Thursday, February 18, 2010

silver screen concoctions

Divorce of Lady X.
directed by Tim Whelan (1938).
starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier.



This film boasts one of the most beautiful colour palettes i have ever seen. Not to mention the superb sets! someone rewind me into the past, please. 
(I'm particularly fond of the way that technicolor jewels sparkle.)

Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X

Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X


Divorce of Lady X

17 comments:

  1. To Catch a Thief also has great technicolor jewels! :)

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  2. omg that blue dress with cape is the most wonderful thing I've ever seen! They sure don't do it like that anymore.

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  3. Hi dear Caitlin.
    Oh wow thank you for posting this!
    Love the colour palette too and the dreamy, hazy effect of vintage flicks.
    Love your artwork! You're iconic girl.
    Bisous
    j

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  4. i've never seen it, but the colors are amazing! i'm looking at these women and i can see every one of them shearered!

    xo

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  5. I also choose films for their colour palettes (Marie Antoinette for example) this one looks like a gem. I will definitely be checking it out!

    p.s. You can see one of the prints you sent me in it's new home on my blog post today.

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  6. p.p.s. I completely agree with wool and misc - about the shearing and the brilliant new verb

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  7. oh .. such dreamy colors ! love it <3
    i'll have to add this to my list of movies to watch :}

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  8. Those screenshots are beyond gorgeous. I wish films still looked like this. Hi-def be damned.

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  9. I loved this movie! The leading lady's real life story is very interesting if you are into random movie trivia like I am...lol.

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  10. This is so weird. I have a middle-of-the-night sketch by my bed side of a sheer blue cape with gems that I somehow thought I would make and then wear...But I never saw this film! It looks just like I had envisioned it. I love old films since they always have such great wardrobes.

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  11. barebear- i think this blue cape was adorned with pom-poms. gems sound quite enchanting too!

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  12. You should see Marie-Antoinette, the colour palette is gorgeous and dreamy light pastels! Oh and The virgin suicides too, so basically any Sofia Coppola movies!

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  13. Oh yes, I am quite fond of sofia coppolas' films.

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  14. This is gorgeous!! I know this was posted some time ago, but I've been on your blog for an hour going through your archives! I love your illustrations!!

    Becca
    http://dansmonboudoir.com

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  15. LOVE that black hat with the jewel clips on each side that she wore. Was just watching the movie on TCM, and when I saw that hat I had to immediately search for it, which is how I found your site. Wish you had a 3/4 view photo of it; the one you have here doesn't quite do it justice.

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