In motion pictures’ early days, life on the screen was lived in black and white. Then Technicolor burst onto the screen and suddenly everything was vibrant and full of life. Posts in 1950s Technicolor Life focus on helping you live a vibrant life.

Wise Words of the Day

Is Your Desk A Junk Heap? Glamorous Whole Life Makeover ModernRetroWoman.com

Is Your Desk A Junk Heap?

What does your desk look like? Is it a catch-all for everything? Is your desk a junk heap? Continuing our ...

Theatrical Thursday: American Thrift {Vintage Film}

This rambling 1962 film is supposed to be a tribute to the money management skills of the American Woman. However, ...
You Need an Old Fashioned Money Paper Trail

You Need an Old Fashioned Money Paper Trail

Dear Friends, I have been spending the past few days trying to reconstruct our 2010 finances (husband's business and our ...
An Organized Life and Home

An Organized Life and Home

Dear Friends, In many ways, I taught myself to be a homemaker. Sure I learned some basics from my mother ...
Wise Use of Credit

Wise Use of Credit

My very first credit card was from JC Penney with a credit limit of something like $200. I was either ...

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Inspired Life

Are you stuck? 22 ways to get motivated.

Are You Stuck? 24 Ways to Get Motivated

Do you ever get stuck and can't seem to get motivated to do what you want or need to do? ...
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What is the Essence of the Holidays for You?

Dear Friends, I'm going to talk "friend to friend" with you right now. Because, our expectations for the holiday season ...
MidCentury Advice ModernRetroWoman.com

Mid-Century Home Ec Teachers vs. Modern French Chic Advice

The other day I started laughing out loud. And it wasn't because of the serious medication I've been on to ...
The Ideal v. The Lived Experience; Charm Magazine, January, 1951; Source image courtesy of The Vintage Traveler.

The Ideal v. The Lived Experience

After having it sit on my desk for a month, I finally got a chance to sit down and read ...
Off-Color {A Cautionary Tale}

Off-Color {A Cautionary Tale}

"First a nasty word...Then a dirty story...Then an invitation..." Off-Color is a short story by Adela Rogers St. Johns that ...
"That'll Be $10.43."

Wise Words of the Day: Courtesy

Courtesy is priceless yet costs nothing. ~ Unknown We've all been there...bemoaning the lack of customer service in our modern ...
Seven Reasons I Love Being a 1950s Style Woman

Seven Reasons I Love Being a 1950s Style Woman

Dear Friends, Why would a feminist who fought her way almost to the top in a male-dominated profession relish being ...
My Name Is Julie-Ann and I'm a Perry Mason-aholic

My Name Is Julie-Ann and I’m a Perry Mason-aholic

Dear Friends, As you may recall, our television is not connected to the outside world.  We only use it for ...
All or Nothing at All?

All or Nothing at All?

“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually ...
To The Moon, Alice!

To The Moon, Alice!

I once had a boss who would shoot down every single idea that I had because he was afraid that ...

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Personal Success Planning (Confidential)

4 Strategies to Help You Through New Beginnings ModernRetroWomancom

4 Strategies to Help You Through New Beginnings

The crocuses are starting to emerge from the ground to remind us that no matter how dark the days of ...
Postcard showing Bob Hope's Palm Springs House

Old Hollywood Wealth {Success Planning Confidential}

When we think of glamour, an image of Old Hollywood wealth comes to mind. And rightly so because that wealth ...
Glamour is About Your Mindset, Not Your Money {Success Planning Confidential}

Glamour is About Your Mindset, Not Your Money {Success Planning Confidential}

In order to live a glamorous lifestyle, you need a lot of money, right? If you are looking at the ...
Is Your Life As Glamorous As You Want It To Be? {Success Planning Confidential}

Is Your Life As Glamorous As You Want It To Be? {Success Planning Confidential}

Our success planning mentor, Alfred Armand Montapert, reminds us that we have a solemn obligation to make the most of ...
Success Planning {Confidential}: You Are The Key To Your Success

Success Planning {Confidential}: You Are The Key To Your Success

Our success mentor, Alfred Armand Montapert, wants us to know that we are in charge of our lives. Yes, there ...
Stop Trying to Climb The Ladder Of Success {Success Manual Confidential}

Stop Trying to Climb The Ladder Of Success {Success Manual Confidential}

The Success Planning {Confidential} Manual has let me in on a secret I wish I had learned years ago: While ...
Success Planning: What Is Your $1,000 Target? {Confidential}

Success Planning: What Is Your $1,000 Target? {Confidential}

Did you know that I have a certificate in life coaching? I do! I thought that putting my focus on ...
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‘Tis the Season for Resolutions

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect ...

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