Swell Dame

Amber. 26. Florida. Sanguine E/ISTP (depending on the time of day and company involved). Ravenclaw. Production Design / Fine Arts student. Hopes to work in entertainment industry for art direction, production design and special effects.
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Inspired by Katharine Hepburn’s 105th birthday, here is a brief article about the biographical documentary, “All About Me.”

(click on the pic)

My subscribers are like this:

And at first I’m like this:

But I’m really like this:

89 is the loneliest number of all.

If anyone wants to check it out: Classic Film @ Bellaonline.com

Audrey Hepburn Studied The Blind

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s 83rd birthday this week, my new article is about the process Hepburn worked through in order to convey the character Suzy as a blind woman in “Wait Until Dark” (1967).

My new article at Bellaonline:RKO’s Dream House for Mr. Blandings.

The story behind “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” (1948) and the special promotion for the film.

(It was inspired by recent events in my life, where I’m in the process of moving to a new house. XD)



Band STANDS UP & SPEAKS OUT Against Gay Bashing, Bullying Westboro Baptist Church!

For all y’all who enjoy Foo Fighters :]

(via jack-me-off-jill)


On Wednesday, Lady Gaga showed off his work with a more unusual accessory. She premiered a “director’s cut” of her Paris Fashion Week film with Thierry Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti and in it, Lady Gaga transformed herself with the help of some striking false teeth. What is being called her “diamond” smile — a gap-toothed grin created from two marquis shaped Swarovski crystals — was the result of Otazu’s last-minute scramble. “I got a phone call: ‘Gaga wants teeth,’” says Otazu. “I had been asked for many things, but not for teeth and I only had a weekend to do it.” Otazu scrambled to fashion several models of teeth. The alternatives included a set with pave crystals, another with filigree crystals and one made out of crystal hearts “that looked too much like a vampire.” The one-of-a-kind creations are priceless and all of Lady Gaga’s false teeth are now stored in Otazu’s bedside table. Otazu is currently planning his next creation with Lady Gaga, who has yet to stump him with a request. “There is no such thing as impossible. If we can make diamond teeth in a weekend, it is possible,” he says. “As long as I have 24 hours.”


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An alarming trend has New York state lawmakers introducing a bill Monday that would stiffen penalties foronline bullying.

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester) is proposing statewide legislation to expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide” — online bullying which leads to death. The crime would be considered a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison

The proposed legislation comes after the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, of Williamsville, a week ago Sunday. Police said Rodemeyer was driven to commit suicide after high school bullies teased him about his sexuality.

“My son will never be given a second chance, no matter how much I have prayed I cannot turn back the clock,” his mother said.

Two weeks before his death, Rodemeyer wrote on his blog, “I always says how bullied I am. What do I have to do so people will listen to me?”

In the wake of Rodemeyer’s death, Lady Gaga posted on Twitter, “The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying and yelling. I have so much anger.”

The singer made good on her promise to take Rodemeyer’s story to the president.

During an exclusive fundraiser Sunday in California, Lady Gaga asked President Barack Obama and wealthy donors to do what they could to prevent bullying.

Obama thanked the singer, mentioned the anti-bullying conference he held in March and spoke of the importance of Americans respecting one another.

Klein is citing Rodemeyer’s death and that of Rutgers freshman 18-year-old Tyler Clementi in calling for stricter penalties.

Clementi  jumped off the George Washington Bridge after discovering he was videotaped during a sexual encounter with another man that was broadcast online. Last Thursday marked the one year anniversary of his death.

The incident prompted New Jersey to enact strong anti-bullying laws and highlighted the issue of cyberbullying amongst others.

Klein said Diane Savino (D-SI), David Carlucci (D-Rockland County) and David Valesky (D-Madison County) support the bill.