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Over-The-Shoulder Look Back

We’ve all seen the celebs walk the red carpet, then pause to give this look.

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Granted, they weren’t wearing a calico flour sack like Nemukwunga the Umbakumban. Aborigines living in Groote Eylandt used the sacks as loincloths when modesty was forced upon them. But who could blame them? Flour sacks used to come in all kinds of fun prints!

During the lean years of the Depression, folks would re-purpose the sacks into dresses, shirts, and tea towels.

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Of course, some people wear sacks better than others.

Marilyn Monroe

And how about those shoes, ladies? I assume the men don’t see them.

Photos by Earl Theisen/Getty Images

Fabulous.

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That Shirt Though

http://www.businessinsider.com: Marilyn Monroe, “Let’s Make it Legal,” 1951. Photo provided by Insight Editions from Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archives. © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Operator, Could You Help Me Place This Call?

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http://www.starpulse.com/

I used to watch Good Times when I was young, and JJ would always answer the phone, “Cello?” (like the instrument). It reeked of cool, even for a gangly ghetto brother.

Before facetiming and apps and smartphones that could shut your garage door for you, phones were a means of communication by using one’s voice. Certain phone images from pop culture take us back to moments in our lives.

How could we forget the iconic scene in It’s A Wonderful Life? I can feel the sexual tension from here.

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http://jacksonbsmith.com/

This one still gives me the creeps. “We’ve traced the call, and it’s coming from inside the house.”

1979 When A Stranger Calls--http://tooscarytowatch.blogspot.com/
1979 When A Stranger Calls–http://tooscarytowatch.blogspot.com/

Dum dum dum!!

Surely you remember this scene in 1985’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure when Pee Wee tells the bikers, “Shhh! I’m trying to use the phone!”

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http://blog.stackoverflow.com/

Even E.T. tried to get in on the action. But he never did phone home.

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http://socialtimes.com/

But the celeb with by far the most phone pics is the one and only Norma Jean Baker. She favored cross-your-heart phones, endorsed by her pal Jane Russell.

http://www.thisismarilyn.com/
http://www.thisismarilyn.com/

Apparently, she tagteamed quite often.

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http://pictures.4ever.eu

Although at home, she needed the casual ease of one hand free to express herself.

http://www.thisismarilyn.com/
http://www.thisismarilyn.com/

Keeping private conversations confidential…

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http://www.dumpaday.com/

In her earlier years, she posed with phones for cheesecake shots. I bet there wasn’t even anyone on the line…

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http://style.catalogs.com/

Then she got the call from JFK: it was over.

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http://catiapessoa.blogspot.com/

And she took it well.

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http://www.justjared.com