight on....Tara Moss

Tara Moss is a mother, a writer, a model and she has a love for vintage.

Vintage spotlight on Tara Moss. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses
Tara at the recent Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House. Credit: Instagram

I asked Tara some vintage related questions.

Which decade do you think was the most stylish?

Tara: I have something of a fetish for 1940s and 50s film, images, clothing and style. 

Vintage spotlight on Tara Moss. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses
Credit: Instagram
Your favourite pre-1980s film? 

Tara: I can't pick a favourite film, but Hitchcock's Notorious (1946) would be high on the list. Ingrid Bergman's fast-talking, fast-driving Alicia is magnificent.

Vintage spotlight on Tara Moss. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses Cary Grant Ingrid Bergman Notorious

When the terrified Cary Grant doesn't trust how fast she is driving she tells him:'I want to make it 80 and wipe that grin off your face. I don't like gentlemen who grin at me.

Favourite actress:

Tara: I adore Katharine Hepburn in just about anything. Adam's Rib (1949) is a favourite film of mine.

Vintage spotlight on Tara Moss. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses Katharine Hepburn Adam's Rib

Hepburn as Amanda Bonner [addressing the court], 'For years, women have been ridiculed, pampered, chucked under the chin.' I love her. Hepburn's lawyer character (Bonner) brings a woman weightlifter into the court to lift up Spencer Tracy. Spectacular.

Vintage spotlight on Tara Moss. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Tara Moss' latest book is called, The Fictional Woman. It's her first non-fiction work (memoir/social comment).

Vintage spotlight on Tara Moss. Rachel Hancock @retrogoddesses

Thursday, 11 September 2014

So, are you okay?

Today is R U OK? Day here in Australia.

It is a day when we are encouraged to ask our family, friends and colleagues, if they are okay.

You never know who may be struggling with the ups and downs that life can bring.

I would like to share the concept of this day with my readers from all over the world, not just Australia. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Born on this day: Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 1, 1922.

She was Miss Venice Beach in 1938.

She was married in 1955, to Robert Morgan, a Hollywood stuntman. He divorced in the 70s.

Yvonne had two sons to Robert Morgan and was the stepmother to his daughter, Bari.

She played Moses' wife in Cecil B. DeMille 1956 film, The Ten Commandments.

She played the matriarch of the Munster family - Lily Munster, in the television program, The Munsters, from 1964-66.

Her autobiography is called Yvonne and was published in 1987.

In 1987, Yvonne won a Fantafestival Best Actress award for her role in American Gothic.

She died in January 8, 2007 from heart failure, aged 84 years.