If you’re a fan of Gossip Girl , then it’s love of the golden age of Hollywood will not come as a surprise. These homages come through in the show on several levels. We have Blair Waldorf’s repeated Old Hollywood dream sequences; she is usually Audrey BUT there was that time in a nightmare when she was Bette Davis. Gossip Girl also have episodes titled such as “Hi, Society”, “The Wild Brunch” “New Haven Can Wait” “Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, “It Girl Happened One Night” etc etc etc. These are all fabulous and nerdy fun, but my favorite homages are the ones woven into the fabric of the show…the ones that slip by unless you are of a certain audience paying attention.
There’s little things…like Blair Waldorf’s eyebrows in season 5. Blair, always the Audrey Hepburn wannabe..is having her fairytale somewhat coming true by being engaged to a prince (A Grimali of course. ‘sup Princess Grace)..to coincide with her Audrey character transformation, her eyebrows have followed suit.
Speaking of Grimaldi…recently I saw Gigi , after recently seeing it on the big screen I couldn’t help but see some blatant similarities between Gossip Girl’s French prince Louis Grimaldi (Hugo Becker) and the French wealthy playboy Gaston Lachaille (Louis Jordan).
and just because this post is somewhat gratuitous , here’s a video of Louis Jourdan in Gigi…because…why not?