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C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 5 93 A Tiffany and Co. sterling silver phone dialer, like the one seen in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" can still be found in antique shops, as well as the hound dog mask Hepburn wore in the dime store scene. I have owned both these items. My love for that era is reflected in a collection of wonderful old books that were later made into films, iconic titles such as "Gone with the Wind," "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," "Dial M for Murder," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Seven Year Itch," "Doctor Zhivago," "Auntie Mame," "A Certain Smile" and dozens of others. The most valued are the first editions and those with their original dust jackets; however, all are cherished and have a place in my library. They are hard to find, which makes the hunt all that more delicious. The Golden Era of Film was classic and com- pelling and often decadent. The most indulgent scenes are now cult favorites. It mirrored a life of silver cigarette cases, stylish hats, fitted suits, a slash of red lipstick, and everyone taking to bourbon in the afternoon. We may not be making films like those any- more, but… we'll always have Paris. Marjorie Snow is a published writer and pho- tographer with a vast knowledge of antiques and their history. Snow was the owner of Terra Cotta in Las Vegas, an exclusive architectural vintage gallery, which was featured in numerous West Coast magazines. The Golden Age of Hollywood (1920s-1960s) produced very fine f ilms and fine memorabilia. Vintage entertainment magazines and posters can be found on eBay. Rarer items—such as Audrey Hepburn's "little black dress" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," or Gene Kelly's damp suit from "Singin' in the Rain," or Humphrey Bogart's "Casablanca" piano—are sold for record prices (dress $923,187; suit $106,250; piano $602,800). Photo: Marjorie Snow

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