BeetleJuice| The Art, The House, The Clothes.

Omigosh. When was the last time any of you have watched Beetlejuice? We watched it with the kiddies for Halloween, before which I hadn't seen it in years. People, 1988 Tim Burton Classic is more than just a spooky comedy about a ghost couple who want to scare away their home's new inhabitants. It's an amazing satire of  NYC art culture, yuppiedom, and "Rurbanism" or what happens when city dwellers move to the country in droves, and then try to make it a little mini version of the city. Duh, all this is obvious.  A refresher: In the movie, a lovely Laura Ashley wearing Gina Davis and … [Read more...]

Snoop Dogg, The Painter.

Barbie is a blogger, and Snoop Dogg is a painter. “For many years I’ve always felt like painting was something that I wanted to do, but I never had time to do,” Snoop explains. “Painting gives me an emotion like no other. I could cry while I’m painting. I can laugh while I’m painting. I can be serious while I’m painting. I don’t have no parameters. When I’m rapping there’s certain things I can’t do. When I’m acting there’s certain things I can’t do. There’s certain things I won’t do. But with the painting, there’s no limit.” Snoop collaborated with Swedish Sock brain Happy Socks to create a … [Read more...]

Barbie the Blogger | @barbiestyle

So…Barbie's a style blogger now. She #TBTs, she tans, attends every fashion show, stays at the most lavish hotels and works out all while looking photo op ready. She attends the trendy art shows, like the Koons retrospective. She hikes Runyon Canyon! She does collabs with other fashion people, like Rachel Zoe. She shoots aerial shots of her outfits and coffee and fashion week invites. It's shot for shot perfectly styled satire. She tags so many different hotels?! Are they paying for this? The account is so spot on that it's funny in a teeny weeny bit of an uncomfortable way. Almost too … [Read more...]

Neil The Lion At Home.

Have you seen these yet? There are no words.... OK, here's a few. Back in the 70's, Melanie Griffith, and her family - Mom Tippi Hendren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and her husband, Noel Marshall, a director. The family was filming in Africa when they found an abandoned house that had been overrun with over 30 lions and their cubs. I still dont fully get how they ended up living with a full grown adult lion named Neil, that part of the story seems a bit hazy, but I do know that they were filming a movie called Roar, which cost 17.5 million dollars, took 11 years to film, only grossed … [Read more...]

The Making of Gone With The Wind.

75 years after it was released, the 1939 adaption of Margeret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind, is still the most successful film of all time, accounting for inflation. It was the longest running sound film at the time it was made, and was one of the first films shot in technicolor. It was the Golden Age of American film, just as we are living in the Golden Age of Television. (I just read a theory that TV entered its Golden Age when DVR and streaming came about, allowing for longer plot lines and character driven shows.) The movie won 10 Acadamy Awards, out of 13 nominations. The film has been … [Read more...]