Betty Brosmer

Betty Brosmer.

She won numerous New York area beauty contests in the early 1950s, most famously “Miss Television”; in that capacity she appeared in TV Guide, as well as on the widely seen programs of Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason and others.

Her fame had grown so much by the age of eighteen that when she left New York and returned to California – this time to Hollywood – her departure was noted in the celebrity column of Walter Winchell. (Read more)

Tuesday: Dali by Bokelberg

Dali by Wermer Bokelberg.

His full name was Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol but was famously known as Salvador Dalí, or, even more simply, just Dali.

DalĂ­ attributed his “love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes” to an “Arab lineage”, claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. (Read more)

Adrien Brody portrayed Dali in the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris”.

Bokelberg trained as a photographer then threw it aside to pursue acting and comedy. Then, he returned to photography for several famous German news magazines where he photographed Dali, Picasso, Brian Jones, Andy Warhol and others. (Read more)

Sunday: 2 of 6

Parisian actress Lea Seydoux photographed by
Alasdair McLellan for Le Monde, September 2013.

She is gorgeous!

LĂ©a has films in her blood as her grandfather, JĂ©rĂ´me Seydoux, is
the chairman of Pathé and her granduncle, Nicolas Seydoux, is
the chairman of Gaumont Film Company.

She recently shared the best actress award at Cannes
for the controversial film Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

 Lea has appeared in Hollywood movies from Quentin Tarantino’s
Inglorious Basterds to Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris.

Thursday: 1 of 6

I love the work of American photographer/artist/model, Viva Van Story!
Photographs that spin a tale in your imagination, making you think, have
always intrigued me.
This one could be a still from a Cohen Brothers or Woody Allen film that never was.
Perhaps with the title of The Reluctant Spanker.
I have probably posted the link to Viva’s website before but here it is again!

Sunday: 2 of 6

The poster for the Woody Allen film, You Will Meet a Dark handsome Stranger. Could not find out who the artist was but I like this very much. This art work may have only been used in some countries and not in all.
Here is an example of the full poster.

Sunday: 2 of 6

Josephine Baker c. 1933.

My one criticism of Midnight in Paris was the Baker character was only referenced fleetingly.

Wait, I have another criticism that just occurred to me. The end where he meets Gabrielle played by Léa Seydoux (with a golden glow around her hair) on the bridge? You know, where she says she doesn’t mind walking in the rain. With hair like that, in real life she would hate to get it wet in the rain.

Yes, I am not in a romantic mood at the moment. When I am in a romantic mood, Midnight in Paris is flawless and I imagine running away with Marion Cotillard or LĂ©a Seydoux. Can never decide which as they both have their attractions.

 Elvis talking to a fan before the show at Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, November 23, 1956. Photograph by Lew Allen who was witness of the birth of rock and roll.