January 27, 2011

Julie Newmar and the Swanky Apartment

I was rummaging through LIFE.com (because I like rummaging through the virtual world about as much as I do in real life) and spied Julie Newmar's photo shoot showcasing a particular play she was appearing in back in the late 50's.

Now, when you usually think of Miss Newmar, you immediately associate her with Catwoman from the 1960's TV series. But indeed she was very busy slinky sedctress before then. So, let's get back to my point here... In 1958 she did this photo shoot/story in LIFE magazine after being cast for the Broadway play The Marriage-Go-Round.

Aside from Miss Newmar, the imagery we see is of the set from this Broadway production. We only get a glimpse of this backdrop, but sometimes that's all one needs for some inspiration. It's very 50's, with just enough Modern thrown in; there's those tall champagne-pink bookcases with matching sofa, all loaded with volumes and volumes, a touch of African art here and there, the sculpted glass brandy bottles and I love the built-in radio.

Now why can't my pad look like this? Because I'm not that suave, swanky and sophisticated, that's why!

Anyway, enjoy Julie and the setting, you can read the rest of the story by clicking on any of the photos -


Zootsuitmama said...

Wow! I'm old enough to remember "the Living Doll". A Tv show where she played a life size robot. Pretty Cheesy, but hey it was Julie Newmar!Zootsuitmama

Space Commander said...

LoL, I had to google that one up Zootsuit! I guess producers dreamed up of just about everything possible to put on TV back in the Sixties.

Amber Von Felts said...

That couch she is on is just as stunning as her!

Space Commander said...

I want that couch... lol

DearHelenHartman said...

I remember Living Doll, talk about a blast from the past! Love your blog - am new to the whole world of vintage blogging and bouncing along, visiting blogs posted on favorites - glad I bounced your way! (ps I just shared a photo of an awesome atomic era mosaic coffee table I got for Valentine's Day at http://dearhelenhartman.blogspot.com/
happy to have you bounce my way (am still figuring out the vintage blog thing) Off to become your follower!

Lisa said...

Lovvvve herrrrr.... All 5'1l'' of that gal. So few tall girl 50's role models for we (contemporary) tall girls! Love the photos, thanks!

Sherry Wray Studio said...

Love the photos! Thanks you!
I realy love your blog! I am just starting mine! I am so inspired by your blog!


Tina Dawn said...

I remember My Living Doll. Robert Cummings was her "owner" and I was in love with him even when I was under 10. Great post.

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