Karen Carpenter, 1976


Karen Carpenter, 1971

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"Sticks and stones, sister. Here, have a Valium."

musical theatre female character meme: favorite theatre actress → patti lupone

—Lauren Bacall (via pursuingauthenticity)Let’s face it: I want it all—just like you and everybody else. It may not be in the cards, but the prospect is so dazzling that I have to try.


Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor sign autographs for fans while changing planes at the Minneapolis airport May 18, 1941

missing my queen

Your birthday tribute today was absolutely beautiful.

thank you, it was the best i could do at the moment, i did light candles and made a card and that was the best thing right now :)

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# personal # betty bday stuffs

"You learn from hard experience. But that’s what life is all about. Puts lines in your face. Gives you headaches. Makes you nervous. But just look at anyone you know who hasn’t gotten hurt. There’s a big void there." 

Lauren Bacall’s mixture of humanity and grit, and her determination to excel, seem so overwhelming that it is difficult to imagine it coming to an end. “My idea is that I’m going to hang around forever,” she says, “and just drive everyone bananas.”

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I was tagged by elizabitchtaylor

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this onto 10 people

1. Mr. Tambourine Man - Patti LuPone 
2. Can’t We Be Friends - Frank Sinatra
3. Kiss With A Fist - Florence + The Machine
4. You’re A Big Girl Now - Bob Dylan
5. The Texas Tornado - Judy Garland
6. We’ve Had Enough - Michael Jackson
7. Wilkes Barre, PA - Vivien Leigh & Byron Mitchell (from Tovarich)
8. The Other Woman - Patti LuPone
9. Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
10. Pretty Women - Sweeney Todd 2005 Broadway cast

I tag bettybacall, misstanwyck, bettyswhite, rubysbrugh, dialmformisfit, dianapowell aaaand im too lazy to come up with four more ppl bc idk urls off the top of my head

hello! do you know of any good vivien leigh biographies? thanks so much :)

sorrryyyy i never replied bc i got this right before betty’s death and got side tracked 
but ya I do

"Vivien Leigh" by Hugo Vickers is apparently the best in terms of biography.

I’ve also read Anne Edward’s book which was ~~alright.

"Vivien Leigh: A Bouquet" is suppose to be good but have fun paying like 700$ for it. 

In terms of pictures, and biographical info “Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait” by Kendra Bean is the best

I hope this helps, im no expert in Vivien biographies by a long shot tho, so I’d recommend asking a Vivien tumblr :)

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“I think that sometimes she doesn’t realize how much I love her and respect her and respect what she is, as a woman and as an actress and what she’s contributed to her profession and her world. And I think that she needs to know that.” - Stephen Bogart

(Source: missavagardner)

Lauren Bacall on the set of How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953

—Lauren Bacall (via pursuingauthenticity)You just learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with. I spent my childhood in New York, riding on subways and buses. And you know what you learn if you’re a New Yorker? The world doesn’t owe you a damn thing.