Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hello!


Dutch scene with boat on a canal by Fredericus van Rossum du Chattel

Soviet soldiers try to engage a less than cooperative German toddler for a photograph in the ruins of Monbijoustraße in defeated and Soviet occupied Berlin as the child’s mother looks on in resignation. May 1945. via

yup

Old Scratch

The Goddess Of Spring, 1934

Siblings (1969)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hello!

Olivia


Ms de Haviland to you.



The World’s Best Photographs, second series, 1944

The Home In Orbit - Cover Illustration from the Spanish Sci-Fi pulp book series 'Futuro' No. 17 published in 1954. via

I like the fact that there's a balcony and it has an umbrella.

Rest in Peace

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“  Party girls, 1928
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Party girls, 1928


Monday, August 29, 2016

So how's your Monday going?

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Blind date?




Costume designer Irene Sharaff is well known for her beautiful work in films such as West Side Story, Cleopatra, Meet Me in St.Louis, and many others.  She worked in both film and theatre, and in 1952 she won the Tony Award for best costume design for Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s The King and I. In 1956 she went on to design the costumes for 20th Century Fox’s film version of The King and I, which also won Sharaff the Academy Award for best costume design.

This lovely striped dress was first worn on Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens in 1956 in The King and I. The 1972 television show entitled Anna and the King tried to utilize original costumes from The King and I when possible, and Kerr’s striped gown appeared again on Samatha Eggar as Anna Leonowens. The dress appears mostly unchanged aside from the bow around the collar.

The Sea from the Heights of Dieppe   -    Eugene Delacroix , 1851-52

“Every moment the witch cast something fresh into the cauldron.”  Illustration by Laura Trowbridge Hope for English Illustrated, 1891.
Indian Motorcycle Ad, Netherlands

Sunday, August 28, 2016

DO NOT get me started!!!!



So, I am taking my family out to dinner because my, and another family member's birthday, are coinciding, and both are pretty major milestones.

Because it's a special occasion, I've chosen a favorite Boston landmark, the Marliave, one of Boston's oldest and also four star dining experiences  There in seems to lies the rub..  Since choosing the restaurant I've been  accosted with emails and phone calls dripping with fear.

"They have valet parking.  that's too much of a hassle."
"We don't like French food"
and my particular favorite:
"We are simple people with simple tastes."

All this from  folk who've lived, worked and dined in Boston and environs all their lives.  What is going on here? Has the whole world suddenly regressed to serfdom????

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The Potato Eaters, Vincent Van Gogh.





Friday, August 26, 2016

It's the weekend


Hit the water.

Comic - Scooby Apocalypse #06 (Howard Porter Cover)

In case anyone's thinking of making me a birthday cakes this weekend....
RUSALKA
[noun]
Slavic mythology: (plural: rusalki or rusalky) a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterway. According to most traditions, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the...

RUSALKA
[noun]

Slavic mythology: (plural: rusalki or rusalky) a female ghost, water nymph, succubus, or mermaid-like demon that dwelt in a waterway. According to most traditions, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerise them, then lead them away to the river floor to their death.



Not to be confused with Rula Lenska

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Rula Lenska, the Enchantress in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Connaught, 2008

Thursday, August 25, 2016