Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

“In the Red” by Gil Elvgren 1950

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Carole Lombard

Ruth Chatterton


Ruth Chatterton was an Academy Nominated Actress who's career spanned both Silent & Talkie films. She was a contemporary of Amelia Earhart & for a time did some early cross country solo flights. Later after her acting career ended she had a successful writing career.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 1980, at 8:32 Mount St. Helens Erupted


Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche. In a few moments this slab of rock and ice slammed into Spirit Lake, crossed a ridge 1,300 feet high, and roared 14 miles down the Toutle River.

The avalanche rapidly released pressurized gases within the volcano. A tremendous lateral explosion ripped through the avalanche and developed into a turbulent, stone-filled wind that swept over ridges and toppled trees. Nearly 150 square miles of forest was blown over or left dead and standing.

At the same time a mushroom-shaped column of ash rose thousands of feet skyward and drifted downwind, turning day into night as dark, gray ash fell over eastern Washington and beyond. Wet, cement-like slurries of rock and mud scoured all sides of the volcano. Searing flows of pumice poured from the crater. The eruption lasted 9 hours, but Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscape were dramatically changed within moments.

A vast, gray landscape lay where once the forested slopes of Mount St. Helens grew. In 1982 the President and Congress created the 110,000-acre National Volcanic Monument for research, recreation, and education. Inside the Monument, the environment is left to respond naturally to the disturbance.

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Robert Mitchum

Marilyn Monroe

Joan Crawford

Monday, May 16, 2011

Edmund Kesting - Autoportrait, 1926

Photographer: Burn Keating

From Black Star. Blacks seated in back of bus under Mississippi segregation law. 1954.

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Pier Angeli 1954

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wolf' in the Shadow


art by Edward Runci 1940’s

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Mamie Van Doren