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Here’s Looking Like You, Kid is a working scrapbook of vintage glamour based on classic film looks.

It is run by Jaynie Van Roe, who can be reached at JaynieVanRoe@gmail.com.

While this blog isn’t about Jaynie, she thinks you might like to know the following:

  • Primarily, Jaynie watches classic films to fall in love with the fashions, the hair & makeup, the icons, the style — the glamour. This, she insists, is what romances her & sweeps her into another world. Talk of cinematography, direction, acting, and any other elements of film production will (mostly) be left to film critics, professional and arm-chair varieties.
  • Jaynie thinks you should know that her definition of classic films is not the text book definition; she applies it in the broadest sense as of films from another age that are memorable (i.e. older films which embody a style of the period and make her squeal, “That’s classic!”)
  • Jaynie finds the word ‘glamour’, with its connections to the occult, most appropriate:
  1. A charm affecting the eye, making objects appear different from what they really are.
  2. Witchcraft; magic; a spell.
  3. A kind of haze in the air, causing things to appear different from what they really are.
  4. Any artificial interest in, or association with, an object, through which it appears delusively magnified or glorified.
  5. Alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
  • The word, especially in the context of Hollywood, implies that such style is exaggerated, put-on, and therefore something which can be aspired to, possibly even achieved, yet is not to be confused with reality.
  • Jaynie likes definitions.
  • Jaynie uses the official spelling of the word ‘glamour’ as opposed to ‘glamor’, and hopes you’ll do the same.

Where else you might find Jaynie:

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