Moviejoe79

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Gender MALE
Industry Tourism
Location NYC, United States
Introduction Hello! Welcome to my site which is dedicated to collecting and preserving vintage movie worn costumes and fashion from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The collection also focuses on movie posters and other unique items from the silver screen. I will be adding a new post about once a month, covering a few of the hundreds of items in the collection, with costumes from stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, Robert Mitchum, and Claudette Colbert to name a few. Collecting for me started at age 12 when I bought my first lobby card at a memorabilia show in NYC. Over the years I've grown to love collecting and preserving these relics of entertainment history, focusing mainly on the costumes. It's always fascinating to see something worn by a favorite star in a great classic movie, and to see the costume still existing today. My hope is to have a live exhibit with the collection someday, but in the meantime I hope you'll enjoy looking at the images and reading each post.
Interests ... movies, music, family, friends, museums, travel, biking, exercising, the beach, theater, restaurants, long drives, etc. etc.
Favorite Movies It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (my guilty pleasure), Dodsworth, The Sound of Music, Moonstruck, The Blues Brothers, Holiday, The Women (1939), Dark Passage, All About Eve, Sons of the Desert, The Bad and the Beautiful, Driving Miss Daisy, The Odd Couple (1968), Hold That Ghost, Ben Hur, The Killing, Dinner at Eight, Psycho, The Big Lebowski, Kiss Me Kate, The Palm Beach Story, The Wild Bunch, Apocalypse Now, Madame X (Lana Turner's version), Jackie Brown, A Letter To Three Wives, Shall We Dance (Fred and Ginger), Two For the Road, Juliet of the Spirits, and of course the "usual suspects" that we all love - Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, etc. etc. etc. I could go on forever...
Favorite Music The Great American Songbook and the great singers of it, my favorites being Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as Eydie Gorme, Sarah Vaughan, Jack Jones, Sammy Davis Jr, Vic Damone, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Astrud Gilberto, Diane Schuur, Perry Como, etc. I also love jazz, classic rock, indie, alternative, pop from the 70's and 80's, big band, some oldies, classical, opera, instrumentals, hymns and choral.
Favorite Books The Ruby Slippers of Oz, Memoirs of a Star (Pola Negri), Norma Shearer (her bio by Gavin Lambert), Mere Christianity, Empty Mansions, and I'm not a huge fan of fiction but I love The Great Gatsby.