…And I’d Like To Thank The Academy

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The Academy Awards…a nod to the glimmer of Old Hollywood that I hold so dear to my heart. Especially when modern day filmmaking might be more fascinating with more exciting technology behind ze camera, but the stories are getting more pathetic as writers and producers have run out of noteworthy stories. Don’t get me wrong; I adore all aspects of the movie making business at an artist’s standpoint, it’s just not the same world as it was over fifty years ago.
I’m such a snob when it comes to award shows as I ONLY care about ze Oscars….but I have a confession to make: I kinda watched the newest The Walking Dead epi (current obsessh) on Sunday night instead. First time I’ve EVER missed ze Oscars. have a standing date with the bestie to watch zombies take over my beloved ATL, because it’s sooo realistic obvs.
But my glamorous side always trumps, so I’ve gotta go over the aftermath of ze most important highlights: red carpet fashions, and the history. the thing I regret most missing the ceremony was the In Memorium portion where stars that have died in the past year are revered. After my grandmother’s passing in December, I think Shirley Temple’s death has caused my heart to mourn longer than I should. Moving along..

Interesting Fact: Bette Davis was the one who coined the gold statues “Oscar” in 1936 when she won hers for Best Actress as it reminded her of her own Uncle Oscar

Bette Davis only had EYES for her Oscar

Bette Davis only had EYES for her Oscar

Most important subject of award shows: three words, Fashion. Fashionnnn. FASHION!
here’s a little tidbit of all ze gowns worn by each of ze best actress winners from the beginning..well ze ones that were present. I was only sad that they didn’t show Joan Crawford’s infamous bathrobe..

Dress Your Best, Actresses.

Dress Your Best, Actresses.

okay here were my favies from this past Sunday:

1. J Law. gotta LURVE her. she’s like part of my own abnormally normal clumsy heart.
Her motto must be “Ze show must go on.” poor thing tripped on ze carpet AGAIN. I feel like it would totally be me. she’s so real. I have high respect for this gal who doesn’t take modern day Hollywood too seriously. Long Live J Law. a pure example of classy clumsy elegance ❤

JLaw and Cate

JLaw and Cate

And congrats to the ethereal modern day Kate Hepburn, AKA Cate Blanchett on her big win; I’ve yet to see Blue Jasmine, but am dying to see it now since I just found out it’s loosely based on Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire.

STELLA STELLA STELLA!! (Vivian Leigh, Best Actress winner of SND in 1951.)

STELLA STELLA STELLA!!
(Vivian Leigh, Best Actress winner of SND in 1951.)

2. Lupita Nyong’s flowy iridescent almost blue gown. it just makes me want to spin in circles. le sigh…

flowy confection.

flowy confection.

3. My most favourite gown had to be Catherine Martin’s. everybody knows her, duh!
Actually she is the makeup designer for The Great Gatsby, and a usual collaborator with the outstanding director, Baz Luhrman. She won Best Make Up Design AND Best Dressed in my book.
Her dress is soooooo 1940’s night club with a little frosting sewn in.

Goin to see ze Glenn Miller Orchestra play at zoot suite at ze Slappy Maxie's.

Goin to see ze Glenn Miller Orchestra play zoot suite at Slappy Maxie’s.

in the end, i’ll always have a special spot in my hear for Bright Eyes. My adoration of old movies was lovingly spawned after my grandmother introduced me to Shirley Temple at a tender age. Since then I’ve been passionately and incredulously enamored with ze original silver screen films of old Hollywood.
Shirley and Mema are now on that good ship lollipop. ❤ long live ze legacies of these beauty queens with hearts of gold.
Shirley and her Oscar