Katy Keene: America’s Queen of Pin-Ups and Fashions

Exactly who is Katy Keene?

That’s what I wondered aloud to myself the first time I saw her comic books next to my usual Archie titles in the newsstand at LaGuardia Airport. I was 7 or 8 years old getting prepped for a family flight down to Florida. She reminded me of Veronica but much more flamboyant and fashionable. I asked my mom and she purchased the book for my in flight entertainment. Sure enough, by the time we landed in sunny Florida I had read that first digest cover to cover and I was hooked. This girl was awesome! Smart, beautiful, kind and spunky! Little did I know she had been around long before I discovered her in the 1980’s. Continue reading

Drugstore Delight of The Month: Elizabeth Taylor Eyes By Loreal

Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most beautiful women of the 20th century. Most notably, for her amazingly rare eyes. They were said to be amethyst in color and Ms. Taylor always played up her most breathtaking feature with the help of a deep jet black eye liner. Continue reading

Brooklyn Bombshells!

What do Clara Bow, Mae West, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Gene Tierney, Lena Horne and Barbara Stanwyck have in common? They were all born in Brooklyn, New York! Continue reading

The Puerto Rican Day Parade, Vintage Style!

(Me at 18, relaxing on the beach in Cabo Rojo, P.R.)

When I was younger, I used to go to the Puerto Rican Day Parade almost every year. It was always so much fun to watch all of the different floats go by and to hear musicians play live Salsa and Merengue, dancing up a storm with my friends! Continue reading

Happy Birthday Marilyn!

Today would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 86th birthday. I can’t help but wonder what sorts of amazing things she could have done in the past 50 years since her untimely death. But one thing is for certain, she certainly made her mark on this world in what little time she was in it.  Continue reading