Before we dive in to more fabulous hats, everyone pay attention to Shirley! She found a cute outfit after two posts of wearing pajama's or having nothing clean and she wants everyone to notice how cute it is. Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way let's see what our stars were trying to get away with as hats.
Shirley, what do you think of Ann Miller's turban type hat? Shirley: "I think those turbans were designed for stars who were having a bad hair day. It looks a lot like a raisin twisty bread too!"
Olivia de Havilland is cute as a button in houndstooth. Shirley: "She started showing up in that when her career slowed down!...Rumor has it that she had a paper route out in Rancho Mirage."
Claire Trevor, flawless as always! Shirley: "She could pass for Marlene Dietrich's daughter!" Oh, don't let Marlene hear you say that! Shirley: "She's too busy ironing her slacks and tearing down No Smoking signs all over the studio lot."
Dorothy Lamour is always perfection isn't she? Shirley: "My mother says she made her career going into the jungle with boys, wearing what passed for clothes, but it was really just a hand towel!" We do what we can!
Linda Darnell, one of the most beautiful women to come out of Hollywood! Shirley: "When peacocks show off their pretty feathers, they're looking for a mate! I read that in National Geographic." I doubt she had to work that hard but it's a sweet story.
Mae West had a style all her own. Shirley:
"Is looking like a bear that coughed up a Matador considered fashion?"
What do you think of Joan Bennett? Shirley: "A wind up monkey in a rug!...Let's wind her up and throw tokens at her."
Joan Crawford and that beautiful face! Shirley: "I hope she gets sued by Basil Rathbone and Arthur Conan Doyle! Release the hounds on Joan!" That's a bit harsh Shirley! Shirley: "You haven't endured a play date at her home!"
Jean Harlow has never looked more beautiful! Shirley: "She's trying out for the part of a little Dutch girl with a giant head!" I won't argue with that since I had to crop her photo down because it was taking up half the margin.
Surely you have nothing bad to say about Jeanette MacDonald? Shirley: "I really like Jeanette and her husband Nelson Eddy!" They weren't married! Shirley: " Nobody is falling for them 'reading lines' in her dressing room all hours of the night!..Just ask Gene Raymond if you don't believe me. He's off somewhere crying into his Scotch." Perhaps you worked too many late hours. Sure there are laws in place about that.
Anna May Wong is picture perfect here and I love her hat. Shirley: "I think she's in morning so I won't say anything bad!" She always looked like she was in morning because she never smiled.
Rita Hayworth, another Hollywood beauty! Shirley: "I won't say anything bad about her either since someone ran over her hat then told her it looked okay!"
Well, that's a wrap for this walk down fashion lane. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and stay tuned for my series on fur as it continues, more Hollywood star bios as well as two more Blogathons that are coming up in March. We also have the Classic Stars: Six Degrees game that should be starting this weekend.