Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Custom-Made Classic Film Calendar

A few months ago I was shopping online for a movie themed calendar. My search was in vain. What's available on the market is not great and for classic film fans like me the only calendar available is the same movie posters one that's been recycled year after year.

I wrote to Kate Gabrielle on the chance that she might be able to create a custom classic film calendar suited to my movie tastes. And what I got was beyond my wildest dreams!

I emailed Kate some of my ideas. I picked some of my favorite stars and a couple of my favorite films, suggested a couple of themes and an emphasis on New Year's because it's my favorite holiday. She put together a fantastic calendar and I'm very happy to share it with you.

Kate's work is incredible. I've commissioned a few works from her, including this excellent painting of Norma Shearer, and her Flapperdoodle artwork plus her excellent classic film Christmas cards adorn my cubicle at work.

I encourage you to visit Kate's shop and blog to see her amazing work. Now on to the calendar!

Kate Gabrielle
January
Bachelor Mother (1939)
 Design by Kate Gabrielle


Kate Gabrielle
February
 Sidney Poitier
Design by Kate Gabrielle

Kate Gabrielle
March
Robert Mitchum
Design by Kate Gabrielle

Kate Gabrielle
April
Doris Day
Design by Kate Gabrielle

Kate Gabrielle
May
Bonita Granville
Design by Kate Gabrielle

Kate Gabrielle
June
Joan Blondell
Design by Kate Gabrielle
Kate Gabrielle
July
Susan Peters
Design by Kate Gabrielle
Kate Gabrielle
August
George Sanders
Design by Kate Gabrielle

Kate Gabrielle
September
Edward G. Robinson
Design by Kate Gabrielle
Kate Gabrielle
October
The Rat Pack/Ocean's 11 (1960)
Design by Kate Gabrielle

Kate Gabrielle
November
Kirk Douglas
Design by Kate Gabrielle
Kate Gabrielle
December
Norma Shearer
Design by Kate Gabrielle

What did you think of the calendar? If you had your own custom calendar made, which of your favorite stars would be featured?

10 comments:

  1. That is so cool! What a great idea. I love the small little embellishments Kate added (especially George Sanders with an ice cream cone!) - such an awesome overall style it creates. I'm definitely going to check her work out. Thanks for sharing!

    -Kim

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    1. Kim - Kate has such an eye for those small details. I was really happy when I got the calendar. The George Sanders one with the ice cream cone made me smile!

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  2. I love them all, but I'd have a hard time turning the page after August!

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    1. I wanted to stare at February/Sidney Poitier for longer than just 28 days. ::sigh::

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  3. Well, of course Bachelor Mother made the cut HAHA! I love it! I think it's such a cool idea seeing as how it's so difficult to find classic film related items ;)

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    1. Vanessa- I had to be on there! What's anything Raquel-related without Bachelor Mother. Ha! I wish there was more variety out there in terms of classic film related product.

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  4. Love it! Much more fresh than the same old calendars used year after year.

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    1. I'm pretty sure no one has a calendar like this one! ;-)

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  5. This is brilliant! George Sanders with the cone! :'D

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    1. The Sanders one is the most popular for sure!

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