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Maria Callas


 Callas herself did not like the sound of her own voice; in one of her last interviews, answering whether or not she was able to listen to her own voice, she replies, Yes, but I don’t like it. I have to do it, but I don’t like it at all because I don’t like the kind of voice I have. I really hate listening to myself! The first time I listened to a recording of my singing was when we were recording San Giovanni Battista by Stardella in a church in Perugia in 1949. They made me listen to the tape and I cried my eyes out. I wanted to stop everything, to give up singing… Also now even though I don’t like my voice, I’ve become able to accept it and to be detached and objective about it so I can say, “Oh, that was really well sung,” or “It was nearly perfect.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVyld0ubpo Sasha Pivovarova as Maria Callas for Miles Aldrich:

40’s hair


 I’m going to wear my hair like this!  I can almost get it into a victory roll but it is just a tad too short.  I’m definitely doing some variations of this gorgeous 40’s pin up look.  I love it!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2QyEWv4WDo&feature=player_embedded   I love this pic of Rita Hayworth.  This is the victory roll I want to do.  A flower on the side would be perfect. 

Wild Fire Tallulah Bankhead 1902-1968


She was a pistol!  loved jazz music smoked like a chimney and drank like a fish  was an exhibitionist with a flamboyant personality       “my father warned me about men and booze but he never said anything about women and cocaine.” “(on why she called everyone “darling”) Because all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. Once I introduced a friend of mine as ‘Martini’. Her name was actually ‘Olive’.” “”Codeine…bourbon…” (Tallulah Bankhead’s last words)” flirted with women and men equally “Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.” Bankhead Outrageous, outspoken, and uninhibited are just a few adjectives that described Tallulah Bankhead’s personality. Most people who met her never forgot her -and she made sure of that! At the age of fifteen, she stormed out of her home state of Alabama like an April tornado, determined to gain attention and recognition. She did achieve stardom working in virtually every medium – stage, screen, radio and television – but her fame was attributed more to her outrageous antics than for her work. …

Marilyn Monroe part 8 and bio


When I was looking up Marilyn Monroe online this is what I learned about her: Her dad died when she was very young (3 or 4 years old) in a motorcycle accident.  Her mother wasn’t mentally stable so she ended up in foster care.  She lived with over 7 families.   Marilyn Monroe was raped at around age 8 but the family didn’t believe her.  She reported that she was raped by a man named Mr. Kimmel who was an actor.  He was renting a room from the foster family at the time.  source  In her adult life she was also molested but no one believed that story either.  (Someone broke into her house and neighbors heard her screaming for help so called police).  That is just so sad to have happened even once let alone twice in her lifetime.  Her mother had paranoid schizophrenia and depression ran in their family. She always dreamed of being an actress even as a young child.  “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even …