Glamour Models

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The House of Elliot

Monday, February 16, 2009

The fabulous House of Elliot
The House of Elliot was devised by by Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh, who had previously come up with the brief for Upstairs, Downstairs.

The series had all the hallmarks of classic costume drama - class struggle, posh frocks and a bit of history - but what made The House of Elliot different was that it moved along at a cracking pace and was scripted like a soap opera. Not surprisingly, it was an instant hit and consistently attracted audiences of over 10 million.

See more here at the BBC archive

Chéri Hérouard

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chéri Hérouard (1881 - 1961) was a French illustrator who was most famously known for his forty-five year work for French society magazine, La Vie Parisienne. Born as Darling-Louis-Marie-Aime Haumé in Rocroi on January 6, 1881, Hérouard's father died in a hunting accident just before his birth. His mother remarried to a Herouard and Cheri took the new name. Hérouard married Henriette Tabillon on August 17, 1903. Upon stepping into the Publishing House of Calmann-Lévy, he met Anatole France, who encouraged him to continue his work. Hérouard's first illustration for La Vie Parisienne was published on November 9, 1907. He continued his work with the magazine until 1952. He died on June 2, 1961.

See A SOFT BLACK STARS profile on Flickr.
She has an amazing collection of Cheri Hérouard

Myrna Loy

Monday, February 9, 2009

With William Powell in the glorious Thin Man series

With William Powell in the glorious Thin Man series

Myrna loy Myrna Loy !
She was truly unique.
These great high resolution images of Myrna Loy come courtesy of Doctor Macro

Lisa Fonssagrives

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The stunning Lisa Fonssagrives.
The worlds first supermodel.
How did she keep her fine boned figure.
Eight ' tiny' meals a day.
'Never eat much !' was her motto.
Here's her Wiki page
Read more about her here
or here

More 1950s Glamour Photography

Roberta Haymes by John Engstead.
I think this is a stunning shot of a beautifully elegant woman.
I cant find anything about her on the web yet.