Saturday, August 15, 2015

This Is How Celebrities Took Their “Selfies” in the 1940s

They didn't use a selfie stick, or even the word itself. When Gjon Mili invited celebrities to his studio in 1944 for a session in self-portraiture, the word “selfie” was 70 years from inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary...


Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald

Actor Van Johnson

Actor John Garfield

Actress Joyce Reynolds

Actor Robert Alda

Actor S. Z. Sakall "Cuddles"

Actress Larraine Day

Singer/actor Lauritz Melchior

Director Michael Curtiz

Makeup artist Perc Westmore

(Photos © Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images, via Shooting Film)

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