To Catch a Thief (1955)

When John Robie (Cary Grant) visits the hotel suite where Frances and her mother Jessie live, some beauty products can be seen on different dressing tables. In the picture above, for example, there are a Revlon nail polish (see the elongated cap) and two perfumes by Lucien Lelong – Gardenia and Balalaika. On another dressing table two versions of Lucien Lelong Balalaika: the spiral bottle contained … Continue reading To Catch a Thief (1955)

Pose S01E02 (Access)

When Elektra Abundance (Dominique Jackson) visits the nail salon where Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) works, it’s clear she’s not interested in getting a manicure. She asks for a top coat on her already done nails, and she soon points out her likes and dislikes. She likes Revlon and Max Factor nail polishes. In the adverts above (both from 1987), you can see the design these brands … Continue reading Pose S01E02 (Access)

Indiscreet (1958)

There are several perfumes and toiletries on Anna Kalman’s dressing table. First, two bottles of Revlon nail polish, in the signature bottle with super-long cap handle. Now let’s focus on the perfume bottles. At the centre of the table there’s Jean Patou Joy, “the world’s most expensive perfume” created in 1930 by Henri Alméras. Next to it, a beautiful amphora bottle by Christian Dior. Hard … Continue reading Indiscreet (1958)

Feud E05 (And the Winner Is…)

Joan Crawford is getting a manicure for the Oscars 1963. The beautiful array of nail polishes in the screencap above includes shades by Cutex and Revlon. The first bottle on the left is the Cutex nail polish Joan will opt for: the shade is Sterling Silver, which will match her Edith Head silver dress and Van Cleef and Arpels diamond jewellery. The fluted bottle behind … Continue reading Feud E05 (And the Winner Is…)