Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day on the River

Katherine Hepburn


portrait by George Hoyningen-Huene in 1940

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Thursday, July 28, 2011


Myrna Loy

Happy Birthday Sis


My Sister when she was 6 years old.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

John Barrymore


A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~ John Barrymore

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ginger Rogers & Hermes Pan


on the set of Swing Time (1936)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

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Friday, July 15, 2011

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Victor Fontan 1929 Tour de France

Distress of the maillot jaune

Victor Fontan wore the yellow jersey at the beginning for a stage of 323 km that started before sunrise. He rode seven kilometres and then disaster befell him. Some accounts say he rode into a gutter, others that he was knocked off by a dog. The fall broke his front forks and the rest of the race rode by. Fontan was entitled to ride a replacement bike but only if he could show the irreparable damage to judges.

The judges had passed and Fontan had no second bike. He reached a village and walked from house to house, knocking on doors before dawn to ask for one. When a villager obliged, Fontan set off through the Pyrenees with his broken bicycle on his back. Eventually it became too much and he gave up at 6am. He sat by a village fountain at Saint-Gaudens and sobbed. It was the first Tour to be covered by radio and he was found there by Jean Antoine and Alex Virot of L'Intransigeant, who were broadcasting for Radio Cité. The recording of Fontan's sobbing was broadcast a little less than two hours after it had happened and led Louis Delblat of Les Echos des Sports to write:

How can a man lose the Tour de France because of an accident to his bike? I can't understand it. The rule should be changed so that a rider with no chance of winning can give his bike to his leader, or there should be a a car with several spare bicycles. You lose the Tour de France when you find someone better than you are. You don't lose it through a stupid accident to your machine. Next year Desgrange modified the rules.

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Lisa Baker

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Marilyn Monroe


In "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)

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Muddy Waters performing with Jimmy Cotton

Friday, July 08, 2011

Constance Bennett

Cole Porter


by Richard Avedon, 1950.

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Bettie Page


by Bunny Yeager 1954

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Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)

Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1961, the writer who seemed to personify courage and strength put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Ernest Hemingway was 61 years old. He was a boxer, a boozer, a philanderer and big-game hunter who wrote some of the most sublime prose of the English language: short, sharp, piercing sentences that told stories about soldiers, lovers, hunters, bravery, fear and death.

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