Thursday, 23 February 2012

Hollywood at Home

Hollywood at Home A Family Album 1950-1965 is another book that I've had forever and absolutely love.

This is a gorgeous book of apparently candid shots, but we all know that this type of thing is usually staged candid if you know what I mean! Despite this the photos are beautiful and you also get to have a nosy at a 50s Hollywood lifestyle and home, ah to live in that world.

Here's the cover of the book, how Stately Manor House do Bogey and Bacall look?

Here's a fabulous picture of them both outside their house, in their open top jag, ah that's the life eh?


I absolutely love this picture of Rock Hudson throwing a BBQ party, the photograph looks very staged, but hey that's old Hollywood. I love all the different styles of the women, I love his apron with 'A Wolf in Chef's Clothing' on it, just gorgeous!



This is a lovely shot of Glenn Ford and his dog, don't know why this one caught my eye but I think it's cute!


I do love this shot of Joe E Brown and his wife Kathryn taken in 1951


And last but not least this great over the fence chatting shot of Jimmy Durante and Rossano Brazzi.



It's a really great coffee table book. There are pictures of stars, parties, homes you name it, I guess it does what it says on the cover, definitely worth a look and lots more glamorous shots than I've put here I just prefer quirky sometimes!

10 comments:

Ivy Black said...

What a fabulous book. I do love a bit of old school Hollywood.xxxx

Alix said...

A great book to flip through by the looks of it. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall's car is dreamy, and so is the trunk Glen Ford is sitting on!
x

In The Heyday said...

Oh to have lived in Hollywood in those days. I think we all would have loved that.

Vix said...

Oh the glamour! I love those old time shots, staged or not they're a million times better than reading some modern rag with celebs in velour trakkies! x

Elisa said...

I am definitely going to have to look out for a copy of this book and the other one you posted about previously! LOVE old Hollywood! Thanks for sharing!

Mick said...

that book doesnt happen to have any pictures of Humprey Bogart sitting on a leather sofa does it?

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Mick I'll have a look for you later and get back to you :o)

Lenora Jane said...

Ah, that Glen Ford shot is great. There's no one thing that draws you to it, no...every single element of it is pretty much awesome.

delia hornbook said...

Wow what a great book love that Jag. oohhh transport me back please so i can sit outside at the table with them and wear the same clothes and soak up a bit of there sun, and atmosphere. Lovely, dee x

La Dama said...

what an awesome book!
I love old photos staged or not.
besos

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