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Harpo Marx and Amelia Earhart

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Harpo Marx and Amelia Earhart



fuckyeahhistorycrushes:


The very intelligent and stunningly beautiful Lillie Langtry (1853-1929). Model, actress, entrepreneur, and royal mistress.
 ”Discovered” at a London dinner party while dressed in mourning, many prominent painters (including Frank Miles and John Everett Millais) clamored to have her sit for them.
She was considered the most beautiful woman of the time, and was mistress to Prince Bertie, the future King Edward VII. She had the grace and charm to become good friends with the Prince’s wife, and was even introduced to Queen Victoria. She was later mistress to at least two other members of European royalty. (Did I mention she was married through all of this?)
With her fame and connections (friends with Sarah Bernhardt, muse to Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw) she became a very popular actress.
She divorced her husband in 1897, and then two years later, at the age of 46, she married Hugo de Bathe, who was twenty seven years old. 
She made advertising (and celebrity endorsement) socially acceptable, toured America with her own acting company, started a winery in California (which still exists), and was a successful owner of race horses. She amassed millions and spent with equal extravagance, the center of attention wherever she went.  
She performed on the stage well into her seventies, and when she died in Monaco in 1929, the newspapers called it “the end of an era.”
Scholars suggest that the character of Irene Adler in the Sherlock Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia” was based off of her. A sexy, witty woman who could outwit Sherlock Holmes when it came to a compromising photo of her with a member of the royal family? Sounds about right.
Damn, what a bad ass.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

The very intelligent and stunningly beautiful Lillie Langtry (1853-1929). Model, actress, entrepreneur, and royal mistress.

 ”Discovered” at a London dinner party while dressed in mourning, many prominent painters (including Frank Miles and John Everett Millais) clamored to have her sit for them.

She was considered the most beautiful woman of the time, and was mistress to Prince Bertie, the future King Edward VII. She had the grace and charm to become good friends with the Prince’s wife, and was even introduced to Queen Victoria. She was later mistress to at least two other members of European royalty. (Did I mention she was married through all of this?)

With her fame and connections (friends with Sarah Bernhardt, muse to Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw) she became a very popular actress.

She divorced her husband in 1897, and then two years later, at the age of 46, she married Hugo de Bathe, who was twenty seven years old

She made advertising (and celebrity endorsement) socially acceptable, toured America with her own acting company, started a winery in California (which still exists), and was a successful owner of race horses. She amassed millions and spent with equal extravagance, the center of attention wherever she went. 

She performed on the stage well into her seventies, and when she died in Monaco in 1929, the newspapers called it “the end of an era.”

Scholars suggest that the character of Irene Adler in the Sherlock Holmes story “A Scandal in Bohemia” was based off of her. A sexy, witty woman who could outwit Sherlock Holmes when it came to a compromising photo of her with a member of the royal family? Sounds about right.

Damn, what a bad ass.



shebroods:

By Richard Avedon

shebroods:

By Richard Avedon


tags:#Bob Dylan

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

George Gershwin, American composer. 1898 - 1937. Best known for classical works like “American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” his opera “Porgy & Bess,” and standards like “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”
What a stud. The man wrote everything. Ballet, classical, opera, jazz… His music is iconic and totally American. We lost a great man when he died of a brain tumor at age 38. Just think of how much better the world of music would be if he had lived even a few years more. Cheers to George Gershwin.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

George Gershwin, American composer. 1898 - 1937. Best known for classical works like “American in Paris” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” his opera “Porgy & Bess,” and standards like “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”

What a stud. The man wrote everything. Ballet, classical, opera, jazz… His music is iconic and totally American. We lost a great man when he died of a brain tumor at age 38. Just think of how much better the world of music would be if he had lived even a few years more. Cheers to George Gershwin.



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From: b-o-b-d-y-l-a-n

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fuckyeahhotactress:

Joan Collins

fuckyeahhotactress:

Joan Collins



fuckyeahhotactress:

Helena Bonham carter

fuckyeahhotactress:

Helena Bonham carter



demons:

IMAGE: “Wait for me daddy”: British Columbia Regiment, DCO, marching in  New Westminster, 1940 (LP 109) Date 1 October 194 0(1940-10-01) Source  City of Vancouver Archives online databasel Author Claude Dettloff,  photographer
This is one of my favourite photos from WWII. It really puts into perspective what these men were leaving behind when they went off to fight and what each man was personally fighting for, beyond the loyalty to country etc.

demons:

IMAGE: “Wait for me daddy”: British Columbia Regiment, DCO, marching in New Westminster, 1940 (LP 109) Date 1 October 194 0(1940-10-01) Source City of Vancouver Archives online databasel Author Claude Dettloff, photographer

This is one of my favourite photos from WWII. It really puts into perspective what these men were leaving behind when they went off to fight and what each man was personally fighting for, beyond the loyalty to country etc.