This is real! They were working on the empire state building in 1930 during the Depression. The people that were in charge of this actually were expecting a certain number of workers to die. Less people died than expected (5) and the project was competed sooner than planned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Building
Old photos acquired from around the internet. I think they are fascinating. Maybe you do too? WW II France Black boy reading with some onlookers. Little Black Sambo was originally written in 1899 and was a favorite book at the time. It was only later when Sambo became a racist term that the book became controversial. The story was well loved because the little boy was resourceful and outwitted some tigers. He was well dressed and smart. Like many other books at the time Sambo was crudely drawn in the image of a picaninny. The book was later changed to Sam and the Tigers and images changed to reflect a more realistic looking black child. A bit of African American history for you. A girl and her dolls. Looks like she’s not giving any of them up any time soon. some men hanging out a farmer 1899 classroom 38th Steet and 7th Avenue in New York 1936 girl with a jell-o clown 1936 General Store Well, guess what? I have a whole bunch more of these …
Audrey Hepburn official website: http://www.audreyhepburn.com/ Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston 4 May 1929(1929-05-04) Brussels, Belgium Died 20 January 1993 (aged 63) Tolochenaz, Switzerland Other name(s) Edda van Heemstra Occupation Actress Years active 1948–1989 Spouse(s) Mel Ferrer (1954–1968) Andrea Dotti (1969–1982) Domestic partner(s) Robert Wolders (1980–1993) wikipedia profile of Audrey Hepburn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Hepburn this is a video about how to style short cropped hair to look like Audrey Hepburn’s : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHbMPTqiDLg this is a makeup tutorial on an Audrey Hepburn look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJcqtdeOlI
Lots of pics of this lovely lady: Audrey Hepburn. Will post on a couple of seperate posts for you. This is part one.
Isn’t this just lovely?
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 …
Marilyn Monroe “Marilyn always dreamt of being an actress. She didn’t, by the way, dream of being just a star. She dreamt of being an actress. And she had always lived somehow with that dream. And that is why, despite the fact that she became one of the most unusual and outstanding stars of all time, she herself was never satisfied. When she came to New York, she began to perceive the possibilities of really accomplishing her dream, of being an actress.” ~Lee Strasberg I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. Marilyn Monroe No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t. Marilyn Monroe I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. Marilyn Monroe If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe and her dogs: “Dogs never bite me, only humans” ~Marilyn Monroe
This was the moment she found out Clark Gable’s wife was going to have a baby. all photos by Eve Arnold