WARNING: Another pic heavy (and awesome) post ahead!
Hi dolls! Today I have a great entry about my “vintage voyage” on this past Friday to random areas in Queens. I initially told my boyfriend I was going to take HIM on a date to the Jim Henson/Muppets exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. We got there, and ended up getting side tracked on the first floor, which contained a whole exhibit on makeup, hair, and the costuming/dress in movies and television. I got pulled in immediately when I saw a whole wall blanketed in actors of the Old Hollywood era.
Not too long after that quilt of quality, they had an amazing assortment of tools of the trade during this time, from Bette Davis’ wig holder to vintage hair rollers, bobby pins, and styling irons from around 1945:
There was a bunch of great vintage memorabilia from the 1910s through the 1960s and ’70s, including this card of Rudolph Valentino, and magazines with Betty Grable & Rita Hayworth on the covers:
There were also a bunch of great pictures of movie legends (I had to take a picture with Mr. Cary Grant!) as well as some old nickelodeons that you can actually view. You can even make your own flip book and buy it in the gift shop (which I did! LOL), making your own personal little nickelodeon movie. It was a very cool and very interactive display, allowing you to interact when it comes to movie editing and many other things:
There is also a whole room dedicated to vintage televisions, from some of the earliest that were available to the 1980s. It was really amazing to see how absolutely massive the TVs themselves were, and how comparatively small the screens were to the rest of the appliance – in some cases only about 4 or 5 inches!
Most of these were from the 1940s and 1950s that I took pictures of, with the exception of the next to last picture, being from the 1970s. It had such a different design to it that I had to take a picture of it!
I also had the chance to go to a thrift store that was within walking distance, and spent a lot of time digging through the vast amount of clothing they had there. It was a lot of work, especially after just having had shoulder surgery, but I found two vintage blouses that I nearly screamed out of excitement at having found them! I never tried them on, because I figured that if they didn’t fit me, I could always sell them on my online stores on eBay and Etsy. But when I tired them on, I was beyond elated yet again to find out that they fit! I would date these shirts at around the ’30s or ’40s. Both for around $7 a shirt! How can you resist?! It takes a lot of work to find anything at thrift stores, but when you find something it can be one of the best moments, and feels so exciting finding these great pieces at great prices.
All in all, a very fun day, leaving me with a huge smile on my face!
And now, what you have all been waiting for – the giveaway winner! I would like to thank everyone for their entries, and I hope you all go and buy something from Michele!
And the winner is…Frances Veenstra!
Congratulations Frances! All you need to do now is just send me an e-mail to holly (at) veronicavintage.com with your address so the bag can be shipped out to you. I just need your information within 2 days, or otherwise I will be forced to choose another winner.
Thank you so much to everyone involved! And keep checking back for more giveaways!