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A taster for the Royal Academy’s exhibition this spring on Charles I and his art collection, where I’ll be hoping for more Van Dykes like this one. Thank you Becca for flagging it up to me.

Pucci whirligigs

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This air stewardess outfit (!) is from the Instagram feed of the Goldstein museum, and what really cracks me up is that my primary school uniform was basically a maroon and olive green version of this. I hated it (the winter style was very Dr Spock, to be fair), but now I love it!

You must remember this

I’m late to the party, but now I’m hooked on the Hollywood history podcast, You Must Remember This. Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Peg Entwhistle, Jean Harlow, Gene Tierney, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly pre-Monaco, Bacall post-Bogie, and most of all Joan Crawford, are all lodged in my head.

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Most of all what’s clear are the repeating patterns: Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe; Peg Entwhistle and Bette Davis; alcoholism; poor relationship choices (mainly Sinatra).

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Listen in and get ready to fire up your Netflix.

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Gorgeous

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How luxurious are these fantastically vampish sketches by Helleu?

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This is absolutely the ideal of beauty between 1900 and 1914 and I feel I could seriously get behind it…

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All images via Pinterest.