More Crumbling Beauty
Beauty and the Beastly Cheap Construction Paper
A few weeks ago I did a post on this found scrapbook that I found at an estate sale. Ever since I took it out of it's plastic it's completely falling apart. So I thought I'd better post a few more pages before they turn to dust.
One thing is sure Gloria Swanson was right, "Back then we had faces..." these people were dazzling.
Note: Lupe Valez is just right of Reginald Denny. She died in an horrible way. (via http://www.grimsociety.com)/"She had planned a beautiful tableau for reporters to photograph - flowers and candles surrounding the bed on which she laid after taking an overdose of sleeping pills. But it didn't work that way - her last meal (a huge Mexican feast) didn't agree with the sleeping pills. She groggily made her way to the bathroom to throw up, but the pills kicked in and she passed out with her head in the toilet and drowned. Not exactly the pretty picture she had imagined. " I'd also heard she wasn't trying to kill herself, but just wanted to make a show for her lover. He didn't show on time and she tried to make herself throw up and then drowned... but still, 'what a way to go'...
One Hour with You is a great movie... It's terribly risque, it's all about a happily married couple who are tempted with other sexual possibilities. Maurice sings a song which basically says, "I love my wife, but I can screw this other woman, what should I do... I'll screw".
The person who put this scrapbook together certainly had an eye for design; just look at how the glamorous starlets are framing Claudette Cobert.