Well, you’ve gotta learn sometime.
1950’s photograph of starlet, men’s magazine model, and dancer Alyce Lewis in a classic burlesque pose - semi nude and reclined in an oversized champagne glass. Portrait by Wallace Seawell.
Marlene Dietrich | Dishonored; 1931.
"I am not afraid of life - although i’m not afraid of death either."
Downtown Manhattan with World Trade Center towers, seen from “lover’s lane” in New Jersey, 1983 by Thomas Hoepker.
“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
I’ve reblogged this before and I will reblog it again.
This is so great
i went to my great aunts funeral today, which was interesting and sad because i found out so much about her.
- she got the first face lift ever in new zealand
- she had a “glass act” (pictured above) where she would wash her face and body in broken glass and not get slightly scratched. when members of the audience tried, they were grievously injured.
- she once hypnotized 500 people for fun and then asked them to go and stand on a highway, so that cars couldn’t pass. she got in a lot of trouble because the crowd got so large that there was a national traffic crisis.
- her act included hypnotizing people into walking to work in their underwear, with their consent of course, and one of the men who had actually done it came to the funeral.
at her funeral all these people who had been in her act showed up and talked about how great she was, how she was gifted and crazy and i suppose i’m sad and happy about it.
A Gathering of Holy Men of Different Faiths
Mir Kalan Khan
India (Lucknow), Mughal, c. 1770 - 1775
Opaque watercolors and gold on paper
This painting is based upon a well-known Mughal painting on the theme of a gathering of holy men of different faiths. The main figures can be identified (from right to left) as Ravidas, Sena, Namdev, Aughar, Kamal, and Kabir. Though trained at the Mughal court, the artist Mir Kalan Khan moved to Lucknow, where he became the leading court painter of Shuja’ al-Daula (r. 1754–75) and Asaf al-Daula (r. 1775–98), producing a substantial body of work in a style that was widely imitated.
This is Barack Obama in his basket team
Arnold Schwarzenegger discovering New York for the first time
Filming the roaring lion for Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Elijah Wood and Macaulay Culkin
Les Beatles and Muhammad Ali
Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee
Marilyn Monroe meeting Elisabeth II
Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane
Steven Spielberg in his mecanic shark for the movie “Jaws”
Robin Williams as a cheerleader
Behind the scene of Star Wars
This chilly ensemble immediately removes all trace of inner warmth from Frances and then the rest of the film is spent gradually restoring it while infusing her character with a dry and quite naughty sense of humor.
During their first meeting, dashing Robie cuts through this glacier easily enough, even receiving an unexpected goodnight kiss. Yet Frances, and by proxy Grace Kelly, has now been established as the principal object of fascination for characters and audience. Prioritizing her as so central to the narrative (directly involving her with Robie), even hints that Frances could possibly be ‘The Cat’, an idea that is subtly reinforced by several costume choices further into the film. (x)