Friday, December 16, 2011

the last of the vintage graphics


Shirley said...

Looks like you saved the best for last! Well sort of as they are all so beautiful..Thank you for being so giving! These are all so wonderful and I'm sure can be used for so many things..
I know I'm thankful for them and will use them in time..

Pat said...

You have an amazing collection of vintage graphics! Merry Christmas!

Cindy said...

Wow! I love all these vintage Christmas graphics! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment on my "And Heaven and Nature Sing" painting! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Cindy

That shabby Pink Girl said...

I just love Vintage graphics, thanks for sharing! just may have to vote for you for President :-)
Have a great day!
marian elizabeth

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Those Vintage Christmas graphics are all so charming! :) Thank you for sharing & thank you also for stopping by my page & leaving me a sweet comment. :) Happy Holidays to you!!!


Bluebell Woods said...

I love the old postcards. Those would be fun to collect. In fact I want to find a few and frame them. Do stop by and visit again soon

Ann said...

Such lovely Christmas graphics, will look pretty on some of my packages. Thanks for coming by and comment on our Christmas Angel,

Marti McClure said...

Wonderful images. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons