December 16, 2018

How Could Slovenian Fighter Albina Mali-Hočevar Look Before the Wound

Albina Mali-Hočevar was an extremely brave Slovenian anti-fascist resistance fighter and national hero, who was wounded three times in combat and fought to liberate Yugoslavia from 1941 until 1944. She lived until the age of 75 in 2001.

Here’s the face of a once beautiful girl was disfigured by war, and let’s take a look at how she could look before the wound.

Here’s the colorized version.

Albina joined the People’s Liberation Movement at 16. She was wounded twice at 17. She was wounded again by an exploding mine three days after her 18th birthday. She continued fighting and working as a nurse for the rest of the war (another two years).

In 1946 she was also granted the Partisan Memorial 1941, which was awarded to all fighters of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Movement who had served since 1941.

In 1952 Albina was awarded the Order of the People’s Hero, in the category of Women National Heroes, which at the time was the highest award in Yugoslavia. Out of the 91 women recognized, Albina was one of only 19 who received the award while still alive.

December 15, 2018

42 Glamorous Color Pics of Debra Paget in the Late 1940s and 1950s

Born 1933 as Debralee Griffin in Denver, Colorado, American actress and entertainer Debra Paget had her first professional job at age 8, and acquired some stage experience at 13 when she acted in a 1946 production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Paget is perhaps best known for her performances in Cecil B. DeMille's epic The Ten Commandments (1956) and in Love Me Tender (1956) (the film debut of Elvis Presley), and for the risque (for the time) snake dance scene in The Indian Tomb (1959). Her final two films were for Roger Corman at American International Pictures: Tales of Terror (1963) and The Haunted Palace (1963).

Paget did television work throughout her career. Her last performance in this medium came in a December 1965 episode of ABC's Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry. She retired from entertainment in 1965, after marrying a wealthy oil executive, by whom she had one son, her only child.

In 1987, the Motion Picture and Television Fund presented Paget with its Golden Boot Award, which is awarded to those actors, writers, directors, and stunt crew who "have contributed so much to the development and preservation of the western tradition in film and television."

These glamorous color photos that captured portraits of young Debra Paget in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Stevie’s Hidden Talent: 16 Rare Vintage Photographs of Stevie Nicks Doing Ballet

“I’ve always been fascinated by flight, ballet, high jumps, big movements, big, big hand gestures. I’m just a person who likes to go on stage and entertain people.” – Stevie Nicks
Ever wonder where the Fleetwood Mac singer gets her mad twirling skills? It may be shocking to find out that her first love isn’t Rock ‘n’ Roll after all! It’s ballet. Yup, tip-toe prancing, tutu-wearing, prim-and-proper classical ballet. In another life, Stevie Nicks said she would have been a ballerina! The practiced twirling queen can do up to 20 twirls during a guitar solo, incorporating her vast background in ballet dancing to her performances.

At four years old, Stevie’s love of dance came about when she started pretending to be 19th Century dancer Isadora Duncan, dancing around to only her family. However, she didn’t get to attend formal ballet classes right away as a child. Still, she wanted to figure out her own way to improve her dancing skills, which lead to her creating routines to songs by The Beach Boys. It all came together when she started singing along to the songs she was dancing to. And that’s how ballet birthed to the rock legend’s vocal prowess.

In her late 20s, Stevie started to take Russian ballet lessons four times a week. She would work out ballet plies and stretches while on tour. She eventually built her own ballet studio in her Phoenix home.

Another interesting fact is that in the cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 11th studio album Rumours released in 1987, Stevie was wearing black pointe shoes in what is an obvious dancing pose with drummer Mick Fleetwood, alluding to her love of ballet.

Her fashion style roots even hails from dance. She once said in an interview with the Rolling Stone:
“I always wanted to work the dancing in. The reason I wear the ponchos and the big shawl-y chiffon things is because I realized from a very young age, if you were 5 foot 1, and you wanted to make big moves and be seen from a long way away [ ], you needed something that was gonna make you show up… If you’re gonna dance, you gotta really dance.”
No wonder Stevie’s got the moves! She could pass as the coolest ballerina on the planet.

20 Extraordinary Portraits of French Actresses Taken by Thérèse Le Prat in the 1950s and 1960s

Though brought up in a family mostly interested in scientific studies, Thérèse Le Prat, born Thérèse Cahen in 1895 in Pantin, was taught literature and music.

When she divorced the publisher Guillaume Le Prat in the early 1930, he offered her a really good camera, and she started photography. Thanks to her dawning talent and to her knowledge of several languages, she was employed by the Compagnie des Messageries maritimes as a reporter, mainly in Asia, Oceania and Africa.

She stopped her career during the war. When it was over, she married Philippe Stern, a well known specialist of the Far East civilizations, and she definitively devoted her time to portrait: artists, writers and scientist and, most of all, famous people of the stage and dancers posed in her studio as models, serving her quest on faces, according to her inner conception of actors, conception tinged with anxiety and solemnity.

Until her death in 1966, Thérèse Le Prat photographed the actors of approximately 250 plays written by the greatest classical as well as modern authors, developing an approach which, in the last years of her life, brought her work closer to an aesthetic creation where faces, thanks to makeup and lightings, constitute a world of mysterious and indefinitely combining signs.

Marguerite Jamois

Françoise Michaud

Nicole Kessel

Christiane Minazzoli

Silvia Monfort

December 14, 2018

These Amazing Pics Show Impressive Beards of the 19th Century Men You Rarely See Today

The early 1800s saw a trend for side-whiskers, which became extremely popular – so popular, in fact, that some canny traders began to peddle false whiskers to men who wanted an instant fix.

In the 1840s, spurred on by the successes of British cavalry soldiers in the field, men began to grow moustaches in imitation of these new, 'ultra-masculine' heroes.

But it was the period from the mid-19th century that proved to be a golden age for facial hair. From the early 1850s, full, thick beards quickly became an essential accoutrement to the visage of the gentleman.

Take a look at these amazing pics to see what beards of men from the 19th century looked like.

30 Vintage Photos of a Young and Beautiful Sondra Locke, Clint Eastwood's Former Girlfriend of 13 Years

There are no boards on her, she is attractive, she can act, but is mostly known for the thirteen year relationship with Clint Eastwood. Sondra Locke went on to co-star with then-boyfriend – and later nemesis – Clint Eastwood in a half-dozen films.

Locke and Eastwood had an often contentious relationship for more than a dozen years, which ended in a bitter palimony suit she filed against him in 1989. They settled after about a year, but she later sued him again in the mid-’90s for what the suit claimed was a sham development and directing deal at Warner Bros that Eastwood had set up. That suit was settled out of court. She then brought a separate lawsuit against Warners, which also was settled out of court.

Her 1997 memoir was titled The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly, riffing on one of Eastwood’s most popular film roles.

Locke died on November 3, but her death has just been reported. Radar Online first reported the news, saying she died of complications from breast and bone cancer.


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