Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Violet Vale c.1920

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Moxie

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In 1876, Moxie was created as a medicinal elixir for nerves. The original mixture contained oats, sassafras, wintergreen. It is the oldest continually produced soda in the US and the official soft drink of the state of Maine.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Suzy Parker by Horst P. Horst 1952

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Cecilia Ann Renee Parker, connue sous le nom de scène Suzy Parker (1932-2003) est un mannequin américain et une actrice active de 1947 au début des années 1960.

Suzy Parker (1932-2003) was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s, when she appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines and in advertisements and movie and television roles.

Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) est un photographe allemand, réfugié à Paris puis aux États-Unis, surtout connu pour ses photographies de mode.

Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann (1906-1999) who chose to be known as Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Henri Thomas

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Henri Joseph Thomas (1878-1972) est un peintre, sculpteur, aquafortiste et dessinateur belge. Il fut élève à l'Académie royale des beaux-arts de Bruxelles et fait ses débuts avec une Vénus de bar, présentée au Concours Godecharle en 1909. Il exposa au Cercle artistique et littéraire de Bruxelles en 1906, 1909 et 1921, et à la Société nationale des beaux-arts, à Paris en 1910. Il se spécialisa dans les nus, figures de belles femmes et les fleurs, mais aussi dans les paysages. On trouve certaines de ses œuvres aux musées de Bruxelles, Bruges et Liège.

Henri Joseph Thomas (1878-1972) was a Belgian genre, portrait and still life painter, sculptor and etcher from the Belgian School, Brussels, Belgium.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Conspirator 1949

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (1932-2011), communément appelée Liz Taylor, est une actrice britannico-américaine.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, (1932-2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well known public figure for the rest of her life. The American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend in 1999.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

René Gruau

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René Gruau, pseudonyme de Renato Zavagli-Ricciardelli delle Caminate (1909-2004) est un illustrateur, affichiste et peintre franco-italien réputé pour ses illustrations pour la mode et la publicité.

René Gruau (1909-2004) was a fashion illustrator whose exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry. Because of Gruau's inherent skills and creativity, he contributed to a change in the entire fashion industry through the new pictures that represented the already popular designs created by designers in the industry. The benefits, including economic stimulation and enhancement of advertising are still present in the industry today via a new way of fashion illustration, fashion photography. Gruau became one of the best known and favorite artists of the haute couture world during the 1940s and 50s working with Femina, Marie-Claire, L'Officiel, L'Album Du Figaro and an assortment of “high-style” magazines. Gruau’s artwork is recognized and commended internationally in some of Paris and Italy's most prestigious art museums including the Louvre in Paris and the blank in Italy. in addition to his international fame and recognition, "Gruau's artwork is known for its timeless and enduring style".

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dolly Parton - Jolene 1975




Dolly Rebecca Parton (née en 1946) est une chanteuse de country et de pop, auteur-compositeur-interprète, musicienne multi-instrumentiste, actrice, écrivain, scénariste et productrice américaine. Elle est issue d'une fratrie de douze enfants. En un demi-siècle, elle est devenue la reine de la Country (« Queen of Country Music »).

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born in 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen 1895

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Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923) est un artiste anarchiste, peintre, graveur, illustrateur, affichiste et sculpteur suisse, naturalisé français en 1901.

Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, frequently referred to as just Steinlen (1859-1923), was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

World Peace Before Another Christmas

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World Peace. Before another Christmas still less of armament and none of war. National Council for Limitation of Armaments, Washington, D.C. Between 1910 and 1920. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mistinguett 1927

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Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois, dite Mistinguett, (1875 - 1956), est une chanteuse et actrice française.

Mistinguett (1875 - 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois. She was at one time the highest-paid female entertainer in the world.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Alfred Choubrac - Eugénie Fougère

Alfred Choubrac - Eugénie Fougère
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Alfred Choubrac (1853-1902), est un peintre, dessinateur, affichiste et illustrateur français.

Alfred Choubrac (1853-1902) was a French painter, illustrator, draughtsman, and poster artist.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Paul Berthon - Tisane Gauloise 1896

Paul Berthon - Tisane Gauloise 1896
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Paul Berthon (1872-1909) est un artiste peintre, affichiste et décorateur français.

Paul Berthon (1872-1909) was a French artist who produced primarily posters and lithographs.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Joséphine Baker - Folies Bergère - Paris

Joséphine Baker - Folies Bergère - Paris
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Joséphine Baker, née Freda Josephine McDonald (1906 - 1975) était une chanteuse, danseuse, actrice, meneuse de revue et résistante française.

Josephine Baker (1906 - 1975) was an American-born French dancer, jazz and pop music singer, and actress, who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" "Jazz Cleopatra", and even the "Creole Goddess". Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Baker became a citizen of France in 1937. She was fluent in both English and French.

Le théâtre des Folies Bergère est une célèbre salle de spectacles parisienne inaugurée le 2 mai 1869 et toujours en activité.

The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France. Established in 1869, the house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s' Belle Époque through the 1920s' Années folles. The institution is still in business, and is always a strong symbol of French and Parisian life.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Raphael Kirchner - Stars in Night Sky 1903

Raphael Kirchner - Stars in Night Sky 1903
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Raphael Kirchner (1875-1917) est un artiste peintre, dessinateur, illustrateur, lithographe et caricaturiste autrichien. Imprégné par l'Art nouveau, il est considéré comme l'un des inventeurs de la pin-up.

Raphael Kirchner (1875-1917) was an Austrian artist, principally a portrait painter and illustrator best known for Art Nouveau and early pin-up work, especially in picture postcard format. His work served as an early inspiration to Peruvian painter Alberto Vargas, who had a career in the United States for the film and men's magazine industry.