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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vintage Stars

Thursday is the best vintage day of the week. To see what I mean, go to http://coloradolady.blogspot and say hello to Coloradolady and her guests.
You probably cannot tell it, but this is the autograph of Larry Gatlin. Back in the 70's my co-workers took me to lunch for my birthday. He was in town for a show and happened to be eating in the same restaurant. He was very friendly and happy to share in my birthday.
As you can see this one is from Johnny Cash. Several years ago, my husband and I were on vacation in Jamaica and stayed at a hotel he was part owner. While there he came through the hotel. Naturally, I had to have his autograph. I regret not having them date each of these. Now that I am older, dates become more important.

Howard Duff and Ida Lupino that was caught at some event. Been so long, I forgot where.

Now I have had a crush on Dean Martin all my life. A friend of mine was on vacation in the late 60s or early 70s, and Dean was there on location making a movie. He very graciously got this as well as several other shots of him for me.

This one really goes back in time. Red Buttons and I.

Make a note to drop by my blog on Thursday's VTT, July 21, for another chapter.

37 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How neat! All big names, love the pic of Dean Martin, he just seemed to always be having fun:@)

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful! Wait until Robin from Decorating Tennis Girls sees these. She loves old movie stars and she will be so excited to see your pics! Happy VTT!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

racheld said...

What a lovely collection, and what memories they all must kindle.

We've been recording "Have Gun, Will Travel every day at five, and watch an episode or two when we have our dinner on trays. I've been noticing that Ida Lupino directed quite a few of those; that shows how versatile her talents were. And Howard's DEEP chocolate voice---wasn't it special?

The only celebrity thing I can think of is a picture of me (postage stamp size) on a huge, poster size picture of Elvis. Oh, and I cooked dinner for Captain Kirk once.

Marydon said...

How fun! Love that pics of you & Red.
you have a lovely collection, LV.

I used to collect autographs when we lived in California. Wonder where I put them all?

TTFN ~
Marydon

Emily said...

Wow, your autograph collection is fabulous. Love your pictures too. Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting over from VTT.

~Emily
The French Hutch

George said...

I think it is neat that you have met, or at least seen, these people. I look forward to your next installment of Vintage Stars.

Lee said...

Oh wow! How lucky are you?!
Thanks for sharing the excitement!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow LaVoice... You are one lucky lady to have met or seen so many celebrities. I especially love that last picture... GREAT picture of you... Wish you would share more with us about your life, your family, etc... We'd love to hear!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Dragonfly Treasure said...

These are so cool!! I was just thinking the other day I ought to dig mine out of my Cedar Chest.

Who doesn't have a crush on Dino ♥♥♥ LOL

hmmm, cedar chest...I guess that really dates me. Do they even make them anymore?

*hugs*deb

Ginny said...

I LOVED Red Buttons!! I ADORED Red Buttons!! I even watched him when he got lots older, he did some T.V. What's the story? Was he as sweet as he seemed? Ida Lupino and Howard Duff!!! I remember both of them! She was my favorite actress as a child, always played tragic roles! I saw lots of her movies.

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Wonderful autographs and photos. Wonderful little moments in time that are such fun to remember.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

These are great! You've had quite a few brushes with celebrities!! I have a Dean Martin story for you ... about 20 years ago, I was at a wedding with my dad. I said to him, "Dad, that man looks just like Dean Martin." He said, "What?! No, no. It isn't Dean Martin. We did this a few times that night. A couple of hours later, the band singer announces: " The bride's Uncle Dino would like to sing a song to the couple." (He wasn't really her uncle - just a family friend.) But he sang beautifully and my dad had to admit I knew his type of music better than he did. It was a memorable night.

Mary Ellen said...

How fun to meet celebrities! I don't think I have ever had the opportunity-

Barbara F. said...

LV, you met several big stars! I never met anybody, except I stood next to Frank Sinatra crossing W. 55th St/5th Ave in NYC years ago, I looked up and realized it was him, but I was so tongue-tied (I was really young) and he winked at me. xo, (Looking forward to Part II)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

How cool! I love all these. Ida and Howard, really neat!!! Susan, you are right, I love these!

☆☆Mumsy said...

I like your collection! Now, if you auction them off, you will be a millionaire :-) Have a wonderful weekend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You and Red Buttons. What a cutie you are!!!

~♥~

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Well look at you, Miss LV, rubbing elbows with all those famous people! I love the picture of you with Red Buttons. I'm sure he didn't mind posing with such a pretty lady. ;)

I'll have to make sure I come back next week and see the other famous encounters you've had.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

xinex said...

I really enjoyed your collection of autographs and stars' photos. They are priceless!...Christine

Ms.Daisy said...

LV,
How wonderful that you got the autographs and pictures of these famous people to have and to share.I did get to see Johnny Cash performing live with June Carter Cash but didn't think to get their autographs! What was I thinking?


~Jean

Danica said...

What precious treasures! I love all of the photos. You are so beautiful!

classic • casual • home said...

This was sooooo much fun. You are amazing that you keep these mementos at your finger tips. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Wonderful post. I too think Dean Martin is just one of the most handsome of men. Of course next to my husband.

Leann said...

Cool - how neat! Our fireman collects autographs - I'll have to remind him to have them dated!

Leann

Ann said...

Oh LV what a wonderful time you and your husband had as a couple. Looks like you spent many happy times together. I love the pic of you and Red Buttons. Just Precious.
Ann

Joy Graham said...

Wow!!! I was going to grow up and marry Dean Martin! I was born in 1966,time was not on my side! I just love your blog. You always lift my mood for the day!-Joy

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

This is very cool ! What memories !

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today, because now I've found you! I love that you are feisty and filled with spunk. You have many tales to tell and I'm going to listen.
Following you!
Hugs,
Patti

Rebecca said...

Wow-that is so neat!!!! What treasures you have in those and great memories!

Rebecca said...

Wow-that is so neat!!!! What treasures you have in those and great memories!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Miss Meme, likes thanks ever so much with sharin' your passion for our Dino with your readers...the Dino-pix is totally totally outstandin'...never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool....oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...knows that your Dino-thoughts are bein' shared this very Dino-day at ilovedinomartin...Keeps lovin' our Dino!

GWENNY said...

Love the picture of you and Red! I have never met a celebrity... If I could meet anyone it would probably be Babs. As for a man?.....hmmmmmm..... does Billy
Grahm count?
Blessings~

Beverly said...

I love sharing in all of your memories, LaVoice. My father looked quite a bit like Dean Martin, and I thought they were both very handsome.

You've got me wondering where I have stashed a few autographs I have.

bj said...

O, I think all of us was in love with Dean Martin...and I loved Johnny Cash.
Red Buttons was a cutie....:))

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I haven't been around and just saw this post! I love it, I love old classic Hollywood and the stars are great! Thank you for sharing, can't wait for second part! Love, FABBY

Always On Watch said...

Which Dean Martin film was that?

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Wow, you have led some life girl! I have to follow you to see what else you are up to!!

~~Wendy