Vladimir, a photographer, was enjoying taking photos of life around him in the city of Moscow in the 1970s. In his photos people tend to smile less. Here are some of sample photographs...
Thursday, November 27, 2014
A collection of 15 black and white photos showing women smoking cigarettes, circa 1930s.
|Actress, drug addict and [It Girl] Brenda Dean Paul (1907–1959, centre) leaves court after facing drugs charges, July 1933. She is holding a tin of large Sub Rosa cigarettes. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)|
|Janet Allen, a professional dancing partner at Streatham Dance Hall, enjoying breakfast in bed. (Photo by Picture Post/Getty Images). 1939|
|Two Nurses demonstrate their objection to a smoking ban. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images). 1938|
|Nurses at the Salford Royal Hospital take advantage of the newly-opened smoking facilities, providing a smoke room for off duty staff. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1938|
|Two women in yachting caps. One is lighting her cigarette from the others. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 9th May 1936|
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
According to a Navy chef in 1956, the best way to roast your turkey is upside down.
Not one housewife out of a hundred really knows how to roast that Thanksgiving turkey, so says the Navy! They always roast it upside down, with the breast sticking up. The right way to do it is to turn the bird over and keep the meaty breast and legs out of the drying heat at the top of the oven. That way the meat is more succulent and tender.
Here's a series of amazing color pictures made by LIFE photographer Loomis Dean in the late 1950s, featuring cabaret's dancers at the Moulin Rouge. It is there that where countless men and women down through the decades have enjoyed extravagant (and cheerfully risqué) song-and-dance numbers while soaking in the atmosphere of an entertainment mecca. It is there that the energetic and, for many, scandalous cancan dance found its highest and most popular form of expression.