Rule the world with Authenticity and your Trademarks

January 25, 2015 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Another not so typical retro-meets-present day. Today we will start with a little test. Imagine the Golden Hollywood era. Ready for the questions? Here they come:
1. Name the “Peek-a-boo” blonde of the 1940s?
2. When I say blonde bombshell of the 1950s, who do you think of? If you’re familiair with the Old Hollywood world, you may think of a few. But there is just one person who pops up into everyone’s mind without having the google her name…
3. You think you can dance, but he danced Classic Hollywood nights and Broadway Ballrooms away and still is an inspiration for nowadays dancers. He is usually mentioned in one sentence with Ginger Rogers. Guess who?
4. Now let’s go to the 70s. Sideburns and white shimmering jumpsuit?
5. Ok, last one. When I say moonwalk, who comes into your mind?
Answers can be found at the bottom of this post.
Congratulations if you got all the answers right. You …

Songs of the week: Lovely Old Hollywood music flava

August 30, 2014 | Golden oldies | 0 comments

You know those songs that you heard for the first time and are on your repeat button ever since? That list will be growing today. It’s been a while, but finally it’s time for another episode of “Songs of the week”. In previous episodes, I have showed you some of my favorite jazz, soul and funk songs. Today I want to shine some light on some lovely Old Hollywood music masterpieces of the golden era. The songs below are on my Youtube repeat button since the first time I discovered them during my Old Hollywood movie nights.
Why?
Well first of all you will see that some of the songs are mimed and not really sung by the actresses mentioned below. Still I believe that they “own” the song, because of their acting, appearance and charisma. Besides that, these songs are pretty good! The writing of this post was actually delayed because of me, selecting …

Old Hollywood movie quotes to remember

Today I was scrolling through my old Hollywood movie quotes memory. When you read some movie dialogue transcripts, you realise that you don’t always have to watch the movie to relate to the situation or put it in perspective. Some quotes may lead to random thoughts like: “that’s hilarious” or “let me use that line as an inspirational quote”. And ofcourse there are some movie quotes that are so good, that you feel the urge to say them out loud…
Here are a few quotes of my favorite Old Hollywood movies. Enjoy! Memorize them and if needed, you may want to add some quotes to your real life dialogue transcript.

 
Already posted this one in a previous item, but…

Gone with the wind

 
When someone just doesn’t get the hint and you’re like:

Singin’ in the rain

 
Whatever happens,

Casablanca

“Gilda…are you decent”?

August 11, 2013 | Classic Hollywood movies | 1 comment

From “hmm…interesting” to intrigued and from intrigued to an actual old hollywood movie hangover! I’ve finally watched the movie Gilda. What a movie! Want to know more about the story, my opinion about the movie, memorable quotes, fashion and the legendary glove-striptease. Keep reading…
Plot
The story starts with an American gambler named Johnny Farrel (Glenn Ford) arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentinia. After he wins a great amount of money in a gambling game, he’s almost robbed. He’s rescued by a stranger who tells him about some high-class casino in the neighbourhood. Johnny gets himself hired at the casino. He becomes the right-hand of the owner of the casino, Ballin Mundson.
At one point Ballin Mundsom goes away from a trip and comes home with a woman and not just any woman: Gilda. Johnny Farrel is in charge of handling every property that Ballin has. This includes Gilda as Ballin and Gilda returned …


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