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Vintage 101: Who are these girls called…”flappers”?

Flappers were a “new breed” of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.[1] Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapper

OH MY!

The slang word flapper, describing a young woman, is sometimes supposed to refer to a young bird flapping its wings while learning to fly. However, it may derive from an earlier use in northern England to mean teenage girl, referring to one whose hair is not yet put up and whose plaited pigtail flapped on her back;[2] or from an older word meaning prostitute.[3]

The slang word “flap” is known to have been used for a young prostitute as early as 1631.[4] By the 1890s the word “flapper” was emerging in England as popular slang both for a very young prostitute,[5][6] and in a more general – and less derogatory sense – of any lively mid-teenage girl.[7]

In the 1920s, however, many Americans found the flapper incredibly threatening. Flappers represented a new moral order.  Although they were the daughters of the middle class, they flouted middle-class values.   They shrugged off their chaperones.  Worse still, they danced suggestively and openly flirted with boys.  Flappers prized style over substance, novelty over tradition, and pleasure over virtue.

 


Happy Birthday Lucy!!

As a HUGE fan of  “I Love Lucy” and owner of every season I must say, I love Lucille Ball OUTSIDE from the known TV series.

Before she became a television superstar she was a contract player for RKO and Columbia Pictures. Happy birthday Miss Lucille Ball born August 6th , 1911 in Jamestown , N.Y.

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I also love the fact that she was one of the Zeigfeld Follies Girls!

Check out this video/bio on Lucy.  AMAZING pictures I have never seen before!!

 


August goodies!! Let’s go to Pasadena’s Watermellon Festival!!

The 52nd Watermelon Festival comes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time! Formally held in Sunland, this unique festival will set up in Pasadena August 16-18th.

Check out the Watermelon Pavilion to eat your fill of FREE watermelon and to see the Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire.

This family fun event also features arcade games, a ton of vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and kids entertainment (including storytelling, balloon animals, and Ronald McDonald)!

You can’t leave without checking out the fun contests! Watermelon growing, eating, seed spitting, recipe contest and, even a watermelon wearable art contest!  Please check the website for more information!

The Watermelon Festival is located at the Rose Bowl at 1001 Rose Bowl drive in Pasadena, and takes place August 16-18th. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids. Check the website for online discounts.


Fabulous cause and group!!


Movie review – A true classic, I give you….Grand Hotel (1932)

First let me wow you with the cast: Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, John Barrymore.  Let me allow you to soak in this greatness.

Joan…*sigh*

Greta….*sigh*

and John…*swoons*

Basically this movie is about  a group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas. John, who is the resident hotel thief and gambler, has a brief flirtation with Joan who is at the hotel on business as a stenographer, only to quickly fall head over heals in love with Greta, a world famous ballerina.  Joan gives a great performance, her eyes and smile dazzle you, Greta, with her silent film background, is very passionate and communicates so much about her character just in facial expressions and body language.  You really get a feel her anguish.  I loved Johns character because he was devilishly handsome and flirtatious.  He was also a gentleman and played this diverse part well.

This is a great look into luxury travel in the past, and the different characters you would come in contact with during your travel adventures.  As I like to say, a must see!!

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022958/

I hope you take my word for it and give it a try!!


Happy Birthday James Cagney!!

James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American actor, first on stage, then in film,[2] where he had his greatest impact. Although he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances,[3] he is best remembered for playing tough guys.[4] In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him eighth among its 50 Greatest American Screen Legends.[5]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cagney#cite_note-2

To see all of his wonderful movies check out my most favorite reference site:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000010/


Ding-Ding! Movie review time- Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

This cleaver movie was quickly on its way on being on my top ten list until the ending!  I won’t kill the movie for you, it is still a must see, but there are always movies that end in a way where your jaw tends to lower and possibly some drool leaking out because you can’t believe that’s how they ended it.

Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss’ marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a newly found  wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan and even contemplates having an affair with a man she meets during an all expense paid  trip to Paris.


Hollywood Vamps & Vixens in the 1930’s – Pomona, CA

This looks really interesting! Check it out!!

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This sounds amazing! the Sawdust Art Festival in Long Beach

Like a moth to a flame I was drawn  by fate to find this.  I love ANYTHING wood even good old fashioned forest and tree’s.  Living in Southern California where it is very dry and most nature is planned landscaping, I have a genuine appreciation for natural habitat.

BACK TO THE WOOD, so I was looking for new and fun things to do and found the Sawdust Art festival.  I love the craftsmanship that goes into anything made of wood and I really look forward to making it out to this sometime soon.

Sawdust Art Festival

935 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-3030

Sawdust Art Festival’s 47th Annual Summer Show

June 28 – September 1, 2013, open 10-10 daily

The Sawdust will feature the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists and is sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures.

Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since the beginning in 1966 for our mix of fine art and craft. Media include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.

Artists are eager to share their creative process with you so please feel free to ask the exhibitors questions, take an art workshop, and enjoy our live art demonstrations.  Have fun!!


Ontario, CA Artwalk June 15, 2013 Free!!


What is this Film Noir you ask? I had the same question!

As a fan of early cinema from early “talkies” to mid to late 30’s, I was unaware of Film Noir.  By definition it means: shadowy, pessimistic movie: a cinematic genre popular in the 1940s and 1950s, often filmed in urban settings with extensive use of shadows, cynical in outlook, and featuring antiheroes. Between the Great Depression and the start of the Cold War, Hollywood went noir, reflecting the worldly, weary, wised-up under current of midcentury America.

That sounds interesting to me!! This is also when I learned about Edward G. Robinson.  He is an AMAZING and unique actor and a great “go to” for finding a good film noir movie.

I knew about EGR long before I became a fan of B/W films, I knew him from Bugs Bunny mimicking him and his very unique style of speaking!

Here are my suggestions for EGR beginners!

Here is a great EGR movie with Orson Wells and Loretta Young!! The Stranger

I have seen every movie I suggest so feel free to ask questions or give me suggestions of your own.  These are great movies and I promise if you were not a fan of EGR before or Film Noir, you will be now!!  Have fun vintage movie lovers!!!


In case you missed it…The Art and Music fest at Cal State San Bernardino was a hit!!

I just wanted to share a few pictures from the event since I was able to attend.  My husband Edwin, aka, “Art by Redoe”, and our good friends Hippie and Shell, all shared a booth showing their art. Check it out!

Custom painted shoes Artist: “Art by Redoe”

Artist: Hippie One

Artist: Art by Redoe (Skateboard)

Artist: “Art by Redoe”

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Here we all are…well not me, I’m behind the camera, BUT all talents combined, we all had a great time!!


Artist of the week – Kao Lee Thao

I must say I have been a huge fan of her work since I first saw her work back in 2009 and instantly fell in love with her work.   I asked her to be in my all female art show Organized Chaos and she accepted my invitation, then confirming a fan for life!

Kao is so amazingly talented and I really can’t cover all of her mediums here as she is expanding them daily, but you can get more info here on her site: http://innerswirl.com/

Kao is such a fun artist to follow because she is very talented in so many different mediums and aspects of art that you never know what you will get from her next! As well as art, Kao is also an Animator, Art Director, Painter, Sculptor, Fashion Designer….the list is never ending.  Please feel free to check out her Etsy shop to buy her amazing work among many other things! http://www.etsy.com/shop/InnerSwirl

Artist Statement:

Puddle jumping sums up my background properly. I’m continually sucked into one path after another. I started seeing a pattern echoed through each, people and people’s minds fascinate me. Needless to say I spent half my life studying psychology dreaming to become a psychiatrist and unwrap people’s minds. Unexpectedly a reoccurring dream urged me to abandon psychology and pursue my childhood passion of art. After studying people’s desires for so long, to ignore my own would have been foolish. I left the psychology world behind and dove head first into pursuing my art interest.

Upcoming events St. Cloud Art Crawl June 14th Festival Hours: 5p.m-9p.m

Lemonade Festival SCSU Campus June 27th Festival Hours: 11a.m-9p.m

Minnesota Renaissance Fairy Festival August 31, September 1 & 2 Festival Hours: 9 a.m-7 p.m

You really have to see her work to appreciate the detail and quality of her work.  I hope you enjoyed this featured artist!