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French heroine Joan of Arc

French heroine Joan of Arc

French heroine Joan of Arc (born 1412, died May 30, 1431, Rouen; canonized May 16, 1920; feast day May 30)

From the time when this legendary woman stepped on the ground, it has been more than half a millennium, but to this day her life, death, and even her image are shrouded in mystery. There are many theories about what was her origin, role in the history and intentions, but now, after not one hundred years, we can confidently judge that all the mysteries still surround the figure of Joan of Arc. And unlikely to ever be revealed … May 30, 1431 in Rouen, was burned at the stake as a heretic one of the main commanders of the French army in the Hundred Years War Joan of Arc, who later became a national heroine of France. But whoever Joan of Arc was – a saint, a martyr, a blessed witch, heroine, a criminal or a pawn in the hands of those in power – she will always remain one of the most mysterious women of history, worthy of memory and realization in art.
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Rose of Tralee Beauty Contest

Elysha Brennan, winner of 2015 Rose of Tralee Beauty Contest

Elysha Brennan, winner of 2015 Rose of Tralee Beauty Contest

Rose of Tralee Beauty Contest takes place last full weekend in August and is one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 57 years in 2016. The competition started in 1959 on a budget of just £750. The village of Tralee in County Kerry is famous for a festival that is unique in Ireland: the annual beauty contest for the “Rose of Tralee.” Held during a long weekend in late August, the festivities begin with the playing of a harp by a woman belonging to a Kerry family in which harp-playing has been a traditional occupation for generations.
In addition, there are also horse races and competitions in singing, dancing, and storytelling, live concerts, theater, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and Rose Parades. Anyway, it is the beauty contest that draws the most attention. Contestants – young women of Irish descent from around the world, come for a global celebration of Irish culture from Ireland, Britain, the United States, and even Australia, although the winner must be of Kerry descent.
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Hula Hoop interesting facts

Hula Hoop interesting facts. Chinese Lingling Jin broke the record twirling 105 hoops at the same time

Chinese Lingling Jin broke the record twirling 105 hoops at the same time. Hula Hoop interesting facts

Hula Hoop interesting facts
Well, when and how the hula hoop appeared, nobody knows exactly. According to modern interpretation, it originates in the mid-20th century. But in fact, the invention of hula hoop goes back to ancient times. If we could travel back in a time machine to 1000 BC, we would see Egyptian children playing with a hoop. This toy was made of dry vine. And the hoop was popular both – in ancient Greece and in ancient Rome. The Greeks decorated their big metal hula hoops with bells. During the rotation they were ringing. Besides, ancient artists demonstrated their mastery of the hoop, almost the same way as modern artists do it now. In addition, the paintings, dating from the 5th century BC depict a mythical hero Ganymede with a hoop in one hand and a cock in the other. More than that, symbolic Hoop Dance was popular in ancient cultures of Asia, Africa and South America.
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Beautiful Polish actress Barbara Brylska

Beautiful Polish actress Barbara Brylska

Beautiful Polish actress Barbara Brylska (born June 5, 1941, in Skotniki, near Lodz, Poland)

Beautiful Polish actress Barbara Brylska first appeared on the screen at the age of 15. She played a small role in the Polish film “The Galoshes of happiness,” on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Then she graduated from the National Film School in Lodz, the Warsaw School of Theatre, Film and Television, and began to regularly appear in the movie, but for a long time remained a little-known actress. Brylska received widespread fame in 1972, after the Polish premiere of “Anatomy of Love”. The actress played the role of Eve, whose relations with Adam was the main theme of the film. The film contained a rather frank sex scenes, but in Poland and Eastern Europe the film sounded in full force, becoming one of the manifestations of the echo of the sexual revolution. Brylska was worthy the success of Brigitte Bordeaux or Sophia Loren.
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Miss France 2016 Laura Muller

Miss Alsace, Miss France 2016 Laura Muller

Miss Alsace, Miss France 2016 Laura Muller

Miss France 2016 Laura Muller
One of 31 candidates to compete for the crown of Miss France 2016, was Miss Alsace Laura Muller. As a result, young, beautiful and smart Laura Muller has become the most beautiful girl in France. As always, the ceremony was broadcast on TF1, December 19, 2015. According to media sources, aged 19, the young woman is a second year student of Strasbourg University, the international affairs department. By the way, Laura herself said, that she has always watched the Miss France with her family, and it was a ritual. Suddenly, she thought it would be nice to be in place of Miss. In addition, her parents encouraged her to participate in a beauty pageant. Meanwhile, Miss France is an ambassador, and her role is very important. Undoubtedly, after the series of terrorist attacks in France, Laura sees her role in uniting and bringing French people together. Miss France 2016 Laura Muller wants to give them some more happiness and warmth.
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Anna Karenina film adaptations worldwide

Anna Karenina film adaptations - Soviet eponymous film of 1967

Soviet eponymous film of 1967, directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi. Tatiana Samoilova in the main role. Anna Karenina film adaptations worldwide

Anna Karenina film adaptations
An image born in the mind of a writer, has become an obsession, inspiration and muse for many film directors. “Anna Karenina” is the most filmed work of Leo Tolstoy’s 1873 masterpiece, and not only in Russia, but also worldwide. Actually, there are about 40 film adaptations of Anna Karenina. Thus, the girl with a complex fate was played by a lot of divas of the European and Hollywood cinema, such as Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Sophie Marceau, and Keira Knightley. And each of these actresses managed to perform the famous scene of suicide at the station platform.
However, the best “Anna Karenina” film is still the Soviet version of 1967, directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi. This stunning film made with a great taste, impregnated with high morale, and with the inimitable great Russian actors. And for me, there is only one Vronsky, played by unsurpassed Russian actor Vasily Lanovoi, and there is only one Anna Karenina – played by Tatiana Samoilova.
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Clark Gable and Carole Lombard: story of true love

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard at their ranch

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard at their ranch

Beautiful Carole Lombard, who could equally well shine in front of the camera and swear like a trooper, and Clark Gable – “King of Hollywood” and ladies’ man. Their relationship became atypical Hollywood fairy tale with atypical tragic ending. In 1926, Carole Lombard had a car accident, in which broken windshield severely injured her face, from the nose to the left cheekbone. Carole had 14 stitches on her face, and a deep red scar. In the end, she made plastic, and the scar became less noticeable. She underwent the operation refusing anesthesia, because at that time, it was thought that the use of anesthesia does not guarantee the preservation of beauty.
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