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Celebrity and Cigarettes

“Stardom can be a gilded slavery. “

-Helen Hayes.

Calling all fans of Hollywood Yesteryear! What have we got here for you, today?!

Talk about bang for your buck! Deep inside every pack of Turf Cigarettes were a pair of these collector trading cards featuring all the studios’ biggest and brightest stars of the day! Many of them are legendary to this day, and have remained icons of style, grace, talent, and ultimate stardom and celebrity. Trading cards like these were a common marketing device since the 1920s paid for by the Studios to stimulate the allure of the “star”.

What a fascinating way to market these names that include heavyweights like Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Errol Flynn, Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracey, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, and of course Joan Crawford. These are names we all recognize and revere for the impact they continue to make on pop culture today. They are also a constant reminder to the potential for Hollywood Glamour in us all.

Best of all, the collection of cards include names of stars we may not immediately recognize. Names like Myrna Loy, Dorothy Lamour, Christine Norden, Phyllis CalvertAnton WalbrookRhonda Fleming, and Kieron Moore, may not be immediately familiar, so lest we forget!

Makes you wonder why they don’t do things like that today! It’s the least they could do for the millions of people smoking cigarettes around the world (besides CANCER). I mean, a little novelty never hurt anybody!!!

Not sure how many stars these days would accept being thrown into a pack of cigarettes, but things were much different for the star of yesteryear and the star of today. Despite this, what stars do you think would appear in a pack of cards today?

Special thanks to Immortal Ephemera for sharing this awesome collection! Click for more.

“I see stardom very clearly as a construct that’s been created in order to sell things.”

-Julie Christie.

Sincerely,
{theEye}

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The E.O.F. Presents +++TROUBLE IN PARADISE+++

The time has come, friends, for a bit of a style story done our way.

We added our signature sense of drama and mystery, and hope you can enjoy what has become of it! The entire story was shot using clothes from The Eye of Faith {SHOP} so you can get to know us just that little bit more…

This is a classic story told through words and images…you may not piece it altogether at first, but there is no doubt these images are bound to haunt the imagination…

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Music Minute: Poison Ivy – The Coasters(1959) + {Bonus: The Aztecs(1964)}

Written by American songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Poison Ivy was originally recorded by The Coasters in 1959. It went to #1 on the R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The duo would write a string of hits which would lead them to rise to fame in the 50s teaming up with other writers and writing hits themselves.  Some famous songs include “Hound Dog“, “Jailhouse Rock” “Stand By Me” “On Broadway“.

About a girl names Ivy, calling her “Poison Ivy” because of the girls reputation.  In a recently published biography about Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller, the song’s authors, it was confirmed that they also intended Ivy’s “poisonous” nature to be a code for her actually carrying a sexually-transmitted disease. She is compared to measles, mumps,chickenpox, the common cold, and whooping cough, but is deemed worse, because “Poison Ivy, lord, will make you itch.” The song also makes references to other flowers such as a rose and a daisy.

Poison Ivy grew to be covered The Rolling Stones recorded two different versions in 1963, the second version appeared on the EP The Rolling Stones, released early 1964.  The Hollies recorded a version in the 1960s, The Romantics – on the 1985 album, Rhythm Romance.

We love all versions of this hit, but we’ve tracked down a version on youtube by Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs from 1964 that we really wanted to share with our readers.  Maybe not the original (a hard performance to find by the Coasters) but we love a little Aztec Enchantment, and the mid 60s groove in the video above!

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Commercial Break: Poison Ivy (1992)

We are going to share with you a movie about rebellion, a tale of deceit and love, most importantly the story of one crazy ass bitch, Poison Ivy.  Directed by Katt Shea, from 1992, starring the ever-wild Drew Barrymore as the title character Ivy, and introverted and sexually ambiguous Sara Gilbert as Sylvie ‘Coop’ Cooper.  A movie full of fresh 1990s fashion and one cheesy tattoo, a true gem that stands out against campy thrillers of it’s time.

 The story begins off innocently enough, social outcast (Gilbert) befriends sexy new girl in town (Barrymore), throwing her mundane privileged yuppie lifestyle upside down, causing conflict with daddy dearest (Tom Skerritt) and resentment is seeded against sick and lonely bedridden mum (Cheryl Ladd).  An erotic thriller involving sexy troubled girls, a hot vintage set of wheels, and a rope swing in the valley that you better believe will lead to disaster.

 Boarder line cheesy, undeniably sultry,  switch the lights off for this one and cuddle into someone you’re not afraid to have a laugh with.  B-movies have always been an indulgence for us at The Eye of Faith, and we must admit this (soon to be) A-list cast gets it right and gives us a film we’ll always recall if we sense danger.  We got a lot more than a rash from Poison Ivy, is for sure!

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Eye Spy the Accessor-Eye

Rings, Necklaces, Gold, Quartz, Stones, Bling, Teeth, Beauty, we’ve had it! We like to handle things a little differently here at The Eye of Faith, so we are always encountering bizarre pieces of fashion.  Our favourite finds come through the form of jewelry!!!!!!
On a daily basis, we are going through hundreds of tie-clips, bracelets, charms, and miscellaneous objects of opulence, all in the effort of finding you, our readers, an exciting find.  Please, stay seated in anticipation as we collect stock of antiquities far beyond what you may dream in your minds eye.  Enjoy some pieces we’ve stumbled upon on our journey, and stay tuned for much much more to come.  We have our style Eye open, and on the hunt.


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