Friday, 7 October 2011

"Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel"

But, boy, what tinsel.
Iconista is back briefly to share. She stumbled on a collection she'd not seen before. Since she is currently in a part of the world peopled by cavemen and trolls, there is only her public to share with. 
Darlings, enjoy and, if you've seen them before and are wearied by their repetition, I suggest you take more fresh air. You clearly need it.

The quote incidentally is Oscar Levant. He's a man Iconista would have married; his wit is sharper than her tongue and his tongue sharper than her nails. There'd be no ham they couldn't slice.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Anna May Wong

Iconista half-moderates a Flickr group. Like a bored goddess, Iconista has been faintly impressed by the small but excellent offerings she's been made. If Anna May is your thing, you may want to rush there.  But, if travelling as far as Flickr is more than you can manage, languish here and soak up the overflow.

Friday, 20 May 2011


Iconista has not drawn a breath tainted by tobacco for over a year. And she has suddenly realised the craving has ceased. Even the stiffest martini cannot awake the longing. But her delight in watching others pull in clouds has not ceased. Let us wallow a while before we return to clean living.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Poor Cinders

It may not surprise you to know Iconista has a wicked stepmother. The vicious old queen has declared war this week. To make matters worse, commodities are crashing and Iconista's broker can't be reached.
When surrounded by swine, Iconista throws pearls. Catch.


Pola Negri
Lupe Velez

Joan Blondell

 Loretta Young
 Jeanne Eagels

Saturday, 19 February 2011

The Return of the Magnificent Slattern

It occurs to Iconista that's she's neglected her public.
She has been a tad busy. Who knew, when pushed, she could write 40 thousand words in week, then rewrite 100k in a weekend?
So, if you find her taciturn here, blow. She hasn't words to waste.
Pictures, on the other hand, she'll scatter freely.
Suck these up honeys, in no particular order.

The Baron of Arizona

Katharine Hepburn as the Thin White Duke

The Original Jackman

Sunday, 9 January 2011

We Was Coolsville

Iconista loves Letterheady
Iconista loves Kirk
Iconista loves, full stop.