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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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Looking like Alien Cat Matilda

Alien Cat Matilda

Dark, glassy eyes like saucers, Alien Cat Matilda

Alien Cat Matilda is a truly unusual cat. With dark, glassy eyes like saucers, 2-year-old, striped, more like a charming extraterrestrial creature than the usual representative of the cat family. She lives with her two owners and their dogs. Her owners have created a page on Instagram, where Matilda has more than 41,000 fans. They created a page in order to get help to cover all medical expenses, which Matilda needs. Besides, the owners plan to donate extra money to animals charity. Interestingly, Matilda was born just on Valentine’s Day, 2013. The kitten was adopted by the family at her 12 weeks age. Then the eyes of Matilda were totally normal, but she somehow screwed up her eyes from time to time.
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1965 thriller The collector

Terence Stamp as Frederick Clegg in 1965 thriller The collector

Terence Stamp as Frederick Clegg in 1965 thriller The collector

1965 thriller The collector is an American-British psychological movie filmed fifty years ago. The film is based on the 1963 novel “The Collector” by John Fowles and directed by William Wyler. A great idea was to start a film with episodes of catching butterflies. The film is about a man, or rather a monster, who can’t just admire beauty with his eyes, he wants to fully enjoy, subdue and hide it from everyone. A true collector! This instance of moral ugliness though considers himself a connoisseur of beauty, in fact is empty and rotten.
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Ingo and Poldi friends forever

Ingo and Poldi friends forever. Wildlife photographer Tanja Brandt

Wildlife photographer Tanja Brandt. Ingo and Poldi friends forever

Ingo and Poldi friends forever

Dusseldorf based wildlife photographer Tanja Brandt passionately loves dogs, as well as cats, birds and all animals. But still it was her favorite dog who inspired Tanja to begin capturing precious moments of life. Tanja Brandt says “My big passion since I could crawl in diapers, were dogs. Animals in general – especially birds of prey and predator cats, and dogs in particular. I think I speak their language”. Dogs photos of photographers fascinated her. She thought that with a professional camera it would not be a problem to take high quality photographs. So, she grabbed the camera and went off with her dogs…
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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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Beautiful Angel Doutzen Kroes

Beautiful Angel Doutzen Kroes. Victoria Secret fashion show, ready to spread wings Angel

Ready to spread wings. Victoria Secret fashion show, beautiful Angel Doutzen Kroes

Beautiful Angel Doutzen Kroes – super model and actress born in a small Dutch town of Oostermeer. As a representative of friezes – now disappearing nation, she has always felt her exclusivity. Interestingly, from an early age Kroes took care of the farm animals, and in her spare time engaged in short-track. Meanwhile, in high school, looking at the cover of fashion magazine, she realized that she wanted to become a model. And after hearing tales of the unexpected encounters with the model scouts, Kroes used to go to shopping centers, or looked for her modeling fate in the streets of Amsterdam. But nothing happened. However, before leaving the school Doutzen risked and sent her snapshots to model agency.
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