SCREEN | ALTHEA

Set your DVRs: the story of Althea Gibson, the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s will air on Friday September 4 at 9pm on PBS. Althea Gibson is an icon, one of the great athletes of our time, and an american hero. She grew up in Harlem, the daughter of a sharecropper who migrated north, and became the first African American tennis player (not woman, but player) to play and...
August 26, 2015 by Lizzie

SCREEN | The Unique Story of British Music & Street Style By Don Letts


Easily one of the best style documentaries I've ever seen. [Thanks Katherine]

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October 03, 2013 by Lizzie
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SCREEN | Over the Edge



Photos of the cast of Over The Edge including Matt Dillon and tomboy style icon Pamela Ludwig by Michael Ochs, 1979. 

"A kid who tells on another kid is a dead kid."

Damn straight.
July 10, 2013 by Lizzie
Tags: 70s SCREEN

SCREEN | The Last Days of Disco

I love this movie. The one criticism is that the fashion at times reads a little more late 90s's (when it was filmed) than the intended "very early 80s", but still a gem for the clothes and that inimitable Whit Stillman dialogue.
May 20, 2013 by Lizzie
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SCREEN | Breathless




Flights are such a great opportunity to sit and watch classic films. When else do you have a chunk of time to sit still with no distractions? I had seen Breathless in college, and again a few years ago, but I re-watched it a few days ago; it's one of those films you could watch once a year. There's always even more to it than the time before. I found myself not wanting to descend.
May 06, 2013 by Lizzie
Tags: 60s SCREEN

SCREEN | MAKERS: Women Who Make America.



Did anyone watch the 3-hour PBS Documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America on Tuesday? I am just in the middle of it now and it's outstanding. Watch it online if you missed it—great history, great interviews, and some incredible one-liners.
February 28, 2013 by Lizzie
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SCREEN | Born Free


Photo of Virginia McKenna portraying Joy Adamson in the 1966 film Born Free via Operarex.

After portraying a naturalist and wild animal advocate as an actress, Virginia McKenna went on to become one in her real life, founding the Born Free Foundation which helps keep wildlife in the wild.

Thanks to Julia of Big Shot Movie Club for the idea.
February 06, 2013 by Lizzie
Tags: 60s SCREEN

SCREEN | Giant


Photo of Elizabeth Taylor in Giant by Floyd McCarthy, 1956 via These Americans.

I love it when the most glamorous women fit right in on this blog.
September 26, 2012 by Lizzie

SCREEN | Manhattan



Screenshots of Manhattan, 1979.

Diane Keaton: Buttoning to the top since the 1970s.
July 08, 2012 by Lizzie
Tags: 70s SCREEN

SCREEN | Zabriskie Point


Photo of Daria Halprin, co-star of the 1970 film Zabriskie Point via Jungle Key.

Just watched this film and became totally enamored with Halprin and her early 70s style.
January 04, 2012 by Lizzie
Tags: 70s SCREEN