Recent Acquisitions

Here are some of the things that have come in the mail over the past few days:

John Fricke’s newest book! As per all of John Fricke’s works, it is a wonderful source of information and beautiful photos, many of which I don’t think have ever been released. He remains the quintessential Judy biographer. A+++.

Bette Davis’ second autobiography–dealing mostly with her later, post-stroke life. One very interesting thing is her open letter to B.D. (her horrible daughter), which is a combination of anger, disappointment, and sadness. The reader can feel Davis’ sense of closure with her daughter, which is in itself both sad and comforting.

This came in the mail a few days ago, and it has become one of my favorite magazines in my collection. Chock full of interesting articles, not to mention a STUNNING cover with one of my favorite people on it, I’ve been obsessed with this magazine ever since it arrived. My only complaint is that the cover is coming off, so I have to be really careful when I handle it, especially since I am going to really treasure this one and want to handle it a lot.

My camera is broken so I can’t upload the actual picture, but I also got a coat made by the Hollywood fashion legend Don Loper. Famous for being one of the classiest fashion houses in Hollywood and also for his appearance on “I Love Lucy” (remember when Lucy gets herself into the fashion show with a sunburn? That was at Don Loper’s), I found a coat of his that was within my price range at an online vintage store. When it arrived, I discovered that it was way too big for me (that’s what I get for buying things online!), but at least I can say I have a Don Loper coat! That’s really special.

I’m still waiting on the Rosalind Russell magazine, that is taking forever to get here. I’m wondering if it went to my old address…


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