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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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[BIG AQUARIUS ENERGY]

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 . . .

THIRST TRAP

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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Vintage Mens Fashion {Style-Wise} Rebel Session Featuring “Child Star”

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CHILD STAR 

Look at this kid. What’s his deal? 

He was arrested on Valentine’s Day, of all days, also . . . 

California Boys are undeniable, after all. 

It’s all in the hair. Look at it go.

All slicked back, and such.

If this boy can get it done.

So can you!

I believe. Have faith also. 

Keeping your own personal eye of faith helps conjure your destiny. 

Believe it or not. You can do anything.

But best stick to being you.

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+STAY TOUGH+

We are all child stars . . . 

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