Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

“In the Red” by Gil Elvgren 1950

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Carole Lombard

Ruth Chatterton

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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

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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

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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

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art by Edward Runci 1940’s

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Mamie Van Doren