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Silence of the Lambs 1991

The Silence of the Lambs, 1990

Anthony Hopkins. The Silence of the Lambs 1991

Silence of the Lambs 1991
In fact, filmed in 1990, this multiple Oscar-winning thriller based on the novel by Thomas Harris “The Silence of the Lambs” (1988) became known worldwide. Beautiful Jodie Foster starring as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Her shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer. Nicknamed Buffalo Bill, he kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr.Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist. Also, he is a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism.
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Alderney Tapestry Project

Alderney Tapestry Project

Members of the Alderney Tapestry Project started the project a year ago and have just finished. The tapestry is 70m long and woven to tell the tale of the final days of King Harold’s final encounter with William the Conqueror in battle. Alderney Tapestry Project

Alderney Tapestry Project
According to the craftsmen of the beautiful Tapestry Project, it took them a year to create it. The tapestry, in particular, is 70m long and woven to tell the tale of the final days of King Harold’s encounter with William the Conqueror in battle. However, until now that tale did not include the coronation of William, which happened on Christmas Day 1066. According to historians, the final segment of the Bayeux Tapestry was lost, that’s why the islanders began the project to restore it. Meanwhile, Kate Russell, Alderney librarian, along with 416 Alderney residents worked on the project.

According to the craftsmen, they began the original tapestry from the Battle of Hastings. Discovered in the early 18th Century, it ended with the death of King Harold at Hastings. Commissioned by William the Conqueror’s half-brother Bishop Odo, the Bayeux Tapestry aimed to celebrate his victory over Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
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Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

One of ‘Gaba Girls’ on the Fifth Avenue, Life magazine, July 1937. Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba

Beauty icon for excentric designer Lester Gaba
Born in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1907, Lester Gaba was a talented designer, sculptor and window dresser. As a jewellery designer, Gaba worked for Albert Mfg. Co. which belonged to Albert Weiner. While working for this company, he designed a series of small rhinestone pave brooches called “Yankee Doodlers”. In 1939 Gaba designed for Albert Mfg. Co. a series called “Alice in Wonderland”, which was presented by Altman. Lester Gaba worked with Coro again in 1948 preparing a large presentation of Duettes.
Meanwhile, he started his career in the 1920s by making sculptures made of soap. These figures and miniatures were so impressive that they appeared in advertising campaigns. Also photographed for book covers and Christmas cards, exhibited in store windows and museums and even shown at the 1933-1934 Chicago World Fair. In the 1930s he started to create window-displayed mannequins, which at the time were heavy sculptures made of plaster.
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1940s Hollywood brightest star actress Barbara Stanwyck

White lilies for Barb. 1940s Hollywood actress Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990)

White lilies for Barb. 1940s Hollywood actress Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990)

1940s Hollywood brightest star actress Barbara Stanwyck
Born Ruby Catherine Stevens July 16, 1907, Barbara Stanwyck was a American movie star of 1920-30s, as well as model and dancer. Nominated four times for the Oscar in the category “Best Actress”, she became known as the best actress who never got an Oscar. Noteworthy, in 1944, Stanwyck was the highest paid actress in Hollywood, earning 400,000 dollars a year.
She acted in films up to 77 years old, and was always attractive and not lost on the background of the young. According to actor Robert Wagner, Barbara Stanwyck loved to work and emotionally needed to work. “She had been very poor as a child and young woman, so money meant security for her. Work always improved her mood. Whether it was a movie or TV show, it didn’t seem to make much difference to her, she just wanted to keep acting”. Robert Wagner, actor (Natalie Wood’s husband) and author of “I loved Her in movies: Memories of Hollywood Legendary Actresses”. 2017.
Actor’s career of Stanwyck evolved successfully both in the cinema and on television. For outstanding merits in cinematography, the actress received an Honorary Oscar in 1982. Also, awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and and “Golden Globe”.
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Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann

Photo from magazine “Actors of foreign cinema”, 1974. Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann (born March 3, 1941 in Halle der Saale)

Photo from magazine “Actors of foreign cinema”, 1974. Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann (born March 3, 1941 in Halle der Saale)

Beautiful German actress Jutta Hoffmann
She was lucky: until now she had played only interesting, multifaceted roles. But to be more precise: she herself helped her happiness a little, gently, but persistently rejecting the uninteresting (or what she herself thought was so).
Jutta Hoffmann began her acting career in 1960, but became famous after her role in the film “Julia is alive” (Julia lebt) in 1963. Indeed, her gentle girl’s face with big eyes remained in memory. According to critics, she was an extremely sensitive creature – either a child, or a woman, surprisingly receptive, ready to respond. As the newspaper “Neues Deutschland” defined the nature of her talent, “This is something very beautiful and sublime”.
The same year, television offered her the first major role in “Wandering, searching”. It was the story of the hopeless love of the ironing handler Lene Nimpch and lieutenant of the cuirassier regiment Boto von Rinecker. This her role met a lot of criticism. And the opinion of the audience was somewhat ambiguous. First, the public had to get used to her peculiar, severe charm, as the canons of beauty of this thin woman were far from the generally accepted on the television screen.
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Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes

Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes

Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes

Barbra Streisand breaking beauty stereotypes
As the Paris fashion magazines regularly supply the world with new clothes, Hollywood has for many years offered the viewer various versions of movie stars. The enigmatic Greta Garbo, the victorious Marlene Dietrich, the charming Dina Durbin, the seductive Elizabeth Taylor, the exquisite Audrey Hepburn, attracting Marilyn Monroe, and the determined Jane Fonda …
However, the suicide of Monroe in 1962 seemed to violate something in the orderliness and methodicity with which the Hollywood conveyor “threw out” the newly-made idols of the crowd. Only in 1968, after a six-year break, the public was offered another star named Barbra Streisand.
Considering her on the big plans in the film “Funny Girl”, the American spectator was discouraged: the star turned out to be ugly. Yes, defiantly ugly! This has not happened yet. Other movie heroines, however, fell into funny situations and seemed funny, but at the same time they were very attractive and pretty. And Barbra Streisand impressed not only the simple-hearted public, but also the sophisticated criticism with her incoherent figure and asymmetrical face. Magazines Look, Life, Time, Newsweek, competing in wit, ridiculed her “crooked legs”, “slanting eyes looking at each other”, and, most importantly, “long nose”, which, according to one journalist, “starts from the roots of her hair and ends at a trombone in an orchestra.”
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Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv

Photographed in 1966, Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv

Photographed in 1966, Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv

Beauty icon Swedish actress Camilla Sparv
It’s no exaggeration to say that Camilla Sparv is one of the most charming women ever living on planet Earth. Absolutely untypical for Hollywood movies (and movies in general), Camilla is the embodiment of exceptional femininity, a deep spiritual world and intellect peeping through the close material frames of her cinematic heroines.
The charm and femininity of Camilla are so invincible that it seems like she is a creature from another Galaxy, probably the Andromeda Nebula, accidentally visited our Milky Way. And to our great happiness, we can admire her beauty transferred to film. Undoubtedly, Camilla Sparv – absolutely incredible phenomenon in the world of cinema. The same as Audrey Hepburn. However, unlike Audrey Hepburn, Camilla was much less fortunate in the movies. And this is the great fault of myopic producers and directors, who indifferently passed by magic …
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