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September 29, 2020

Candid Photos of a Young David Bowie at His Home in 1972

Take a look through 12 rare candid photographs of legendary music icon David Bowie being interviewed at his ground floor flat at Haddon Hall, where he was redecorating the ceiling in silver paint by himself, in 1972, taken by one of Britain’s top music photographers, Michael Putland, whose career spanning over forty years:

40 Glamorous Photos of Elaine Stewart in the 1950s

Born 1930 as Elsy Henrietta Maria Steinberg in Montclair, New Jersey, American actress and model Elaine Stewart made her debut by winning Miss See in See Magazine in 1952. She was in many magazines such as Playboy and Photoplay.

Stewart had a supporting role in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), as Lila, a starlet who has a romantic fling with a producer played by Kirk Douglas. She was featured as Julie, the love interest of Sgt Ryan, played by Richard Widmark, in Take the High Ground! (1953) and co-starred with Mickey Rooney in a 1953 comedy, A Slight Case of Larceny.

Stewart appeared in other films, such as Brigadoon, Night Passage, Code Two, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, and The Adventures of Hajji Baba. Stewart had a small but key role, as Anne Boleyn, in 1953’s Young Bess. She co-starred with Jeff Chandler in the film noir The Tattered Dress (1957), with Victor Mature in the western Escort West (1958) and shared top billing with John Derek in a 1958 adventure film, High Hell, before turning to television.

Stewart also guest-starred in TV series such as Bat Masterson and Burke’s Law, both starring Gene Barry. In her last acting appearance on TV, she played Irene Grey in the Perry Mason episode “The Case of the Capering Camera” in 1964.

Stewart died in 2011 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 81.

September 28, 2020

22 Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Jean Harlow in ‘Red Headed Woman’ (1932)

Red-Headed Woman is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on the 1931 novel of the same name by Katharine Brush, and a screenplay by Anita Loos. It was directed by Jack Conway and stars Jean Harlow as a woman who uses sex to advance her social position.

During the course of the film, Harlow’s character breaks up a marriage, has multiple affairs, premarital sex, and attempts to kill a man.

Red-Headed Woman opened in France as La Belle Aux Cheveux Roux and in Spain as La Pelirroja. Zárraga, a reporter for Cine-Mundial, (September 1932, p. 585), a Spanish-language magazine, wrote: “Red-Headed Woman was predestined to triumph. Step-by-step [Harlow] succeeded, and the secret of her success was not precisely in her statuary beauty, nor in her famous platinum-colored hair: it was, above all, in her disturbing way of kissing...”

The film was banned in the United Kingdom.

These gorgeous photos show beautiful portrait of Jean Harlow during her filming Red Headed Woman in 1932.

Some Rare Views of the Statue of Liberty From the Balcony on Its Torch From the 1930s

Here’s an amazing photograph of tourists peer out of the Statue of Liberty’s crown at a photographer on the torch, which had been closed to the public since a 1916 explosion on a nearby island. The distance from the flame’s tip to the ground is 305 feet (93 meters).

(Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The event that sparked the ban occurred on July 30, 1916. An explosion on Black Tom Island in New York Harbor in the middle of the night could be heard from miles away, shattering glass windows in Manhattan and killing seven people. This attack was one of many during the German sabotage campaign against the United States, and it is notable for its contribution to the shift of public opinion against Germany, which eventually resulted in American support to enter World War I.

The Statue of Liberty’s torch has been closed to the public since the explosion due to structural damages. Access was not opened after the 1984–1986 restoration which included repairs to the arm and installation of a new gold-plated copper torch.

Another rare photographs of a steeplejack doing his stuff on top of the Statue of Liberty during 1938 restoration, as the photographers captured from its torch:

Leslie Jones/Leslie Jones Collection)

Leslie Jones/Leslie Jones Collection)

25 Rare Photographs Capture Everyday Life of Ethnic Koreans in the Former Soviet Union in the Early 20th Century

Koryo-saram is the name which ethnic Koreans in the post-Soviet states use to refer to themselves. The term is composed of two constituents: “Koryo”, which is one of the names of Korea, and “saram”, meaning either “person/people”.

Approximately 500,000 ethnic Koreans reside in the former Soviet Union, primarily in the now-independent states of Central Asia. There are also large Korean communities in Southern Russia (around Volgograd), Russian Far East (around Vladivostok), the Caucasus, and southern Ukraine. These communities can be traced back to the Koreans who were living in the Russian Far East during the late 19th century.

There is also a separate ethnic Korean community on the island of Sakhalin, typically referred to as Sakhalin Koreans. Some may identify as Koryo-saram, but many do not. Unlike the communities on the Russian mainland, which consist mostly of immigrants from the late 19th century and early 20th century, the ancestors of the Sakhalin Koreans came as immigrants from Gyeongsang and Jeolla provinces in the late 1930s and early 1940s, forced into service by the Japanese government to work in coal mines in Sakhalin (then a part of the Empire of Japan as Karafuto Prefecture) in order to fill labour shortages caused by World War II.

The word “Koryo” in “Koryo-saram” originated from the name of the Goryeo (Koryŏ) Dynasty from which “Korea” was also derived. The name Soviet Korean was also used, more frequently before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russians may also lump Koryo-saram under the general label koreytsy; however, this usage makes no distinctions between ethnic Koreans of the local nationality and the Korean nationals (citizens of North Korea or South Korea).

30 Cool Photos Show Fashion Styles of Gentlemen in the 1950s

Slim fitting suits, skinny ties, Letterman jackets, bowling shirts, saddle shoes and chunky glasses defined the 1950s guy’s wardrobe.

Jocks wore letterman jackets, blue jeans and Converse high tops. ’50s nerds set a new fashion trend with horn-rim glasses, high waisted pants, and pocket protectors. Teddy Boys in England reintroduced style from the 1900s.

Take a look at these cool photos from Steve Given to see what gentlemen often wore in the 1950s.


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