Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” F Scott Fitzgerald

                        Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Before the words are barely out of my mouth I know most people have already conjured up the iconic… Continue reading

I did it “My Way”

“My Way” the song that is to Sinatra what a dark chocolate digestive is to a cup of steaming hot tea, was in fact written by Paul Anka and based on a French… Continue reading

Marilyn’s latest gig – Max Factor “Global Ambassador” 2015

Marilyn was recently announced as the face of Max Factor’s latest ad campaign. The theme of which is that thanks to Max jr.’mousey’ Norma Jeane Mortenson became glamorous sex symbol Marilyn Monroe – a la… Continue reading

“Blue jeans can still make you look attractive.” Marilyn Monroe

Well I’d go one step further and make the claim that they are the most flattering item of clothing full stop. But then I think there is nothing that can beat the causal sexiness… Continue reading

“Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.” Bette Davis

I wonder if when Eve ate that ripe juicy apple she thought either a) I wonder how many calories there is in this piece of fruit or b) Would I consider myself an apple, I’m definitely… Continue reading

Dial M for Murder

This 1954 thriller sees Hitchcock once again tackle the subject of the perfect murder. Grace Kelly stars alongside Ray Milland, who looks like James Stewart after he has gotten hold of a bottle of… Continue reading

Young at Heart

“And here is the best part, you have a head start If you are among the young at heart.“     I think it helps to be young at heart to enjoy this very… Continue reading

To Catch a Thief

This 1955 Hitchcock thriller won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and although I don’t know what the competition was like, it’s not difficult to see why it won such  an accolade. It is a beautifully… Continue reading

“It’s tough trying to act grown-up when you don’t know how.” Doris Day

Doris Day started singing  after a car accident when she was 15 brought her nascent dancing career to an abrupt end.  She went on to make over 650 recordings, 31 albums,  her last when she… Continue reading

“Getting angry doesn’t solve anything.” Grace Kelly

At age 26 Grace Kelly  married Prince Rainer of Monaco  and retired from the movie making business. She  had made just 11  films so in theory she should have faded from our memories; consigned… Continue reading