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{STYLE IDOL} PAUL NEWMAN, THE UNFORGETTABLE

 

“A man with no enemies is a man with no character”
-Paul Newman

 

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+PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN+

{January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008}

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Just the other day we celebrated what would have been Paul Newman’s 95th birthday, because time and time again he is emphasized as God of Style, and to be honest. . . its hard to disagree with public opinion on that! Even legendary Hollywood film director Elia Kazan had to point out his unbearable good look which to him rivaled the God of Male Hollywood Beauty himself: MARLON BRANDO!

Late July 1953

To Budd Schulberg

I’m not insane about Brando for this. In fact, in my opinion he is quite wrong. But he’s a fine actor and if he’s really excited about it and will work like a beginner trying to get a start, he can be fine. He’s got to be hungry and anxious. The power to be that disappears with your picture on an ad. If we don’t get Brando, I’m for Paul Newman. This boy will definitely be a film star. I have absolutely no doubt. He’s just as good looking as Brando, and his masculinity, which is strong, is also more actual. He’s not as good an actor as Brando yet, and probably will never be. But he’s a darn good actor with plenty of power, plenty of insides, plenty of sex.

Excerpted from THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN, edited by Albert J. Devlin with Marlene J. Devlin. copyright © 2014 by FrancesKazan published by Arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, An imprint of the Knopf DoubledAy publishing group, A division of Random House LLC


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Well, indeed its hard to disagree from that gallery alone, but take a look at his life and work and be astonished by the wonder. . .

It’s hard to think of an actor today that embodies such poise, charm, scorching manliness, subtle sophistication,  remarkable gentility, and undeniable talent the way he does. He truly was a bona fide star in the way only Old Hollywood could make.

Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio – Newman had a penchant for acting from a young age, but like many young men at his time, he enlisted in the army (first as a pilot, but then shortly thereafter, transfered to the Navy division after discovering he was in fact, COLORBLIND), and after the war was done completed a Bachelor of the Arts back in Ohio.

Remarkably he landed a starring role in the Broadway production of Picnic (opposite of Kim Stanley who had won an Oscar for her role in Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire) in 1953, and it wasn’t long before Hollywood was calling. . . before he knew it, he was doing screen tests for the iconic film  East of Eden opposite the legend – JAMES DEAN!

Let us know if you feel the love the way we do! 

FUN FACT: James Dean & Paul Newman are both AQUARIUS!

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The role would ultimately go to Richard Davalos, who was excellent in the film, who we previously worshiped on The Eye of Faith several years back.

His first ever Hollywood film would be 1954’s The Silver Chalice which James Dean had rejected for being dismal, and becoming a film Newman would publicly loathe for the rest of his life ! It wasn’t until 1955 when he landed the lead in the film  Somebody Up There Likes Me (alongside Rebel Without a Cause  star Sal Mineo) where he played a teenage hoodlum who turns his life around that he was able to display his natural acting prowess.

The same year he also starred in the film adaption of William Faulkner’s  The Long Hot Summer where he would meet the woman who would be his wife for 50 years  . . . Joanne Woodward (technically, they reunited as she had actually been an understudy in the broadway production of  Picnic )! 

 

This film solidified him as a verified . . .

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Even by today’s standards.

 

From then on he would star in some incredibly poignant and iconic roles that helped define the fine tradition of high quality acting in Hollywood . . .  as well as completely solidifying his place as one of the most influential style icons of all time.

From his pyjamas in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,  battered denim in Cool Hand Luke, even cooler cowboy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, to slick bad ass hustler in both  The Hustler and The Scent of Money – he is about as cool blue as his famous blue eyes. . .

The NOSCAR was made as a joke by Joanne Woodward after winning her OSCAR in 1958 for The Three Faces of Eve - in total he recieved 7 Academy Award nominations, winning an honorary Oscar (featured above) in 1986, ony to finally win Best Actor the next year for Martin Scorsese's sequel to The Hustler - The Color of Money. He also recieved the Jean Hirscholt Academy Award for his
 Humanitarian Efforts in Kenya.

“There are two Newman’s laws. The first one is “It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.” The second is “Just when things look darkest, they go black.”

Paul Newman

Timeless and classic beyond compare . . . he can also be seen taking advantage of all facets of mens fashion and style from scarves, cravets, ties, watches, and necklaces . . .  all applied with nonchalant confidence and sophistication!

“The embarrassing thing is my salad dressing is out-grossing my films”

-Paul Newmaninterview

 

 

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{E.O.F. Music Minute} Valentine’s Day-The incomparable David Bowie!

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So in case you all didn’t realize already, we’re vintage obsessed.

Naturally, we grew up to anything inspiration with a Rock n’ Roll edge, and a revolutionary flair.  David Bowie was a perfect fit for us to call our Idol.  Looking past his music alone, his gender bending outfits, and diversity in his films – this man is astronomically talented!

We know he has many MANY amazing tracks and stellar looks ahead of him in his career for his fans to look forward to.  With films like Labyrinth and The Prestige, The Batman from Gotham City and The Man Who Fell to Earth, how can you NOT be a huge Bowie fan??

It may seem a bit soon to be posting a song about St. Valentine’s day on any other day than Valentine’s day, but anybody with half a braincell would realize rebels don’t care about dates!

Realizing this, David Bowie would obviously feel inclined to release a song about love and St. Valentine in the middle of summer.  We love him for that, and can relate.

We find it very romantic, and could this be viewed as an homage to the ever so striking love of his life/supermodel Iman? Or just a great song with a fantastic melody to make his fans swoon and melt?  Either way, to be lost in a mood of romance and harmony we are feeling very satisfied.

So check out his latest single, Valentine’s day and let us know what you think!

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Look for more articles to come about the Master of Music, David Bowie.

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E.O.F. Snapshot of the Day {May 27, 2013}

On the Coasts of Utopia - EOF Vintage

 

 

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Dream out loud.

Sincerely,

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+E.O.F.+ LEGENDARY ISSUES No. 3 – NUMERO {Aug 2007} Starring Caroline Trentini and Masha Novoselova

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+E.O.F.+ LEGENDARY ISSUES No. 3

NUMERO Magazine {Aug 2007}

Starring Caroline Trentini and Masha Novoselova

Available Exclusively This Week at our LEGENDARY ISSUES Auction Sale

Legends are made everyday, and in the fashion industry, magazines like this are like Bibles, full of all the Gods & Goddesses we are to worship. This one is a particularly coveted fashion jewel.

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This beautiful August 2007 issue of avante-garde international French publication “Numero”, features Caroline Trentini & Masha Novoselova in a now-iconic cover shoot.

This is a very rare and highly sought after issue of the magazine, full of some this generations most iconic supermodels at the blossoming of their fruitful careers, including Daiane Canterato, Coco Rocha, Daisy Lowe, and Natasha Poly.

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The level of craftsmanship put into this magazine is absolutely unbelievable. These photographs are historical and important in the timeline of fashion history.

So let your style savvy friends know about our sale, or save the best ones for yourself. We are starting the bidding extremely low and holding NO RESERVE on the pieces, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to have your own piece of the past, present, and future of fashion.

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235 pages of inspiration and a great way to start a conversation.

Click here to place your bid! Check out more listings from the LEGENDARY ISSUES collection here.

Until next time,

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Music Minute: Scott Walker Sings “Rosemary”

This is classic. We only discovered this a few days ago, but immediately our perspective shone bright on this beguiling and mysteriously seductive tune by the great Scott Walker (not to be confused with Scott Walker, the Governor of Minnesota).

For those who know of Scott Walker, you know he has a wildly fantastic voice – some sort of unique mix between Bowie and Tom Jones, or somehow tottering in limbo between. He got his start as The Walker Brothers, playing with two friends, but it was between the years of 1967 – 1974, Walker began to shine solo.

His works are definitely a product of the time, but demonstrate a forward motion in music, that some argue has yet to be caught up to. Just sit back and listen to the drama and epicness that is Scott Walker’s “Rosemary“.

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Voices from a photograph
Laughed from your wall
Screamed through your dreams
Wake up rosemary and wipe your teary eyes…

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If you have a spare moment, make sure to listen to Scott Walker’s “Archangel”, giving off extreme E.O.F. vibes all over.

Until next time friends,

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R.I.P. Neil Armstrong {August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012}/First Man To Walk on the Moon

R.I.P.

Neil Armstrong

 The First Man To Walk on the Moon…

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“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”

Neil Armstrong

He sure stands for something in this world. The first man to set foot on the lunar surface. It’s absolutely incredible to think how far we’ve come…

It’s all so strange, really. How far is it all really?

“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”

Neil Armstrong

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Just some thoughts.

Sincerely,

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Music Minute: Diana Ross – “Last Time I Saw Him” on The Muppets Show {1980}


As we mentioned in a previous post, 1980 was a fantastic time for The Muppets Show, their roster of guest hosts were truly extraordinary.  Today we share with you a day that was no  exception.  Ms. Ross stepped in  and filled the half hour with joy using her effervescent way like no other.  Glamour Glitter, Fashion and Fame, Diana Ross is everything Stardom is.

 We share the clip of her singing her 1973 hit, Last time I saw him, on the 424 Episode of The Muppets Show in 1980.   Starting out backstage with just Floyd Pepper and Dr. Teeth, eventually moving the performance onstage with the rest of the Electric Mayhem.

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Music/Movie Minute: Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t Followin’ The Boys (1944)

We we’re lured in with Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five’s rendition of Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t, yet we’ve discovered Follow the Boys from 1944 offers so much more!  Releasing morale-boosting movies full of huge and not-so huge stars to send over sea’s to Soldiers and to Patriots in America would constitute as a wartime effort from Major Film Studios during World War II.

Featuring everyone from Donald O’Connor to the Andrew Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of the other Universal players, Follow the Boys is a ‘modern’ Vaudeville-esque extravaganza full of all kinds of performances to entertain, and we mildly believe that efforts such as this helped win the War.

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Wide-Open Artists imagined for MASP

From advertising company DDB Brazil, comes a truly awe-inspiring campaign for the MASP Art school/museum in São Paulo.   The advertising giant dissected the 3 well known artists, Salvatore Dali, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso, via illustration to imagine and expose the inner workings of each’s body.

We’re particularly tickled  by the pinstripes on Picasso, makes us curious to see a dissected Jean Paul Gaultier.  Perhaps this is just our Fashion Eye doing the talking, but these pieces have us intrigued and got us lusting for more! We have to thank our fellow blogger, and one of our favourite style blogs Chic Quero for posting about this campaign.

Another other artists you guys can think of you’d be curious to see wide open.
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