Sunday, January 30, 2011

Midnight Refrain Film Noir Film Festival

Hello Darlings, I have very exciting news. At least, I'm very excited about it. Now playing on Midnight - a film noir film festival! Yes, you heard me! You can now watch selected films noir, full-length and FREE on my website! No subscriptions, no fees, no commercials! Just pure (or impure), unadulterated (or adulterated) noirness!! How do I do it?! It's all part of the spectacular value that is Midnight Refrain. You've never gotten so much vintage fabulousness for your dollar!

Setting a new all-time high for exclamation points in a post,

Friday, January 21, 2011

Details to follow, news at 11

Reporting in on a great photo shoot today! Stay tuned for fabulous new images. Thank you to Darryl Martin and Kelly Haugh.

Your Johnny-on-the-spot,

Friday, January 7, 2011

This just in!!

Breaking news, Babycakes(es)! My store is open! My store is open! Ok, I only have one item for sale so far, and it's a pre-order. But my store is open!

The one item for sale so far is MY CURRENTLY-IN-PRODUCTION CD!! Yes, capitals warranted! We have a release date of March 15th. If you pre-order your copy, it will come autographed! Oh boy!! And if my autograph is never really worth anything, it'll make a swell coaster.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The passing of an icon

Geraldine Doyle became the embodiment of women at home during WWII. The photo above right shows that she was gorgeous, glamorous young woman. But when her country needed her, she, like many many others, rolled up her sleeves and did her part. The campaign featuring her likeness inspired women to patriotism and duty, as well as a sense of personal acheivement and contribution. Women didn't have to just sit home and wring their hands. And didn't they look jaunty in their coveralls, bandannas, and red lipstick! Bravo, beautiful lady.

From the Lansing State Journal-

"Her face became synonymous with women's empowerment, and her death is the passing of an era.

Geraldine Doyle of Lansing, whose face became the inspiration behind the iconic World War II image of "Rosie the Riveter," has died, according to her family. A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m., Jan. 8 at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw St.

" 'Rosie the Riveter' is the image of an independent woman who is control of her own destiny," said Gladys Beckwith, former director of the Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame. "She was a gracious, beautiful woman. Her death is the end of an era, and we need to take note of that. We need to respect what she stood for."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

An Elegant New Year's Eve

Hello Darlings-

A very happy New Year to everyone! May your 2011 be filled with music, beauty, style, and vintage fabulousness! Please enjoy this clip from Waterloo Bridge, with Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor. A lovely and romantic Auld Lang Syne. You may have to copy and paste it into your browser window.

Waltzing in my mind,