mercredi 30 mai 2012

Rydell's Records

Rydell’s Records est un récent label Français, dirigé par Steve Rydell, spécialisé dans l’enregistrement, la production et l’édition phonographique d’artistes Rock and Roll/Rockabilly.
Créé en 2010, sa première « vraie » production est l’album « Come to New Orleans » par Chris Almoada & The Broken Hearts, mais Steve avait déjà enregistrés des démos pour les Capitol’s, Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings, pour ne citer que ceux-là, avant de franchir le pas de la production.
A ce jour, il a publié, en CD et en 25cm vinyle, l’album de Chris Almoada, les 2 premiers volumes (The Obscuritones & emer Hackett) d’une série de cinq 45 tours appelée « Rockabilly Queens » où, comme son nom l’indique, l’accent est mis sur des groupes actuels menés par une chanteuse. Sa prochaine parution sera un 45 tours 4 titres de l’artiste Portugais Nelson Carrera

Rydell’s Records is a young French label, run by Steve Rydell, specialized in the recording, the production and the phonographic edition of Rock and Roll/Rockabilly artists.
Started in 2010, his 1st “real” production is the “Come to New Orleans” album by Chris Almoada & The Broken Hearts, but he had already recorded demo tracks for the Capitol’s or Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings, to name a few, before turning to production.
To this day, he published the Chris Almoada’s album (CD and 10 inches), the 1st two volumes (The Obscuritones & Emer Hackett) of five of a 45rpm series called “Rockabilly Queens”, spotlighting on today’s bands fronted by a female singer, as says the name. His next release will be a 4 track 45rpm by Portuguese artist Nelson Carrera.

14, rue de la gare
37110 Le Boulay

Tél: (+33)6-08-51-86-06
fax: (+33)2-47-56-87-17

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samedi 26 mai 2012

A good rockabilly article about vintage hairstyle from

Vintage Makeup: Why the 50s Look is Back in Style

The 50s look, especially rockabilly, is back in style with a vengeance. This is because women from the 50s looked hip, beautiful, and extremely sexy. Wearing a 50s style can give you a Hollywood glamour that you never knew was in you. The true 50s look is not one thing and one thing only; there are many different elements of the 50s that you can make work for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the latest vintage trends to find the look that is right for you. 

Rockabilly History

Rockabilly is a style of music that was born in the 1940s and 50s. It was a mixture of rock n’ roll and hillbilly music, hence the name rockabilly. In the 50s, it was a new type of music that many people did not approve of, but others absolutely loved. Individuals who embraced this type of music also embodied a certain style of dress and makeup. Men wore greased-back hair, bowling-style shirts, and tight jeans with rolled-up hems. Women wore red lipstick, swing party skirts that would flare during dancing, and intricate pinup and roll-up hairdos. Swing and boogie-woogie dancing was often done at rockabilly shows, and it became wilder over time.

Rockabilly Style

The rockabilly look has not changed a lot in modern times. Men and women still embrace this style of dress, makeup, dance, and music because it is sexy, wild, and a lot of fun. If you are dressing up in a rockabilly style, you should consider wearing a knee-length wiggle skirt or a full circle vintage skirt that is poofy and swirly. If you do not like this style, you can also choose to wear a tight pencil skirt that goes over the knees. This is often paired with a tight blouse that buttons up the front. The color should coordinate with the skirt, though white is always a good option. A cardigan sweater can be worn over the shirt in chilly weather or to complete the look. This might sound extremely 50s housewife and wholesome, but it is made flirty by the tightness of the different elements of clothing, cute high heels, and seamed tights. You can look fabulous, sexy, and totally ready to dance the night away. Polka dots, red, and black are popular rockabilly colors as well as classic Vince Ray and tartan prints.

Catlike Eyeliner

In order to complete the look, you need to pair your rockabilly clothing style with the right 50s makeup and hair. Your makeup should consist of red lipstick, black liquid eyeliner, and a flawless complexion. You might need to practice the liquid eyeliner a few times to make sure that you have a perfect line over your eyelid that is not messy. A small swoop at the end of the lash line makes your eyes look bigger and gives the appearance of thick, lush lashes. Black liquid eyeliner should always be paired with black mascara. If you want to go all out, you can apply false eyelashes to your eyelids for extremely lush eyelashes that will knock them dead.

The Importance of Red Lipstick

Women from the 50s, especially the sexiest and most flirtatious women, always wore red lipstick. This provides the perfect pout needed for a night of dancing, drinking, and debauched flirting with eligible bachelors. Red lipstick can look good on every complexion as long as you choose the right shade of red. Think about blueish-red for fair, pink complexions and orange-red for olive and darker skin. Dark reds can look great on any type of complexion as long as the confidence is there to pull off the look.

Rockabilly Hair

The last item that you need to focus on is the perfect rockabilly hairdo. Soft waves and curls were popular in the 50s, so it might be time to get out your hot curlers. If you have long hair, you can roll the front away from your face in a pin-curl and secure it with bobby pins. A ponytail is also very elegant for a fabulous 50s lady. If you have short hair, you can curl your hair, brush it out slightly, and angle the curls away from your face. This is an elegant look that will let you dominate the dance floor with boogies and jives in no time.

vendredi 25 mai 2012

Marilyn, NBC radio - August 31, 1952

On August 31, 1952 the episode where Marilyn Monroe played a murderer on the NBC radio show
"Statement In Full" for the "Hollywood Star Playhouse" aired.
Marilyn had recored and rehearsed parts of the episode on August 21, 1952
at BNC studios on 1500 Vine Street, Hollywood.

Visit to US Marines - 1948

In July 1948, Marilyn Monroe and other starlets go to a U.S. base of US marine,
to boost troops bound for Korea.
Marilyn was elected and nicknamed "Miss Moral of the Marine Corps."

Norma Jeane posed in swimsuits (1945)

Norma Jeane in striped shirt (March 1946)