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Joseff of Hollywood forgotten treasure warehouse

Joseff of Hollywood forgotten treasure warehouse

Joseff of Hollywood forgotten treasure warehouse. Joan Castle Joseff looks with horror at Shirley Jones, who is trying to touch the tree of jewelry by Joseff

Joseff of Hollywood forgotten treasure warehouse
Where do you think decorations now are, in which Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Greta Garbo starred? Perhaps they are in major museums around the world? Or they belong to great-granddaughters of the stars? Or they are sold at auctions? Can you imagine that behind that door (picture below) the treasure is hidden? Gray warehouse with a small inscription “Joseff” – warehouse-workshop of Joseff of Hollywood, the largest manufacturer of jewelry in the Golden Era of Hollywood.
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1960s Most beautiful face Jean Shrimpton

beautiful face Jean Shrimpton

1960s Most beautiful face Jean Shrimpton

1960s Most beautiful face Jean Shrimpton

Jean Shrimpton was the fashion icon of 60s, and the most beautiful top model in the world. Jean was world’s highest paid, most photographed, and having the “world’s most beautiful face” model. During relatively short modeling career her stunningly beautiful face appeared in such popular magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamor, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Newsweek and Time. English model and actress Jean Shrimpton was born on November 7, 1942, and grew up on a farm in High Wycombe, Buckingham-shire, England. Having started her modeling career at age 17, Shrimpton quickly gained popularity due to her thick bangs, curved eyebrows and look of a frightened fawn. However, her successful career owes much to chance.
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Retro photographs of Russia

Retro photographs of Russia

Retro photographs of Russia. Chess game between the Red Army (black) and the Red Fleet (white). July 20, 1924

Retro photographs of Russia. Live Chess game between the Red Army (black) and the Red Fleet (white). July 20, 1924. Red Army soldiers and sailors in the role of pawns, the riders on horses in their squares, combat crew moving on the chessboard portrayed chess game by Peter Romanovsky and Ilya Rabinovich. It was the fifth such experience of promoting chess. In 1921 such chess games were held in Smolensk, Kerch, Omsk and Moscow. The party lasted 5 hours and ended in a draw. The place of live chess game – The Palace Square in Leningrad.
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Noble aristocratic families Jewels

Noble aristocratic families Jewels

Noble aristocratic families Jewels. Josephine de Beauharnais (23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814)

Noble aristocratic families Jewels
Jewelry of the European Royal Families, as well as the noble aristocratic families not only meant display of wealth they possessed but also symbolized their status. The imperial ladies adorned themselves with littering gems, solid gold and surprisingly luxurious diamonds and pearls. Josephine de Beauharnais was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror, and she was imprisoned in the Carmes prison until her release five days after Alexandre’s execution. She did not bear Napoleon any children, and he divorced her in 1810. Josephine got lots of love letters written by Napoleon, most of them still exist. She had passionate interest in roses, collected from all over the world.
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Anna Karina muse of Jean-Luc Godard

Anna Karina muse of Jean-Luc Godard

Beautiful French actress Anna Karina muse of Jean-Luc Godard

Anna Karina muse of Jean-Luc Godard
The name of Anna Karina is known, may be not as widespread as the name of Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren. However, this does not prevent her to be considered the queen of French cinema of the French New Wave. At the same time she was the muse of legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. Anna Karina was one of the most fascinating women ever starred in a movie. Indeed, her recognizable bangs, black pencil penciled eyes and dark hair made this character art-house kind of antithesis of sexy blonde Brigitte Bardot.
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The Beauty queen Helena Rubinstein

The Beauty queen Helena Rubinstein

The Beauty queen Helena Rubinstein

The Beauty queen Helena Rubinstein. In 1950, Helena Rubinstein was one of the richest women in the world. She started with nothing. She had no money, no education, and no one to help her. All she had were 12 jars of face cream and a lot of energy and ambitions. She turned these into a multi million-dollar cosmetics empire. Her statement – “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones”. Helena Rubinstein was born Chaya Rubinstein, just on Christmas, December 25, 1870 in Krakow, Poland. She was the oldest of eight girls. Helena’s mother thought that beauty was very important. She used a special skin cream that a Hungarian chemist made for her. Helena’s mother made all of her daughters use it too.

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Three muses of Marc Chagall

Three muses of Marc Chagall

Three muses of Marc Chagall. Marc Chagall, portrait by Yehuda Pen, 1914

Three muses of Marc Chagall
Bella Rosenfeld was the eighth child in an orthodox Jewish family. Her parents owned a jewelry store and were considered quite wealthy. Her father was constantly immersed in Torah, sharpness, and her mother was engaged in business. Despite the patriarchal family life the Rosenfelds allowed Bella to obtain a secular education. The girl studied in Moscow at the Women’s College, was interested in literature and theater. Thoughtful, constantly immersed in painting, the poor, Moishe Shagal was recognized by no one. But Bella saw the talent in him.
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