Knew the Storm

18 Oct 2014

17 Oct 2014

gravesandghouls:

Halloween postcards c. 1900s

17 Oct 2014

retrogasm:

Dorothy Lamour 

retrogasm:

Dorothy Lamour 

17 Oct 2014

vintagefashionandbeauty:

Fashion in London, 1966. Photographed by Paul Huf. (♥)

16 Oct 2014

vintageeveryday:

Gang of teen girls, ca. 1930s.

vintageeveryday:

Gang of teen girls, ca. 1930s.

16 Oct 2014

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13 Oct 2014

alassunparalleled:

griruxx:

"I wash my face several times a day. And use cream only to remove theatrical make-up. Too much make-up distorts the natural expression lines of a face. A little face powder, a little rouge, a little mascara and a moderate amount of lipstick ought to suffice in town. In the country, lipstick alone ought to be about right.” (Vivien Leigh, 1940)

Make-up tips from Vivien Leigh. :-)


As a stage actor, I will always love Ponds cold cream for theatrical makeup. It’s the best.

alassunparalleled:

griruxx:

"I wash my face several times a day. And use cream only to remove theatrical make-up.
Too much make-up distorts the natural expression lines of a face. A little face powder, a little rouge, a little mascara and a moderate amount of lipstick ought to suffice in town. In the country, lipstick alone ought to be about right.” (Vivien Leigh, 1940)

Make-up tips from Vivien Leigh. :-)

As a stage actor, I will always love Ponds cold cream for theatrical makeup. It’s the best.

12 Oct 2014

thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

This just in from sharp-eyed Smiley Bone.

In 1947, ten cartoonists drew their characters blind-folded. Can you dig it? Wanna try it?

Read more here….

12 Oct 2014

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

1970s Underground Family Shelter (pics,more)

12 Oct 2014

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Eleanor Roosevelt and Oveta Culp Hobby in Des Moines, Iowa. 03/1943.
Item From: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, (1882-1945).
Eleanor Roosevelt and Oveta Culp Hobby were two of the most influential female Americans of their time. Oveta Culp Hobby was the first commanding officer of the Women’s Army Corps and was the first secretary of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Hobby achieved the rank of Colonel was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Service Medal for her efforts during World War II.
Source: http://research.archives.gov/description/195813

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Eleanor Roosevelt and Oveta Culp Hobby in Des Moines, Iowa. 03/1943.

Item From: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, (1882-1945).

Eleanor Roosevelt and Oveta Culp Hobby were two of the most influential female Americans of their time. Oveta Culp Hobby was the first commanding officer of the Women’s Army Corps and was the first secretary of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Hobby achieved the rank of Colonel was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Service Medal for her efforts during World War II.

Source: http://research.archives.gov/description/195813

11 Oct 2014

Actually really good. I fucking love pumpkin, y’all.

Actually really good. I fucking love pumpkin, y’all.

(Source: blatantpumpkinspice)

10 Oct 2014

aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

(Source: illkeepyouposted.typepad.com)

5 Oct 2014

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5 Oct 2014

classicmoviegal:

Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke in rehearsal for Mary Poppins

classicmoviegal:

Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke in rehearsal for Mary Poppins

5 Oct 2014

edwardian-time-machine:

LIFE Magazine - stocking styles 
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edwardian-time-machine:

LIFE Magazine - stocking styles 

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