I LOVE old movies
As they go, however, this one isn’t on any of my top lists or anything (not much of a story), other than the fact that the cast is amazing – Lauren Bacall (gorgeous, smart), Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable (who was already a little old for this role) as gold-diggers in one of the first-ever wide-screen CinemaScope films in 1953. So it is beautiful to watch.
Naturally, the women are after money (men with money, specifically), but end up falling in love. Oops. I just spoiled it for you, didn’t I?
But in their pursuit of sugar-daddies, they lease this magnificent New York apartment. The furnishings are pure mid-century-classic-dreamy.
Over the course of the film, they sell and re-buy the furnishings repeatedly as money is needed to keep up their charade. But the lamp…the lamp stays. And I am in love with that lamp. If I could get my hands on it, I’d build a house around it.
Colors-so-lovely: Yellow-orange bench seating and throw pillows. Buttercup yellow couches, cool blue-gray floors and walls, beige and plum-brown throw-pillows.
Everything else was easy-come, easy-go, but the lamp always stayed! I totally understand why. :)