Monday, January 23, 2012

Red Tails

Last Saturday we attended a CAF tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. The CAF museum put on a fantastic event honoring the Airmen from Arizona, and the tribute included a showing on Lucasfilm's Double Victory. While at the show, we were approached by the owner of a movie theater in Surprise, who invited us to appear at a special screening of Red Tails on opening day. We were delighted to do so, of course! The real guests of the evening were three original Airmen and their families, along with two men who had flown bombing missions escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen. What an honor it was to shake each one's hand and thank them for all they had done. They are truly wonderful men and I am glad they are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Here are photos from both events, taken by Ken Squiers and Atomic Age Pictures. I wore NudeeDudee's Lily of the Valley blouse and sage green pinafore skirt to the museum (stay tuned for a special post spotlighting NudeeDudee and a special discount code!) and a blue linen 40s dress trimmed in white beaded fringe from Matilda's Closet to the screening (paired with red linen shoes and a beaded purse, also from Matilda's.) I styled my friends in two 40s frocks from my collection--red gabardine with navy accessories and cream rayon with red accessories, also from Matilda's.



  1. Oh, you look so gorgeous. That pic of you looking over your shoulder at the camera is heaven. The girls, the dresses... *swoons*

  2. What an event! I'm sure the Airmen appreciated your beautiful presence. I know you had fun!

  3. I met two Tuskegee airmen in Alabama, 2008. I was in Air Force officer training and they showed us surviving aircraft and spoke about their experiences. I am now a military aviator myself, and am thrilled to see their heritage drawn into the foreground, even in Hollywood!

  4. I bet you made a whole lotta Airmen happy that day!
    Lucille xx.