Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Seven Year Itch is a romantic comedy 1955 American film based on a three-act play with the same name by George Axelrod. The film was co-written and directed by Billy Wilder, and starred Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, reprising his Broadway role. It contains one of the most iconic images of the 20th century – Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress is blown by a passing train. Here's a collection of publicity photos of Marilyn Monroe with co-star Tom Ewell for The Seven Year Itch taken by Frank Powolny in 1954.
Images of North Carolina cheerleaders from the North Carolina Yearbooks exhibit and North Carolina Newspapers collection on DigitalNC.org.
|Cheerleaders, Davidson College, 1925|
|Cheerleaders, Wake Forest College, 1926|
|Cheerleaders, Guilford College, 1927|
|Cheerleaders, East Carolina Teachers College, 1930|
|Cheerleaders, Wingate Junior College, 1930|
The Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 to the early 1940s, was a severe economic downturn caused by an overly-confident, over-extended stock market and a drought that struck the South. In an attempt to end the Great Depression, the U.S. government took unprecedented direct action to help stimulate the economy. Despite this help, the Great Depression finally ended with the increased production needed for World War II.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
A style icon and Hollywood legend, there's not much to say about Audrey Hepburn that hasn't already been said — but we'll say it again anyway. She's worth it.
|Acting goofy in front of the camera|
|Audrey posing with a donkey in the countryside, 1955|
|Preparing for academy awards, nominated for her role in ‘Roman Holiday’, 1954|
|Overwhelmed after winning an academy award|
Animals were used in World War I on a scale never before seen -- and never again repeated. Horses by the millions were put in service as cavalry mounts and beasts of burden, but they were not the only animals active in the war. Mules, dogs, camels, and pigeons all played vital roles, as well as many others -- all at great risk, and with heavy cost.
|Gas attack on the West Front, near St. Quentin 1918 -- a German messenger dog loosed by his handler. Dogs were used throughout the war as sentries, scouts, rescuers, messengers, and more. (Brett Butterworth)|
|German soldiers pose near a horse mounted with a purpose-built frame, used to accommodate a captured Russian Maxim M1910 machine gun complete with its wheeled mount and ammunition box. (Brett Butterworth)|
|Bandages retrieved from the kit of a British Dog, ca. 1915. (Library of Congress)|
|A pigeon with a small camera attached. The trained birds were used experimentally by German citizen Julius Neubronner, before and during the war years, capturing aerial images when a timer mechanism clicked the shutter. (Deutsches Bundesarchiv)|