Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Madame Moitessier(detail).
Vintage female mugshots from the 1960s
Woman reading love letter. Post card. Frederick Earl Christy (American, 1883-1961). “MY LOVE IS LIKE A RED, RED ROSE.”
Christy had his first College Girl postcard published in 1905 with the financial help of his father before he graduated from the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. While most of his subjects were women, he is best known for his early work that revolved around Ivy League college themes. His postcards would be produced by a variety of publishers.
"One afternoon I persuaded Vivien to let me drive her down to Coulsdon to see Dr. Freudenberg; she was not too difficult to persuade, but she had a trick up her sleeve. When we had been ushered in to see the doctor, in whom I had more faith than any other upon this earth, God help me if she didn’t put on the most devastatingly convincing performance of a calm, sane, normal woman, not even aggrieved to have been brought all this way: poor Larry, he’s overanxious, that’s all; it’s easy to understand when you think of all the terrible dances I have led him, but you see, I’ve never really been or felt better.
To my horror, I saw that she had hoodwinked even Freudenberg. He took me outside; my heart rose, but he said that he could not find that she was in need of electric shock treatment, and that in these circumstances, such treatment could be highly dangerous. My hopes fell in shattered fragments. I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t say anything. I was expecting a blasting storm of abuse all the way home, but she kept up this silent calm, looking out at the views and even falling asleep. The only thing that I could think— and it was not a very enlivening thought— was that I might get as mad as she and be taken away and locked up. As for Vivien, she gave a really splendid party that night and I didn’t even get my usual two hours. I was drained of everything and didn’t know how I would manage to drag myself through any more of those rehearsals.” -Laurence Olivier
Amy Adams by Mathieu Cesar, L’Officiel Paris February 2014.
Marilyn Monroe at a benefit for The Actors Studio, 1961.
Art history meme (x) - 6/? colours - Pink
Alice White in The Naughty Flirt, 1931