Throwback Thursday – Sally Field’s neverending supply of cap-sleeved tees in Norma Rae

The 1979 Sally Field movie Norma Rae was on telly this afternoon. She won an Oscar for her performance as a cotton mill worker fighting for union rights. The standout thing for me when i was watching it today though (I’ve seen it many times, it’s a classic up there with Meryl Streep’s Silkwood) was Sally’s seeming neverending supply of deep-V and deep scooped cap-sleeved tees. I want them all!!

Here’s a selection…

Nice Farrah flicks!

BRB – hitting nearest op-shop on a vintage tee hunt. Thanks for the inspo, Sally! 😃

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Song Of The Day – Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

Jan 3rd, 2017 – Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

Today is the 125th birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, writer of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and more. As it’s just after New Year’s, and I’m usually on holidays at this time of year, i go into full nerd mode with an annual LOTR trilogy film marathon (I’m up to the bit in Fellowship Of The Ring where they’re just about to meet Galadriel. Elves = swoon 😍 ).

Tolkien’s work has inspired a gazillion artists. Led Zeppelin were famous fans, and mentioned people, places and references from Middle Earth in several of their songs, including today’s Song Of The Day – Ramble On. It’s also my fave Led Zep song. Huzzah!

Happy birthday, Professor Tolkien 😃

Here are some pics of me getting my LOTR nerd on…

Grumpy cave troll is grumpy #WetaCave #Miramar #wellington #nz #geekfest

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Lucky me with the delish #RichardArmitage today!! #TheHobbit #ThorinOakenshield

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The Golden Years of Hollywood – Olivia DeHavilland

When I was a kid I used to love watching The Golden Years of Hollywood, hosted by Bill Collins, with my mum. Every Friday and Saturday night Bill would present a double feature of Hollywood classics, interspersed with nuggets of trivia like “pay attention to the lounge chair used in the scene where Tyrone Power does such-and-such because it was from his own home!”. Oh, Bill.

Apart from loving the stories and drama (or comedy), and the swoony manly handsomeness of the lead actors, I adored looking at the leading ladies’ costumes, hair and makeup. Always so perfectly styled, the dresses so swishy! To me they were the epitome of glamour.

One actress who featured often was Olivia DeHavilland (sister of fellow screen siren Joan Fontaine). Olivia turned 99 yesterday. Happy birthday to a real living legend!

 

 

It’s All In The Game

I was just randomly watching the 1988 movie She’s Having A Baby and this song popped up on the soundtrack. It immediately took me back to when I was a moody, angsty teen, absolutely in love with this song so much that I had it on repeat constantly. Funny how music is so entrenched in our memories…

Carmel – It’s All In The Game

Congratulations, finally!

Congratulations to Richard Armitage for finally receiving recognition for his work as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit! Well deserved and long overdue! Now we wait for Hannibal

Loving that the beard is back!

Just gonna leave this here. For reasons.

Geek Out – It’s Supanova Sydney time!

June is Supanova month in Sydney and for geek girls like me, that’s cause for ALOT of excitement.

Black Widow is bloomin' excited about Supanova! Pic: instagram.com/dansssstar

Not only is this huge fan con a supersized dream for lovers of all things cosplay, comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, superheroes and more, it’s a chance to get up close and personal with artists whose work you’ve admired for ages – and to meet up and coming artists too. Last year i bought some fantastic artwork by young illustrators, cool handmade stuff from stores based in other states who i might not otherwise have had a chance to see, chat and get things signed by very talented and lovely artists and costume designers from New Zealand’s Weta, alongside the big name brand merch from Marvel, Image Comics and more (Yes, DC fiends, there’s stuff to cater for your needs too, but I’m a Marvel fangirl…)

The other brilliant thing about Supanova (and Oz Comic-Con, which happens later in the year) is the chance to go to exclusive Q&A sessions with everyone from big name comic book, film, tv, art, design, and cosplay stars, and you can also get your fangirl (or boy) on by getting a personal pic or something signed by a celeb you’d otherwise never get a chance to meet. It’s also really cool to find  out that they’re often just as likely to geek out over stuff as you 🙂

This year I’m excited that Graham McTavish, star of The Hobbit, Outlander (and also a guest role on one of my absolute fave tv shows, Pushing Daisies) is one of the guests this year. As a Tolkien / Hobbit / LOTR fan and through my career in the media, i’ve been very lucky to meet and chat with several of the stars of the Tolkien universe – Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Stephen Hunter, Jed Brophy and Adam Brown. I’m on a dwarf hunt and counting down all the members of Thorin Oakenshield‘s company i can meet. In a totally non-creepy stalkerish way, obvs…

Aidan Turner (Kili / Poldark) was just as lovely and even more handsome than you’d expect. He called me ‘darlin’ in his lovely Irish brogue and i melted… #swoon

At some point I’ll do a post about my Hobbit encounters, but for now, wish me luck on my quest to meet Dwalin tomorrow!