Tag: Hollywood

Past Imperfect – #87

Despite this ill-advised early publicity shot, the automotive industry still managed to gain traction. In the background, Henry Ford curses the day he decided to hire family members in the promotions department just to keep the peace during holiday gatherings. He turns in disgust, ready to slink away, […]

Past Imperfect – #282

It was a really swell evening at the nightclub until Humphrey apparently became distracted…   Lauren: “If you’re looking for the drink menu, that’s not where it is.” Humphrey: “Well, something is there. Have you seen this?” Lauren: “Who hasn’t? Still, put your eyeballs back in, here come […]

Past Imperfect – #369

Clara Bow, left: “See, the door is right there. So, I don’t understand why people didn’t show up for my party. That’s why I called you out here, to figure out who did what to ruin my night. Mary Pickford is probably involved, since I’m cuter than she […]

Past Imperfect – #334

Marceline: “Okay, help me understand why I’m posing like this?” Photographer: “I have no idea. They just give me the assignment and I try to make it happen. Don’t judge.” Marceline: “But what’s my motivation in this scene?” Photographer: “This is not a scene, Sweetie. It’s just a […]

Past Imperfect – #342

Tour Guide: “And over here, we have the magnificent foyer of Pickfair Mansion, where Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks would welcome the stars of Hollywood into their fine home during the 1920s.” Little Sally: “It looks kind of crappy to me. You’d think it would be a bit […]

Past Imperfect – #34

They weren’t sure where they were, how they got there, or who decided to stop at the bordello for a costume change. But they were happy, and that’s all that really mattered. Until some fool decided to question things and bring everybody down. Smyrna, left, fool: “Maybe this […]

Past Imperfect – #341

Velma was troubled. It was bad enough that this was the anniversary of the day her beloved was cruelly ripped from her life, the result of a tragic plumbing accident that no one saw coming. It was even worse that Velma, on a simple quest to procure a […]

Past Imperfect – #349

Santa Monica, 1941 Anne, left: “Don’t you just love my new tattoo supporting our men in the military? Isn’t it just dreamy?” Helen, middle: “I’ve got one, too! Nothing says eternal love like ink on skin.” Evelyn, right: “Wait, I think I missed a memo. Who said anything […]

Past Imperfect – #212

There are many things that a Hollywood Starlet must do in order to be promoted to Hollywood Star, even if they don’t particularly relish those things. In this fine example, the powers that be are forcing Carole to appear enraptured by her potential Christmas gifts whilst wearing skimpy […]

Past Imperfect – #215

Clara’s Diary: “December 24th, late. So I met this guy. I was at a bar in West Hollywood, that part of town where all the set decorators live. I really only went in there because I really needed to pee. We’d been to the Cocoanut Grove earlier, and […]