Pop Quiz Results…

Our mystery gal was indeed, Lucy.  That lovable comic redhead started her career in more subtle and glamorous roles than her later persona.

She was a cover girl model in the early 30s and from there and into the 40s was cast in some wonderful film noir roles.  I suggest you all go out and find these films and watch them!

Here she is in Stage Door from 1937:


Here she is in Dark Corner from 1946:












Amazing how she eventually transformed herself into that wacky redhead that we all know and love.  Her beauty and her talent will live on forever.

Quiz time!

Sorry, sorry. Professor Retromat is very tardy today. But it IS still Monday at the moment and you are all still expected to take your pop quiz and like it.

Since the last two visual quizzes did not take long, I am upping the difficulty factor a little bit. (I hope!  You guys are pretty good at this)

Are you all still awake? Pay attention now! Pencils ready? Thinking caps on? Adjust your spectacles if you have them and…


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Identify this lovely lass and don’t disturb the rest of the class.

**UPDATE**   Ok… I’ll give you a second photo… here you go!!













While y’all are taking your quiz I am going to sit back and rest after a LONG day of driving to the Berkshires (6 hour round trip) where I met up with a super fun creative costume designer whose current storefront happens to be connected to an abandoned bowling alley – it was a truly awesome space. She had some great finds for me. After we chatted a bit, and I gawked at the cool building, I loaded up the truck and we headed back home. Once the hubby, the dog, and I made it back to NH, we went to look at another very cool old building – for very different reasons. But all of that will be discussed at a later date…


Here is the bowling alley and a sampling of the crazy truckload we hauled home.
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So? Who is she? Pop quiz answer!

Once again our first responder was correct!  Yes, Maggie, the 80s blonde in the shiny dress was none other than our darling Dita. Or, as Marc pointed out, Heather Sweet. Extra credit points to Marc for that!


Yeah, Dita and I hang out in London together all the time.

So, I am thinking that for next week’s pop quiz, I might have a little prize for a correct answer. I ran next weeks photo by a few folks and no one knew who she was. Would that be something people would like?  Do enough of you actually comment on blogs or do you just like to lurk? (Not sure why I asked that since the lurkers won’t answer anyway.)

I’ll think on this – try and find a fun giveaway and I will come up with the best way to run the quiz. I am open to suggestions for choosing a winner.  Until then I’ll be in my dining room taking photos of stuff. It looks crazy in there, people! But I am getting some nice shots of the new inventory. I swear to Dita there will be an Etsy update this week.

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Pop Quiz #2

Monday again?  Well, kids, that can only mean one thing.   It is time for another pop quiz!

Stop whining and get out those pencils.  Today we have another photo quiz.  Take a peek, guess the person.

Try not to scroll down to the comments before you make your guess…

(I wish I had a way to hide comments until a few people guessed and then I could do a big reveal.   Is there a way to do that?  Ideas anyone?)




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Share your answers below in the comments and no peeking over at someone else’s paper!

And while you kids are taking your test, I’ll be sorting through and photographing the bazillion hats, scarves and crazy amounts of gloves that I discovered at this past weekends estate sale. Fun!