About the Pictorial

June 3, 2009

Fed up with 15-minute celebrities? Reality TV killing your soul? Craving a little class, culture and cocktails? Welcome, comrade, to the Kitty Packard Pictorial. Since 2008, The Pictorial has been serving up all things classic…on the rocks with a twist.

So kick yer shoes off and stay awhile (there’s always some champagne on ice around here) and don’t hesitate to say hi!

Stay Swell,
The Kitty Packard Pictorial

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  1. Chris Wright says:

    Dear Kitty,

    I invite you to take a look at my interviews with entertainer and historian Max Morath about the Ragtime Era and the Great American Songbook -


    If you enjoy them, please share them with your readers.

    Many good wishes,
    -Chris Wright, Founder

  2. rokawalsh says:

    Just discovered your blog. I’m looking forward to spending a bit of time here.

  3. I came across your phenomenal blog quite recently, and have been reading it intently ever since. Thank you for doing such a great job.

    Oh, and, by the way, I just wanted to say that I’m honored to have received comments from you on my fledgling blog. Thanks for boosting my self-esteem. :)

  4. Róisín says:

    I don’t I’ve ever said this on any other blog before: Your blog is truly wonderful! It not only looks incredibly classy, but the content is extensive and captivating. Looking forward to following it from this day on!

  5. Just letting you know I enjoyed THE KITTY PACKARD PICTORIAL immensely! I was especially pleased with both the look and blog post for CHARADE, one of my favorite movies of all time!

  6. Stella says:

    What a lovely, informative, and stylish thing you have going here! I was captivated by your Valentine/Fred Astaire posting (agree with you about the Funny Face choice), homage to John Barry (don’t forget Body Heat), and then the article on Charade, one of my favorite films, with all those great pictures–you just made my day. One boo-boo: that is JAMES Coburn, not his dad. :-) I intend to spend the weekend perusing your site, now that I have found it. Thanks so much for this great stuff!!!

    • kittypackard says:

      Stella– thank YOU for such kind words! I truly do appreciate it!! (And especially thanks for the heads-up about JAMES Coburn! How embarrassing… have quickly cleaned that one up and hopefully averted serious public embarrassment, thanks to you…;)

  7. Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to participating in the Harlow Blogathon – it’ll be my first!

    Jen from Silent Stanzas / Flappers & Flickers

  8. Jnpickens says:

    Does Packard refer to the car? I know alot of stars had them. American cars were so much better then lol.

    • kittypackard says:

      Harlow *did* have a Packard, but Kitty Packard is actually the name of her character from Dinner at Eight. Sassy, brassy, ballsy and naughty– love it!!

  9. tom says:

    Hi Kitty,

    Where to you get your photos? I am researching 40s-50s era images of Hollywood and you’ve got yourself a nice collection of pics with each of your posts. Very nice

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  11. John says:

    Great photos on this site!

  12. John says:

    I recommend the great American Songbook DVD with Judy Garland on the cover. It covers the long history of American popular music through the many classic films of the last century. It is a little over three hours and is hosted by Michael Feinstein. A must see by any classic film fan!

  13. Sir Luke says:


    Can I just say that I love the new format? That banner picture of Frankie and Grace from High Society is elegant and it makes me smile, just like your blog! Keep on a-goin’. Please. :)

  14. Terry says:

    Just came across this and it brings out the real me…the best of times…Louie Mayer (Florida kid) and I boarded a GREYHOUND in Frederick, MD and got there 2 hours before the concert began…we stopped at a place called the ROCKET ROOM for about 30 minutes (we were underage but no one bothered to check our age that evening) before walking to the arena for the concert…great night!!!!!…Vanessa Gostomski (?) from Baltimore autographed my shirt in lipstick that night…great girl!!!!!…………………………TERRY from Frederick

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