Harpo Marx and Amelia Earhart
By Richard Avedon
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.
Helena Bonham carter
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.