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Kindred Spirits

Posted in - collecta-belle & general discussion on April 15th 2011 19 Comments

There are few things that give me as much pleasure as meeting kindred classic film-loving spirits. And I don’t just mean classic films in general (although, don’t get me wrong, that’s always amazing!), I mean people who share my enthusiasm for Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier specifically. I love blogging and maintaining this website because …

Buried Treasures (Part 5)

Posted in - collecta-belle & the oliviers on July 16th 2010 8 Comments

One of my favorite things to do is search through piles of old things in book and antique stores. They always say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and it’s true! Now, I’m no dumpster diver (okay, my old roommates and I salvaged awesome and perfectly usable furniture for our old apartment. …

Old Hollywood Yard Sale!

Posted in - books & classic film & collecta-belle & the oliviers on June 14th 2010 1 Comments

My departure for London is coming up fast!  In 3 weeks I’ll be moving back home, which mean I have a lot of organizing and packing to do. So, I am having a little online yard sale to downsize my collection.

I have a HUGE stack of photography books (mostly old Hollywood and fashion) that I’ve …

Buried Treasures (Part 3)

Posted in - classic film & collecta-belle & general discussion & the oliviers on May 4th 2010 5 Comments

Some of my favorite collectibles are vintage film star scrapbooks. Not only do they provide a rich record of (in this case) other people’s lives or careers, but they give us a glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who assembled them.

About 5 years ago, I purchased a scrapbook on ebay that …