Fashion & Style: Hollywood’s Golden Age

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BETTE DAVIS
BETTE DAVIS
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Bette Davis’ eyes weren’t the only eye-catching about this screen siren—she swooped that Oscar in her fabulous feathered cloak like the most exotic bird in the asphalt jungle.
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AVA GARDNER
AVA GARDNER
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Ava Gardner proved that sophistication and sex appeal are not opposing qualities. These days, she could have bottled that recipe and made a fortune on a perfume.
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CLARK GABLE
CLARK GABLE
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Clark Gable may not give a damn, but we sure have to say hot damn when we look at that sexy stache and strong stance. They just don’t build men like that anymore.
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GRETA GARBO
GRETA GARBO
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Greta Garbo makes us want to bring back the penciled brows—oh wait, didn’t chola girls already do that?
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GENE KELLY
GENE KELLY
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Gene Kelly proved that tap dancing may be the sexiest type of dancing after all—who knew?
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LAUREN BACALL
LAUREN BACALL
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Lauren Bacall’s husky voice was the perfect counterbalance to those feminine waving curls and floor-length gowns. Ooh la la!
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MARLENE DIETRICH
MARLENE DIETRICH
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Marlene Dietrich proved that sex appeal has nothing to do with silk and satin, and everything to do with confidence, a top hat, and a smoldering ciggie. Ballsy babe.
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HUMPHREY BOGART
HUMPHREY BOGART
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Oh, Humphrey Bogart, with those sad eyes, that trademark scar, and that dapper bow tie—here’s looking at you, kid.
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GRACE KELLY
GRACE KELLY
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Grace Kelly always lived up to her name—with her poise, her perfectly side-swooped hair, and her perfect marriage to a perfect prince.
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AUDREY HEPBURN
AUDREY HEPBURN
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
It wasn’t that pixie cut or those full-skirted dresses that made Audrey a star for the ages—it was her belief that “happy girls are the prettiest girls.” You make us happy, Audrey.
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ELIZABETH TAYLOR
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Elizabeth Taylor not only made belted scarves sexy, she also made multiple divorces an ultra-glam Hollywood accessory.
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JIMMY STEWART
JIMMY STEWART
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
It’s a wonderful life indeed when one can watch sexy Jimmy Stewart on the TV every Christmas Eve with a glass of champagne in hand.
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JEAN HARLOW
JEAN HARLOW
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Jean Harlow’s cupids bow may have shot the arrow, but her teeny-tiny waist is what really made the gentlemen’s hearts stop.
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JOHN WAYNE
JOHN WAYNE
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Everyone woman loves a cowboy after John Wayne. Who says men and women need to talk, anyway?
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JUDY GARLAND
JUDY GARLAND
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Judy Garland once said: “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of somebody else.” Best style advice, ever.
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GREGORY PECK
GREGORY PECK
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
We think all men should be Gregory Peck—serious, seriously sexy, and, at all times, wearing a seriously fabulous blazer and tie.
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KATHARINE HEPBURN
KATHARINE HEPBURN
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Kate Hepburn started the menswear trend that continues until today, and boy oh boy do we thank her for it.
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LUCILLE BALL
LUCILLE BALL
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
She may not have been a natural redhead, but she was a natural beauty with a sassy comic streak. We love you, Lucy!
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ORSON WELLES
ORSON WELLES
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Orson Welles had fiercely penetrating eyes and a furrowed brow worthy of a warlord—we wonder if he looked like that in bed, too. We hope.
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MAE WEST
MAE WEST
Kate Durbin (Commentary)/ Hollywood.com/Syndicated by: Special to Hollywood.com
Mae West may have been a classic Hollywood blonde, but that smirk on her face tells us she was no angel—thank the golden gods.

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