Hollywood glamour is most often, and correctly, associated with picture perfect faces, figures, magical charisma, and the stunning costumes worn by stars of the silver screen during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
But then, as now, footwear was a vital component of the machinery of glamour.
Even a sensible department store stock girl yearns for glamour. Mary Pickford enjoys the attentions of Charles “Buddy” Rogers in her last silent film, “My Best Girl,” 1927.
Paulette Goddard b. Marion Pauline Levy, proudly displays her, um, snappy two-tone pumps.
Preparing to entertain the troops, Marlene Dietrich changes her combat boots for high-heels. Truly patriotic.
On the set of “Some Like it Hot,” Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis, b. Bernard Schwartz, kibitz between scenes. Tony's very cool saddle shoes are favored by his character, Junior—modeled on Cary Grant—in the classic Billy Wilder comedy, 1959.
Audrey Hepburn, one of the most stylish women ever to grace the screen, worked hard to project that effortlessly glamorous image. Here, she huddles with her favorite shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo.
Brigitte Bardot tries on shoes at Rayne's the Queen's shoemakers in Bond Street, London, England, 1955. Before becoming an actress Bardot trained as a ballet dancer. Hence, her perfect posture. Bardot never felt comfortable in high heels, perferring ballet flats, her signature look.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives an inspirational and shoe-glamorous Shabbat.