Conference 2012: Cocktail Party ~ Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

It’s like wow, a 50s Hollywood Bash!

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, so don’t be square, come along with your cool threads and have a blast, dig?

Be a star for a night.

Come as a Hollywood celebrity of the 1950s. Or as a character from the finest movies and TV from the 50s and beyond.

Will you be Lucy from I Love Lucy? Or Pinky Tuscadero (from Happy Days)? Or Lorelie Lee (Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) performing her opening number Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend? Or maybe even Zsa Zsa Gabor, draped in diamonds?

It’s going to be an outta sight night of Hollywood Glamour you won’t want to miss.

Costumes: Highly Recommended

Drinks and Nibbles provided (Note: this does not mean dinner).

Here are some (incomplete) lists, to help you put your thinking caps on.

1950s Hollywood stars

Marilyn Monroe

James Dean

Elvis Presley

Grace Kelly

Marlon Brando

James Stewart

Joan Crawford

John Wayne

Cary Grant

Judy Garland

Humphrey Bogart

Rock Hudson

Katherine Hepburn

Paul Newman

Natalie Wood

Yul Brynner

Montgomery Cliff

Deborah Kerr

Charleton Heston

Doris Day

Marlene Dietrich

Gary Cooper

Vivien Leigh

Lauren Bacall

Sophia Loren

Ann Margaret

Audrey Hepburn

Elizabeth Taylor

1950s movies

Gentleman Prefer Blondes

Some Like It Hot

White Christmas


Ben Hur

Singing in the Rain

Big Country

The King & I

North by North

West West Side Story

Rebel Without a Cause


20000 Leagues under the Sea

The African Queen

The Ten Commandments

Dial M for Murder

Funny Face

War and Peace

A Streetcar Named Desire


Jailhouse Rock

High Noon

Journey to the Centre of the Earth


The Three Faces of Eve

Love Me Tender

An Affair to Remember

To Catch a Thief

How to Marry a Millionaire

Moulin Rouge

The Seven Year Itch

Rear Window

1950s TV shows

Adventures of Robin Hood

I Love Lucy

Adventures of Superman

American Bandstand


Ed Sullivan Show


Jackie Gleeson Show


Leave It To Beaver

Mickey Mouse Club

Robin Hood

Perry Mason




The Mickey Rooney Show


The Untouchables

The Twilight Zone

The Wonderful World of Disney

M Squad

Shows & Films depicting the 1950s

Happy Days

Laverne & Shirley

Mad Men

Back To The Future


American Graffiti


La Bamba

James Dean

Shutter Island

Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

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  1. Such a fabulous idea to give us costume suggestions. Thanks so much. Can’t wait for the conf 🙂

  2. Sounds fab – can’t wait 🙂

  3. Already have an idea haha!

  4. This will be such fun. 🙂

  5. Toni

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