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TINTYPE TUESDAY: Start the New Year Right with Gloria Swanson!

Happy New Year, my dear friends! And welcome to another edition of TINTYPE TUESDAY! Need a little help making this year a bit healthier than the last? Sure, you could turn to a personal trainer or a gym coach. But wouldn’t you rather take your inspiration from Gloria Swanson? Here she is merrily camping it …

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies! Nuttier Than a Screwball Comedy

Katharine Hepburn. Even when she insulted you, something good came out of it. Back in the 1970s, Kate befriended a young Manhattan neighbor at the urgent request of her father. It seems the girl was threatening to drop out of Bryn Mawr, Kate’s alma mater, and her frantic dad wrote to Kate—whom he’d seen but …

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Baking with Marlene Dietrich! Here’s Her Easy Chocolate Cake

Looking for a chocolate cake that’s so easy it will have you falling in love again with baking? Here’s a recipe from one of my favorite books, Marlene Dietrich’s ABCs. Which isn’t exactly a cookbook. It’s more like a quiet conversation off in the corner of the room with your impossibly glamorous favorite aunt who you can’t even believe is …

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Make Merry with Myrna Loy’s Cheese Puffs!

“Some perfect wife I am. I’ve been married four times, divorced four times, have no children, and can’t boil an egg.” — Myrna Loy, who was perfect. Okay so if boiling eggs is your thing, maybe Myrna’s not your girl. But oh my God, check out her cheese puffs (you’ll pardon the expression)! If you’re looking for fabulous …

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