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Free of parental curses Magda Davitt – Sinead O’Connor

Free of parental curses Magda Davitt. Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor. Free of parental curses Magda Davitt

Free of parental curses Magda Davitt
“I am in danger. I need a doctor, a psychiatrist. Immediately. Right now. Someone, answer me! I feel very, very bad. I’m really sick. I need the right medicine. I’m ready to go to Dublin from my Bray, without changing clothes. I, in fact know, that in my small town there are absolutely no doctors, capable to render the qualified help. Help, I ask you … “- this is what Sinead O’Connor wrote on Twitter on January 10, 2012. A quick response did not follow.
But once her name was on the list of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Admirers called her face an outstanding work of nature, and her voice – the voice of an angel.
And although Sinead became rich and famous, she gave birth to four children from different men, she did not get true happiness.
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Legend of XX century Josephine Baker

Legend of XX century Josephine Baker

French-American dancer, singer and actress, legend of XX century Josephine Baker

Legend of XX century Josephine Baker – the black pearl of “Roaring Twenties” – era, so vividly represented in the novel by Scott Fitzgerald “The Great Gatsby”. French-American dancer, singer and actress, Josephine Baker made a brilliant career, and was the star of the Parisian cabaret. Noteworthy, the audience for the first time saw Charleston in her performance. Josephine, called Black Venus, visited poet Baudelaire in his dreams. And according to Ernest Hemingway, she was the most amazing woman he ever knew. Indeed, Josephine inspired sculptors, painters, poets and architects. Interestingly, Adolf Loos dedicated to her “House of Josephine Baker”, Alexander Calder – his wire sculptures, Gertrude Stein wrote a poem in prose, and Paul Colin was the author of many of her portraits, lithographs and posters. Meanwhile, Josephine claimed that Picasso drew her portraits many times (work not preserved). But in the famous series of Matisse “The Creole Dancer” and “Jazz” influence and spirit of Josephine is easily recognizable.
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Chained for life Daisy and Violet Hilton

Chained for life Daisy and Violet Hilton (5 February 1908 – 4 January 1969)

Unique vaudeville actresses chained for life Daisy and Violet Hilton (5 February 1908 – 4 January 1969)

Chained for life Daisy and Violet Hilton

At the beginning of the XX century headlines and Announcement posts in European media were full of advertisements about performances of unique vaudeville actresses – Daisy and Violet Hilton. These beautiful and definitely talented English girls were Siamese twins, or conjoined twins, and spent a lifetime together. Meanwhile, this sad and not vaudevillian story has everything: love, betrayal, and the world of glamour and intrigue.
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1950s beauty Suzy Parker

1950s beauty Suzy Parker

Suzy Parker photographed by Regina Relang, Berlin, 1954

American model and actress, 1950s beauty Suzy Parker was born Cecilia Ann Renee Parker (October 28, 1932 – May 3, 2003). Parker is considered to be the first post-war glamor model, earning more than $200 per hour and 100 000 dollars per year. She was the only fashion model to have a Beatles song named after her – “Suzy Parker” (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey). The song appeared abridged, in the ‘Let It Be’ film. The red-haired, green-eyed beauty with beautiful cheekbones, Suzy Parker started modeling at the age of 15, when her photo appeared in Life magazine. Parker modeling career reached its peak in the 1950s, and the pictures with her image adorned more than 70 magazines. The American beauty starred in commercials, movies and television. She supported the activity in the world of show business since 1947 till 1964.
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Hereditary performer of female roles Mei Lan Fang

Hereditary performer of female roles Mei Lan Fang (1894-1961)

Hereditary performer of female roles Mei Lan Fang (1894-1961)

Richly decorated with embroidery and gold headdresses; shoes and boots, sewn from morocco or satin, studded with pearls and precious stones; head crowns and tiaras with enamel; great belt, swords and sabers, braid, lace, anxiously shaking shiny diamonds … ” – the suits of Peking Opera actors, led by Hereditary performer of female roles Mei Lan Fang. A few relics of his costume remained in the Soviet Union. Among them – three headdresses of Mei Lanfang, which the great Peking Opera actor gave to the Soviet Union in 1936 in commemoration of Moscow and Leningrad tours. Mei Lanfang was adored in China. About him said: “One of his smiles is a spring of millennia, one breath – the autumn of thousands of years.” Artist in the fourth generation, he played female roles, debuting at the age of 12, when he was an orphan, and by 16 years old became famous playing in the Tian-yuan yo theater – “Garden of celestial music” – in the then capital of China Peipiņa. He was famous – to look at the young celebrity came from the most remote places of China.
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Loving life Julio Iglesias

Loving life Julio Iglesias. I am happy every day, and greedy for life

I am happy every day, and greedy for life. Loving life Julio Iglesias

If anyone had predicted young Julio Iglesias that he would become a great singer, and his name would be known in all parts of the world, he would have laughed in the face of such a person. While he loved playing football and was going to enter the professional team. But a car accident put everything upside down in his life. He spent two years in the hospital, and to develop the hands, the doctor advised him to start playing the guitar. Thus music came into his life. “The success worth hellish work, even reaching the top, never stop. And more. I would have achieved nothing if not my beloved wife. Miranda was sent to me by the Lord”, – said Julio Iglesias in the exclusive interview for the “Caravan of stories” magazine, Russia.
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1960s pop star Nancy Sinatra

1960s pop star Nancy Sinatra

1960s pop star Nancy Sinatra

1960s pop star Nancy Sinatra
In the middle of the film by Stanley Kubrick «Full Metal Jacket» in frames of the colorful diversity of Saigon, the South Vietnamese capital, are heard the sounds of compelling import hits. Sprightly Asian prostitute desperately shaking her hips, crosses the street and moves to two American GI. Occupation radiohit was called «These Boots are Made for Walkin’», and it absolutely did not leave anybody indifferent. Nancy Sinatra sang it – fragile, beautiful mobile blonde. Just in boots and a miniskirt. Dyed bush of hair, penciled black eyelids, and songs beating exactly the bull’s-eye – this is how 60s America remember her. Sinatra was in Vietnam twice. She was even awarded a medal and still is recognized by veterans of the Vietnam War.
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