Oh hey, feel like a pop quiz?

Hi readers!

Readers?  Hellooooo?


Oh, right. I suppose I have been gone rather a long time and I did promise to come back at the start of the summer. Well, I can’t say much other than I’ve been caught up in moving back from Hungary and getting a second dog and you know, just, uh, not blogging for no good reason at all. The thing is, I rather like writing it when I make the effort. So, I refreshed the look, and I’ll do my best from this point on. Enough said! Let’s get to the quiz!

I had an idea earlier today and I am not sure if it is gonna work well or be a total flop.  But, I was thinking that there are quite a few stars who were not only famous for their acting, but were known for their hair.  Right?  I think I am right… right?

So for today’s quiz I am going to show you photos of famous hair! That sounds sort of creepy.

Anyway you are going to tell me who the hair belongs to. :)  Easy, right?

I thought it would be really simple, but then I tried a few test pics on an innocent bystander and it is apparently really hard.  We shall see.

So, remember, don’t scroll down and look at anyone else’s answers if you want to make a guess. Try not to use google image search like a big ol’ cheater because, come on, this quiz is not important enough for that.

Guess in the comments section.  If no one gets it, I will give you some hints tomorrow.  Here we go!  (Wow, are these creepy?  I think the hair without the faces looks sort of creepy.)



Hair # 1



Hair #2



Hair #3



Hair #4



Hair #5



Hair #6


Ok, well, get to guessing and in the meantime, I have dresses to photograph!

Good luck :)

Pop Quiz – Happy Birthday to Edith.

Readers, I really have not had the time to regularly write my blog due due to real life vintage shows. However, I do have time to celebrate the 116th birthday of Edith Head, a designer who created some of the most amazing film costumes ever.

When I was young and would watch films with my mother (which was nearly every day) she would always pay close attention to the opening credits and then turn to me and say “Just remember, If you see Edith Head as the costume designer it will always be a good movie…”  This was the kind of priceless knowledge passed down in my family.

And frankly, I still check every time.  And it is always true.

So for today’s quiz… I am going to give you four sketches from Edith.  Tell me the actor and the film that each sketch is for!  Bonus if you know the scene from the movie.

Ready?  Go!


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Back to School – The triumphant return of the Pop Quiz!

Well, gosh, not even one full month has passed since my last post where I promised to post more!  Ahem.  So… where were we?  Oh yes, I was going to blog weekly and that nearly happened…

For the record, I am hereby claiming that I had end of summer vacation fever which prevented me from approaching the computer  – and let us just leave it at that, shall we? Good.

Now that summer vacation is over it is back to school for you readers and what is better to start with than a good ol’ fashioned pop quiz? (Also, I know summer is not technically over but that does not fit with my post so I am ignoring that.  Please do the same.)

Dust off your thinking caps and get ready.  I assume you all recall how this works.  You just view the photo, and post your best guess below in the comments. No peeking down before you guess, NO going to google images and letting it tell you who this is,  and feel free to share any thoughts that the photo brings to mind.   He is pretty cute with all that wavy hair –  those were my first thoughts. Also, groovy shirt!

You get extra credit for knowing something else about the fellow in this photo.  And those of you who will know it don’t need me to tell you what that is.  How cryptic!!!

Without further ado here is your photo:

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And while you are busy contemplating this fellow, I will be working on the rest of the posts for this week.  I have photos of the nearly finished Rosie the Camper who made her first Vintage Fair debut.  I STILL owe you photos from the Roaring 20s Lawn Party at the Crane Estate.  I want to share thoughts on the experience of selling at the Vintage at Victoria Inn show from this past weekend.  I also want to show you what will be coming up at our sale in a few weeks at the Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury MA.  AND I have a new feature to share.  It will be called Two Ways to Wear It.  Have I mentioned that one before?  I have been thinking about it for a long while.  Essentially I’ll take a vintage item and show you at least two different ways to style it.  So, stay tuned, I am going to do my best to get all of that information out to you this week!

Happy Quizzing!

Pop Quiz Results, Tuesday July 16th.

And once again, first guesser gets it!  The bathing beauty is indeed Shelley Winters.

Shelley Winters was born in East Saint Louis, IL, in 1922 and in her career she made over 100 films and starred in countless TV shows.

Growing up in the 70s, she was most familiar to me as a character actress from the Poseidon Adventure &  Match Game on TV.

I knew Shelly Winters as a big, bawdy, comedienne who was a little rough around the edges and did not take guff from anyone.

It was not until I saw her in A Place in the Sun that I began to be curious about her earlier career.  And then Night of the Hunter came into my life and again she was so different.

Alfie, Diary of Anne Frank, Lolita, and even the Roger Corman flick Bloody Mama are just some of her great films.

I’ll leave you with some parting shots of our Mystery Gal:

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Poseidon Adventure – 1972


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Alfie – 1966

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A Place in the Sun – 1951