Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Actresses of the 70's Part Deux




Flipping through magazines at Barnes and Nobles is a very well known favorite past-time of mine. There's nothing more relaxing than to waltz into a bookstore, order a big hot chocolate and sit with an enormous pile of glossy magazines. This stock pile also includes the trashy gossip glossies as well. I justify this reading by saying it's "work research"...I simply MUST know current celeb hair trends and style. So what if I come across Eva Longoria's heartbreaking discovery of Tony cheating on her..it's all in the name of beauty..

Over the holiday break, while millions were out fighting for the last flat screen TV or toaster oven, I made my way into my local bookstore, for some so-called research.  I can not help but notice all of the holiday hair that's gracing the pages of current magazines. Every look is so soft and romantic, and like everything else, this may come to an end..but for now, I'm STILL loving it. Which brings me to Ali MacGraw. She has always been a style icon to many, for me, the movie Love Story is what sold me.

Love Story is based off of a novel, a great novel at that. Ali plays Jenny Cavilleri, a music student who falls in love with a Law Student, Oliver. Their whirlwind of romance and spontaneity would make any woman swoon..until the realities and tragedies of life unfold on to these lovebirds...I'll leave it at that. I'm a firm believer in reading a book before seeing a movie, if you do this with Love Story, you will find in the novel, two love stories parallel, Jenny and Oliver as well as Oliver's relationship with his Father.

But for now, a little of Ali's beautifully classic American Girl style...

classic, close to forty years later..

I'll take this dress in every color please!
and this romper....;)

with Steve McQueen..love the skirt, what I can see atleast..




I'm sure like the rest of us, there are a few photographs out there of Ali being a victim to an off trend or two. However in my hunt to find one, I didn't. She is classic...now and then...here is a clip from Love Story via youtube...







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3 comments:

  1. I remember seeing Love Story before your brother was born and crying my eyes out. And of course, every teen aged girl wanted to look just like her. I find it interesting how young women of today are so interested in the style and hair of yesterday but doesn't everything seem to just go in circles? I guess it means that classy is classy no matter what decade or century we may happen to be in!

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  2. Added to Netflix Queue: Check.
    Swoon: Check.

    (I have an awesome old copy of this book too.)

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