Maleficent Coffee Mug (Love This!)

Classic Sleeping Beauty Villain...

by Joi

Maleficent Mug

 

Obviously Hollywood Yesterday celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood AND Classic Television – but every now and again this movie lover’s present day opinions, rants, and raves are given the light of day.

Especially when they involve a favorite actor or actress. One of my all-time favorite actresses, Angelina Jolie, recently gave the performance of a lifetime in Disney’s Maleficent. I loved everything about this movie and can’t wait to watch it again.

And again and again and again…

The movie has brought about a renewed love of the classic Sleeping Beauty and has earned Aurora and Maleficent a new legion of fans.

I’m bent on buying everything I can find that involves Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent, whether it’s the modern (amazing) movie or the classic (amazing) animated movie.

The gorgeous NEW Disney Villains Maleficent Mug- Sleeping Beauty- Disney Park Exclusive shown above is just one of the wonderful Maleficent/Sleeping Beauty goodies on Amazon. Seriously, you wouldn’t believe how many great Maleficent gifts they have!

Click through the link or image to take a closer look.  There are classic Maleficent items as well as Angelina’s modern Maleficent.

Naturally I’ll insist on having both!

Marilyn Monroe Shower Curtain

Perfect Gift Ideas for Marilyn Monroe Fans

by Joi

Marilyn Monroe Shower Curtain

The beautiful Marilyn Monroe Shower Curtain, 71 inch x 80 inch, EcoFriendly Polyester makes a beautifully unique gift for Marilyn Monroe fans as well as fans of the Golden Age of Hollywood, in general.

The shower curtain is available on Amazon for less than $20.

Features:

  • Classic Retro Marilyn Monroe Images
  • 71 inches x 80 inches
  • Eco-Friendly Polyester
  • Included: 12 Curtain Hooks

Click through the link or picture itself for more information.

Also Perfect for the bathroom is the adorable (pictured below!)

Marilyn Monroe Bubble Bath Print

See more Marilyn Monroe Gift Ideas!


Pink Panther Animated Clock

I've Always Loved This Guy

by Joi

Pink Panther Animated ClockA few Saturday mornings back, I turned the tv on and couldn’t help thinking that “back in the day,” Saturday mornings were a heck of a lot more fun.  We knew how to do Saturday mornings then! Cartoons and cereal… then more cereal and cartoons – right up until about 12:00, when our dad’s Saturday fun began with baseball or football games.

I guess it’s just as well that they don’t show cartoons on Saturday mornings anymore. After all, they’d mess that up, too.  Seriously, have you seen what passes for cartoons these days?

Thank goodness for BOOMERANG!

Pink Panther, Scooby Doo, the Flintstones, Bugs Bunny, Pepe Le Pew, Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry… you just can’t beat the classics!

Since I can remember, I’ve collected cartoon-related toys, ornaments, figurines, etc. I’ve never seen any need to stop because they make me smile as much today as they did then.

The adorable NJ Croce CL2300 Pink Panther Animated Clock, pictured above, is just one of the Pink Panther lovelies on Amazon. This animated clock runs on two AA Batteries (not included).  Pink Panther’s right arm and tail sway back and forth, making this a MUST HAVE for any collector.

Amazon has everything from a Pink Panther Teapot to a Pink Panther Scultped Mug - with lots of figurines and toys, too, of course.

Click through any of the links for more information.


How Most of Us Will Always Remember Shirley Temple

Animal Crackers in My Soup...

by Joi

Shirley Temple Black died February 10 (2014) at the age of 85.  Not only did the lovely actress get to live a long, fascinating life – she’s left a legacy most would love to have: She has made millions smile and will make millions more smile as they enjoy her “feel good” movies.

Not only was she an actress, dancer, and singer, Shirley Temple Black was also a  former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia AND served as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1976-1977.

Like I said – fascinating!

Needless to say, she’ll forever be remembered as the adorable, happy, singing and dancing little girl we all loved.

Shirley Temple Trivia:

  • Shirley Temple was born in 1938 in Santa Monica, California
  • She got her first role at the age of 3.
  • Some sources say that the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939) was actually cast with Shirley Temple, but 20th Century Fox refused to lend her to MGM. Other sources say that, while she was considered for the role of Dorothy, her singing wasn’t as strong as Judy Garland’s, so the role went to Miss Garland.
  • Shirley Temple was box-office champion for 4 years in a row: 1935-36-37-38.
  • She once said, “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph!”
  • Actresses Shirley Jones and Shirley MacLaine were both named after Shirley Temple.
  • She was close friends with Ronald Reagan.
  • When Gary Cooper first met Shirley Temple (on the set of their movie Now and Forever), he asked for her autograph.

I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.” – Shirley Temple

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Movie Poster

This One's a Favorite

by Joi

Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's Gold One-Sheet
Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of the most popular movies of all time – especially when it comes to memorabilia and movie posters. Those of us who are obsessive Audrey Hepburn fans know why too. It’s her!

The great movie poster above is a favorite with Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans as well as just movie poster fans in general. It has a deliciously vintage look and feel that set it apart from a lot of the “modern” Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie posters.

Click through for a closer look. You’re going to love this one.

See Also: More Audrey Hepburn posters


Audrey Hepburn Travel Mug

As a coffee fanatic AND Audrey Hepburn fan, this Audrey Hepburn Travel Mug (with lid) doesn’t just speak my language, it IS my language.

Click through the link or picture for more information. You’ll find a lot more Audrey Hepburn gift ideas and merchandise on their website. Be sure to look around, you never know what else you may find!

 

Television Facts: Including the 10 Most Watched Series Finales

I'm Shocked that a Few Fan Favorites Didn't Make the List

by Joi

TV Facts: Most Watched Series Finales of All Time

Most Popular Season Finales

The infographic above shows the most watched series finales of all time.  Here’s a kick in the seat – the only two I saw were the Cosby Show finale (never missed a second of the Huxtable family’s antics) and the Magnum, P.I. series finale. Another series finale I was glued to was LOST – I’m surprised to see it isn’t in the top 10. I’m also surprised that Good Times isn’t on the list. Talk about a great season finale – whenever I see series end with depressing or wildly confusing finales, I always think of Good Times and the PERFECT way they wrapped it all up.

Fans want to see a happy ever after for characters they’ve come to love over the years!

Click on the series titles below to find seasons on dvd. Some (MASH and Seinfeld, for example) are packaged in some pretty clever ways.

MASH

Cheers

Seinfeld

Friends

Magnum, P.I.

Heeere’s Johnny – The Definitive DVD Collection from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (Temporarily out of stock – but if you place your order now, they’ll deliver it when it’s available.)

The Cosby Show

All in the Family

Family Ties

Home Improvement

Adorable Gone With the Wind Christmas Ornaments

Must Haves for Fans and Collectors

by Joi

Gone with the Wind Scarlett OrnamentThe beautiful Scarlett’s Green Gown – Gone With The Wind 2013 Hallmark Ornament, above, is available on Amazon. It’d make a beautiful gift for any Gone With the Wind fan or collector.

Below are more Gone With the Wind ornaments available. Click through for more information (and to find even more!).

Scarlett O'Hara Christmas Ornament

Scarlett and Rhett Christmas Ornament

Rhett Butler Gone With the Wind Ornament

See More Gone With the Wind Ornaments!

Two Beautiful Gone With the Wind Calendars for 2014

(One Even Includes a Scarlett O'Hara Paper Doll)

by Joi

Gone with the Wind 2014 Calendar

One of the most popular movies with our Hollywood Yesterday visitors has always been Gone With the Wind. In fact, I probably hear from more Gone With the Wind collectors than I do all other collectors combined (although James Bond, John Wayne). GWTW is second only to Audrey Hepburn in terms of popularity with our readers. So, I know there’ll be a great number of you interested in this post.

Here are a few beautiful 2014 Gone With the Wind Calendars available on Amazon. Needless to say (given the movie’s popularity), it’d probably be a great idea to go ahead and order your favorite calendar before they sell out!

The beautiful 2014 Gone With The Wind Wall Calendar is shown above. The picture of Scarlett on the cover shows my favorite dress from the movie. She – and the dress – are just gorgeous.

The 2014 Gone With The Wind Special Edition Wall Calendar, pictured below, is also extra special. This calendar includes a beautiful Scarlett O’Hara paper doll and five beautiful dresses for her to choose from.

2014 Gone with the Wind Calendar and Paper Doll

Click through either link or picture for a closer look.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Gifts and Collectibles

Ornaments, Toys, Mugs, Dolls, Figurines, Lawn Decorations...

by Joi

 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Clarice Mug

 As I confessed in the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Trivia post, I’m as big a fan of this classic as you’ll find. I’ve collected Rudolph gifts for a while now – from ornaments to dolls – and always look forward to the next addition to the collection.

Apparently, I’m not the only fan out there because I noticed that a lot of the Rudolph gifts shown here are selling FAST on Amazon.  Click through for more information.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Coffee Mugs:

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornaments

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Ornaments:

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Figurines and Collectibles:

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Santas Sleigh Figurine

Clarice Stuffed Doll

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Toys, Dolls, and Figurines:

Rudolph and Bumble Outdoor Christmas Decoration

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Outdoor Decorations:

I couldn’t possibly show you all of the collectibles, toys, figurines, or collectibles available on Amazon – but if you click through any of the above lovelies, they’ll show you TONS more. There are Rudolph blow ups for the yard, a Rudolph the Reindeer Operation game, more figurines, more Build A Bear Stuffed dolls….