Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Anton Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov (Jan. 29, 1860 - 1904) - writer by night, doctor by day - or as he put it: Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other...

Chekhov suffered from tuberculosis and despite spending much time at spas and his dacha at Yalta, he died at the early age of 44. The account of his last moments, as told in his wife’s memoirs, has become legend:

“Anton sat up unusually straight and said loudly and clearly (although he knew almost no German): Ich sterbe. The doctor calmed him, took a syringe, gave him an injection of camphor, and ordered champagne. Anton took a full glass, examined it, smiled at me and said: “It’s a long time since I drank champagne.” He drained it, lay quietly on his left side, and I just had time to run to him and lean across the bed and call to him, but he had stopped breathing and was sleeping peacefully as a child…”

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ballet Dancer Felia Doubrovska

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by Madame Yevonde, 1928.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Amelia Earhart

Audrey Tautou

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by Max Vadukul, 2008

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Creativity ...

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jardin luxembourg, paris,1952 - by herbert tobias

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"Creativity is the residue of time wasted..." - Albert Einstein

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James Cagney dancing on his farm in New York, 1950s

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Annette Kellerman

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A Daughter of the Gods is a 1916 silent film that featured Australian swimming star Annette Kellerman.The film was controversial because of the sequences of what was regarded as superfluous nudity by the main character, Nydia, played by Kellerman. The scene is regarded as the first complete nude scene by a major star, which occurred during a waterfall sequence, though most of Kellerman’s body is covered by her long hair. It was filmed by Fox Pictures in Kingston, Jamaica where huge sets were constructed, and directed by Herbert Brenon

the film is considered lost, and was listed in the following post, which is well worth a read - Weird and Wonderful Movies That You’ll Never Get to See

Kellerman was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example.  Go Kellerman!!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Margo Lion

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Margo Lion (1899–1989) was a German chanson, parodist, cabaret singer and actress, best-known for her role as Pirate Jenny in director GW Pabst’s 1931 French language adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera (Die Dreisgoschenoper) [wiki]

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Monday, March 12, 2012

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Wild at Heart (1990)

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Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and Lula Pace Fortune (Laura Dern)

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Monday, March 05, 2012

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