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1960s London beauty Henrietta Tiarks

1960s London beauty Henrietta Tiarks. Photo by Mark Shaw. 1959

Photo by Mark Shaw. 1959. 1960s London beauty Henrietta Tiarks

1960s London beauty Henrietta Tiarks
Once, among the vintage photos of the 1950s, I came across the image of a beautiful lady, whose waist was fantastically thin. Whether it was a corset, or a matter constitution, there was something else, that didn’t let me pass by. It was her touchingly beautiful appearance reminiscent of Jacqueline Kennedy, that can hardly be found these days – the embodiment of femininity, gentility, elegance, doll-like, but natural face. She looks at us with raised eyebrows and eyes wide opened, and this kind and clever look is from the distant 1959. Henrietta Joan Tiarks was one of the most popular London beauties at the time.
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Scarlet Sails inspiration

Scarlet Sails inspiration

Scarlet Sails inspiration. Anastasiya Vertinskaya as Assol in ‘Scarlet Sails’ – 1961 film by Alexander Ptushko

In a small seaside village lives a retired sailor Longren, who has left sea to raise his daughter Assol. The widower makes toy boats to sell them. The father barely makes ends meet. Once, his daughter Assol meets an old man who predicts:
– You will be grown, Assol. Yes, you will be grown. And one day, far out to sea, the sun will shine upon a white ship with scarlet sails. The white ship will slice through the waves and move right toward you. The miracle ship will sail silently, without shouts or shots, amidst the sounds of beautiful music. The ship will approach majestically, and a fast skiff, gilded and decorated with flowers will come from it. And you will see a brave and handsome young prince… And will leave forever for a splendid country where the stars will descend from the heavens to greet you.
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Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin

Colors of Autumn. Model Arina Chiputian. Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin

Colors of Autumn. Model Arina Chiputian. Russian Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin

Lenin is a witty pseudonym of Orenburg based photographer Sergei Popov (born 11 March 1968). In addition to photography, Sergey Lenin (aka Popoff) is an entrepreneur and a lover of extreme sports, surfing, and car racing. In fact, photography is just a hobby, to which he became addicted at the age of forty. And now just a passion has turned into the work of art of the highest level. This, probably due to the fact that Sergey Lenin used to work as a photo model himself. His work is worthy of publication in journals and art exhibitions at all levels. All that Sergei needs now – the desire and good advertising. In a short time Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin has become well-known in the community of photographers – amateurs and professionals. His favorite genre of photography – nude, although his photo gallery also includes genre, historical theme photos. Whatever Sergey Lenin has photographed, an endless source of inspiration and the main idea of his works – the beauty of a Woman.
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Unique and beautiful Berber tribal women

The traditional Berber dress and decorations

Unique and beautiful Berber tribal women

Unique and beautiful Berber tribal women

The indigenous people of North Africa are not Negroid Africans and even the Arabs, but the people, called Berbers. Even more surprising is the fact that these people are representatives of the White Race, who had been subject to forced Islamization in the 7th century AD. Many Berbers are unaware that they are called Berbers, because they were given such name by other people, supposedly by the Romans. Berbers come from the Greek barbaros, or the Latin barbarus – ‘Barbarian’. Since the Greeks, and after them the Romans, called all the people, whose culture and language they did not understand – Barbarians. Now Berbers are called many Berber tribes that live throughout North Africa, from Egypt in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Sudan in the south to the Mediterranean Sea in the north, as well as in other countries, including European ones. The number of Berbers in the world is estimated variously – from 20 to 40 million.
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Edwardian era actress Lily Elsie

Edwardian era actress Lily Elsie

Edwardian era actress Lily Elsie (1886 – 1962)

Edwardian era actress Lily Elsie

Lily Elsie was the most photographed actress, singer and model during the Edwardian era. On the stage Elsie seemed mysteriously beautiful with her perfect Grecian profile, enormous blue eyes, and hauntingly sad smile. Lily Elsie was not very fond of her profession, as in life she was shy, and took breaks for several years. Childless, she was not happy in marriage, and her husband did not welcome her work on the stage. Lily Elsie wore dresses by a well-known fashion designer Lucy Duff, who saved from the “Titanic” in the infamous “boat of millionaires.” After the resounding success of her costumes in the operetta “The Merry Widow”, all paid tribute to the beauty of Lily Elsie. Her outfits and hats were copied and sold in the majority of the London department stores. She was loved for her looks, dresses and taste. Lily Elsie was so popular, and thousands of cards with her picture had huge circulations. Lily herself did not consider herself beautiful and, according to the recollections of her friends, “Lily Elsie was always shy and unsure of herself. She considered herself too thin, not too showy, with too low voice.”
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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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Saint Frances Farmer of Hollywood

Saint Frances Farmer of Hollywood

Frances Elena Farmer (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970). Saint Frances Farmer of Hollywood

Saint Frances Farmer of Hollywood
In the mid-20th century, the name of Hollywood actress Frances Farmer never left the headlines. The writing was not so much about the roles played by her, but about scandals plagued the star throughout life. She endured numerous arrests, forced hospitalization and sessions of lobotomy … True, there were those who supported the Hollywood star – Kurt Cobain thought she was his muse and named his daughter Frances Cobain in honor of Frances Farmer. The tribute to his muse became his song “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle”. He was confident that the case against her was the result of a massive conspiracy. In addition to this, Courtney Love on her wedding day wore a dress previously owned by Farmer. In 1980, Mylene Gautier, now known as Mylene Farmer, changed her name to Farmer in honor of the legendary actress. In 1996, Sally Clark wrote a stage play about tragic fate of Farmer, entitled “St. Frances of Hollywood”.
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