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Mae West

Mae West glamorous 1930svia Lou – Wolfm49 | Creative Commons

You know those days when you feel like watching a good old serie that you already watched a hundred times? Well, last week I had one of those days. I felt like watching Sex and the city again. There were two things that went through my head while I was watching. And one thought was new…

  1. It’s all about the good and sincere friends.
  2. Samantha cracks me up again. Brain flash. Hmm…she reminds me of… Mae West!

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Rita-Hayworth-Gilda

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 the songs and hitting on the Youtube repeat button again… Well it’s time to think outside the 2014 music box. So forget about your VMA’s favorites of this year and listen to the songs below. Also the movies are definitely worth watching. Enjoy this musical Saturday!

 

Put. The. Blame. On. Mame.
Rita Hayworth as Gilda singing “Put the blame on Mame” (sung by Anita Kert Ellis) | 1946

 

A lovely serenade. By a woman.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly singing “Moonlight”. From the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s | 1964

 

“How I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day…”. Still accurate!
Elvis Presley as Lucky Jackson singing the title song of the movie Viva Las Vegas | 1964

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It´s Christmas evening. A perfect time to go back in time for that old Hollywood Christmas ambiance!
Enjoy and Merry (Old Hollywood) Christmas everyone!
 

Audrey Hepburn

Picture Audrey Hepburn with Santa

 

Anita Ekberg

Picture Anita Ekberg

 

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

Christmas with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis