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Saturday, August 19, 2017

GORGEOUS HOLLYWOOD COLOR

I think these photos are a breathtaking reminder of what the golden era of Hollywood glamour was all about.

I might have used a few of these in previous posts - I can't remember - but they're worth a second look. 


 Greta Garbo

Jean Harlow
A few of these are undoubtedly colorized, but they're gorgeous nevertheless.

Myrna Loy

Bette Davis

Joan Crawford

 Marlene Dietrich

Claudette Colbert

Hedy Lamarr

Ginger Rogers

Gene Tierney

Lana Turner



 Rita Hayworth

Vivian Leigh

Ingrid Bergman


Katharine Hepburn

Lauren Bacall

Grace Kelly

Ava Gardner

Elizabeth Taylor

 Jane Russell


Lucille Ball


Gene Tierney
(I included two photos of Tierney because she's my favorite)


 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

GLOEDEN UNDER WRAP



 Gloeden

Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856-1931) was a German photographer who is remembered almost exclusively for his "pastoral" photos of nude men and boys.

He went to Italy around 1878 for health reasons (possibly tuberculosis) and remained there the rest of his life (except for a few years during World War I).
Gloeden's villa and studio in Taormina, Sicily, was a mecca for local Italian youths whom he
used as models for his photography.

After Gloeden's death, his studio was raided by Mussolini's Fascist Police who seized and destroyed thousands of photo prints and glass negatives (for being deemed "obscene"). Consequently, only a fraction of Gloeden's vast photographic output remains today.

I've decided to keep most of Gloeden's models "under wrap"  in the following collection: mostly portraits - and no full frontal nudity.
Note:
I'm not a prude - - I'm just too lazy to change my blog settings to "adult content".

One of Gloeden's models, with Mt. Vesuvius smoking in the background.

Portrait of a boy, 1899







Gloeden occasionally used local girls and young women as models.


.. ...and now and then, a boy dressed as a girl.....

 














Photo taken in Gloeden's villa at Taormina

 Model in a religious pose

The same model as "Nero"
(and he does resemble Nero)








Those eyes!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ANIMALS IN EARLY ADVERTISING

Well, technically they're not all animals. Some are birds and fish, but what the heck.
These ads span the years between 1900 and the 1930's.

 Cream of Wheat
1900

Silk Thread
1900

Trained Pigs
1905

1910

1910

 1911
White lead is the basic lead carbonate, a complex salt containing both carbonate and hydroxide ions. It was used as an ingredient for lead paint...and a cosmetic called Venetian Ceruse. I sure hope that kitty doesn't fall in!

1911
A Polish cigarette ad

1920


1920's

1920's
Granny lets the cat out....
I'm assuming that kitty would want to eat the oats if he stayed indoors. (?)

1920's
I haven't seen Postum in a long time, but I think they still make it. My Mom had it a few times when I was a kid, and if I remember correctly it tasted lousy.
I like the owl.

 1920's
Coca Cola


 1930
Another smoking bird


1930's

1930's
The White Rock beverage company is still in existence

1930's
California Oranges

 1932

1933
I never heard of Horse smokes




1938 


1916
how about a fox fur
from the Dead Animal Club?
I'd say $3.79 is indeed a bargain...