Monday, January 30, 2017

Cinema Wedding Gowns: The Razor's Edge (1946)

The Razor's Edge (1946) is a drama that starts not long after World War I in the year 1919. The wedding in the film is meant to take place sometime before the stock market crash of 1929, although the gown has more of a 1930s look to it.

The dress has a high collar, long sleeves, and gathering/rushing at the bust and stomach. The dresses is slim fitting all the way to the floor, where it ends in a small train.

Worn by Gene Tierney, the form-fitting lace dress was designed by Tierney's then husband, Oleg Cassini. The dress had originally been designed by Cassini for their 1941 wedding. However, the couple eloped and the gorgeous gown was not made until this movie. After filming, Gene Tierney’s stand-in Kay Adell Stork wore it at her own wedding. A few years later, Tierney and Cassini divorced.

The veil features a lace cap (reminiscent of Grace Kelly's) with a halo-shaped hat covered in matching lace. A slim tulle veil is attached and cascades gently to the floor.

A look at the back of the hatted-veil.

 Cutting the cake. Notice how the veil is draped over her arm.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wrapping Up "Carole Lombard: The Profane Angel" Blogathon

Here are the final posts to this highly successful Blogathon. I know Carole would be honored to see the wealth of love and honor she has been given these past few days commemorating her amazing life and career that was cut shot by a tragic accident. And I know she will continue to live on in our hearts and in the hearts of countless new fans in the future.

Final Posts:

As you can see, Carole is very sad this Blogathon is over.

The Wonderful World of Cinema looks at The Contagious Dynamism of Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey.


Movie Rob covers two movies: To Be or Not To Be (1942) and Made For Each Other (1939).

My wonderful co-host In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood closes things out with her beautifully written Carole Lombard Tribute.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this Blogathon!!!

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

I hope to see you all at my next Blogathon, John Garfield: The Original Rebel, running from March 3rd to 5th.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Carole Lombard's Star Sapphires

A while back while scrolling through photos of Carole Lombard, as one usually does, I noticed she was wearing a unique brooch and ring in many of them, whether they were shots from a film, publicity photos, or candids. Here is a sampling below (and an excuse to post a lot of photos of Carole):

My Man Godfrey (1936)

With Caeser Romero at the 1936 Mayfair Ball.

Fools for Scandal (1938)

After her divorce from William Powell, Carole treated herself to some magnificent star sapphires, the most notable one being the 152 carat brooch featured prominently in My Man Godfrey (1936).

I found this quite interesting as William Powell gave his girlfriend Jean Harlow a similarly sized star sapphire ring, as shown below:

I discovered a website which created a copy of the long-since-missing original for a display of the dress (which was itself lost and then found) worn in My Man Godfrey (1936).

The beaded dress from My Man Godfrey (1936) on display with replica star sapphire brooch. You can read how the brooch was made here.

The brooch apparently came apart to create a pendant and a ring (though you will notice in some photos she is wearing both the brooch and a ring so she had more than one).


Star sapphires, in addition to being Carole's birthstone, were in vogue at the time and popular with several movie stars, as mentioned in the articles above. However, a few years later, Carole was interested in selling her collection. We do not know if she ever did or if they went down on the plane with her. It is a mystery that will hopefully one day be solved. You can read more about her collection and theories here.

This post is part of the Carole Lombard: The Profane Angel Blogathon hosted by myself and Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Please check out all of the other posts celebrating this one-of-a-kind woman.

Carole Lombard: The Profane Angel Blogathon Day 3

I can't believe it's already the third day of the Blogathon! I can't wait to read all of the fantastic entries on this lady I love so much ♥

The Posts:

Whimsically Classic talks about the friendship between comedy queens Carole Lombard and Lucille Ball.

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest tells us what happens when mystery and screwball meet in The Princess Comes Across (1936).
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog tells us how Carole elevates the film Lady By Choice (1934).

Classic Movie Hub gives us this lovely Carole Lombard and Clark Gable Pictorial.

Cinema Cities tells us about one of Carole's greatest films To Be or Not To Be (1942).

Karavansara also writes about this last film of Carole's, To Be of Not To Be (1942).

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies (that's me) looks into Carole Lombard's Star Sapphires.

Realweegiemidget Reviews tells us hoe Lombard's Little Lie Leads to Love in Nothing Sacred (1937).

Old Hollywood Films discusses Carole Lombard: Screwball Queen.

The Flapper Dame discusses Carole's amazing acting abilities in In Name Only (1939).

Christina Wehner discusses Carole's believable performance in Made For Each Other (1939).