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Saturday, March 15, 2003
Sorry about the late post, I've been basically taking the day off. Thanks to Mike for pointing me to a source of lots of new Pamela Anderson: here's one that's already in our galleries, from "Barb Wire":

Friday, March 14, 2003
About the only interesting thing I have to report is that, in fact, I did do a little clean-up work last night - I cleared the duplicates out of the Edwardian Celebrities collection. With the dupes gone, and new pics added in (and with some pictures being separated out for a new individual collection), we still will have over 450 images in that particular collection when time comes to update it. (Naturally, I'm pretty fond of that particular collection because, as you know if you've been reading this blog or following the website for any length of time, the Edwardian/late Victorian period was the absolute golden age of the over-the-elbow glove, for day or evening wear.)

As an example of what I mean, consider the actress Grace Palotta in white daytime dress and long white kid gloves (the tops go under the lacy sleeves of her dress) from Edwardian Celebrities in Opera Gloves:

Thursday, March 13, 2003
Still no new news, but here's Doris Day in her elegant white gown and and operas from "Pillow Talk":

Still no new news, but here's Doris Day in her elegant white gown and and operas from "Pillow Talk":

posted by Joe at 3/13/2003 05:21:00 AM

Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Another day without anything new to report - I guess that's what they call the March doldrums. They don't? Oh, never mind, then. It really shouldn't take that long to organize the next update, anyway, it's just a matter of generating the HTML for the thumbnails and plugging it into the gallery page frames. I'm aiming for Saturday or Sunday.

Here's a rare color cabinet card of Lillian Russell:

Tuesday, March 11, 2003
It'll be the Modern Stars collection that shall be updated next. Among that, you'll see numerous new photos of Halle Berry at the London premiere of "Die Another Day" in November 2002 (Rosamund Pike has an important scene in the movie in which she wears one black opera as part of a martial-arts costume) and of Pamela Anderson at the Vienna Opera Ball last month.

Here's Ingrid Bergman in a scene from "Anastasia" (the 1950's live-action classic, obviously, not the 1990's animated movie):

Monday, March 10, 2003
Another day without anything urgent or interesting to report - don't you hate it when everything is running along smooth as brand-new kid leather? :) There _is_, however, a new POTD: Marilyn Monroe in her famous 1955 turn as a circus showgirl in white opera gloves atop a pink elephant:

Sunday, March 09, 2003
Nothing much new to report today - everything seems to be running along properly with the server, and I'm fixing to start getting the next update organized. This is Lana Turner backstage on the set of "The Merry Widow":