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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:

link love


I am loving this site and thought I’d share.  It is chock full of free printable vintage art.  http://vintageprintable.com/wordpress/vintage-printable-art-bierstadt/bierstadt_trees/ Here’s a sampling:   Of course I like this one with a nurse in it.  It reminds me of a little figurine my mom gave to me.  hey diddle diddle- great for a child’s room there are tons of pics like this on this site- shells, birds, animals of all kinds, flowers this one is called school rules

vintage images


I went to this circus.  I found out a long time later that they abused their animals.  :(  Riske’ ooh la la john rawlings photography- Makes me want to lay out in the sun today.  I think I will.  :) lovelovelove I think this might be a Rawlings photo also   USS Mt Vermon silly

a bit of history


    Soldier going ashore on D-Day, – by Robert Capa, June 6, 1944 At 6:31 a.m. Robert Capa landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach. He captured ‘bloody Omaha’ in what turned out to be a world famous photo sequence. Capa described the morning, “After the pre-invasion breakfast at 3 am with hot cakes, sausages, eggs and coffee, served on the invasion ship by white-coated waiters, at 4 am the invasion barges were lowered down into the rough sea. The men from my barge waded in the water. I paused for a moment on the gangplank to take my first real picture of the invasion. The boatswain who was in a hurry to get the hell out of there, mistook my picture-taking attitude for explicable hesitation, and helped me make up my mind with a well-aimed kick in the rear. The water was cold and the beach still more than a hundred yards away. The bullets tore holes in the water around me and I made for the nearest steel obstacle.” His three …

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. …