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Hidden mothers in Victorian portraits

The first photographic images in the late 1820s had to be exposed for hours in order to capture them on film. Improvements in the technology led to …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Vintage Powder Room: Edna Wallace Hopper - Los Angeles Magazine

All about the L.A. actress who turned having a facelift into a beauty brand<p>The first facelift was performed on a Polish aristocrat in 1901 and by the …

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

What your favorite rock stars would look like if they were alive today

Rock stars don't age, at least our memories of them don't. Sure, some of them get the harsh lines of life imprinted onto their face and others pass …

Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday (1953, dir. William Wyler)

<b>Audrey Hepburn</b> in <i>Roman Holiday</i> (1953, dir. William Wyler)

Marilyn Monroe & Eli Wallach on the set of The Misfits (1961, dir. John Huston)

<b>Marilyn Monroe</b> & <b>Eli Wallach</b> on the set of <i>The Misfits</i> (1961, dir. John Huston)<p>Photo by Erich Hartmann.

Merna Kennedy in production still from Police Call (1933, dir. Phil Whitman)

<b>Merna Kennedy</b> in production still from <i>Police Call</i> (1933, dir. Phil Whitman)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, & Russ Tamblyn in West Side Story (1961, dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)

<b>Rita Moreno</b>, <b>George Chakiris</b>, & <b>Russ Tamblyn</b> in <i>West Side Story</i> (1961, dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)<p>Photo by Ernst Haas (1960, via)

Top: Orson Welles & Ray Collins in Citizen Kane (1941, dir. Orson Welles); Bottom: Welles setting up the scene at the foot of the staircase

Top: <b>Orson Welles</b> & <b>Ray Collins</b> in <i>Citizen Kane</i> (1941, dir. Orson Welles); Bottom: Welles setting up the scene at the foot of the staircase

Alice Faye (c. 1935)

<b>Alice Faye</b> (c. 1935)

“It was on purpose that I started looking miserable, humiliated, hounded, and haunted, bedeviled, bewildered, and at my wit’s end

“It was on purpose that I started looking miserable, humiliated, hounded, and haunted, bedeviled, bewildered, and at my wit’s end. Some other comedians can get away with laughing at their own gags. Not me. The public just will not stand for it. And that is all right with me. All of my life I have been happiest when the folks watching me said to each other, ‘Look at the poor dope, wilya?’<p>Because of the way I looked on the stage and screen the public naturally assumed that I felt hopeless and …

From Katharine Hepburn’s 1981 interview with Barbara Walters: 

From Katharine Hepburn’s 1981 interview with Barbara Walters:<p><b>Hepburn</b>: “I have <i>not</i> lived as a woman. I have lived as a man…I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to and I made enough money to support myself. And I ain’t afraid of being alone.”<p><b>Walters</b>: “Is that why also you wear pants?”<p><b>Hepburn</b>: “No, I just wore pants because they’re comfortable.”<p><b>Walters</b>: “Do you ever wear a skirt, by the way?”<p><b>Hepburn</b>: “I have one.”<p><b>Walters</b>: “You have <i>one</i>.”<p><b>Hepburn</b>: “I’ll wear it to your funeral.”

Bud Powell - Over the Rainbow

Q: Odd that Charlie Chaplin sends his daughters to a convent

Q: <i>Odd that Charlie Chaplin sends his daughters to a convent. It certainly can’t be said that he has any sympathy with the Church. And why on earth does he send you to a convent?</i><p><b>Geraldine Chaplin</b>: “For the discipline. My father’s fanatical about discipline. Besides I was so wild, when I was ten, that I don’t know what would have happened if the nuns hadn’t brought me up. They were strict, the nuns, as strict as father, but they were so gentle too. And then the nuns gave me something I didn’t …

The Wizard of Oz (1939, dir. Victor Fleming)

<i>The Wizard of Oz</i> (1939, dir. Victor Fleming)

The Actress (1928, dir. Sidney Franklin) (via)

<i>The Actress</i> (1928, dir. Sidney Franklin) (via)

Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (1942, dir. Michael Curtiz)

<b>Ingrid Bergman</b> in <i>Casablanca</i> (1942, dir. Michael Curtiz)

Mabel Normand as “Mabel, Sweet & Lovely” and Ford Sterling as the moustache-twirling “Villainous Rival” in Barney Oldfield’s Race for a L…

<b>Mabel Normand</b> as “Mabel, Sweet & Lovely” and <b>Ford Sterling</b> as the moustache-twirling “Villainous Rival” in <i>Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life</i> (1913, dir. Mack Sennett) (via)

Elizabeth Taylor in publicity still for Cleopatra (1963, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) (via)

<b>Elizabeth Taylor</b> in publicity still for <i>Cleopatra</i> (1963, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) (via)

Myrna Loy & William Powell in The Thin Man (1934, dir. Woody Van Dyke) (via)

<b>Myrna Loy</b> & <b>William Powell</b> in <i>The Thin Man</i> (1934, dir. Woody Van Dyke) (via)<p>She grinned at me. “You got types?”<p>“Only you, darling - lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”<p>-Dashiell Hammett, <i>The Thin Man</i> (1929)

Above, Sandra Milo during the filming of Juliet of the Spirits (1965, dir. Federico Fellini); below, a still from the completed scene

Above, <b>Sandra Milo</b> during the filming of <i>Juliet of the Spirits</i> (1965, dir. Federico Fellini); below, a still from the completed scene.<p>(via 1, 2)

Lionel & John Barrymore and Joan Crawford during the filming of an “exterior” scene for Grand Hotel (1932, dir

<b>Lionel</b> & <b>John Barrymore</b> and <b>Joan Crawford</b> during the filming of an “exterior” scene for <i>Grand Hotel</i> (1932, dir. Edmund Goulding) The art deco-style hotel entrance, a front built on a soundstage, was designed by art director Cedric Gibbons. (via)

Judy Garland - Happy New Year

Theda Bara in a publicity shot for A Fool There Was (1915, dir. Frank Powell) (via)

<b>Theda Bara</b> in a publicity shot for <i>A Fool There Was</i> (1915, dir. Frank Powell) (via)<p>“I was held up as one who delighted in the lure of destruction and evil-doing…hardly a day passes that the postman does not bring me letters written along similar lines. Many of them attack me most unmercifully. Some intimate that no woman could portray [femme fatales] without having had the actual experience.<p>Here is a letter I received during the past few months:<p><i>You are a menace to the human race. Man is a mere</i> …

Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) Photo by Burt Glinn (via)

<b>Elizabeth Taylor</b> in <i>Suddenly, Last Summer</i> (1959, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) Photo by Burt Glinn (via)

Chorus girls in Hell in Hellzapoppin’ (1941, dir. H.C. Potter) (via)

Chorus girls in Hell in <i>Hellzapoppin’</i> (1941, dir. H.C. Potter) (via)

James Dean photographed at his former high school in Fairmount, Indiana (1955) Photographer: Dennis Stock

<b>James Dean</b> photographed at his former high school in Fairmount, Indiana (1955) Photographer: Dennis Stock

Marilyn Monroe - (This Is) A Fine Romance