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Monday, April 18, 2005

The Bombshell Prepares

"A Bombshell isn't an ordinary, run-of-the-mill kind of girl. As Lauren Stover stated in The Bombshell Manual of Style, "A Bombshell never dresses carelessly...[and] she behaves as if all life's a movie in which she is the star." ...
Bombshell by Gil Elvgren

... The first thing to take into consideration is mood. And there's no better way to set that mood than the right kind of music. How to decide? Well, it should be appropriate—if the planned event is a swing dance, the music will be from the 30s or 40s. It could be Chick Webb or Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey or Larry Clinton, or a modern group with the right sound. If it's a lounge-y, Rat Pack sort of event, late Frankie, maybe Dean Martin, or some other smooth Vegas sound will be just right. ..."
The Bombshell Prepares, article in Port Halcyon.