Raffaella Carrà’s Dressing Room

In 1983 the popularity of the Italian showgirl Raffaella Carrà was about to peak: in that year she would start hosting Pronto, Raffaella?, one of the most successful tv programmes of the decade. Angelo Deligio took these wonderful pictures of Raffaella in her dressing room, surrounded by beauty products, personal items (see the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas box above) and design objects [1]. The first … Continue reading Raffaella Carrà’s Dressing Room

Imitation of Life (1959)

Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) has finally achieved her dream of being a famous Broadway actress, but her life is still inextricably connected to Annie Johnson, her maid, who helps her backstage, too. Lora’s dressing room is not particularly fancy, but some objects on her table are. The big bottle on the left is Caron Bellodgia, a floral fragrance created in 1927 by Ernest Daltroff. This … Continue reading Imitation of Life (1959)

Maila Nurmi’s Dressing Room 

The Finnish-born Maila Nurmi became famous in the United States as Vampira, the first horror tv host. Protagonist of the Vampira Show in 1954/1955, she also starred in Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) by Ed Wood. The idea for her character was born in 1953 when she attended the Bal Caribe Masquerade in a costume inspired by Morticia Addams. Her characterization was also influenced by the Dragon … Continue reading Maila Nurmi’s Dressing Room 

Feud E01 (Pilot)

The kit of Joan Crawford’s make-up artist include several boxes of Max Factor Pan Stik creamy foundation. The pressed powder on the left could be the famous Creme Puff by Max Factor, but no details are visible. Next to it there’s a gold tube of Bésame Cosmetics mascara and a beautiful gold vintage compact. The red round pot on the right is another Bésame product – … Continue reading Feud E01 (Pilot)