If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today…

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Elizabeth Taylor | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

If Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe had been around today, would they have been on Instagram?

We all know that most celebs these days are on Insta (how can you miss Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and all the Kardashians), but try and imagine old Hollywood stars transported to 2019 and exposed to the world of social media. Would we be reading Ms. Taylor’s tweets? Would Grace Kelly be ‘gramming?

So just as a bit of fun for this week’s ShareAll post, I thought I’d share my thoughts on what the actresses from the golden age of Hollywood might be sharing on Instagram, complete with follower counts, number of likes and a caption. See what Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe would typically be posting if they were let loose with a smartphone and millions of followers.

 

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All images copyright free and taken from WikiCommons: Audrey Hepburn | Bette DavisElizabeth TaylorGrace Kelly | Greta GarboKatharine HepburnMarilyn Monroe

 

What would they be talking about? What would they be promoting? What images would they use? This is all in the name of fun as mentioned and of course, do note that these are NOT real accounts or actual embedded posts (all simply done in Photoshop!) so you can’t actually click on the “View Profile” or “Add comment” parts… please don’t get frustrated with me if you can’t click on them! ; -P

AND as a little something extra for you I’ve found some key pieces to shop in case you’re tempted by Katharine Hepburn’s mannish suits, Marilyn’s actual red lipstick or Elizabeth’s earrings.

Now, go forth and double tap those images [for the purpose of this post that translates as: Please be kind enough to leave me a comment!]

WHICH OLD HOLLYWOOD STARS DO YOU THINK WOULD HAVE BEEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA – AND WHO WOULD YOU BE FOLLOWING?

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Audrey Hepburn

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Audrey Hepburn | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

SHOP A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF AUDREY’S LOOK:

 

 

Bette Davis

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Bette Davis | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

SHOP A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF BETTE’S LOOK:

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor

If These Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Elizabeth Taylor | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

SHOP A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF ELIZABETH’S LOOK:

 

 

Grace Kelly

If These Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Grace Kelly | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

SHOP  A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF GRACE’S LOOK:

 

 

Katharine Hepburn

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Katharine Hepburn | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

SHOP A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF KATHARINE’S LOOK:

 

 

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Marilyn Monroe

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Marilyn Monroe | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)

SHOP A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF MARILYN’S LOOK:

 

 

Greta Garbo

If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today: Greta Garbo | Not Dressed As Lamb (image: WikiCommons)
Greta Garbo would boycott social media. Because she wants to be alone…

 

 

So all that’s left to say is – I’ve shared my thoughts/stories/tuppence-worth this week, now it’s time to share yours… LET’S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!

 

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40 Comments

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:45 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Mireille x

  1. April 30, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    I would love to follow all of them because they all seem fun or witty! The Karshadians had nothing on these ladies! Thanks for sharing this post.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:45 pm

      You’re SO right about the Kardashians, Lanae…!!

  2. April 30, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Enjoyed this post Catherine – I love most of the actresses above. I really enjoy those old black and white films. The stories are always fabulous. I would follow Bette Davis – such a straight talker with no filters she would be hilarious and so entertaining- plus her style was amazing.
    Alison xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      I think Insta was MADE for someone like Bette Davis and her acerbic wit, Alison!! Thank you 😉

  3. April 29, 2019 / 1:27 am

    Very nice post. I don’t the answer because it seems to me that old Hollywood had a little bit more class than these days. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 29, 2019 / 7:32 pm

      I agree about old Hollywood, Patrick… no one has EVER been more classy than either Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn IMO!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks Amy 😉 xx

  4. April 27, 2019 / 8:40 am

    That is so clever Catherine! Love this post!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you Penny!

  5. April 27, 2019 / 8:08 am

    Love this post! I think Lucille Ball would be hilarious to follow!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      OMG I totally agree Sonia – I think she would definitely be one I’d follow too!!!!!! I can only imagine what she’d write… 😀

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you Ratnamurti x

  6. April 27, 2019 / 5:54 am

    Very clever idea, beautifully executed! You really captured each woman’s essence.

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      Thanks Gail, that’s really kind – glad you liked it x

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:16 pm

      Hehe Cheryl thank you – I can’t see there’d be ANY way she’d be sharing anything on social media…!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      ANY excuse is a good excuse to watch Audrey Hepburn movies, Suchot ;D xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      I agree Joling, she was always my fave x

  7. April 26, 2019 / 10:51 pm

    Oh you are a clever Woman Miss Catherine. Absolutely brilliant idea and I love how you followed through creating the accounts! I’m sitting here wondering what Gloria Swanson and Elvis Presley would tweet now bahahaha!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:20 pm

      Thanks MT! It’s funny – of course, Gloria Swanson is the one who said “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr DeMille“ (whom Elizabeth Taylor mentioned in her caption)… kinda weird to think about stars from the past sharing things about their lives…!

  8. April 26, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    Catherine, this post is SO much fun! I had to laugh out loud at some of “their” Instaposts! Lol! I agree about Greta Garbo. I wonder, too, if Betty Davis might’ve boycotted IG? Fun to think about…

    Have a great weekend,

    x x Darlene

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:22 pm

      I did think about Bette boycotting Instagram, Darlene… I reserved that for Garbo!! At the very least Bette would have been quite acerbic I think – her caption about champagne is an actual quote of hers I found 😉

  9. April 26, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    The quotes! What I’m wondering about this though is – Would they have supported each other on Instagram or would they be tearing each other down? xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:25 pm

      Good question Laurie… Who knows?! I can imagine a lot of online spats between them, like there were real life ones (Bette Davis and Joan Crawford for example…!!

  10. Karen
    April 26, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    Brilliant post Catherine ! Loved how you made such fitting captions for each one !!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks Karen – I can’t take the credit for all of them, two or three were actual quotes (Grace Kelly, Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn for example)!

  11. April 26, 2019 / 9:40 pm

    Fun post Catherine you had me chortling

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      I’m glad Sarah, thank you X

  12. April 26, 2019 / 9:38 pm

    I would have loved to follow Lauren Bacall. That voice, those eyes!

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:28 pm

      Oh I really wanted to add Lauren Bacall, Nancy, but I had to limit it to 6 as it was getting too time-consuming…! But yes, she was one of the greats – Keith’s favourite in fact 😉

  13. April 26, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    What a great post idea!! I love Liz selling lash serums, and my girl Grace being a feminist as well as a princess! Fantastic. Clever clogs, you are. xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      Aww Thanks Lisa! I did think about Liz having her own line of diamonds, but I thought beauty products (and her eyelash “deformity”) was fitting for a serum promotion…!

  14. April 26, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    I absolutely love this post Catherine!!! I adore Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly and their style. Such a uplifting, fun post xxxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      April 27, 2019 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you Liz – I agree about Audrey and Grace… there’s just no one that classy today, is there 🙂

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